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Readers of Southwinds magazine have chuckled for years at the unlikely antics of Bubba Whartz, a sailor “who marches to the beat of a different drummer.” When not ensconced on his ferro-cement sloop, Right Guard (made from a truckful of cement left over from the construction of I-75), Bubba is holding forth at the Blue Moon Saloon, courting a distinctly hostile stripper named Trixie LaMotte, or otherwise wreaking havoc on local society. In these outrageous short stories, author Morgan Stinemetz celebrates the lowbrow side of boating as Bubba Whartz, red baseball cap and all, leaves all adversaries in his wake.
Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts, this companion to the Cruising Guide to North Carolina contains color navigational charts pertaining to that area. These large-format maps allow travelers to experience the delights of the storied North Carolina coastline and the Outer Banks with complete confidence. Marinas, historical spots, and restaurants that are detailed in the book are pinpointed and cross-referenced on these charts. Spiral.
Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts, this companion to the Cruising Guide to Western Florida contains color navigational charts pertaining to the area. Not only does it give cruisers information on where to drop anchor, but also what to do once they abandon their sea legs. The charts indicate the nearest restaurants, accommodations, historic sites, anchorages, marinas, and fueling stations—even in strange ports of call. Spiral.
Coastal Charts for Cruising the Florida Keys are effective when used alone or as a companion to the new Cruising the Florida Keys by Claiborne Young and Morgan Stinemetz. Every site and symbol noted in the chart book is cross-referenced to the corresponding page in the cruising guide, so boaters can access more information instantly.
Like all of Pelican’s cruising guide series, this book contains up-to-date and thoroughly researched information about the area, including 91 marinas, 53 fuel locations (including gas and diesel), and over 170 bridges.
Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida is the most thoroughly and comprehensive source for details on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State’s eastern shore, from Fernandina Beach to Miami. In this updated fifth edition, the reader will find a wide range of new information, including current navigational data, marinas and other boating facilities, water depths, shoreside dining and other attractions, and anchorage locales along the entire shore. Paperback.
Boating enthusiasts will welcome this thoroughly researched and comprehensive guide. Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida: Fourth Edition is the most accurate source of details on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State’s eastern shore. In this updated edition, the reader will discover an overview of bridges at the beginning of each chapter. Paperback.
Covering more than 300 nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico, this book guides cruisers along Florida’s gulf coastline from Apalachicola to Anclote Key. Capt. Rick Rhodes also explores the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint, and Suwannee rivers. By including numerous historical anecdotes, Cruising Guide to Florida’s Big Bend gives insight into the region’s past, along with current marina, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations. Paperback.
No serious boater planning a cruise in the area would want to be without Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain, written in the same format as Pelican’s other famous cruising guides. Paperback.
This completely updated cruising guide covers the waters that stretch from Apalachicola, Florida, to Grand Isle, Louisiana. For the first time, this edition includes additional access information to Grand Isle, Barataria, the Chandeleur Islands, and the Harvey Canal in the Mississippi Delta. Like all of Young’s guides, Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast combines expert navigational advice with candid evaluations of facilities, marinas, restaurants, and other shoreside attractions. Paperback.
From the slow-moving Manatee River, to the wide-open spans of Tampa Bay, to the multitude of islands and inlets between Cape Sable and Naples, Western Florida offers a tranquil alternative to the fast-paced lifestyle of the eastern coast. Cruising Guide to Western Florida leaves nothing unexplored in the waters from Flamingo to the Big Bend.
This completely updated edition by the king of cruising guides provides reliable instructions and lively commentary about traveling from the Port of Miami all the way to the Dry Tortugas. Boaters may choose one of two routes to the Florida Keys, the inside route via the Intracoastal Waterway or the offshore option through Hawk Channel. In both cases, the authors pinpoint and assess obstructions, anchorages, marinas, fuel supplies, and other facilities for cruisers. Cruising the Florida Keys also contains first-hand evaluations of restaurants, cultural attractions, and historical sites, including the many things to see and do in Key West.
The Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans is the second oldest in the United States. Since the club was officially organized as “boat club” on July 21, 1848, it has hosted countless regattas, supported other yacht clubs, and participated in inter-club competitions. Paperback.
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