Cruise Ices Up
The weather has not cooperated for our
winter sternwheeler cruise. The boat is still under
wraps due to the icing in the river. The ice chunks
play havoc with the wooden buckets (paddles) on the
wheel. It was even colder this weekend with a low
of 9 (F) degrees Our winter cruise may turn into a
spring fling. I willl get you that story as it becomes
a bit easier on the boat. Good luck in the Everglades.
A Couple of B&B Kayaks
Hey guys- JUST read Chucks write up on the site
about your friend Dennis. Really sad thing, but
it made me realize just how LONG it had been since
we talked. Sad isn't it? To take something like
that to jar you out of writing lethargy?
what I've been doing- building a Core Sound 20 for
a guy in Baton Rouge, badly delayed because of our
horrible chilly wet weather, for months it seems.
Plus I finally built Laura and I a couple of kayaks-
13 footers. Birder design from B and B.
of small boats .....:^)
contributed by Jack Panter
Just The Thing
for Quick Trips to the Islands with Your Friends
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A new ship
to carry U.S. Navy SEAL
commandos won't make it to the East Coast for more
tests till next
The move for the experimental Stiletto, with its
dramatic new M-shaped hull will come five months behind
its original departure date in August, the Navy Times
reported Tuesday. "The innovative ship was slated
to depart San Diego for Norfolk, Va., for another
round of at-sea tests and demonstrations starting
this fall to further understand the capabilities of
its carbon-fiber, M-shaped hull," the newspaper
"The 80-foot-long, 40-foot-wide ship, built
with the concept of launching and recovering Navy
SEALs and other special-operations forces closer to
their targets, wrapped up nearly six months of tests
and sea trials in late August and began preparations
for shipment to the East Coast," the Navy Times
The vessel was built by the San Diego-based M Ship
Co. with the aid of Knight and Carver, a southern
California yacht-building company for the Pentagon's
Office of Force Transformation, the report said.
The Stiletto "is powered by four 1,650-horsepower
diesel engines that propel it to speeds of 55 mph
or more," the Navy Times said. "The vessel
can cut 360-degree turns in two boat lengths. It's
designed with an "electronics" keel that
integrates a local area network and enables a 'plug-and-play'
sensors and systems for commanders and underway spec-ops
"Stiletto's hull, with curvy planing tunnels
that displace the energy of waves and lift the vessel
off the water, is one of its key features being closely
evaluated at sea," the newspaper said.
submitted by Bruce Armstrong
Hi Chuck, after looking at many designs
of boats, I couldn't find one that I liked, so I designed
my own. It is 7ft 4inches long and has space for two
people, I weigh ten stone and have carried a 15 stone
passenger in it.
The steering uses an angle grinder gearbox
with wooden pulleys taking the steering ropes to the
motor. I have only tried it with a seagull engine
but I am refurbishing a 9.9 HP Evinrude to put the
Speed into my Boat! The engine is 23 years old and
was totally filled with what I call Seacrust. I will
send photos if I manage to get it running and on the
boat. I also built a small yacht which is single person
only. Enjoyed your site,keep up the good work, Andy
M. PS I found your site on modelboatmayhem. I build
Hello I need some help with a boat,
do you think that this boat has a hull design like
those of the 18th century? Dut do you know of other
wooden boats that have the same or identical hull
design as this one? I've wanted a vessel with this
type of hull for many years now.
I'm looking for similar boat, a fixer
upper any condition. On or near the east coast. Any
leads would be greaty appreicated.
2007 Rust Check "Frank Davidson" Cancer Flotilla
Kingston, Ontario, 12 March,
2007 …. The Canadian Cancer Society
will be the big winner of the 2007 Rust Check "Frank
Davidson" Cancer Flotilla on 29 April, 2007.
The event is named in honour of Frank
Davidson, a longtime Portsmouth resident, avid small
boater, former sexton of Portsmouth Anglican Church
and volunteer official for the dragon boat races.
Frank died of cancer on 9 April, 2005.
years event will be the third annual Cancer Flotilla
(formerly Cancer Row).
All area boaters are welcome to join in FREE! There
is no entry fee, just pick up a pledge form and help
us raise funds for cancer research.
At 9 a.m., Sunday, 29 April, 2007, participating
rowers, paddlers (including canoe or kayak), sailboats
and power boats will set out from The Flora McDonald
Harbour in front of city hall and proceed to the beach
at the Gananoque Municipal Marina, a distance of some
20 nautical miles. At an average rate of 3 m.p.h.,
the row is expected to take about 7 to 8 hours. Estimated
arrival time in Gananoque is 4 p.m. We expect power
boaters will finish a tad quicker.
Prior to the event, rowers, paddlers, sailors and
supporters that wish to help will be asking Kingstonians
to sign a pledge sheet for a donation ($10, $20, $50,
$100, any amount actually!) to the Canadian Cancer
Any boater who wants to participate can eMail Bruce
, please put Cancer Flotilla as the subject.
For safety reasons we are searching for one or more
power boats with cabins to accompany the flotilla.
Safety boats are needed due to the cold water temperatures
at this time of year. Any small boat that tips will
need a rapid assist into dry clothes, hypothermia
can set in after only a few minutes immersion. Safety
boats are of course, invited to solicit pledges also.
forms may be picked up at Rust Check, 102 Fraser St.,
Kingston, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and at the Cancer Society offices at 2795 Princess
St. Rust Check will also fax or eMail the forms upon
Donations can also be made at Rust Check, 102 Fraser
St, and at The Portsmouth Tavern, 55 Yonge St. The
'Ports' was Frank Davidson's 'local'.
All donations go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Official tax receipts will be mailed for all bequests
of $20 or more and on request for lesser amounts.
Participants are requested to collect their own
donations in cash or by cheques made out to 'The Canadian
Cancer Society' prior to the event.
If April 29 proves to have inclement weather
a date in May will be selected instead.
Because the water is dangerously cold in April,
inclement weather includes rain, headwinds and rough
water. All participants are required to have lifejackets,
warm clothing, food and drink are recommended. Hot
chocolate will await all finishers at the Gananoque
Marina courtesy of Rust Check.
Rust Check Kingston eMail: email@example.com
102 Fraser St. website:
Kingston, ON, K7K 2J2 fax: 613-542-4619
613-542-2305 toll free: 1-888-214-9104
This is an official third party fund raising event
for the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Cancer
Unit, for information on holding an event of your
Fundraising Coordinator Canadian Cancer Society, Frontenac,
Lennox and Addington Unit
2795 Princess St. Kingston, ON K7P 2X1
Boat on Lake
Ever wonder why the Edmund Fitzgerald
didn't make it?
A little taste of the seafaring life on the Inland
These photographs were taken last month aboard Misener
MV Selkirk Settler as she crossed Lake Superior in
typical November weather.
submitted by Jim Thayer
2007 DEEP SOUTH
MARCH 31 AND APRIL 1, 2007 LAKE CHARLES
LAKE CHARLES, LA
HOSTED BY LAKE CHARLES YACHT CLUB
Schedule: Saturday March 31:
Site registration 0800 - 1000
Competitor’s meeting 1030
Race #1 1130 Class flag
Race #2 TBA
Race #3 TBA
Sunday April 1 Race #4 1000 Class flag
Race #5 Following #4
No race to start after 1300 on Sunday
- Single Handed Catamaran $55
- Double handed catamaran $75
- Additional crew or guest food and drink bracelet
- Additional T-shirts $12
Registration fees include: Regatta entry, food and
drink bracelet, and t-shirts for advanced notice of
Camping on grounds allowed starting Friday March
30. Many hotels are nearby. Food to be provided on
Saturday Night: Crawfish Dinner and Beer or Soft drinks.Saturday
and Sunday Morning: Donuts and coffee
Entertainment Saturday Night: Alvin Touchet
Please Contact Charlie Buller in advance by E-Mail
or by phone at (337)436-8485 to provide T-Shirt sizes
and advanced notice of entry, or if any more information
Trackstick proudly announces the Trackstick
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Glide High Purity Lubricant
Glide High Purity Multi-Purpose
AMA Inc., a US based lubricant manufacturer,
is pleased to announce Glide High Purity Lubricant.
multi-purpose lubricant is non-flammable, safe for
storage and shipping, and, is environmentally friendly.
Glide is non-conductive, odor free, non-static, non-toxic
and nonhazardous. It is safe for use in enclosed spaces,
will not cause etching or pitting on brass and other
alloys and is also effective on rubber, plastics and
synthetics. Glide contains no silicone or Teflon so
it won’t interfere with stained or painted finishes
on marine woods. In addition to displacing moisture
and not attracting dust, Glide forms a highly effective
barrier to oxidation and corrosion on metal parts
and surfaces particularly in salt air. Glide quickly
penetrates and frees stuck and rusted parts and mechanisms
while providing superior lubricity and workability
across temperatures from sub-zero to well in excess
of 150°. Glide is an ideal maritime lubricant
with applications from the machine shop to the engine
room to the galley – Glide carries an NSF H1
registration for incidental food contact – to
help minimize the onboard lubricant inventory. Glide’s
standard packaging ranges from the 8½ ounce
pump spray plastic bottle (12 pack cases) to 1 gallon
(4 per case) and 5 gallon units to 55 gallon drums.
NMFC classification data - Compounds,
Lubricating; item 50303; class 55. International
Inventories TSCA, DSL, NDSL, EC EINICS, AICS, KECL,
ENCS, PICCS, ASIA -PAC. Meets or exceeds ASTM D-130,
-445, -877, -924, - 1275, -1298, -1816, -2688, -4502.
NSF H1 reg. #137287. TCLP and CA Prop 65 compliant.
NFPA 0,0,0, blank.
Glide div of AMA Co.
Tom Morley, VP
57 Old Post Road No 2
Greenwich, CT 06830
JOTUN introduces new range
of marine vessel coatings
for the Middle East markets
SeaQuantum, SeaForce Antifoulings
and SeaLion Fouling Release Coating expected to see
major demand in the region
December 21, 2006
JOTUN, one of the world’s leading producers
and suppliers of paints, coatings and powder coatings,
has announced the launch of a new range of marine
vessel coatings in the Middle East. The latest range
that includes SeaForce Antifouling solutions, SeaQuantum,
and SeaLion Fouling Release Coating (FRC) products
are expected to witness a major demand from the regional
JOTUN’s SeaQuantum is a self-polishing and self-smoothing
antifouling agent that offers a drydocking interval
of up to 60 months through a predictable fouling protection
performance. For a cost-effective solution, JOTUN’s
SeaForce self-polishing antifouling product offers
a drydocking interval of up to 36 months, which can
be upgraded to a further 60 months when combined with
SeaQuantum. The SeaLion Fouling Release Coating product
offers longtime economic benefits through its robust
system and excellent fouling release control properties.
“Be it in the residential and commercial real
estate sector or in the maritime or industrial sector,
JOTUN paints have become synonymous with quality and
finish. We are pleased to introduce our latest range
of marine vessel coatings in the region, at a time
when the regional maritime industry is flourishing
as a result of the all round progress and development
achieved by the countries in the Middle East,”
said Bjorn Tveitan of JOTUN Paints.
JOTUN is a global group with 67 companies and 39
production facilities spread across five continents
that develops, produces and sells cost-effective paints
and coatings products in addition to providing customer
service and technical support to residential, marine
and industrial markets worldwide. JOTUN Marine Coatings
is reputed for its diverse portfolio of products that
include SeaQuantum, SeaForce, Jotamastic 87, Balloxy
HB Light and Hardtop.
JOTUN has recently secured major contracts for new
building and conversion projects from leading drydocking
yards in the region, where the company will supply
its high-quality marine coatings and provide after
For more information, please contact:
CommuniGate Middle East
PO Box 66861, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3988134
Fax: +971 4 3988137
leverages world-famous boat brands to increase penetration
in Middle East market
Industry leader to address swelling demand brought
about by massive waterfront development projects in
March 14th , 2007
Brunswick, the market leader in the marine industry,
has announced that it will leverage its extensive
and impressive fleet of boat brands to boost its penetration
rate in the growing Middle East market and help increase
interest in the boating industry. The impetus for
Brunswick's ambitious expansion initiatives in the
region has been a series of positive indicators, such
as a sharp increase in infrastructure development
for the marine industry, and large-scale construction
of marinas and marine-themed residential and commercial
"Brunswick is making a big-time commitment to
the Middle East market as we have been impressed with
the marine infrastructure development in the region
and the innovative ideas such as the creation of new
beachfront through high-profile reclamation projects.
We value the region as a very important trading partner
because of its very attractive marine business environment
and its flourishing economy, which has resulted in
more people owning yachts, fishing boats and other
sea cruisers. Our increased efforts in the Middle
East reflect Brunswick's thrust to focus on global
markets. Our non-US revenues have increased tremendously
over the past five years, growing at twice the rate
of our US sales. We intend to sustain this global
growth by increasing our presence in different emerging
markets such as the Middle East," said Haidar
Wardeh, Managing Director, Brunswick Middle East.
Brunswick provides the Middle East clientele a wider
selection of top-tier brands catering to leisure and
recreation boating, sport fishing, ocean cruising,
luxury adventures and other sea activities. Brunswick's
extensive product portfolio includes motoryachts,
sportfishing convertibles, general recreation boats,
saltwater fishing boats, freshwater fishing and utility
boats, inflatable boats, high-performance boats and
other accessories and related technologies.
Brunswick, which also has businesses in other industries,
sells its industry-leading products in more than 130
countries. Part of Brunswick's strategy for expansion
in other markets is utilizing local talent, which
allows the company to better customize its services
and products according to local needs.
"Aside from being the premier company in the
marine industry, Brunswick is also the market leader
in the fitness, bowling and billiards industries.
Over 160 years of experience and expertise as an industry
pacesetter and groundbreaker has cemented Brunswick's
reputation as an astute business developer; the company
knows when and where to seize profitable business
opportunities and has the flexibility and versatility
to adjust to the market requirements of its new ventures,"
"The Middle East has seen a string of marquee
projects being constructed such as UAE's The Palm
Jumeirah island and Dubai Marina, and the Pearl City
in Qatar. The region indeed provides an excellent
platform for these iconic projects with the states
enjoying lush coastlines and an abundance of cutting-edge
technology and manpower. These sea-based property
developments have resulted in a heightening demand
for various sea crafts and technologies, which will
be effectively addressed by Brunswick's extensive
portfolio of boats and related services," Wardeh
The Palm Jumeirah's waterfront homes and beach-themed
tourism and commercial enterprises will provide a
sea-faring paradise for boating enthusiasts and leisure
travellers. The Dubai Marina, one of the largest waterfront
development in the region, will open 500 new berths
for the boating community spreading across five marinas,
including the Dubai Marine Motor Yacht Club (DMMYC),
which will provide a link to the international yachting
community as it is set to be associated with global
yachting events such as the America's Cup.
The region has complemented its robust infrastructure
and property development with strategic platforms
to showcase the latest technological advances, innovations,
ideas and products in the industry. Among these are
trade and exhibition events such as the Dubai International
Boat Show, which will be held this year at the Dubai
International Marine Club on March 13-17.
"We are seeing striking developments in the
industry, which is an expected progression for a region
that has the natural resources, the financial capacity,
the vision and the will to implement such magnificent
and humungous projects. Brunswick will contribute
to the success of these initiatives by providing our
clients a boating experience with unrivalled performance,
safety and comfort," concluded Wardeh.
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