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70’ TRIBUTE 2003. 12V2000s, complete fresh rebuilds. 4 incredible staterooms with 3 oversized heads. Amazing tackle room, beautifully finished cherry wood interior. Many redundant systems and many recent updates. Phenomenal traveling to exotic destinations. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

68’ WEAVER 2005. 16V2000 with warranty thru 2010 provide a 37 knot cruise. 3 stateroom / 3 head layout with a mezzanine. Professionally rigged and maintained. She is equipped with the best of everything. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

67’ RICKY SCARBOROUGH 1996. Repowered with 12V2000s MTU in 2002, easy 30 knot cruise @ 90gph. 3 stateroom / 3 head layout. Beautiful teak interior, many updates. Priced to sell. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

65’ BAYLISS 2005. C-32 CATs, 1650hp. Fast and economical. 3 stateroom / 3 head layout, stunning teak interior. Incredible sea boat. Loaded with all the toys. She’s in perfect condition. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

65’ JIM SMITH 2000. 16V2000s, 38kt cruise, 46kt wide open. 3 stateroom / 3 head layout. Beautiful cherry wood interior. Ultimate high speed pedigree fishing machine. Ready to go. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

64’ SPENCER 2003. 12V2000 MTUs provide a 32 knot cruise. Full mezzanine, new paint. 3 stateroom / 3 head layout. Perfect condition. Priced to sell. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

63’ SCARBOROUGH 2000. 3412 CATs, low hrs, 30 kt cruise. 3 stateroom / 2 head layout, beautiful teak interior. New mezzanine deck and new paint by Bayliss boat yard, she’s like new. Awesome sea boat. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

61’ GARLINGTON 1998. 12 Cycle MANs, 33 kt cruise @ 80 gph. 3 strms / 3 hds. This highly customized vessel has the nicest layout of all the Garlingtons. In turn key cond. Original owner ready to sell. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

61’ GARLINGTON 2004. MTU 12-2000s, 35 kt cruise, extra fuel, 2 gens. 3 staterooms / 3 heads, beautiful teak interior throughout. Full mezzanine. Better than new. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.

54’ SCARBOROUGH 2005. C-18 CATs, still under warranty. Fast and economical. Sleeps 4. Incredible fishing platform with a tremendous ride. Contact Worldwide Central Agent.


IN T H I S ISSUE Lunar Fish Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Nautical Knots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Crossword Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 History of Intracoastal Waterway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Boat Show Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fishing Knots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Basic Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations . . . . 17 Public Boat Launch Ramps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Things to Do in Southeast Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-25 How to Boat Smart: Navigation Bouys . . . . . . . . . . 27-29 Hurricane Preparation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Beaches in West Palm Beach Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-35 Natural and Artificial Reefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Moveable Bridge Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Old School Square Cultural Arts Center - Restored from its historic roots as Delray Elementary (c. 1913) and Delray High School (c. 1925), the facilities house the Cornell Museum of Art and History, the Crest Theatre and Vintage Gymnasium. Ernest Hemingway Home - Hemingway owned the home from 1931 until his passing in 1961. The Spanish Colonial style home was constructed of native rock hewn from the grounds and boasts the first pool built in Key West. Key West Aquarium - The Aquarium, built in 1934, features sea turtles, sharks, games and tropical fish that are native to the waters of Key West. Deering Estate at Cutler - The 420-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is a center for education and recreation. The Estate offers informative tours of lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found from as far back as 50,000 years, and of some of South Florida's earliest buildings dating from 1896. Gatorpark - Narrated tours with professional guides let you experience the unique natural beauty of the Everglades. See alligator nests, an Indian fish camp and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Miami Seaquarium - Home of Lolita the Killer Whale and TV Superstar Flipper. See 100 species of sea life, endangered Florida manatees and sea turtles. Monkey Jungle - Escape on a jungle safari. Explore the wilds of South America and Asia. Witness crab-eating monkeys diving for treats. Delve into the 21


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Mounts Botanical Garden - Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden. Mounts' gardens and programs provide the best horticultural and botanical information available related to South Florida's unique plants and environment. Tropical and subtropical plants from six continents grace Mounts' 14 acres, from arid-land plants to aquatics to edible landscapes. Xtreme Indoor Karting - Xtreme Indoor Karting is one of the fastest indoor gokarting tracks in the country. At adrenalin pumping speeds up to 45 mph on our 1/2 mile asphalt indoor track, 120 interactive arcade games, 5 conference rooms (2 with a skybox view of the track), and our Finish Line Sports Bar, it is definitely a must-see for all tourists coming in the South Florida area. Lion Country Safari - As America’s first drive-through "cageless" zoo, Lion Country Safari has been a leader in conservation since 1967. Lion Country provides a habitat in which many endangered or threatened species live and reproduce. Parrot Jungle - Parrot Jungle and Gardens, is a world famous bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botanical garden. Today, Parrot Jungle is a lush botanical wonderland and home to over 1,100 birds and other animals. Museum of Discovery and Science - The museum features 85,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. You can also see the world's largest living captive Atlantic coral reef on public display. The museum is also home to the Blockbuster IMAX Theater. www.icwresourceguide.com

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Green Colors, Green Lights, and Odd Numbers: These mark the edge of the channel on your port (left) side as you enter from the open sea or head upstream. Numbers usually will increase consecutively as you return from the open sea or head upstream. Red and Green Colors and/or Lights: These are placed at the junction of two channels to indicate the preferred (primary) channel when a channel splits. If green is on top, the preferred channel is to the right. If red is on top, the preferred channel is to the left. These also are sometimes referred to as "junction buoys." Buo y S h a p e D e s c r i p t i o n s Nun Buoys: These cone-shaped buoys are always marked with red markings and even numbers. They mark the edge of the channel on your starboard (right) side when entering from the open sea or heading upstream.

Can Buoys: These cylindrical-shaped buoys are always marked with green markings and odd numbers. They mark the edge of the channel on your port (left) side when entering from the open sea or heading upstream. Other Kinds of Buoy s a n d M a rk e rs Lighted Buoys: These buoys use the lateral marker shapes, colors, and numbers discussed above. In addition, they have a matching colored light.

Daymarks: These are permanently placed signs attached to structures, such as posts, in the water. Common daymarks are red triangles (equivalent to nuns) and green squares (equivalent to cans). These may be lighted also.

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Give Directions and Information. • Warn of hazards and obstructions. • Mark controlled areas. • Mark exclusion (closed) areas. • Descriptions of Non-Lateral Markers Information Squares provide information such as places to find food, supplies, and repairs; and they give directions, distances, and other non-regulatory information. Danger Area Diamonds warn of dangers such as rocks, shoals, construction, dams, or stumps. Always proceed with caution and keep a safe distance. Never assume that every hazard will be marked by a buoy. Controlled Area Circles indicate a controlled area such as no wake, idle speed, speed limit, or ski zone. Exclusion Area Crossed diamonds indicate areas off-limits to all vessels such as swimming areas, dams, and spillways. Safe Water Marker These are white with red vertical stripes and indicate unobstructed water on all sides. They mark mid-channels or fairways and may be passed on either side. Inland Waters Obstruction Marker These are white with black vertical stripes and indicate an obstruction to navigation. You should not pass between these buoys and the nearest shore. Mooring Buoy These are white with a blue horizontal band. They usually are placed in marinas and other areas where vessels are allowed to anchor. These are the only buoys you may tie up to legally.

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