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    • Immediate Advice Needed for AICW Movement

      If you are capable of deciphering the current, ever changing regulations re ICW navigation, please reply to Mark’s request. There are bound to be others “stuck” in the same situation of needing to get north prior to June 1st.

      We have a 60 ft yacht and it is currently trapped in NC due to the Corona scare. We are hoping to get the boat out of there as soon as we can, so we can get it North for Hurricane season. So we have three questions :

      1. Are Boats that are not trailerable, not restricted to move through the ICW to get it to the Bay?

      2. If we are not able to move the boat what do we do as the typical Insurance will not cover the boat in the NC area after 5/31 as I am sure many others out there have the same problem ?

      3. Any thoughts or has someone heard anything related to this type of problem ?

      We appreciate any information anyone may have ?

      All the Best,
      Stuck at Home

      Mark Cox

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      1. Curtis Hoff -  April 2, 2020 - 10:13 am

        Over the years I have had several different "hurricane lines" that restricted how far south I could be during hurricane season. One was Oriental, NC and the other was Cumberland Island, GA. I worked with my insurance company to define these restrictions. You should contact your insurance agent to identify your options – the Oriental line was pretty common/normal/easy but I had to negotiate/pay an extra premium to get the Cumberland Island option. Generally, my experience is that you can always get insurance – it is just a matter of how much it will cost. Note this was for a 61 ft motor yacht. Another option to consider is hauling the boat and laying it up for a while if that is an option – obviously not an option if you are a liveaboard. There are some good/inexpensive boatyard options in NC that I have used.

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    • Marina Closures/Adaptations due to Coronavirus Concerns


      In this climate of marinas open/closed roulette, Cruisers Net cannot guarantee the accuracy of listed information. Please phone ahead to confirm the marina’s status. Cruisers Net will maintain this post with a running list of constantly changing and confusing marina closures/adaptations listed in rough geographical order as received. See NC Marinas Open 3/30

      VA – NC 

      MANTEO WATERFRONT hopes everyone weathers this storm. We are closed at the moment but hope we all break out in the near future.!

      RE Mayo Seafood Docks.
      Want those in and around our area to know that we are open and welcoming transients. We have fuel and food available while maintaining all the safety precautions necessary during the situation we are facing.”
      Penny

      McCotters (Washington, NC) is open and will help boaters. Store will deliver to your boat just trying to minimize in store contacts.

      Update from Albemarle Plantation MARINA UPDATE 3-23-20 v2

      Carolina Beach State Park-closed
      Bald Head-not renting any boat slips
      Wilmington Marine/ only fuel for commercial vessels
      Spooners Creek/no transient dockers

      Morehead City Yacht Basin open for fuel and basic service with reduced staff, see Good News.

      Southport Marina open for essential services, fuel and transient dockage, 12-5 PM, beginning 3/29. See Southport Marina Adjusts

      From Donna Stewart, Director of Dismal Swamp Welcome Center, as of 3/26/20:

          Alligator River Marina(Columbia)~ 252-796-0333 (Normal Operations)

          Coinjock Marina & Restaurant (Coinjock) ~ 252-453-3271 (Normal Operations)

          Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc. (Chesapeake) ~ 757-482-2141(Normal Operations)

           Lamb’s Marina & Market(Camden) ~ 252-338-1957 (Slips Available/Open)

           Pelican Marina (Camden) 252-335-5108 (Fri-Sun) or Text the Dockmaster at 251-239-5108 to make reservations (Mooring available)

           Maritime Ministries (Elizabeth City) ~ 336-681-0575 (Slips available/ No restrooms or laundry facilities)

            Jennette Brothers (Elizabeth City) ~ 252-338-2187 (Slips available)

           Mariners’ Wharf Park & Waterfront Park Marinas Closed (Elizabeth City) ~ 252-337-6864 (Slips UNavailable)

           Waterside Marina (Norfolk) ~ 757-625-3625 (Normal Operations)

            Dismal Swamp Welcome Center (South Mills) ~ 252-771-8333 (Dockage Available/ Restrooms Open; Visitor Center-closed to public)

            Friends of Dismal Swamp State Park (South Mills -Attraction) ~ Visitor Center is closed, but trails are open from 8am-5:30pm daily.

      Donna Stewart, Director  www.DismalSwampWelcomeCenter.com

      SC

      Myrtle Beach Yacht Club is not accepting any new transients, i.e. closed until April 13th.
      They will keep fuel docks open and sell fuel. 

      Windmill Harbour Update

      Isle of Palms Marina is currently fully open, selling fuel and taking transients.
       
      Cricket Cove –open 9-3
              Osprey-store closed but still pumping fuel
               Grand Dunes-closed
               Charleston Maritime-closed for at least 3 months
                St. John’s Harbor-office closed
                Monroe Harbor-fuel docks open with limited staff
               Bohicket/N new hours due to virus 10-4

      GA

      Delegal Creek Marina Savannah GA is closed for fuel and docking until further notice.

      EF

      Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine, FL is open for business following COVID-19 protocols.

      Westland Boatyard and Marina, see Update

      Ft Pierce City Marina, The county has CLOSED the marina until further notice. No Boats will be accepted as of today 3/17/20

      Most of marinas in Broward County will be closing tonight 3/25
             Halifax-not taking any Transient Dockers
             Ft. Pierce-dockage closed–fuel,bait pump out is open
             Suntex of Jupiter-not launching any boats-keeping docks clear
              Loggerhead of N. Palm Beach-not allowed to sell fuel-only commercial
              Old Port Cove-only selling fuel only to their customers
              Lake Park-closed
              New Port Cove-not launching boats and not selling fuel -only commercial
              Bahia Mar-fuel dock closed
              Crandon-open but not selling fuel
               Pier 66-only fuel for their customers
      Palm Harbor/closed
      PGA/closed 
      Safe Harbor New Port Cove/only selling fuel for commercial vessels
      Bahia Mar/closed
      Harbour Towne/only fuel for government and commercial vessels
      Keystone/closed
      Cocoa Village Marina is closed to new transient boaters until further notice. I was advised of this on March 22, 2020, when calling for an overnight slip. Chris Nelson
       
      ST JOHNS RIVER
      Hontoon  Landing closing 4/1/20
       
      3/22/20 Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties has now closed all marinas and boat ramps effect immediately.

      Hollywood Marina of Hollywood, Florida, closed until further notice.
      Marina and fuel dock are closed as of today, 3/16/20. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=746

      Halifax Harbor in Daytona ‘temporarily closed’ yesterday, 17 March. No fuel. SEE 3/18 COMMENT BELOW

      Ft Pierce City Marina. The county has CLOSED the marina until further notice. No Boats will be accepted as of today 3/17/20

       
      FLK
       
      Suntex of Miami-Closed
               Gilberts-closed
                Marathon-no transient dockage
                Conch Harbor-no overnight docking
                Monroe Harbor/office closed/fuel docks open with limited staff
                 Plantation Yacht Harbor/closed
                 Stock Island and A&B are no longer together as of 4 days ago

      WF

      Long Boat Key Club Moorings is open but not accepting transients until April 30.  Please check our Facebook page for updates.

      Fishermen’s Village Marina is fully open, see Update

      Marina Jacks-fuel tanks are available 24/7 with CC
      Palm Harbor/closed
      PGA/closed 
      Safe Harbor New Port Cove/only selling fuel for commercial vessels
      Bahia Mar/closed
      Harbour Towne/only fuel for government and commercial vessels
      Keystone/closed
      Naples City/closed
      Rose River/only fuel to first responders
      Boca Grande/hours have changed,  8-5 fuel dock open, 8-12 shipstore open, 12-6 – restaurants open for take out  only, no daily dockage but accepting transients
      Naples City/closed
      Rose River/only fuel to first responders
      Boca Grande/hours have changed,  8-5 fuel dock open, 8-12 shipstore open, 12-6 – restaurants open for take out  only, no daily dockage but accepting transients  or incoming transient vessels until further notice.  However, fuel docks at both facilities will remain open at this time.
      Marina @ Grand Dunes is closing for 2 weeks because of the virus.

      Riviera Dunes: See COVID-19 Update of 3/31

      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Winston Fowler -  March 27, 2020 - 4:02 pm

        McCotters is open and will help boaters. Store will deliver to your boat just trying to minimize in store contacts.

        Reply to Winston
      2. CHARLES HAVARD -  March 26, 2020 - 9:44 am

        I had bought a boat in Chicago so I am verifying about lock closures in the Illinois River and marina available fuel along the way south to Mobile, AL.

        Reply to CHARLES
      3. Mike C -  March 18, 2020 - 7:57 am

        Halifax Harbor in Daytona said they were 'temporarily closed' yesterday, 17 March. No fuel. Didn't ask for the reason.

        Reply to Mike
        • Natalie S. -  March 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm

          Just confirmed on 18 March 2020 at 1255 that Halifax Harbor Marina is open for business as usual – both fuel and transient dockage. Yesterday's short fuel dock closure was a temporary technical/mechanical issue.

          Reply to Natalie
    • COVID-19 Update: Westland Boatyard and Marina, Titusville, FL AICW Statute Mile 879


      Westland Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is located on the southeastern shore of Titusville’s semi-enclosed harbor.

      We are still open, however we are keeping our gates closed & asking customers to stay away if possible.  We are still taking transients, space is limited.

      Thank you,

      Chase Falonk

      Westland Boatyard & Marina

      419 N Washington Ave.

      Titusville, FL 32796

      321-267-1667

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers Net Marina Directory Listing For Westland Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Westland Marina

       

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    • COVID-19 Update: Fishermen’s Village Marina, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL


      Fisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FL

      Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is taking responsible steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

      Fisherman’s Village Marina, Punta Gorda, FL, in accordance with the State of Florida’s protocol, will not be accepting transients or new slip rental contracts until further notice. NOTE  the essential services aspect of providing fuel will remain OPEN; so the FUEL DOCKS WILL REMAIN OPEN and will be following all recommended social distancing protocols. 
      Chris Frank
      Marina Manager

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fishermen’s Village

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    • Update from Windmill Harbour Marina, Hilton Head Island, SC


      Windmill Harbour Marina, Hilton Head SC

      Windmill Harbour Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is located on Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island. 

      Windmill Harbour Marina Is Open To Serve Your Needs In These Difficult Times       
       
      Windmill Harbour
       
      Windmill Harbour Marina on beautiful Hilton Head Island proudly and fully supports the cruising community and welcomes transients. Fuel docks are fully operational but do exercise all social distancing protocols during the fueling process. Although the Yacht Club is closed, the restaurant is providing take out service. The staff at Windmill Harbour Marina assures everyone that they are sensitive to the issues surrounding the COVID-19 transmission, and have incorporated the recommended social distancing protocols for everyone’s safety and health.  Do call ahead to confirm a reservation: 843-681-9235. 
       

      Jake McMillan
      Harbourmaster
      Windmill Harbour Marina
      843-681-9235
       
       
       
       
       
       

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    • COVID-19 Updates, Dismal Swamp Canal Plus Area Marina Updates


      Set in beautiful Camden Count, NC, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides free dockage for cruisers' on the Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route

      Having just re-opened the Dismal Swamp Canal following three months of maintenance, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, sits adjacent to the Dismal Swamp State Park in Camden County, NC. See Dismal Swamp Canal Re-Opens.

      As many of you know, the Dismal Swamp Canal reopened yesterday.  We currently have two boats tied up at our dock.  We reached out to many of these listings yesterday for updates and found that Lamb’s Marina and Pelican Marina are now temporarily closed to transient boaters.  Albemarle Plantation has revised their listing online, too.   We have updated this information on our Facebook page and will continue to do so.  The Dismal Swamp State Park closed their property to the public Monday afternoon, but visitors can access the paved trail at the end of their parking lot.  This trail is managed by Camden County Parks and Rec. The Dismal Swamp Rest Area rest rooms are open to the public.   For more information, please contact the Marinas directly for their latest updates.  This is our attempt to also help boaters on their decisions.  Knowing these are trying times for everyone.  May you be well and safe.

      As of 3/31/20:
      *Alligator River Marina(Columbia)~ 252-796-0333 (Normal Operations)
      *CypressCoveMarinaNC (Columbia) ~ 252-796-0015 (Mooring & Fuel Available)
      *Coinjock Marina & Restaurant (Coinjock) ~ 252-453-3271 (Normal Operations)
      *Albemarle Plantation Marina (Hertford) ~ 252-426-4037 (Mooring UNavailable)
      *Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc. (Chesapeake) ~ 757-482-2141(Normal Operations)
      *Lamb’s Marina & Market(Camden) ~ 252-338-1957 (Mooring UNavailable)
      *Pelican Marina (Camden) ~ 252-335-5108 (Mooring UNavailable)
      *Maritime Ministries (Elizabeth City) ~ 336-681-0575 (Mooring available/ No restrooms or laundry facilities)
      *Jennette Brothers (Elizabeth City) ~ 252-338-2187 Ext. 0 (Mooring available)
      *Mariners’ Wharf & Waterfront Park Marinas (Elizabeth City) ~ 252-337-6864 (Mooring UNavailable)
      *Waterside Marina (Norfolk) ~ 757-625-3625 (Normal Operations)
      *Douglas Road Dock (VA), Elizabeth’s Dock (Deep Creek, VA), Great Bridge Park Dock (All managed by Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism) ~ 757-382-6411 (Mooring Available/ Port-a-Jons available)
      Dismal Swamp Welcome Center (South Mills) ~ 252-771-8333 (Mooring Available/ Restrooms Open; Visitor Center-closed to public)

      Friends of Dismal Swamp State Park ~ 252-771-6593 (Visitor Center, Restrooms & trails closed to the public)

      Donna

       

       

       

       Donna Stewart, TMP
      Director, Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome CenterChairperson,Camden Tourism Development Authority2356 US Hwy 17 North, South Mills, NC 27976

      252-771-8333 |  dstewart@camdencountync.gov
      www.DismalSwampWelcomeCenter.com

      www.VisitCamdenCountync.com

      Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers Net’s Marina Directory Listing For the Camden TDA/Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

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    • LNM: ATONs Changes, Morehead City Harbor, NC AICW Statute Mile 205


      The Waterway’s passage through Morehead City Harbor will engage several of these ATON Changes.

      united states coast guard

      CCGD5 BNM 140-20
      NC - MOREHEAD CITY HARBOR - BEAUFORT INLET - MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL
      (CHART 11547)
      1. FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.
      A. MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL LB 20 (LLNR 29427) DISCONTINUED.
      B. MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL LB 21 (LLNR 29440) CHANGED TO MOREHEAD CITY
      CHANNEL LB 17 (LLNR 29440) HULL SIZE DECREASED.
      C. MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL LB 22 (LLNR 29445)DISCONTINUED.
      D. MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL LB 25 (LLNR 29465) CHANGED TO MOREHEAD CITY
      CHANNEL LB 21 (LLNR 29465) HULL SIZE DECREASED.
      E. MOREHEAD CITY CHANNEL LB 27 (LLNR 29470) CHANGED TO MOREHEAD CITY
      CHANNEL LB 23 (LLNR 20470) HULL SIZE DECREASED.
      F. BEAUFORT INLET CHANNEL LB 17 (LLNR 29390) CHANGED TO BEAUFORT INLET
      CHANNEL LB 11 (LLNR 29390) NOMINAL RANGE DECREASED TO 4NM.
      2. CANCEL AT TIME //141200Z APR 20//

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    • LNM: Relocated Lighted River Buoys, Cape Fear River, NC


      These relocated lighted river buoys are north of the Waterway’s intersection with Cape Fear River.

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      CCGD5 BNM 137-20
      NC - CAPE FEAR RIVER - (CHART 11537)
      1. THE FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR DREDGING.
      A. CAPE FEAR RIVER CHANNEL LB 38 (LLNR 30705) HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO
      APPROX POSIT  34-02-54.416N, 077-56-20.309W (34°2.9069N / 077°56.3385W, 34.048449 / -77.938975)  AND THE HULL SIZE DECREASED.
      B. CAPE FEAR RIVER CHANNEL LB 56 (LLNR 30830) HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO
      APPROX POSIT  33-08-34.885N 077-56-56.523W (33°8.5814N / 077°56.9420W, 33.143024 / -77.949034) .
      2. CANCEL AT TIME //131200Z APR 20//

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    • USCG Boating.Org: COVID-19 Claening and Storing Your PFD

      The Life Jacket Association (LJA) provides the following guidance.

      COVID-19 VIRUS: CLEANING AND STORING YOUR PFD

      The Life Jacket Association (LJA) provides the following guidance.  For more information on the LJA please visit their website at www.lifejacketassociation.org

      If you think your product has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72 hours before reuse.

      Manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning your PFD:

      CLEANING AND STORING YOUR PFD:  To clean your inflatable PFD, hand wash or sponge down in warm, soapy water, taking care not to submerge the inflator. Rinse your PFD with clean water and hang to dry on a plastic coat hanger. Do not dry-clean, use chlorine bleach, or apply direct heat. Always store your fully dried PFD in a warm, dry, well ventilated place out of direct sunlight.

      • Inherently buoyant PFDs (foam) are cleaned in the same manner except they may be fully submerged.

      If you must reuse your product within 72 hours, the following precautionary guidance is suggested.

      • COVID-19 virus may exist 3 days on or in clothing.  Virus can exist longer on porous surfaces.
      • Synthetic fabrics, plastic and metal surfaces may harbor the virus longer.
      • Buckles, zippers, other hardware and hook/loop fasteners (e.g. Velcro®) are hard to clean due to crevasses and metal/plastic construction.
      • Using 60 – 90% solutions of alcohol sprayed/wetted on these components is acceptable.
      • Avoid spraying inflatables with specific disinfectants that are detrimental to the fabric. e.g. bleach-based products.
      • Do not machine launder life jackets.
      • Life jackets should be hand-washed with gloved hands – wash as hot as possible (< 60C) to kill virus.
      • Ensuring complete drying is critical, heated air drying is encouraged < 60C
      • Virus likes moisture and can survive in cold – virus dies by drying out and by heat, which some fibers can enhance.
      • This pandemic is a new challenge and it is truly not known how all materials and the virus respond to laundry.
      • If hang to air dry, allow 72 hours (3 days) before reuse.
      • Do not share garments.

      DISCLAIMER: Remember it is not possible to carry out or guarantee complete disinfection, the goal is to minimize risk.

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