American Rivers

>>> American Rivers

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Ran across a pointer to American Rivers, an organization working toward healthy rivers, for all the many reasons we would want that. Cleanup activities, regulatory work and basic waterway facts are just some of what they have. Something you might want to check out.

American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions.

New Torqeedo model

>>> New Torqeedo model

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Torqeedo apparently has a new model out. I can’t find it on the companies web pages yet, but others are covering it.

Geared around remote steering, the Cruise 4.0 R is spec’ed to be approximately equivalent to a 9.9 HP gas outboard.

A couple of these are getting close to what I need… hmmm…

Rear sponson storage

Promoted Dane to lawn mowing class today, so while he did that, I got some done on the boat 🙂

Routed out some on the framework for the rear sponson areas so that I can get an opening hatch cover mounted there. They are designed to be propane tank storage. Don’t know if that’s what I’ll use them for, but they will definitely be good storage for something.

Dane and I went and got another sheet of 3/4" ply for the hatch tops and future use for something (probably the tops of the rear deck seats/storage compartments. Got one of the covers cut to size before the rain called things quits for the day.

Thanks to the Ball’s for the birthday money to pay for the ply!

Money = $29.88 (ply) + $2.09 (tax) = $31.97

Time = 45 minutes

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note to all my U.S. based readers… hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Most of us have so much to be thankful for, and sometimes we don’t remember it. We had a good day with family and friends and I hope you did also.

Managing the Waterway – Holiday sale

>>> Managing the Waterway – Holiday sale

Mark and Diana Doyle are authors of the popular cruising guide and electronic charting series, Managing the Waterway. For the holiday’s they are offering a 20% discount "voucher". I’m not related to them in any way… just a happy customer. If you are interested in their products, check out their offer below and head over to their website to order. Offer ends 12/31/2008.

Simply cut-and-paste the following 20% off voucher code on the order page when prompted:

0HOLIDAYS021319

This voucher is good through December 31, 2008 for any purchases (included already discounted "bundles") through our website, www.managingthewaterway.com.

MTW Bundle
Contains our two cruising guides (ICW and Florida Keys), the new Get Onboard With E-Charting book, and a Managing the Waterway: Complete Electronic Chart and Nautical Reference Library (2-DVD Set).
Separate price: $124.80
Online bundle price: $106.09 (15% off)
Holiday price: $84.87 (32% off) (save $39.93 from separate; save additional $21.22 from online bundle)

Cruising Bundle
Contains our two cruising guides (ICW and Florida Keys) and a Managing the Waterway: Complete Electronic Chart and Nautical Reference Library (2-DVD Set).
Separate price: $89.85
Online bundle price: $80.88 (10% off)
Holiday price: $64.70 (28% off) (save $25.15 from separate; save additional $16.18 from online bundle)

E-Charting Bundle
Contains the new Get Onboard with E-Charting book and a Managing the Waterway: Complete Electronic Chart and Nautical Reference Library (2-DVD Set).
Separate price: $74.90
Online bundle price: $67.42 (10% off)
Holiday price: $53.94 (28% off) (save $20.96 from separate; save additional $13.48 from online bundle)

Individual Items
Managing the Waterway: Hampton Roads, VA to Biscayne Bay, FL (ICW)
Online price: $24.95
Holiday price: $19.96 (20% off) (save $4.99 each)

Managing the Waterway: Biscayne Bay, FL to Dry Tortugas, FL (Florida Keys) Online price: $24.95
Holiday price: $19.96 (20% off) (save $4.99 each)

Get Onboard With E-Charting: The Complete Reference Guide to Electronic Charting and PC-Based Marine Navigation
Online price: $34.95
Holiday price: $27.96 (20% off) (save $6.99 each)

Managing the Waterway: Complete Electronic Chart and Nautical Reference Library (2-DVD Set)
Online price: $39.95
Holiday price: $31.96 (20% off) (save $7.99 each)

We can also ship gift items directly, including a small card with a brief note "ghosted" from you. However, because we typically ship same day, be sure to email us the note content immediately to ensure it is included before shipment!

Safe travels to all this cruising season.

Happy Holidays and thank you again for all your support!

Diana and Mark

Maxweld Boats

>>> Maxweld Boats

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We covered the nice looking Nora Jayne the other day. Built by Maxweld Boats, its a fine looking craft. They seem to build some really slick power cats in aluminum. Their web site has lots of pictures and details to drool over.

MAXWELD BOATS are excellent aluminum crafted boats built and tested in the rugged Pacific Northwest waters to prove they excel in all types of offshore conditions as well as eating up any type of swells and wind chop conditions. At MAXWELD BOATS, our aluminum power catamarans are custom-designed, custom-built, and custom-rigged to accommodate each client’s boating needs, whether it is a sport fish/charter boat, a landing craft/bow ramp boat, a patrol and rescue boat, or a personal pleasure craft. You will not have to waste your time, effort, and money on modifications to make your new vessel to suit your style.