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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14 Number 4 July 2011 F E AT U R E S
That’s Goslin, Letters.
Boating & life skills for everyone Check out these nonprofit community programs from the Maine to Connecticut that make all kinds of boating accessible and affordable for Mom, Dad and the kids By Susan Cornell
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Flight of the Snow Goose Despite a dicey forecast, we set off from the Saco, bound for Casco Bay, aboard Dad’s Marblehead 23 cruiser because time was short and we craved an adventure. Well, we got one. By Randy Randall LAST WORD
Down the rabbit hole The concept of a captain’s ultimate responsibility for all that happens aboard his boat is being chipped away by well-meaning laws written around the model of automotive traffic. By Roger Long
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The anchors of life We ignore important things until it’s too late. Barbara Burt
Five tactics for boating with a newbie There’s more to worry about than their shoes. Tom Fisher
Anchoring: So many variables Female on bow, male at helm: “Throw anchor.” D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Mystery vessel Goslin identified; Randy’s seamanship critiqued; Can you ID this mini skipjack? Mystery Harbor...........................10 Last month’s identified and a new one. News ..........................................16 Eastport Pirate Festival; New England powerboat courses; Connecticut foundation buys waterfront. Final passages ............................17 The Racing Pages ........................60 Rambler decimates Block Island Race record; First Penobscot Bay Rendezvous; US Sailing Road Show under way.
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Bring in the clouds he Cloud” is a waa single formation that, to tercolor painting him, looks for all the world by Francis Lee like painter/sculptor Jaques that hangs in the Thomas Eakins. Always James Ford Bell Museum of the perverse “straight Natural History at the Uniman” for Charlie Brown, versity of Minnesota. It deLucy asks him what he picts a Midwest farm boy, sees in the clouds, to which about 12 years old, who’s a clearly confused Charlie abandoned his horse-drawn responds, “Well, I was going plow to sit down in the field, to say I saw a ducky and a gaze off toward the horizon horsie, but I changed my of his sea of cultivated land, mind.” and daydream while ponYou’re not alone, Charlie dering the depths of a bilBrown: I, too, am of the lowing thunderhead above “ducky and horsie” school, him. Print No. 115 of a limand have gleefully identiited edition of 750 is over fied countless such munmy bureau, where I stop dane shapes in trade-wind and savor it several times a clouds between New Engday, for no other painting land and Trinidad. Try as I captures my imagination may – and much to more than this one. Schroeder’s disgust, I am Clouds have no boundsure – in all my years of aries when it comes to imcloud observation, I have agery and the imagination. Courtesy James Ford Bell Museum not been able to discern Who among us has not lain How many youngsters have looked up into the fantastic any formations resembling in a field, or on the deck of maelstrom of cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds, pondered the Normans crossing the a boat, and been mesmer- the castles in the sky, and dreamed of distant horizons English Channel before ized by the ever-changing across seemingly limitless oceans? The Battle of Hastings; shapes, textures and densiBeethoven (Schroeder’s paties of cloud formations? Who among us has not had tron saint) learning music from his father, Johann, in their thoughts transported to faraway places and fan- some dingy loft; or the presidential sculptures on tastic deeds while attempting to fathom the infinite Mount Rushmore. depths of the cumulus and cumulonimbus? I have seen, rather, many species of dogs, bears, cats, Many of the our country’s great voyagers came out human figures (the occasional friend), and, yes, the of the American heartland, armed with the powerful odd ducky and horsie. By day, I’ve sailed through the imagery and clearly defined dreams of oceans that ex- shadows of clouds, those protean shapes that mottle tend farther than the eye can see and winged vessels the ocean surface and transform it from a barren with which to cross them. Who knows, our farm boy seascape to a capricious patchwork quilt. By night, might have grown up to be a solo round-the-world sail- under a silver moon, low clouds and moon shadows boat racer like Mark Schrader, from Nebraska, or have given the ocean the look of a broad meadow — a Mike Plant, from Minnesota, both of whom dreamed forest edge here, a wooded hillock there – that puts the big, far from any oceans, both of whom who’ve left long graveyard watch a bit on edge. wakes across the Seven Seas? I know, on paper, that clouds are created by a combiA favorite “Peanuts” cartoon has crabby Lucy, preco- nation of sterile factors, including rising air, falling cious Schroeder and hapless Charlie Brown lying on a temperatures, and moisture content, and I know that hilltop analyzing cloud shapes. Schroeder allows that clouds can foretell the weather, but to all of us who one set of clouds looks remarkably like a map of thrill to the natural world, these stunning formations British Honduras; another like the Stoning of Stephen are the stuff of fancy, with interpretations as deep and in “Acts 6:8-8:1,” even identifying the Apostle Paul; and infinite as the sky in which they are displayed.
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Letters A word from Constant Waterman Great editorial in May issue (“The Grace of the Day”). Grampy Slocum lived life to the hilt. Hope all is well on your waterfront. I’ve just sent off the text for my second book of journals to my publisher: “MoonWind at Large: Sailing Hither and Yon.” I need to illustrate it this summer; it probably won’t be published until next winter. Meanwhile, I’m repairing boats and writing children’s books. Matthew Goldman (aka Constant Waterman) Stonington, Conn.
“She surely is a handsome little craft of a type not often seen these days,” wrote Capt. Shaw in a later missive. “I made the image of her on Oct. 18, 2009, not far from the Town Pier in Bernard (Bass Harbor). I would love to discuss her origins with the owner.”
Mystery vessel Goslin identified I was reading W.R. Cheney’s essay entitled Goslin in the June issue, and when he began describing the poka, poka, poka sound of a motor vessel approaching his becalmed catboat, I thought to myself, “I bet I know the boat he is talking about.” Sure enough, when I got to the place where he said the vessel’s name was Goslin (I’d missed it in the title), I knew that I’d been right. As I’ve made many trips to Bass Harbor while making images for my planned book on “The Working Watercraft of Downeast Maine,” I was pretty sure I had an image or two of Goslin on file. Sure enough, when I checked I found the one I’m sending you today. Thought you might like to run it next month so as to not leave your readers hanging as to what sort of craft the tow vessel was. Sadly, I don’t know the history of this snug little boat, but she is of a type that used to roam the waters of Maine when I was a youngster, and every time I see her bobbing on her mooring I think back to summers misspent in small craft of my own. A grand little boat, and one day I hope to run into her owner so that I can find out more about who built her and when. Capt. Winston Shaw Bar Harbor, Maine
Richard Rose of Tennessee would love to know more about this little vessel of skipjack or bugeye lines that became the dream ship of a couple of 14-year-olds with time on their hands and adventure on their minds.
Does anyone know this design? While spending a week last fall at Sebasco Resort in Bath, Maine, I came across a copy of Points East in the Bath Maritime Museum. I found it so interesting, I had to subscribe. Your down-home presentation of things nautical and historical really appeal to me. I began sailing in 1943 while living in Appalachicola, Fla. My close friend Howard Wiggens, now deceased, in some manner came up with the answer to our prayers: a beautiful, wonderful sailboat. At least to a couple of 14-year-olds it was. All we had at the time was Herb’s duckboat and my rented rowboat (50 cents a week). We made up a centerboard, a rudder, cut a small cypress from the swamp upriver for a mast, and scrounged a few other parts. My mother made the sails from unbleached muslin. I have no idea where Points East July 2011
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we dreamed up the shape of the rigging; we were the only sailboat in that area. The reason I am writing is to find any information that might be available concerning our old sailboat. The only word that was given to us at the time was that the boat was brought to the area aboard a clipper ship in the early 1900s. Several such ships wrecked on the offshore islands that guard Appalachicola Bay. We thought this might be a possibility [for how our boat ended up in the bay]. I am sending two pictures of the boat. Sorry, it had no name. Back in those days we were too young to have a girlfriend to name it after. About the only feature not shown very clearly is the cockpit seat. It was somewhat rounded from side to stern to side. Herb and I spent many hours sailing Appalachicola Bay. It would be something like closing the pages of a book of fond memories if I could learn a little more about this fine little boat. Richard C. Rose 133 Cedar Hill Drive Waverly, Tenn. 37185
Is that a granny I see before me? The old captain with his grapple in the photo on page 22 of the June issue (“The Lowly Grapple Saves a Marriage” by Randy Randall) doesn’t look too seamanlike. His grapple is tied with a granny knot, and there’s no chain, thimbles or splices. His line is full of kinks from having taken the end from on top of the coil instead of the inside one. Looks like a disaster waiting to happen. Jack Hart m.v. Jack of Harts Saco River, Maine Randy responds: Well, you see, Capt. Hart is a seaman. He’s been working on the water most of his long life, and he knows how to do things right. We, on the other hand, are a bunch of wharf rats trying to make a buck running a little marina. We know Jack and his lovely first mate, Margie, very well, and the cruising lobsterboat he built called Jack of Harts. I hope when I reach Jack’s age, I’ll still be able to tell a grapple from a guppy. He was wrong on one point, though. We never tie granny knots. That grapple is tied securely to the line with a couple of half-hitches. Maybe three or four. The more, the better, we find. I know Jack would disapprove, but those simple knots have never yet let us down. When I meet Jack on the river this summer, I’ll give him a blast on the horn and a friendly wave, and if he should drop his mooring chain, I’d gladly help him grapple for it.
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Perspectives The anchors of life ome of the most important things in our lives we pay little attention to until it’s too late. Some examples: Our pinkie finger: Notice how important this little appendage becomes after you break it or sprain it. Our spouse/significant other: Watch what happens when he/she suddenly leaves your life (whether on a long trip or forever). You’ll wander around your house, again and again, staring out each window, wondering what to do with the empty expanse of your future. Our job: Often we don’t know how much of who we are is tied up in what we do, until suddenly we’re told we’re not doing it anymore. Our babysitter: The importance here can’t be overstressed. It’s remarkable how little time is spent vet-
ting the background of this new stranger who will be in charge of the welfare of what is the most precious thing in our world. I remember my cousin firing her babysitter when she returned to find her getting ready to show the two kids how to watch an eclipse through binoculars. Our anchor: Our anchor? That’s right, the point of this column. How many boats have you seen with a tiny afterthought of a fluked metal object perched demurely on the bow, masquerading as a weak imitation of an anchor. Or, even worse, the anchor is stowed down deep in a lazarette (somewhere near China), under swim ladder, life jackets, fenders, etc. At that point, even if it’s attached to an anchor rode, this will be in a moldy lump comprised of more knots than Medusa’s spiraling hair.
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Many years ago, while a friend and I were bringing Chang Ho, my Cape Dory 25, back from Maine, we heard a mayday call over the VHF. We were off Cape Small. A woman was frantically calling the Coast Guard as the boat she was on drifted toward the rocks. There was no wind for their sails, and their motor wouldn’t start. The strong incoming tide had an evil grip on them, and was pulling them into disaster. “Have you deployed your anchor?” the Coast Guard asked. “Yes, but it won’t bite, and if we let out more scope we’ll be on the rocks for sure,” came the reply. And then (and I’ll never forget this phrase), the woman said through the radio: “Gotta go…’bye!” I later found out they hopped into their dinghy just before their sloop went on the ledge.
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those giant storm anchors anymore,” he said. “Only time you see those traditional anchors is on cufflinks and designer sailor napkins.” I pointed to the oversized 38-pound storm anchor on Chang Ho’s cabin top. “We’ll,” he continued, “then there’s a few crusty guys like you.” The “storm” anchor (called fisherman, Herreshoff or yachtsman), unlike all others, relies on its weight and unique design to set immediately with almost no scope. It consists of a central shank with a ring or shackle for attaching the rode. At one end of the shank there are two arms, carrying the flukes, while the stock is mounted to the other end, at ninety degrees to the arms. When the anchor lands on the bottom, it will generally fall over with the arms parallel to the seabed. As a strain comes onto the rode, the stock will dig into the bottom, canting the anchor until one of the flukes catches and digs into the bottom. The basic design has remained unchanged for centuries, with the most significant changes being to the overall proportions, and a move from wooden stocks to those of iron. Sure, it takes up space on deck. Sure, it’s heavy and cumbersome. But let me ask you this: What value should we place on peace of mind? What’s the sense of having something handier aboard if, when most critical, it doesn’t work? So the next time you’re rounding a point close by, or when you’re anchored in an unprotected cove for lunch and suddenly a summer storm drives in, pinning you to a lee shore, think about this anchor. In fact, instead of getting one on your cufflinks or napkins, get one for real. Gotta go… bye. Dave Roper works and sails out of Marblehead, Mass. firstname.lastname@example.org
Five tactics for boating with a newbie f you’ve been boating for years, chances are you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be a newcomer setting a tentative foot on a rocking platform on the water. Yet, at some point, you are likely to find yourself inviting a non-boater to come aboard. Perhaps it’s your mother-inlaw, or your daughter’s boyfriend, or that nice person you met at the market. We happen to be sailors, so much of what I say below
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A non-boater may have no idea how things work on a sailboat or a powerboat, so explain. This was illustrated to my husband, Rick, and me on our Cape Dory 33 Ara when we invited some acquaintances from my organization’s headquarters to go for a sail. Ben, a handsome, tall, brilliant policy analyst, asked how he could help so I passed him a jib sheet. I soon was shocked to find him pushing on the sheet. Yes, pushing instead of pulling. Ok, that’s an extreme case. But you can’t assume any knowledge if your passenger admits to having no experience. Give him or her a simple explanation of how the wind passes through the slot between the sails and thus powers the boat. Let him know that when the wind pushes on the sails, the boat will tilt. Lead him on a quick tour of your craft, which brings me to the second point. Speak English first, then translate. Don’t start the trip by asking your guest to stow her ditty bag on the starboard settee in the saloon. Yes, you are bilingual, but remember, she is not. Make sure your friend knows what you’re saying. Then, if she seems interested, teach her a few of the more useful words, especially words that may come up as you sail: port, starboard, bow, stern, jib, main, mast, boom, buoy, halyard, sheet, leeward, windward, heel, tack, jibe, etc. Don’t overwhelm her; let her ask for more rather than forcing it. And here’s an added benefit: Teaching sailing vocabulary can turn into a game that will carry the conversation if you run out of things to chat about. Oh, and be sure to explain about the keel. Tell your friend how heavy it is. And when the boat is “tilting” wildly, remind her that the keel will keep the boat from capsizing (unless you’re sailing in a Sunfish or a Laser or something made for capsizing). Go for safety, not style points. When I was 17 and already madly in love with Rick, he gave me a heavy green ex-Army jacket, which I wore everywhere, including on the Lightning on which I crewed every Sunday at the Winnepesaukee Yacht Club in Gilford, N.H. During one gusty race, I was swept overboard by the boom as we made a surprise jibe. I almost drowned trying to swim with that jacket on. In hindsight (about 20 years later), I realized how foolish that was. So, today, if I think a guest should wear a PFD, I don one first and offer another to him. If it’s not safe to go up on the deck, I say, “Stay in the cockpit and talk to me.” Be firm; some people don’t like to admit that there could be danger or that they might be frightened. There’s an old family tale about my father racing in our Lightning with my Great-Uncle Henry, who must have been in his late-70s at the time and considered himself an Old Salt. Uncle Henry would never be caught dead wearing a PFD, but he was almost caught dead
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Anchoring: So complex, so many variables s the classic scene begins to unfold, most of us pour another rum, lean back in the cockpit, and get ready for some great action. Female on the bow, male at the helm; male yells to female, “Throw the anchor.” Off goes a Brady pass spiraling through the air, chain and line wraps around the flukes, and there’s not a chance that the two-pound Hail Mary, All-Purpose Anchor will actually dig into the bottom and hold the boat. But it will fool them for a while, until after dark, when it’s raining, the wind has piped up to 30 mph, and they don’t have any clothes on. Anchoring: So complex, so many variables. There is the depth issue: Will there actually be water here at low tide? Then scope: Some skippers snub her tight the moment the anchor reaches bottom. This prevents the boat from swinging onto the rocks six feet away to port. Then the weight issue: Will a cement-filled, 12-ounce Bud Light can with eight feet of wire-ties connected to a bungee cord be sufficient to anchor a 40-foot, twinscrew fuel barge? Who would think you might want a junked Ford followed by a big chunk of chain? Scope,
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After taking evasive action, he lets her, and the rest of the anchorage, know what she did wrong. She pulls a pistol and one problem is solved. moving or we are. Taking a closer look it becomes obvious that the trees and even the substantial rock ledges have definitely moved. Well, it is a nice mooring ball, but we are concerned that it is not connected to an object that is buried in the mud. In fact, it is clearly not connected to anything. Chuck the moving mooring and set the anchor . . . should have done that in the first place. Moral of the story: If you don’t know what is down there, don’t use it — or rocks don’t usually move. Then there was Hurricane Bob, early ’90s, location P-Town. Back then, there was usually room to anchor behind the breakwater, and that is where we were. As it became clear that we were in for a blow, we deployed the heavy artillery: Two big anchors, lots of scope and chafing gear, and reasonably protected spot seemed like a solution. That is, until the local water constabulary advised us that we would have to move to a mooring. Reluctantly, we moved, secured the boat, added chafing gear, and headed for high ground. At storm’s end, the boat was on the beach trailing a length of mooring gear off the bow — gear that ended with chain the thickness of a rubber band. Well, it was a sandy beach, double-planked mahogany boats are
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Further, could it be that the wind has piped up to 30 mph, that it is pouring rain, with visibility about two feet? Of course. In some ways, the visibility thing isn’t so bad; there wasn’t any time to get dressed. Bob. Around 2 a.m., the crew, husband and wife, are woken up by lots of yelling and flashing searchlights. A quick look at the GPS and the anchor light on a friend’s boat confirms their position, which is far away from where they were originally anchored and moving quickly across the bay toward the east end of P-Town. Not ideal. The boat (Number 2), which is yelling and flashing lights, was once anchored to windward. Could it be that boat Number 2 has dragged across the anchor line of boat Number 1? Yup. And could it be that Number 2 has unset Number 1’s anchor? Yup again. Further, could it be that the wind has piped up to 30 mph, that it is pouring rain, with visibility about two feet? Of course. In some ways, the visibility thing isn’t so bad; there wasn’t any time to get dressed. Moral of the story: Glad for that friend’s anchor light; pretty near impossible to see anything otherwise. Oh sure, there could be some other lessons learned — stuff about using the anchor alarm, know where your clothes are, don’t try to label boats as numbers 1 and
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land and sea at approximately 9:30 a.m. for the official Invasion. Lubec will be ready and waiting. For those who wish to participate in the invasion by boat and Tall Ship, tickets are available from Eastport Windjammers at 207-853-2500 and Fundy Breeze Charters at 207-853-4660. Please call in advance to purchase and reserve your tickets because they sell out quickly. A water-taxi service between Eastport (population 1603) and Lubec will be available for the invasion and all weekend of the festival. Lubec will have a Pirate Parade at 10 a.m., their own Pirate Bed Race at 10:30, with the winners representing Lubec in the Eastport Bed Race the following week. There
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against the debris in the water and on Rhode Island beaches in the late 1990s. He worked with Rhode Island DEM and Connecticut DEP to make Fisher’s Island Sound a “no dumping” zone for boats and arranged for CT DEP to fund the purchase of the first two Westerly pump-out boats. He directed installation of the first land-based holding tank pump-out station emptying into Westerly sewers. FMI: www.cush.org.
A new Portland container service For all you Casco Bay cruisers under power and sail, be aware that weekly containership ser vice has returned to Portland’s International Marine Terminal. This is good news for the Port of Portland and a mixed blessing for recreational mariners, who must stay away from the path of the vessels. Hapag Lloyd suspended its containership operations three years ago. The New England-Halifax Shuttle, operated by American Feeder Lines, will connect Boston, Portland and Nova Scotia. The company says the shipping route will follow the same route as its predecessor. FMI: www.american-feederlines.com.
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Gamage, Ocean Classroom back home Returning to the Gamage Shipyard South Bristol in Midcoast Maine on Memorial Day was none other than Schooner Har vey Gamage, crewed by students completing Ocean Classroom’s Discover y Program. This program was a fourmonth, 5,000-mile accredited high-school passage of intense personal growth, geographic and nautical exploration stretching from sunny Trinidad to foggy Downeast Maine. In 1992, the Gamage was bought by the Ocean Classroom Foundation to transform young peoples’ lives using the ship as a platform for education. She with the other Foundation schooners, Westward and Spirit of Massachusetts, provide experiential education for middle school to college age youth on voyages from five days to four months. FMI: www.oceanclassroom.org.
Conn. foundation buys waterfront The Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) Sailing Foundation, in Stonington, Conn., has purchased 70-72 Water Street in Stonington from the Mohegan Tribe. The complex, located just north of Skipper’s Dock restaurant and The Inn
at Stonington, includes three buildings and docks. The Foundation has been leasing the site since 2008 as a base for its community sailing and science classes. This will provide the foundation’s 80 boats and nearly 500 students with a permanent home. The foundation will begin renovations to the main building to make it suitable for year-round programs. FMI: www.shyc-sf.org.
Schooner Bowdoin stays close to home Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, out of Castine, Maine, will be primarily sailing along the coast of Maine during 2011. With Capt. Eric Jergensen at the helm, the Bowdoin will call at a variety of traditional sail and community-based festivals. The vessel will also host a number of youth sailing excursions, both overnight and day sails, and several special alumni sail outings. Later in the summer, Bowdoin’s 90th birthday will be celebrated in Castine. FMI: www.mainemaritime.edu.
Maine BH&H show is Aug. 12 - 14 The ninth annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors boat and home show — Maine’s only in-the-water boat show — will be held on Aug. 12-14 at Harbor & Buoy Parks in Rockland, Maine. It will feature boats in the water, boats on land, marine-gear vendors, fine furniture and home wares, the arts, architecture, and delicious food. This is also the only show to feature dozens of Maine’s most talented furniture makers, architects, and builders combined on one spectacular water front site. These craftsmen present all the essential components for living the good life on the coast of Maine.
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A special exhibit, “75 Years on Penobscot Bay: A Retrospective,” will reveal coastal life circa 1936 from industr y and enterprise to art, music, and fashion. Activities will range from hands-on demonstrations, live music, films, book signings, a marine activities area, exhibits, and the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials on Sunday. This show is a must for ever yone who enjoys life on the Maine coast. FMI: 800-565-4951, www.maineboats.com.
Rybovich classics at Mystic Seaport Rybovich custom-built sportfishing boats have been selected as Marquee Class in the Antique & Classic Boat Show July 22-23. On this weekend, over 1,500 spectators will descend upon Mystic Seaport to see more than 50 vintage
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Duck Island Yacht Club, of Westbrook, Conn., has scheduled the Three Mile Harbor cruise for July 16-17. This is a family event with the emphasis on fun for kids of all ages. The focus of this event is to get all of the DIYC children and their families (and friends) to participate. Three Mile Harbor is a great place to spend a weekend. A few sailing dinghies will be on hand and events for the “kids” will be organized. The Bastile Day Fireworks are traditionally a major attraction, but this year they are scheduled for July 23, the day the annual cruise sets off for Stonington. Don’t have a boat? Let DIYC know, and the club will tr y to get you on one. FMI: Contact Al Skinner, email: email@example.com, www.diyc.com.
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England coast. This is by no means a complete list of such offerings, only a sampling of the organizations we’ve encountered along the way, with an idea of what each offers. For the public boating facility nearest, type “[your location] Community Boating Programs” into your browser and see what you come up with.
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This SailMaine skipper has learned to rig and sail her sailboat and get from point A to point B without an adult’s help, and the feeling is exhilarating.
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learn to sail, the number one thing both they and their parents comment on is their increased confidence. When you learn to rig and then skipper a sailboat and get from point A to point B without an adult’s help, the feeling is exhilarating — as liberating as the first solo bike ride. The individual growth that so many of our sailors experience after a few weeks of sailing is invaluable.” Availability of family packages: “We offer an open sail series throughout the summer — it gives people a chance to explore the Portland waters under sail casually, with no racing pressure. We are also hoping to offer lessons for families as a branch of our adult learn-to-sail program.” Contact info: Sarah Helming, director of programs/events, 58 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101; email: email@example.com, 207-650-2085, www.sailmaine.org.
New Hampshire UNH Community Sailing Center Barrington, N.H. The summer program offers lessons to children ages 6-18 in sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. The Sailing Center has widened its outreach to the community by starting a kayaking and canoeing program for both children and adults during the summer, in addition to sailing.
Fleet: The Sailing Center was destroyed by fire in March 2010, but out of the ashes grew a strong camaraderie among the team, the local community and the extended family of friends, relatives and sailing enthusiasts, determined to turn hope into reality. Today, the Sailing Center stands strong with a beautiful new boathouse, a small fleet of LaserPerformance Bugs, a variety of donated or loaned recreational boats, and a brand-new fleet of FJs (Flying Juniors) with a new set of racing sails sporting our Wildcat mascot. Introducing kids to sailing: A child who may not excel at another sport may gain confidence through boating that will sustain him through life. The college and community programs give people of all ages a chance to learn a lifetime sport, build lasting friendships, and become a member of the sailing community around the globe. Availability of family packages: Available to all. Contact info: Diana Weidenbacker, director; Mendum’s Pond, Barrington, N.H.; 603-868-5189, www.home.comcast.net/~unhcommunitysailing/site.
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Community Boating Center, Inc. New Bedford, Mass. Community Boating Center (CBC) is a nonprofit, educational organization that provides people from the Greater New Bedford area with challenging and enriching new experiences through boating. It strives to instill in the young, and continue to teach people of all ages, the value of integrity, sound judgment, teamwork and environmental awareness. This is accomplished by offering educational opportunities and access to the marine environment, regardless of means, through instruction, mentoring and coaching. CBC hosts US Sailing Level I and Level II Instructor Training. In 2010, CBC was awarded a US Power Boating Grant to teach safe powerboating to instructors, students and families. Each year, more than 1,000
students participate in programs offered by CBC. These students range from adults getting introduced to the sport, to kids participating in weekly camps, and private lessons, as well as programs offered during the school year with participating educational institutions. CBC’s summer programming has more than 75 percent of the students on scholarship from low-income families from the Greater New Bedford area. These children are generally referred to CBC through a partner organization such as Child & Family Services. CBC uses sailing as a tool to help instill important life lessons in students, many of whom do not receive positive mentoring in their homes. CBC also offers lessons for adults on both weekday evenings or on weekends. Taught in Sonar keelboats, classes follow the US Sailing Keelboat Training Curriculum, which includes equipment and safety, parts of the boat, sailing terminology, and fundamentals of navigation. The Intermediate Keelboat Class is 12 hours of hands-on instruction. CBC also offers a Boat Rental Program at the Clarke’s Cove site. The rental fleet has Sonars, Catalina Capris, Picos and Vanguard 420s. Fleet: Club 420s, optimists, Capris 14.2, Sonars, Lasers, Laser Pico’s, Rhodes 19s. Introducing kids to sailing: “The Community Boat-
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Community Boating, Inc. Boston, Mass. When Community Boating Inc. says their mission is “sailing for all,” they mean it. The mission also includes minimizing physical and economic barriers to sailing, so the organization tries to keep membership costs low to give the option of learning how to sail to everyone. Membership includes all classes, boat usage and guest privileges. The second sentence in Community Boating’s mission is “empowering our members in the spirit of volunteerism and creating that sense of community.” Volunteers play a significant role: Social committees, racing, harbor trips, etc., are run by volunteers. The
body of water on which they sail is small, but this milelong stretch of river, between two bridges and two shores, is perfect for the programs: No tide, no current or heavy marine current. Fleet: 120-plus boats; majority are 15-foot Cape Cod Mercuries. Also Sonar keelboats and Lasers and 420s, kayaks and windsurfers. Introducing kids to sailing: “It starts with a weeklong Learn to Sail Class, three hours a day for five days. All students receive beginning sailing lessons as well as kayaking in a low student-to-teacher ratio, sailing every day, even Day One. By the end of the five days, they have their beginner rating and can take out a Mercury by themselves.” Family packages: “None; only individual memberships.” Contact info: Marcin Kunicki, development director; 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, Mass. 02114; firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-523-1038, www.community-boating.org.
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Left: A fleet of 420s rounds the mark during the Manchester, Mass., junior racing program: Right: Nate Germain and Brian Poirier ponder a windward-leeward situation.
Sailing is to allow less privileged children to experience the sport of sailing first-hand, an activity that otherwise would be beyond their reach.” Family packages: “$745 is the price of a family membership that allows you to sail any day of the week from May 1 until Oct. 31.” Contact info: Miguel Corti, interim executive director; Charlestown Navy Yard, One First Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02129; 617-COURAGE (268-7243, www.courageoussailing.org.
Manchester Sailing Association Manchester, Mass. This community program is supported by the Manchester Yacht Club and the town, which lets the Sailing Association use the park adjacent to the club. A large float is moored in the harbor, where Optimists and 420s are kept. Dyer Dhows are kept on the town dock. An adult class meets one afternoon a week for eight weeks. The race-team kids do well, typically with top-
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SailMaine launches its In all SailMaine regattas in 2011, the organization will commit to meet or exceed the requirements for them to be certified as Clean Regattas. This is part and parcel of SailMaine’s membership in Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and coastal waters. This would not be possible without the support of Sturgis Boat Works, in West Yarmouth, Mass., which sells parts for recreational and racing boats, plus sailing clothing, maintenance supplies, tools, and trailers and dollies. Program requirements include the elimination of litter, the reduction of single-use water bottles, and recycling improvements. SailMaine will provide nontoxic, reusable plastic water bottles for all program participants in addition to access to clean water on site. SailMaine volunteers, otherwise known as the “Green
five finishes in the local regattas. They excel in national events as well. Manchester Sailing Association is located in a beautiful place and is inclusive to everyone, not just residents of the town. It’s fun, relaxed, and everybody has a good time. The Learn to Sail is run in two-week sessions, and the race teams go all summer (eight weeks). As many as 30 kids are on the race teams. Typically, kids take between one and three of the two-week sessions. There are nine instructors, either senior instructors or coaches. Junior instructors teach and are on the race team. Fleet: 25 Optimists, 12 420s, six Dyer Dhows, six Rhodes 19s, five Zodiacs, and an assortment of elderly Whalers. Introducing kids to sailing: “We want the kids to have fun and realize sailing can be a lifetime sport. It’s one of the only sports where men, women, boys and girls compete against each other, with each other, on an equal footing. Our attitude is to have fun and be safe out on the water and to realize that sailing is just an awesome sport.” Family packages: “Every Saturday morning kids can bring their parents and go out in the boat they’re taking lessons in. We call it Saturday Sailing.” Contact info: Lisa McNamara, president; 15 Tucks Point Road, Manchester, Mass. 01944; registrar@man-
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Rhode Island Community Boating Center Providence, R.I. The Community Boating Center (CBC) opened in June 1994 with a small fleet, a few docks, and a boat shed built with donated materials and volunteer labor. CBC is a true grass-roots success story, organized and implemented entirely by volunteers. Today, the new boathouse, fleet of 60-plus boats, and dedicated membership, positions CBC as an integral component to the success and growth of Providence’s waterfront revival. Last year, over 750 children experienced CBC’s outreach programs. These children were primarily recruited through liaisons with structured organizations in the Greater Providence area. Boys and girls from different cultures and backgrounds work together, learning tolerance, trust and respect for one another. Most importantly, these kids can continue to enjoy the sport because CBC makes it accessible and affordable. CBC offers a variety of youth and adult sailing lessons. “Sailorships” are also available for classes for youth students who meet eligibility requirements. Affordable CBC memberships allow individuals and
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groups to enroll in structured lessons, including, for adults, free access to boats to continue to enjoy sailing as a lifetime recreational activity upon lesson completion. CBC also offers affordable access for experienced adult sailors who do not wish to take lessons. Qualified members may sail during open sailing hours subject to weather and equipment availability. CBC also provides affordable access and fleet rentals to local schools and organizations. Additionally, CBC offers waterfront function-room rental for meetings, parties, or special events. Fleet: 60-plus boats, including 8-foot Optimists, 14foot Hunter 140s, 14-foot Lasers, 17-foot Day Sailers, 22-foot Hunter 216s, an Etchells 22, miscellaneous donated performance and training boats. Introducing kids to sailing: “We dig deep into our community with inner-city-outreach initiatives that encourage all youth to embrace the challenge of learning to sail. Our message is simple: Sailing isn’t for everyone, but it’s open to anyone.” Family packages: “At CBC, separate youth and adult structured lessons allow sailors to learn with their
peers with age-appropriate lesson plans and activities. Open sailing time on weekends encourages families to share their passion for sailing together. Youthful enthusiasm and tempered wisdom are traded among a wide spectrum of sailing enthusiasts, whether they realize it or not.” Contact info: John O’Flaherty, executive director; India Point Park, P.O. Box 5849, Providence, RI 02903; firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-454-SAIL (7245), www.communityboating.com.
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Sailing), 34-foot Cal, Hunter 25, Trintella 31, Yankee 24, O’Day 24, various kayaks, canoes, sunfish, powerboats, Blue Jays. Introducing kids to sailing: “Every young person should be introduced to all sorts of things, and they will find within themselves something that they will like, whether it’s skateboarding, sailing, music or throwing darts. It doesn’t matter what, but sailing I’ve always found to be a fabulous, life-enhancing sport. What we’re trying to do here is give it to children who would never have that opportunity otherwise.” Family packages: “Family memberships are available, although the majority of the children are not coming from happy families necessarily. We don’t turn anyone away. As long as we have the funds for the program, and they can swim. We teach them to swim during the winter; 90 percent of the people in Bridgeport don’t know how to swim. We’re busy before the season PROGRAMS, continued on Page 42
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Sailors for the Sea launches Rainy Day Kits for kids in programs Sailors for the Sea, an ocean-conser vation nonprofit focused on the boating community, announced the publication of Sailors for the Sea Rainy Day Kits for Environmental Education, marine-science-based lesson plans for incorporation into youth-sailing programs. The free lesson plans, available online, were created in partnership with marine biology and science institutions to provide practical educational tools for teaching the principles of environmental sustainability to young sailors. The Rainy Day Kits program enhances youth-sailing programs by integrating environmental education into traditional sailing instruction. The program’s success will be measured in the creation of a new generation of ocean stewards. Sailing instructors not formally trained in ecology or biology can easily incorporate the flexible lesson plans into their sailing instruction. “The 30- to 45-minute modules are science based and designed for junior sailors and children around the country,” said Dan Pingaro, CEO, Sailors for the Sea, which is located on the second floor of the Seamen’s Church Institute, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, R.I. The first six Rainy Day Kits lesson plans include: Bio-Magnification Game, contributed by the Rozalia Project
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for a Clean Ocean: A game that demonstrates the concept of bio-magnification as it relates to plastics and how chemicals and plastics can make it onto our dinner plates. Clam Jigsaw, contributed by Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies: Students create a cutout model of a clam to investigate the anatomy and physiology of these animals. Density Currents, contributed by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. This demonstrates the thermohaline circulation throughout the world’s oceans and the relative density between cold and warm ocean water. Dirty Water Challenge, contributed by the New England Aquarium: Inquiry and discussion is embedded within the practical-students have to design, plan and then build their own design of water filter. Oyster Tag, contributed by Sailors for the Sea: A game that demonstrates the effects of pollution on oyster reefs and the effect of oyster reefs on pollution. The first six lesson plans can be download at www.sailorsforthesea.org/programs-and-projects/rainy-day-kits.aspx. FMI: Chris Mancini, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
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Mystic Seaport Mystic, Conn. The community sailing program started 62 years ago with Scouts, at which time it was called the Mariner Program. Today the Seaport has a fleet of JY 15s and over 50 Dyer Dhows, the largest fleet of Dyers in North America. On any given day, the program can have 80 sailing on the Mystic River. Community Sailing instructors are certified through either the Red Cross or US Sailing for sailing safety, boat operation, CPR and first-aid. Youth programs are geared toward beginners and intermediate sailors ages 8-14. Competent swimmers ages 15 and older may enroll in adult classes. Experienced sailors (ages 12+) who do not require instruction can participate in the racing series. Spring and fall, most community sailing classes are done with the Dyers; then, when participants feel comfortable, they move up to the JYs. In the summer, adults are on both Dyers and JYs and kids are on the JY15s. A racing series through firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Sailing is held in spring and fall. A regatta, the Dyer Dhow Derby, is held for the donors of the Dyers. The large site used for the community sailing program is the Youth Training Facility Fleet: 50 Dyer Dhows and a fleet of 10 JY15s Introducing kids to sailing: “Our approach is simple: We spend some time in the classroom getting people oriented to the terms, the ideas, and such . . . get everyone out on the water and practice. . . . We play games to improve the skills they have already learned. The lunchtime after a morning sail is great because we all can sit around the picnic table and talk about what they learned, how they learned it. and what they need to improve..” Family packages: Family classes are held for one parent and up to two kids or two adults and one child. “We have family sailing classes in the summer.” Contact info: Hallie Payne, supervisor of overnight and community sailing programs reservations; Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355; email@example.com; 860-572-5322, www.mysticseaport.org.
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ing or tripping over the top of some gigantic wall of we crept toward our safe haven, and finally we rounded water. East Point on Richmond Island and surfed into Seal The old wooden boat slammed from side to side. Down Cove. in the cabin, all our carefully stowed groceries and gear “Get the anchor ready,” Dad said. “We’re only going to rattled and flew around, bouncing on the deck and on have one chance at this.” He was right. The incessant the V-berth. Topside, we were taking white water over wind shoved us along like a woodchip in a drainage the bow and the ditch, and if we wipers wouldn’t clear missed our chance, the windshield. We the old Snow Goose Scarborough all hung on to the was going on the Nautical miles cabin top and side rocks. 0 1 2 Cape Elizabeth rails and stared in Bobby and I got wonder as we slid everything ready. We 43°33'N Crescent Beach down into a trough checked the shackle Scarborough Marsh h between monstrous and pin and chain on ac Be Seal Cove h waves as though we the Danforth, then ug ro bo r Pine Point were in a gray pulled a few fathoms a Richmond I. Sc 43°32'N canyon with walls of of anchor line up out water. It seemed like of the chain locker. Prouts Neck Old Orchard Beach we were on a rollerWe could hardly see Saco coaster that never each other: The wind Saco Bay MAINE 43°30'N stopped. We lost had pinned our eyeStratton I. sight of land and the lids back, and flying Sa compass twitched seawater plastered co Ri ve r and bounced inside our wet hair to our Area of Wood I. its housing. faces and streamed 43°28'N Detail “We’ve got to find a off our hat brims. We Biddeford lee,” Dad shouted. hung on gamely to The Pool “Just pray this old the cabin-top rails 70°22'W 70°20'W 70°18'W 70°16'W 70°14'W motor doesn’t quit.” and tried to keep our Years ago, Dad had footing. www.marineillustration.com laminated charts of I yelled at Dad Well here you have it, the whole ball of wax from the mouth of the Saco Saco Bay and Casco northeast to Seal Cove at Cape Elizabeth. that we were as Bay right into the ready as we were cabin top, so it was ever going to be. He easy for us to steady ourselves and study the chart. put the wheel down, walked on the throttle, and “Where are we, anyway?” we shouted. brought the old girl around and up into the wind. I Dad glanced around then looked at the chart. “Right could hear the revolutions of the old Palmer increasing about here,” he said, and he stabbed with his finger at as Dad drove ahead into the oncoming waves. The bow a point about half way between Stratton and Richmond plunged into a wall of water, and Bobby and I got islands, about four miles southwest of Cape Elizabeth. soaked. Then Dad yelled over the shriek of the wind, My friends and I studied the chart and soon spied Seal “Let’er go!” Cove, between Richmond and the cape. We wrestled the Danforth over the bow and let it “Look,” we shouted at Dad in between lurches and drop. Almost instantly the anchor hit bottom and the wild swings. “See if we can get into Seal Cove?” Dad line began to pay out faster and faster as the waves agreed that was our only hope and began to con the boat shoved the boat backward toward the rocks, veering as in that general direction, even as the sky was growing much rode as possible. Minutes seemed to creep by, and darker and the storm more threatening. To this day, I’m then Dad yelled, “Snub her!” We threw a hitch around not sure how we reached our harbor of refuge. I only the bitt, and the rode came humming tight. We held our know that the Franco-American craftsman who had put breath as the anchor burrowed into the muddy bottom. the Snow Goose together at Rumery’s many years be- The line tightened and tugged the bow of the boat fore had built one rugged vessel, and the old Palmer en- around into the wind. Bobby and I made a mad grab for gine just kept ticking away, never missing a beat. the anchor line and flipped the rope into the chock one Even when the bow of the Marblehead plunged into instant before it fetched up singing tight. a giant wave, it was buoyant and rose up, with green We watched incredulously as the anchor line came water running aft and out the large scuppers. Bit by bit, taught and held. We could only imagine the immense gh
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strain the rope was under and prayed it was strong enough to keep us off the rocks. To our relief, the boat obeyed the anchor and kept riding up and over and down the combers that continued to funnel into Seal Cove. We knew there would be no chance to set the spare anchor hidden away in the lazarette. This was it. When Bob and I made our way along the gunwales back to the deck, we found a little oasis of peace and quiet behind the cabin and the windshield. All around us we could see and hear the waves pounding on the shore, and the rocks right behind the old Snow Goose weren’t all that far off. If that anchor drags tonight we’re goners, we thought. By now, Dad had shut down the Palmer, and it seemed almost peaceful without the constant thrum and exhaust burbling behind us. The boat had a canvas dodger that could be raised from the windshield over the helm station for additional shelter; we raised this, the wind didn’t rip it apart, and inside it was dry and fairly comfortable. Bob and I found some dry clothes, and Dad and Bill began to sort out the jumble of groceries and gear that covered the cabin. As we prepared for the long night ahead, each of us was hypersensitive to the sound of the wind and motion of the boat. We knew that if either variable changed, we’d be drifting. We took careful compass bearings and visuals on every identifiable landmark.
I volunteered to go forward and check on the anchor line one more time. I found it just as we had left it, bowstring tight, angling down into the waves, and pulling like a draught horse. For a brief moment I wished Bobby and I had thought to stuff some chafing gear under the line, but it was too late for that now, for we could lift that rope out of the chock. Besides, hanging out on the bow of that plunging and rearing boat was not an especially good idea right at that moment. I would have let out more scope, but our stern was already dangerously close to the shore and Dad wasn’t about to fire up the engine and maneuver in that maelstrom unless it was absolutely necessary. He repeated the old sailor’s dictum that “as long as she cracks, she holds.” I could only imagine what it must have been like aboard a clipper ship and hearing those giant masts creaking and groaning under the strain of the gales. We dug out the old sounding lead and dropped that over the side: Eight feet, and the Snow Goose drew about three. As night was falling and we were preparing the riding light, Bill looked toward the mouth of the cove and said, “Don’t look now guys but we’ve got company.” Up until then, we’d had Seal Cove to ourselves, but a sailing yacht of eye-catching dimensions was racing into the harbor and bearing right down on us. She was a SNOW GOOSE, continued on Page 59
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SNOW GOOSE, continued from Page 54 gold-plater for sure, and we all watched in fascination as the crew brought her into the small cove, rounded up, and released the anchor, which rattled through the hawse pipe. We saw the puff of diesel exhaust as the skipper set her back on the hook, and then everyone disappeared below. Just like that, we thought, they’d rushed into Seal Cove, secured the yacht, and no doubt sped to the saloon for wine and cheese. I went below to argue with the alcohol stove and coax it to run. I passed up some cool beers and got ready to cook our beans and weenies for supper. And still the anchor and rope held. The longer it held, the more accustomed to our tenuous situation we became. We even began to relax a little, but the persistent wind didn’t diminish, and the Snow Goose just kept rising and falling, meeting each roller bow on. Bill and Dad slept in the cabin, and Bobby and I spread out the air mattresses and sleeping bags on the deck, but it was impossible to sleep. All night long, I kept hitching up on my elbows and peering over the gunwales to check our position. We listened attentively for some change in the drone of the wind, and I took bearings on the yacht off to leeward. In the middle of the night, we were awakened by the sounds of their engine starting and more chain rattling overboard. Evidently, they hadn’t allowed sufficient scope, and the million-dollar boat had been dragging. But not the old
Snow Goose. We were up at first light. The wind had finally blown itself out, and you could see some catenary in the anchor rode. We were alarmed, though, when we lowered the cockpit tent and saw boulders and rocks almost touching our rudder. “We’ve drifted,” I yelled to Dad in panic. “The anchor didn’t hold.” But then wise, old Dad reminded me it was low tide and that our little cove had just shrunk in size. The anchor had not dragged at all but had held us safely and securely throughout the night. We watched the fancy yacht up-anchor and motor out of the cove. By the time the sun was up, we’d all had our perked coffee and sausage and eggs and doughnuts for breakfast. We complimented the skipper for planning an extra day for “emergencies,” he hit the starter button, and the Palmer coughed and came up running. Dad shoved the old bent-pipe shifter ahead, and we crept up on the anchor. Bob and I pulled in the rode hand over hand, and then two-manned the anchor. We swished it around to wash that beautiful Seal Cove mud off the flukes, then heaved the Danforth onto the foredeck. Bob looked at me and said quietly, “Well that was interesting. I can’t wait to see where we’ll be dropping this anchor tonight.” Randy Randall is co-owner of Marston’s Marina, a “Clean Marina,” in Saco, Maine.
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THERACINGPAGES George David’s Rambler 100, out of Hartford, Conn., looks formidable at the start of the 186-mile Block Island Race.
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after 4 p.m. Though gaining an edge in the Block Island Race typically means correctly choosing between two current-ridden passages — Plum Gut and The Race — for the fastest passage to Block Island (and then again coming back from it), this year’s key to success seemed to lie in getting to the Long Island shore as quickly as possible after the start. Rambler’s class was the last to start, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Reichel/Pugh 65 Vanquish, out of Kings Point, N.Y., made the move to shore first, while others who were in the middle of the Sound seemed stuck. According to Rambler 100’s Mick Harvey, from Newport, R.I., his team overtook Vanquish about 1½ hours into the race after the southwest email@example.com
breeze kicked in. NavigaRugg also saw the adtor Peter Isler chose to vantage of going to the pass through Plum Gut Long Island shore right both coming and going, away, but since he but it was during the restarted first in the 11turn from Block Island to boat doublehanded class the Gut where the wind (sailing with Dudley Noslightened to five knots or trand of Hamilton, so for a couple of hours. Mass.), he had no other Noting that Rambler classes to follow there. 100’s mission is to break About a mile from existing records and esPlum Gut, Rugg noted tablish a new record from that only those with code Newport to The Lizard zero sails were able to (Cornwall, U.K.) in the stay high enough on Photo by Marcy Trenholm/Storm Trysail Club shore to avoid “running 2011 Transatlantic Race later this summer, Mick The doublehanded team of Peter Rugg and Dudley Nostrand aboard into competing dolHarvey added, “If we had the J/105 Jaded turned in the best overall performance. drums” in the middle of had breeze the whole way the Sound. “When we got in the Block Island Race, we might have taken only 10 close to the Gut, the breeze died, but we had just hours to get around.” enough wind to squeak around the corner and be Peter Rugg, of New York, N.Y., on the J/105 Jaded, flushed through the Gut on a fair current,” said Rugg. won not only the Gerold Abels Trophy for the best per“The last two miles to the finish were the worst,” formance by a doublehanded team but also the Harvey said Rugg. “The wind dropped, the tide was taking us Conover Memorial Overall Trophy, awarded to the away from the mark, and we were rolled by another boat that has won her class and, in the judgment of doublehanded boat. We just had to finish before we the Flag Officers and Race Committee, had the best gave away our time to the other boats.” For complete overall performance. results, visit www.stormtrysail.org.
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Briefly Boothbay on ‘Rolex road’ Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is on the itinerary for The Road to Rolex, an important event in the world of women’s sailing. This racing clinic takes place Aug. 6-8 at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. All women sailors can sign up with or without a boat of their own. J/22s, the boat to be used at the Women's Keelboat Championship in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 27-Sept. 1, will be used. The winning team from each clinic goes on to Rochester. Champion sailors will coach the clinics, one coach for every five boats. FMI: www.learn-to-sail.org, www.ussailing.org
Virginia to promote sailing and interact with sailors. The Roadshow crew — Will Ricketson, of Westford, Mass., and Brooke Thomson, from Newport Beach, Calif. – will participate at events, including regattas, junior program clinics, community outreach programs, adult learn-to-sail seminars. A few such New England events follow: June 28: Olympic Day, New Bedford, Mass., Community Boating Center; July 28-29: Marblehead Race Week and NOOD Regatta, Marblehead, Mass., Corinthian Yacht Club. Find the full schedule at http://media.ussailing.org.
Figawi Race is clean regatta US Sailing’s Roadshow is on at Boston Community boating US Sailing, based in Portsmouth, R.I., launched its inaugural Roadshow program on June 11 at Community Boating, Inc. in Boston, Mass. The Roadshow crew will be traveling along the East Coast throughout the summer, stopping at yacht clubs and community sailing centers from Maine to
The 40th Annual Figawi Race Week last May 28-30 was awarded gold-level Clean Regattas certification by Sailors for the Sea, of Newport, R.I. Entries included sailors from several states, with over 240 boats (including 30 powerboats), and 3,000-plus sailors, visitors and locals in attendance. More than 40 regattas in the
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The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Aug. 18-21, has invited a wide range of recreation sail and power vessels to enter this inaugural gathering, including super yachts, classics, performance racers, picnic boats and lobster yachts. Presented by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, the rendezvous features daily sailboat races and a Poker Run and Photo Pursuit events for powerboats. Participants will have access to both Wayfarer and LymanMorse Boatbuilding yards and will be hosted each night at a different exclusive venue at PEN-BAY, continued on Page 63 Points East July 2011
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PEN-BAY, continued from Page 61 lobster bakes, barbecues, dance bands and fireworks displays. On Aug. 18, Lyman-Morse will open their doors to participants for tours of its boatbuilding facility in Thomaston. That night, the Lyman family will host the fleet at a dinner at the yard. Fireworks over the St. George River will cap off the evening. There will be a class and intensity level to fit every sailor: PHRF Racing Divisions, Cruising Division, DH/SH Division, Multihull and One Design Divisions are offered. Bucket Rules and Jim Teeters Bucket Ratings will apply for the super yacht division. The NOR and SI instructions can be found at www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com. On Friday, power vessels will have a Photo Pursuit; each powerboat will be given a list of wellknown Penobscot Bay landmarks or features to photograph, and the event will combine both navigation skills and creativity. Sailboat racing will be on a variety of windward-leeward and “around the buoys” courses. The fleet of power and sail will end up in Camden Harbor at the end of the day. The Camden Yacht Club, the sponsoring club, will host the gathering for cocktails. Wayfarer will host Saturday and Sunday’s events in Camden. Saturday’s on-the-water events include racing off Camden Harbor. The power fleet will continue the Photo Pursuit to North Haven and Rockport. A dinner dance will be held at Wayfarer Saturday night. On Sunday, after a final day of racing, and after powerboats have completed a Poker Run to Lincolnville Beach, Islesboro, Camden and other points, the awards ceremony at Wayfarer will wrap up the weekend. FMI: www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com.
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Kids are naturally drawn to boats. But will they stay with them? That largely depends on whether or not their appetites are properly whetted at an early age. And the best way to do that is with experience on the water. And with books. There are many classic books about life at sea that are certain to stir the young imagination. Unfortunately, either today’s writers aren’t writing these any more or publishers aren’t publishing them, because there aren’t many boating adventure stories on the shelves these days. I’ll offer my list of favorite kids’ boating classics later. First, a look at a couple of books about boats and the sea that perhaps represent a new genre — books not meant
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back to haunt us — and our children and our grandchildren. Kurlansky wrote “Cod,” a penetrating view into the crash of a fishing stock that once seemed limitless. That book was for grown-ups. “World Without Fish” is for the younger set, aimed at teens with an interest in the natural sciences. Adults will like it, too, but since it’s too late for most of us to save the planet, Kurlansky is laying out the issue for a younger generation, and he pulls no punches. Using conventional text, cartoons and illustrations by Frank Stockton, and lots of very large type in a handwriting font — with the scariest stuff in red — Kurlansky sets out to frighten young people into action with a dismal look at the next 40 or so years as the sea falls victim to overfishing, pollution and global warming. “WITHOUT LARGE BOTTOM FISH TO DRIVE THE SMALL FISH TO THE SURFACE, SEABIRDS WOULD DIE OUT,” warns one bit of blown-up type. On another page large red type on a black background warns, “IF DARWIN IS RIGHT, WE ARE ALL DOOMED.” It continues in white type: “ALL SPECIES WILL HAVE MODIFICATIONS THAT WILL DEVELOP INTO NEW SPECIES, AND THE ORIGINAL SPECIES WILL BECOME EXTINCT.” At times, it all appears too hysterical, and not in a funny way. But borrowing from the style of the popular graphic novels, it does help to drive home the points he is making far more scientifically in the text, which is very readable for anyone with a 4th- or fifth-grade education. It’s a good refresher course in biology, and Darwin for all of us. Kurlansky also uses occasional cartoon panels that tell the story of Kram the natural scientist and his daughter Ailat and their friends who own a fishing boat. Fisherman and scientist don’t see eye to eye, but the evidence mounts as Kram points out the orange sea created by a red tide, the ailing reefs, the lower catches, and the plentiful jellyfish. This book isn’t fun, and it isn’t meant to be. It is a wake-
up call to those with the time and, hopefully, the motivation to do something about it — today’s school kids. To Kurlansky, the situation is dire but not hopeless, and he lays out a clear path for action. For those who don’t go to a conventional school but are home-schooled on boats, Nadine Slavinsky offers a different kind of book. “Lesson Plans Ahoy!” is designed to make the best use of the environment of kids living on boats. Sailing to distant shores is, of course, an education in itself. But Slavinski seeks to enrich that experience with lessons in earth and space science, biology, data management, measurement, the humanities, and physical education. For the biology unit, all you need is a bony fish caught over the side, a sharp blade, pencil and paper, scissors, and a magnifying glass. Kurlansky then leads teacher (parent) and student through a detailed dissection of the fish. I can’t wait to get back on the boat with my grandson to try some of this. And the lesson plans don’t just work for kids being home-schooled on sailboats. They would also be fun on a short coastal cruise or even on a seaside summer vacation. Oh, and those classics? Here are a few: “We Didn’t Mean To Go to Sea” by Arthur Ransome, along with any of his “Swallows and Amazons” books. Great for reading out loud. “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson. “The Boy, Me and The Cat” by Henry M. Plummer. “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe. And, of course “Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, in which we are reminded that “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Sandy Marsters, Points East’s stellar reviewer, was a cofounder of the magazine with Bernie Wideman and its first editor.
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First USCG Leadership 44 is launched by Morris Hull No. 1 of the Coast Guard Academy’s new LeadEight is the optimal number for the Coast Guard ership 44 training vessels, Shearwater, was launched fleet because eight “companies” are at the Coast Guard in late May by Morris Yachts at Bass Harbor, Maine. Academy. If each company has its own boat, the acadThe Dave Pedrick-designed emy says, each can take re44s will replace the sailsponsibility for and pride in training boats off the Ludownership of its own vessel ers board. while at the Academy. Morris won the contract “It’s been designed very to build the vessels last Ocrobustly,” Cuyler Morris tober after a nine-month said. “There’s a lot more maproposal process. Morris terial in this boat than even was selected over several Morris Yachts uses, and we other yards, including build our boats to last a lifeGoetz, Hinckley, Pearson time. It’s being built to have and Tartan. The initial cona long service life.” tract was to build four of the “Frankly, our boats take a possible eight total boats in beating,” he said. “We’ve got the Leadership 44 fleet. cadets on there who have Pedrick based the Coast never sailed before.” The Guard design on one he creboat also needed to be fast ated for the U.S. Navy sailand stable, so it could be Photoc courtesy Morris Yachts raced, and it had to be safe, ing program. “We look at the partner- The tough, fast and stable Leadership 44 Shearwater lies he added. ship of designer and builder in the slings before her launching at Bass Harbor, Maine. The Academy believes that for our Leadership 44 proputting cadets under sail is gram as a huge win/win for everybody involved,” said the best way to teach future maritime officers the Bob Hallock, Leadership 44 procurement chair for the ways of the sea, and acquire a love for its lore. Under academy. “We have in David Pedrick one of the most sail, the future officer gains a greater appreciation and acclaimed yacht designers in the world, and in our respect for the wind, waves, and tides. The on-thebuilder, Morris Yachts, we have arguably the finest water program often gives cadets their first experience builder in the country and a firm that will be our part- at command and control at sea. FMI: www.morrisyner long after our last boat is launched,” achts.com, www.cgaleadership44.org.
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Two Shellback dinghies built in Searsport science program Two new wooden Shellback dinghies were launched at the Searsport, Maine, town dock in May, representing the successful completion of a semester-long science course for seven students from Searsport District High School. Since January, students Holly Hassapelis, Derrik Kenney, Alex Lane, Emily LaRosa, Jason Pendleton, Shane Sauer, and Rebecca Trimble had been working on the boats with master boatbuilder Greg Rössel at the Penobscot Marine Museum. This was a collaboration between the museum and the high school designed to teach physical science by exposing students to boat-related concepts such as center of effort, buoyancy, vectors, and drag. Science teacher Michelle Andre accompanied the students during much of their shop time, making sure that they met physical science standards through a combination of hands-on and traditional learning activities.
Community volunteers Fred Kirchais, Dave Lawrence, and Rick Fitzsimmons provided additional boatbuilding assistance, and the museum donated work space, tools, and administrative support. The project was funded primarily by a grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation, with additional assistance from the Traditional Small Craft Association’s John Gardner Fund. The boats will remain at the dock for a few weeks, giving the students a chance to try out their creations on the water. The dinghies will then return to Penobscot Marine Museum, where they will be placed on display and advertised for sale at $3,500 each, including oars and sailing rigs. Proceeds will go to fund the program next year, when the project will incorporate academic credit in mathematics as well as science. FMI: Contact Searsport District High School principal Brian Campbell at 207-548-2313.
Briefly Goetz Composites, in Bristol, R.I., fabricators of race boats, including 10 America’s Cup vessels, has completed the restoration of one of Buckminster Fuller’s most iconic structures, the 24-foot Fly’s Eye Dome. The restored dome was unveiled to the public in late May. Patented in 1965, Fuller created two prototypes of this structure: a 24-foot and a 50-
foot dome. The basic components will produce a fully equipped, air-deliverable, energy efficient house that weighs and costs about as much as a good automobile. The dome will be part of the contemporary art and design collection of Craig Robins, CEO and president of Dacra, Miami. FMI: www.goetzboats.com, www.bfi.org.
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Maine Sailing Partners, in Freeport, Maine, has signed on Richard Dowzall, formerly of Lyman-Morse, to start their custom-canvas division, which will specialize in dodgers, biminis, enclosures, and interior and exterior cushions for both sail and power boats. Since 1983, Maine Sailing Partners has been designing, building and servicing sails for racers, cruisers, one-designs, and multihulls. In August 2008, Maine Sailing Partners moved into the new Freeport sailmaking and repair facility at 24 Noble Drive, designed and built to accommodate the largest yacht sails to the smallest dinghy sails. FMI: www.mesailing.com. Boatmoorings.com, a clearing-house for products and services for anchoring boats, docks and marine structures, recently installed new “low-impact” moorings around Misery Island for the town of Beverly, Mass. Instead of having a concrete block sitting on the marine habitat and having a heavy chain sweep around the bottom destroying vegetation, these moorings have a helix anchor screwed into the substrate and a floating elastic “Eco-Mooring Rode” suspended above the bottom. They reportedly have more holding power than the blocks, and the Eco-Mooring rode is said to be four times stronger than the chain typically used. Also, boats are said to ride better with the elasticity. FMI: www.boatmoorings.com, www.helixanchors.com. Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Conn., has been awarded a $10,000 grant by Tourism Cares, a travel industry charitable organization for tourism preservation, conservation, restoration and education. The Museum is home to a recreated 19th century seafaring village and over 500 historic watercraft, in-
cluding the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling vessel in the world. The special grant will be used to for tools and supplies to help the Museum maintain its grounds and infrastructure. FMI: www.mysticseaport.org. She Worthy Charters, of South Portland and Saco, Maine, is a new charter business run by Capt. Michele Plourde with her 38-foot Egg Harbor cruiser. Services include fishing, whale-watching, harbor and sunset cruises, bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding ceremonies, business functions, captain for hire, and scattering of ashes at sea. FMI: www.sheworthycharters.com. Langan Design Partners, in Newport, R.I., has announced that Calliope, the latest motor yacht from the office’s drawing boards, has won the World Super Yacht Award for the best three-deck semi-displacement or planing motor yacht. The late Bill Langan, of Jamestown, R.I., led the design of this project from its initial conceptual phase in 2006 to her launch in summer 2010. This vessel can take her owner and eight guests most anywhere in the world. The interior decoration is by Candace Langan Design, also of Newport, whose principal, Candy Langan, is Bill’s widow. FMI: www.LanganDesign.com. Stephens Waring Yacht Design has moved its office from Brooklin, Maine, to 92 Main St., 3rd floor, in Belfast. Their old office – Stephens Waring White Partnership — was adjacent to Brooklin Boat Yard, owned by former partner Steve White. “While their long friendship with White remains unchanged,” the Ellsworth American stated, “they will no longer have any formal connection with Brooklin Boat Yard.”
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The adventure starts here! When you shove off from Kennebunkport Marina, the world is your oyster. The knowledgeable staff and factory-certified mechanics of Kennebunkport Marina are ready to welcome you with convenient slips, complete commissioning services and the nicest spot on the river. As a full-service marina, we can meet the needs of every boat owner.
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Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor An exhibit that explores the origins, traditions and symbolism of tattoos in American maritime culture. Over two centuries of ancient and modern tattooing tools, flash (tattoo design samples), and tattoo-related art, historic photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of how tattoos entered the sailor’s life, what they meant, and why they got them. www.mysticseaport.org
Until 10/23 Penobscot Marine Museum Penobscot Marine Museum opens for 2011 featuring two new, year-long exhibits: 75/75! 75 Favorites from PMM’s First 75 Years: Curator’s pick of the best, most interesting, oddest, most important, most beautiful, and most valuable items in the collection. And The Art of the Boat: A juried art show featuring works in varied media, exploring the boat as a work of art and the boatbuilder as an artist. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org email@example.com
Annual July 4th Boat Parade Kingman Yacht Center, Cataumet, Mass., 10am - 2pm. As many as 20 boats have participated each year - dressed to the theme of the day - a great time for participants and spectators alike. Cash prizes are awarded for best-dressed boat in a number of categories. Participating boats should pre-register so we know who’s coming, and assemble at 10:00AM at the head of the mooring field channel. www.kingmanyachtcenter.com/event/ Searsport Lobster Boat Races and Antique Power Day A town-wide day of activities: Lobsterboat races, antique engine and lobsterboat exhibit, radio-control model racing, crafts for children, rowing race and more. Taking place at Penobscot Marine Museum, Mosman Park, and Town Dock, Searsport http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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Edgartown YC Roundthe-Island Race The Edgartown Yacht Club Round the Island (RTI) Race will be held at Edgartown, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The Edgartown Yacht Club (EYC) is the Organizing Authority. Normally it is possible for both cruising and racing boats to finish the 52nautical mile course by late afternoon or early evening. If the tidal currents or wind conditions make going slow, the Race Committee will finish the race just north of Menemsha. www.rtirace.org
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U.S. A-Team Hydroplane Racing Thompson, Connecticut. www.ateamboatracing.com
2011 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race This is an offshore 360 mile Category 2 event held every two years, alternating with the Newport to Bermuda race. It includes divisions for IRC, ORR, PHRF and Multihull yachts. The total fleet size is approximately 100 boats. Contact Geoff Smith, Boston Yacht Club Marblehead to Halifax Race Committee. 508.358.7542 (H) 508.361.0202 (Cell)
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Downeaster Days Summer Day Camp Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Maritime-themed summer camp for kids from 5 to 11. Six one-week sessions are offered. Each camp include arts, crafts, field trips, science, outdoor activities and lots of fun in a safe, educational environment.
Providing a full spectrum of services for outfitting and maintaining your motor or sailing vessel Portland Yacht Services is a full service Boatyard and Marina with practical off-shore experience for restoration, refits and rebuilds of cruising yachts. Our dedicated staff handles all types of storage, maintenance, refits, and restorations on any type of boat or yacht. Our marina of 128 slips and 18 moorings is a short walk from the historic Old Port.
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races will be held July 29-31. More than 230 one-design boats will race. FMI: Contact Greg Deegan, regatta chair. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vineyard Cup The Vineyard Cup Regatta will be held on the waters of Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound off of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Sail Martha’s Vineyard invites vessels 18 feet in length and greater to come and enjoy a fun and affordable event. All proceeds of the event help to support the year round maritime programs of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. www.vineyardcup.com
Boatbuilding and Restoration Program Newport Campus of IYRS, Newport, R.I., 4-7 p.m. www.iyrs.org
Marine Systems and Composites Technology IYRS Training Program, Bristol Campus of International Yacht Restoration School, 4-7 p.m. www.iyrs.org
Penobscot Bay Day: Special 75th Birthday Edition 10:00am - 5:00pm Free museum admission, cake, crafts, music, balloons, presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more. http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org firstname.lastname@example.org
69th Annual Hyannis Regatta Hyannis Yacht Club, Hyannis Mass. The Ocean Racing Class (PHRF) will compete July 23-24. One-design
BassAckwards Race Weekend Held every year on the last Saturday in July, some 300 participants man a fleet of 50 or so boats to compete for the trophies, the chair, and bragging rights as the team that somehow managed to get to Cleveland Ledge Light and back faster than anyone else without loss of life, limb or dignity. www.bassackwardsrace.com
39th Buzzards Bay Regatta New Bedford Yacht Club, Padanaram, Mass. More than 450 boats and nearly 1,500 competitors in 2010; 13 classes from 13-foot Lasers to the 55- to 60foot PHRF racing classes. www.buzzardsbayregatta.com SSCA 21st Annual Downeast Gam Seven Seas Cruising Association, Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s cottage on Broad Cove, Gilkey Harbor, Islesboro, Maine (44 16.0N, 68 58.9W). Dinghy raft-up cocktail party Friday afternoon Aug. 5. Members and nonmember welcome. No admission. Potluck lunch Saturday. Speaker nautical author Jim Nelson: Decision at the Chesapeake. Call for more information .207-734-6948
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Eastern Cove is possessed of a compelling drama, great sweep of sea and no sigh of man's ambitions.
What little I know about Eastern Cove astern Cove is one of those wild and brooding places that quiet you. Rugged jolts of pink granite sheer above restless waters, giving way to angled escarpments, inviting meadows, rocky beaches, and compelling drama absent any sign of man’s ambitions. A spectacle for the eyes and sentiment — felt as much as seen — there’s a certain gravity to it, and if fog comes creeping in as it not infrequently does, few places feel more estranged from civilization. Perched precariously on the very margin of outlying islands, eight miles seaward of Maine’s Mount Desert, this rugged, rock-girt bight in the Long Island shore is a fair-weather roadstead, not a snug cove. It can feel volatile. The empty sweep of ocean stretching away to the east is a stirring counterpoint, and sometimes an uneasy scend of sea makes in, kicking our watchfulness receptors into high gear, which is an intense way to see a place. At the head of the anchorage, a rocky crescent of beach rises sharply to a narrow isthmus, separating it from West Cove. Basketball-sized stones cover the beach and bottom, which slopes away steeply but has always held our CQR securely in depths of 20 to 30 feet. A bit of surf often washes the strand, though our landings have been uneventful. Because the beach is steep, the retreating waters quickly ground the dingy and offer precious seconds to haul it clear. Almost the entire islandscape to the north and west
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is part of a Maine Coast Heritage Trust Preserve. The beach is a crossroads, offering access to miles of trails. From the crest of the strand, West Cove frames a lonely seascape stretching away to the pale loom of Isle Au Haut. Scanning the anchorage, our boat always seems smaller and farther from shore than it did when we dropped the hook. On clear nights the stars are stunning and we’re wary. A wind shift, north through east and south could be trouble. Eastern Cove is always in your face. The saw-toothed profile of the south shore is softened by grassy hummocks that beg exploration. Meadows roll like swells, the hollows dark and damp, the high ground carpeted with wildflowers and grassy knolls that on sunny days invite you to recline in their warmth, watch eagles soar or listen to the wild chorale of birds, insect kind and surf on the weather shore. A trail describes the bold shore of Rich’s Head. The mountains of Mount Desert rise theatrically above avenues of granite at Yellow Head. Plovers gather fretfully. This is admittedly the barest of summaries, but after many visits it still seems I know too little of it and must return once again. David Buckman is a starving writer. His book, “Bucking the Tide,” about discovering the wild New England coast in a $400, yacht is available at www.eastworkspublications.com
2011 MARINA LISTINGS DOCKAGE
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WEST Brewer Yacht Haven Marina
Brewer Stratford Marina
CENTRAL Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina Branford Brewer Pilots Point Marina Westbrook
9/65a 0/20 65' C 9 0/40 130' C
Brewer Dauntless Shipyard Brewer Ferry Point Marina
Essex Old Saybrook
Brewer Deep River Marina Yankee Boat Yard & Marina, Inc. EAST Mystic Shipyard Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic
CONNECTICUT 0/25 130' 110/220 W/P L/C 0/6 90' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C
ALL W ALL W
W/P L/C W/P L/C
ALL W R/S W
9/12 5/10 110' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C 9 0/4 45' C 110/220 W/P L/C
ALL W ALL W
Deep River Portland
R/S P/W R/S W
9/68 /30 140’ 9/11 0/5 50' C
ALL W ALL W
BAY Wickford Warwick Warwick
401-884-7014 401-884-0544 401-884-1810
9 9 9
6/6 110' 110/220 W/P L/C ALL G/D 18/20 50' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C I/W/F/P/S/R/E 0/30 150' 220 W/P R/L/C ALL G/D
I I I
ALL W ALL W ALL W
NEWPORT-NARRAGANSETT BAY Brewer Cove Haven Marina Barrington
0/5 100' P
Brewer Sakonett Hinckley Yacht Service-RI
0/6 55' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C/RL ALL 11/CALL150' 110/220 W/P L/C ALL
ALL W ALL P/W
0/5 60' C 110/220 W/P L/C ALL 20/5 55' C ALL W/P L/C/RL ALL
W/P L/C W/P L/C
RHODE ISLAND WEST NARRAGANSETT Brewer Wickford Cove Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina
2011 MARINA LISTINGS DOCKAGE
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MASSACHUSETTS BUZZARDS BAY Burr Brothers Boats Inc. Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina
Marion 508-748-0541 North Falmouth 508-564-6327
4/4 55' 110 W/P L/C 0/3 55' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C
ALL W ALL W
CAPE COD Nantucket Boat Basin
0/170 316' P/C ALL
Cataumet Cataumet MacDougall's Cape Code Marine Service Falmouth Crosby Yacht Yard, Inc. Osterville
508-563-7136 508-563-9366 508-548-3146 508-428-6900
71 69 9/71 9
W/P W/P W/P W/P
ALL ALL ALL ALL
G/D G/D/C G/D G/D
C/G/I C/I C/I C/I
R/S R/S ALL R/S
Nauset Marine Millway Marina
East Orleans Barnstable
16/9 /5 42' 0/2
BOSTON SOUTH Brewer Plymouth Marine
9/72 0/25 100' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C
C/I/B ALL W
Bare Cove Marina Captains Cove Marina
Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina
Boston Yacht Haven NORTH SHORE
Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard Pickering Wharf Marina Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Salem Salem Salem
Kingman Yacht Center Parker's Boat Yard
Manchester Marine Manchester-By-The-Sea Cape Ann's Marina Resort Glousester Enos Marine/Pier 7 Gloucester Newburyport Marinas Newburyport Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Inc. Newburyport Yankee Landing Marina Newburyport
0/20+ 125’ 10/3 110'
4/4 35' 0/20 80'
ALL 110 110/220
L/C L/C L R/L
W/P RL W RL
W RL W/P
W W W W
C/G/I R/S I R/S W I/F/E
0/10 125' P/C 110/220 W/P 16/9/8 /30 320' 110/220 W/P
ALL W R/S W
978-744-0844 978-744-2727 978-740-9890
9 9 8
6/8 100' ALL W L/C 0/10 20' W/P 40/25 65’ P/C 110/220 W/P L
R/S ALL W ALL W
978-526-7911 800-626-7660 978-281-1935 978-465-9110 978-465-3022 978-463-0805
72 10 16 /7 71
8/3 45' 110 3/6 150’ 110 1/1 60' P 110/220 50/50 150’ C 110/220 5/5 100' 110/220 27/60 80' 110/220
W/P L/C W/P W/P W/P W/P
C I/O/F/P/E L/C/RL I/O/F/P/S/R/E G/D L/C I/O/F/P/S/R/E P/C L/RL
I C/I ALL C/I I
R/S ALL R/S W ALL R/S W R W
2011 MARINA LISTINGS DOCKAGE
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NEW HAMPSHIRE Hampton River Marina Hampton Beach Great Bay Marine Newington / Portsmouth
40' CALL 65'
W/P L W/P L/C/RL ALL
W/P R/L W/P RL W/P RL W/P RL
C/I C/I/B C/I/B I
ALL P R/L R/S W R W
C/I/B ALL C/I/B I I C/G/I C/I C/I
ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL R
C/I C/I I C/I
ALL W ALL R/S ALL W
C/I I C/I C/I
S W R/S P R R/S W
ALL ALL C/I/B ALL W
MAINE SOUTHERN MAINE Kittery Point Yacht Yard
York Harbor Marine Service Webhannet River Boat Yard, Inc Kennebunkport Marina Marston's Marina
York Harbor Wells Kennebunkport Saco
207-363-3602 207-646-9649 207-967-3411 207-283-3727
9/6 1/CALL 16/9 9 0/CALL 16 2 /2
CASCO BAY REGION Spring Point Marina South Port Marine Sunset Marina DiMillo's Old Port Marina Portland Yacht Services Maine Yacht Center Handy Boat Service Inc. Yarmouth Boat Yard
South Portland South Portland Portland Portland Portland Portland Falmouth Yarmouth
207-767-3213 207-799-8191 207-767-4729 207-773-7632 207-774-1067 207-842-9000 207-781-5110 207-846-9050
9 78 9/16 9/71 9 9 9
0/35 200' C 110 W/P L/C 0CALL / 150' P/C 110/220 W/P L/C/RL CALL 110/220 WP RL 0/25 250’ C 110/220 W/P 10/ 220' P WP C/RL 500'+ 0/20 150' C 110/220 W/P L 40/ 125' 110 W/P L/C CALL 0CALL / 46 110/220 W/P L/RL
Yankee Marina & Boatyard Royal River Boatyard Strouts Point Wharf Co Brewer South Freeport Marine
Yarmouth Yarmouth South Freeport South Freeport
207-846-4326 207-846-9577 207 865 3899 207-865-3181
65' 2/4 70' 2/2 90' 3/8 130'
Chebeague Island Boat Yard Chebeague Island 207-846-4146 Diamond's Edge Marina Great Diamond Island 207-766-5694 Paul's Marina Brunswick 207-729-3067 New Meadows Marina Brunswick 207-443-6277
9 9 9
5/0 50' 0CALL / 36’ 2/0 40' 0/4 24'
W R/RL ALL W W/P C ALL W C/RL I/O/P
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
W/P C/RL ALL
45' 42' 36' 45
110/220 110/220 110/220
I/O/F/P/E ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
G/D G/D/P G/D G/D G/D ALL
W/P L/RL ALL W/P L/C/RL ALL W/P C ALL W/P ALL
G/D G/D G/D G/D G/D G/D
P/W W W P/W W W P/W W
2011 MARINA LISTINGS DOCKAGE
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MARINA Great Island Boat Yard Kennebec Tavern Marina Robinhood Marine Center
CITY Harpswell Bath Georgetown
TEL# 207-729-1639 207-442-9636 207-371-2525
5/5 65' CALL 38' 15/10 65'
Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2970 Southport Island 207-633-2970 Boothbay Harbor 1-800-248-2628
W/P L/C 220 W/P L/C W/P
Boothbay Harbor Marina Carousel Marina Ocean Point Marina Broad Cove Marina MIDCOAST Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Port Clyde General Store
Boothbay Harbor 207-633-6003 Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2922 E. Boothbay 207-633-0773 Medomak 207-529-5186
9 9 9/18 9/16
C 110 W/P 27/15 180' 110 W/P RL 5/5 150' C 110/220 W/P R/C/RL ALL 2/0 35' W/P I/O/F/P
Thomaston Port Clyde
CALL 150' 20/ 50' CALL
Cod End Lyman-Morse at Tenants Harbor Trident Yacht Basin Landings Marina Journey's End Marina Knight Marine Service Ocean Pursuits Camden Town Docks Dark Harbor Boat Yard Belfast Public Landing Bucksport Marina Winterport Marine
Tenants Harbor Tenants Harbor Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland Camden Dark Harbor Belfast Bucksport Winterport
207-372-6785 207-372-8063 207-596-0082 207-596-6573 207-594-4444 207-594-4068 207-596-7357 207-236-7969 207-734-2246 207-338-1142 207-469-5902 207-223-8885
Hamlin's Marina Billings Diesel & Marine Brooklin Boatyard
Hampden Stonington Brooklin
207-941-8619 207-367-2328 207-359-2236
BOOTHBAY REGION Boothbay Region Boatyard Wotton's Wharf Tugboat Inn & Marina
350’ 9/19 10/8 80’ 500
16/9 9/68 16 9/11 9/18 9
W/P C/RL W W/P L/C
G/D G ALL
C/I G/I C/I
ALL P/W R P/W ALL W
C/I I I
ALL P/W ALL W ALL P/W
ALL G/D G/D
G/I C/G/I C/I G/I
ALL ALL ALL R/L
ALL W C/G/I R/L
10/0 60' 7 100’ 220 + 10/220 0/20 200 ’ 16/12 180 110 0/14 225' 110 16/9 110' P/C 110 25/0 110 9 20/0 65' 9/16 6/25 160' 110/220 16 0/6 90' 110 9/16 2/5 50' 110 6/CALL 48’ 9 110 16 10/15 110/220 4/CALL 60
W/P L/C W W/P C/RL W/P W/P W/P L/C W L/C C/RL W W/P W/P W/P
R/L/C RL RL RL
ALL G/D/P ALL G/D I/W/F/P/S/R/E G/D ALL G/D ALL G/D G/D I/O/F/P/R/E G ALL G/D/P
W/P RL I/O/F/P/S/R/E G/D W/P L/C ALL G/D W L/C/RL E/W/F/P/S/R/E
W W W P/W
I I C/I C/I
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G/I C/I I G/I/B
R ALL R/S P/W ALL P ALL W
R ALL P
2011 MARINA LISTINGS DOCKAGE
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MARINA MDI Morris Service - Bass Harbor Hinckley Yacht Service-ME Dysart's Great Harbor Marina Morris Service - NE Harbor Town of Northeast Harbor John Williams Boat Company
SW Harbor SW Harbor NE Harbor NE Harbor Mount Desert
207-244-5572 207-244-0117 207-276-5300 207-276-5737 207-244-5600
10 9 9 9 9
70/0 120' 0/90 180'
DOWNEAST Jonesport Shipyard Moose Island Marine
9 5/0 42' 16/11 2/0
Eastport Lobster & Fuel
W/P W/P ALL W/P CALL W 50/ CALL 165' P/C 110/220 W/P 10/0 70' 110/220
L/C ALL RL L/C/RL ALL
D/P/C D/P/C D
C/I C/I C/G/I C/G/I
ALL ALL ALL ALL R/S
W P P/W W P/W W
C ALL W C/I/B R/S P G/D
CANADA NEW BRUNSWICK St Andrews Market Wharf NOVA SCOTIA Parker-Eakins Wharf & Marina Killam Bros. Marina Yarmouth Brooklyn Marina
14/16 18/0 220'
902- 742-7311 902-740-1380 902-354-4028
0/12 75' 8/15 250' 68/16 3/15 45'
110 110 110
W W W
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Diamond Cove Marina Portland DiMillo’s Marina Portland Portland Yacht Services Portland Maine Yacht Center Portland Casco Bay Friends Of Casco Bay Pumpout Boat Handy Boat Falmouth Town of Falmouth Falmouth Paul’s Marina Brunswick Dolphin Marine Services Potts Harbor Royal River Yankee Marina Yarmouth Royal River Boatyard Yarmouth Harraseeket River Brewers Marine South Freeport Strouts Point Wharf South Freeport Quahog Bay Great Island Boatyard Harpswell New Meadows River Sebasco Harbor Resort Phippsburg New Meadows Marina Brunswick MID-COAST - Kennebec River Public Landing Bath
766-5694 773-7632 774-1067 842-9000
P P P P
776-0136 781-5110 781-2300 729-3067 833-6000
P P P P P
Richmond Landing Nash Marina Smithtown Marina Foggy Bottom Marina Sheepscot River Robinhood Marina Boothbay Region Boat Town of Wiscasset Boothbay Harbor Blake’s Boatyard Brown’s Wharf Carousel Marina Signal Point Marina Tugboat Marina Boothbay Harbor Cap’n Fishs Marina Damariscotta River Ocean Point Marina Medomak River Broad Cove Marine St. George River Lyman-Morse Boatyard
Richmond Richmond Gardiner Farmingdale
737-4305 737-4401 582-4257 582-0075
P P M P
Georgetown Southport Wiscasset
371-2525 633-2970 882-8200
P P P
Boothbay Harbor 633-5040 Boothbay Harbor 633-5440 Boothbay Harbor 633-2922 Boothbay Harbor 633-6920 Boothbay Harbor 633-4434 Pumpout Boat 633-3671 Boothbay Harbor 633-6605
P P M P P P P
East Boothbay 633-0773
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Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland
594-0312 594-4444 596-6573 236-8100
P P P P
Camden Pumpout Boat
Pumpout Float Bucksport Winterport Winterport Hampden Bangor
323-4594 469-5902 223-4781 220-8885 941-8619 947-5251
P P M P P P
Blue Hill Bay Billings Marine Stonington Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club Pumpout Boat Ellsworth City Landing Ellsworth MOUNT DESERT AND DOWNEAST Bass Harbor Morris Yachts Tremont Up Harbor Pumpout Boat Southwest Harbor Great Harbor Marina Southwest Hrbr. Hinckley Company Southwest Hrbe. Downeast Diesel Southwest Hbrb. Southwest Boat & Svce. Southwest Hrbr. Somes Sound-Henry R. Abel Pumpout Float Northeast Harbor Clifton Dock Mount Desert Northeast Hrbr. Marina Mouht Desert Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Whale Watch Bar Harbor
367-2328 374-5581 667-6311
P P P
244-0117 244-5572 244-5145 244-5525 276-5603
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July Tides New London, Conn.
Bridgeport, Conn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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84 Points East July 2011
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9.2 9.4 9.6 9.9 10.4 10.8 11.1
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Newport, R.I. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
2.5 2.6 2.8 2.9 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.9
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Moonset 6:49 AM 7:53 AM 8:56 AM 9:57 AM 10:57 AM 11:56 AM 12:56 PM 1:56 PM 7:24 3:56 4:53 5:45 6:32 7:13 7:50 8:22
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-0.1 10.8 11.0 11.1 11.0 10.8 10.5 10.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 11.0 10.8 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.3 8.9 8.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.1 -0.4 -0.8
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9.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1 9.7 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.6 1.0 1.3 1.7 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.3 8.7 9.1 9.6 10.1
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Times for Boston, MA
JULY 2011 Day
Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul
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July Tides Portland, Maine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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0.0 -0.3 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.4 10.1 9.7 9.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 10.6 10.4 10.1 9.7 9.3 8.9 8.5 8.1 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.2 -0.3 -0.7
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8.8 9.1 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 9.0 8.9 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.6 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.2 8.6 9.1 9.6
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Bar Harbor, Maine 0.9 0.7 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.0
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Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland
High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,
High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86
Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole
Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport
High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,
High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40
Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol
New London Newport Newport Newport
High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,
High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14
Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport
Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport
High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,
High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85
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0.9 0.6 10.9 11.2 11.5 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.4 -0.1
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10.3 10.6 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.6 10.8 10.9 10.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.6 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.0 8.9 8.9 9.2 9.6 10.1 10.7 11.2
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-0.3 -0.8 20.2 20.4 20.4 20.2 19.7 19.2 18.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6 -0.9 -1.0 -1.0 19.9 19.5 19.0 18.4 17.7 17.1 16.5 16.1 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.0 0.2 -0.7 -1.4
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18.1 18.7 -1.2 -1.4 -1.4 -1.2 -0.8 -0.3 0.2 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.3 18.6 18.8 18.8 -0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.5 2.9 15.9 16.0 16.4 17.1 17.9 18.7 19.5
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17.3 17.7 18.3 19.0 19.8 20.4
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Points East July 2011
T he Gu l f o f Maine fish ing repor ts
North: Warmer temps draw stripers, cod, pollock By Craig Bergeron For Points East Surfcasters are still enjoying the use of artificial lures for stripers. Jointed Bomber seven-inch and wood plugs at the dam in Saco are still a favorite. Rubber shad caught another 40-plus fish at the dam in Saco, Maine. Don’t forget Sluggos or Shankas and weighted jig head Whip-it Eels. All of these have proven themselves and are worth trying. The Marsh in Scarborough and its sandy bottom has been jammed with fisherman on the outgoing tide. The Camp Ellis boat launch on an outgoing tide has a great sandy bottom on which to rest a seaworm. It makes it easier for the stripers to find if you lay the seaworm on a sandy bottom rather than rocky seaweed. John Shae reports he changed his fishing
Jeff Desrocher caught this 25pound, 42-inch striper on June 4 off the shores of southern Maine.
Photo courtesy Saco Bay Tackle
NEW HAMPSHIRE COASTAL PUMPOUT STATIONS George’s Marina, DOVER 603-742-9089
Great Bay Marine, NEWINGTON 603-436-5299 VHF 68
Wentworth By The Sea, LITTLE HARBOR 603-433-5050 VHF 71
Hampton River Marina, HAMPTON HARBOR 603-929-1422 VHF 11
Mobile Pumpout Boat, COASTAL NH AND UP TO CAPE NEDDICK MAINE 603-670-5130 or VHF 9
For more information, call the DEP Boating Division at 860-434-8638 or visit our website at www.ct.gov/dep/cva
Contact the NH CVA coordinator at: All water within 3 miles of the NH shoreP.O.Box 95, line and the Isles of Shoals are part of the Concord, NH 03302 coastal No Discharge Area. All boat sewage 603-271-8803 discharge, treated or not, is prohibited. firstname.lastname@example.org http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/cva/index.htm
86 Points East July 2011
habits at Parsons Beach using clams and a splash of Bio Edge scent; apparently his buddy had outfished him earlier using the same ploy. The offshore surface-water temperatures at Wood Island were reported at between 54 and 56 degrees in early June. Boats filled up the ledges at Tantas and Jeffreys. Talk on the radio was light, and some commented on the 19- and 20-foot ski boats that made the trip out on the foot or less seas. We fished in depths of 170 to 350 feet and had a tough time with the current. We managed to land a couple of haddock cod and some big pollock. The numbers were not high, but with three kids on the boat, and the whales everywhere you looked, it was a perfect day to be on the water. Steve Carlton fished a rainbow Butterfly Jig and red teaser with no bait, which landed him the largest cod of the day at 34 inches. The rest of us fished with clams and a Lav Jig or Cod Bomb and did fairly well. Like I said, with three kids, a ripping current, Power Pro line getting tangled, and watching whales, we had our hands full, all of that still makes for a perfect day.
Joe Filipkowski landed this 15.lpound summer flounder fishing in shallow water off Moonstone Beach in southern Rhode Island.
Photo courtesy Snug Harbor Marina
South: Stripers, blues, scup, seabass, fluke
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Kennebunkport: Arundel Yacht Club, Bradbury’s Market, Chick’s Marina, Kennebunkport Marina, Maine Yacht Sales. Kittery: Badger’s Island Marina, Cap’n Simeon’s Galley, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Mr. Paperback. Machias: EBS Hardware, H.F. Pinkham & Son. Milbridge: H.F. Pinkham & Son. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North Haven: Calderwood Hall, Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast Harbor: F.T. Brown Co., Full Belli Deli, Kimball Shop, Mt. Desert CofC,, McGraths, Northeast Harbor Fleet, Pine Tree Market. Northport: Northport Marine Service, Northport Yacht Club. Owls Head: Owls Head Transportation Museum. Peak’s Island: Hannigan’s Island Market. Penobscot: Northern Bay Market. Port Clyde: Port Clyde General Store. Portland: Becky’s Restaurant, Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Chase Leavitt, Custom Float Services, DiMillo’s Marina, Fortune, Inc., Gilbert’s Chowder House, Gowen Marine, Gritty McDuff’s, Hamilton Marine, Maine Yacht Center, Portland Yacht Services, Ports of Call, Sawyer & Whitten, Vessel Services Inc., West Marine. Raymond: Jordan Bay Marina, Panther Run Marina. Rockland: Back Cove Yachts, E.L.Spear, Eric Hopkins Gallery, Gemini Marine Canvas, Hamilton Marine, Harbormaster, Johanson Boatworks, Journey’s End Marina, Knight Marine Service, Landings Restaurant, Maine Lighthouse Museum, North End Shipyard Schooners, Ocean Pursuits, Pope Sails, Reading Corner, Rockland Ferry, Sawyer & Whitten, The Apprenticeshop. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormaster, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco Yacht Club. Sarentville: El El Frijoles. St. George: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South Bristol: Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, Coveside Marine, Gamage Shipyard, Harborside Café, Osier’s Wharf. South Freeport: Brewer’s South Freeport Marine, Casco Bay Yacht Exchange, DiMillo’s South Freeport, Harraseeket Y.C., Strouts Point Wharf Co., Waterman Marine. South Harpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South Portland: Aspasia Marina, Centerboard Yacht Club, Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Reo Marine, Salt Water Grille, South Port Marine, Sunset Marina. Southwest Harbor: Acadia Sails, Great Harbor Marina, Hamilton Marine, Hinckley Yacht Charters, MDI Community Sailing Center, Pettegrow’s, Sawyer’s Market, Southwest Harbor-Tremont CofC, West Marine, Wilbur Yachts. Spruce Head: Spruce Head Marine. Stockton Springs: Russell’s Marine. Stonington: Billings Diesel & Marine, Fisherman’s Friend, Inn on the Harbor, Island Fishing Gear & Auto Parts, Lily’s Café, Shepard’s Select Properties. Sullivan: Flanders Bay Boats. Sunset: Deer Isle Y.C. Surry: Wesmac. Swan’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants Harbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thomaston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Jaret & Cohn Island Group, Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Lighthouse Depot, Webhannet River Boat Yard. West Boothbay Harbor: Blake’s Boatyard. West Southport: Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport General Store. Windham: Richardson’s Boat Yard.
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Down the rabbit hole y the time you are reading this, Strider, should be well into her last cruise, which I hope and expect will last a decade or more. I’ve sold my business and intend to never shrinkwrap the boat again. I plan to spend a good deal of time in Canada during the next few years. Newfoundland beckons after I’ve explored the coast of Nova Scotia as thoroughly as I have Maine. This plan led me to a fall through the rabbit hole into an “Alice in Wonderland” world developing under our feet in regard to boater licensing and qualifications. Canada now requires that all boat operators carry “Proof of Competency” in the form of a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) professional maritime license, or other item on a list of equivalents. The law applies to nonresidents after the vessel has been in Canadian waters for more than 45 consecutive days. I sure hope that will apply to me. A state-issued card that allows a U.S. citizen to operate in his home state will be accepted by Canada in lieu of the PCOC. So if you are from Connecticut, or one of the many other states that are now essentially licensing boaters, you’re covered. Maine, however, has no licensing scheme and does not issue such cards. I could have taken a U.S. Power Squadron course, but I decided, since I primarily needed the card for Canada, that it would be nice to have one of theirs. Obtaining the card was fairly straightforward since it can be done online and Canada will issue them to nonresidents. I sent an email with a few questions to each of the several Web outfits that provide the online course and exam. Only two responded to my emails, and only one actually answered my questions. Good customer service gets my business, so I sent off about fifty bucks to BoaterExam.com. Canada requires that you spent three hours taking the online course. Each page is read aloud as the page is displayed, but you can push a button to silence the reader. A timer counts down, however, and you can’t continue until it reaches zero. A little experimentation confirmed that the countdown is tied to the voice. You don’t save any time by turning it off. There is a multiple-choice quiz after each section. Most questions are in the usual multiple-choice format, sort of along the lines of: If someone falls overboard, you should: Throw them the anchor. Stop and throw them a life ring. Fire off a flare and wave to attract help. They say that you can always learn, no matter how ex-
perienced you are, and it’s true. Who knew that cable ferries sometimes tow other vessels and you should avoid passing between them and their tow? After I finished the last quiz, I clicked to continue and got a message saying, “You are fast. Too fast. Transport Canada requires that you spend three hours on the test and you have only spent 2 hours 35 minutes. Please go back and review until you have spent the required time.” I went back and reviewed such items as the fact that a regulation fire bucket must have a round bottom (so it can’t stand up) with a small hole that will prevent it from being used for any other purpose, such as washing socks. I was surprised to read, “If you are the owner or operator of a vessel less than 100 tons, you are not required to have the charts, documents and publications onboard as long as you have sufficient knowledge of: * The location and character of charted shipping routes, lights, buoys and marks, and hazards; and * The prevailing conditions, taking into account such factors as tides, currents, ice and weather patterns.” I had always heard that Canada required a complete set of the largest scale paper charts for the waters being navigated in regardless of what electronic charts might be on board. Evidently this is urban legend. Finally, the timer clicked down to zero, and I clicked the button to be transferred to the Transport Canada website where I would take my final exam. The system was down and remained so for several days. I took the exam when it came back online and was able to print off a temporary PCOC card, good for 90 days, immediately. My permanent card, much nicer and more impressive than the one the FAA gave me when I became a private pilot, arrived a couple weeks later.
Down the Canadian rabbit hole Now, about that rabbit hole. There was a horrible incident a few years ago in California in which a sailboat sitting becalmed at night on a lake while the occupants drank beer and watched the stars was run over by a powerboat killing the sailboat owner’s wife. The powerboat was owned by a deputy sheriff, and in a horrible miscarriage of justice, the police chose to charge the guest sitting in the helmsman’s position with manslaughter on the basis that he was the operator of the vessel and therefore responsible for the sailboat’s lights being off. He lost his job, his retirement, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, although he was found innocent because the prosecutors couldn’t prove the lights were off. LAST WORD, continued on Page 96 Points East July 2011
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LAST WORD, continued from Page 93 The concept of the guest being the “operator,” and thus responsible for the lights, was never challenged. It became a legal precedent that the overall responsibility of the owner or master, a core principle of maritime law and tradition, changes with seating position. Those of us who know and respect the traditions of the sea can feel ourselves falling down a long, dark tunnel. Some of the wording in the online course made me suspect that Canada is taking this same position, so I wrote Transport Canada to ask if they consider the operator to always be the person steering the boat. They responded that, yes, any person who touches the wheel while the boat is under way must have a PCOC card or equivalent. I wrote back that I have an autopilot that I frequently use to maintain course while I attend to navigation duties or sail handling. If I have a guest perform the same function under my direct supervision as the electronic gizmo, do they then become the “operator?” Are they required to have proof of competency after day 44? Transport Canada responded that, yes, any person who touches the wheel while the boat is under way must have a PCOC card or equivalent. I figured that made it clear enough and there was no point pursuing it further. If you take your U.S.-registered boat to Canada, you may operate without any proof of competency for up to 45 days. You could buy a boat in Eastport, and your very first outing on the water could be a 44-day cruise in Canada. Anyone may steer the boat, although children must be supervised by an adult. Let’s say you have your PCOC card or other proof of competency and are joined on Day 43 of your Canadian cruise by Bob and Louise, Bob’s new girlfriend. Louise is from Iowa and has never been on a boat of any kind in her life before. Bob has spent 40 years sailing the coast of Maine but never acquired a license or U.S. operator card. On that first day, everyone can steer the boat. You could even let Louise take the deck at night and steer through the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes while you and Bob sleep below. When you wake the next morning, however, only you may touch the wheel or steer the boat. Bob may fix a position, plot a course, handle sails, and read the radar to guide you through traffic in the fog — all things most of us would consider part of “operating,” but he may not steer. You can let the autopilot steer, but if a course change is required, Bob needs to call you up on deck to turn the wheel after the autopilot is turned off. I’d worn out the Canadian’s patience before I could get around to asking if pressing the buttons on the autopilot constitutes steering.
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wore out their patience. One person admitted that their laws led to some weird situations and I was on the “right track.” He then turned me over to someone in media relations who never returned my emails. Anyway, here’s what it appears Alice would find in Connecticut. You are a Connecticut resident sailing your properly registered boat. Bob and Louise have come down from their Canadian adventure to join you for a few days along with your neighbor Jack, who you are taking for his first boat ride. Who may steer? You can steer because you have the Connecticut operator card. Jack may not steer because he is a resident of Connecticut. Louise may steer because she is not a resident of the state. Bob may not steer. What? Why? It turns out that Bob bought a small lot at the end of a country road up in the northwest corner of Connecticut planning to build a retirement cottage there. Because he owns real estate in Connecticut, he is covered by the operator requirements. The weather gets bad and you are delayed in port. Jack has been sick and has had enough. You have to go back to work, so Bob, who is competent to do so, offers to return the boat to the mooring while you go home on the train. No problem — except that he can’t steer. Louise can do all the steering though so everything works out. Bob just has to keep telling her which way to turn the wheel, “The other way . . . No, the other other way.” The ancient tradition of the sea and, to me, one of the most honorable aspects of maritime culture is going the way of so many other things in our world. The concept of the ultimate responsibility of one, and only one, person aboard a vessel for everything that happens is being chipped away by well-meaning laws written around the model of automotive traffic. There are some serious implications in this shift in the legal landscape. If Bob makes a navigational or crossing situation mistake on the trip back to the mooring, Louise could well be the one held at fault because she was “operating.” Bob may be willing to take full responsibility for his mistake, but the lawyer for the owner of the boat they hit could learn that Louise is heir to an Iowa ethanol fortune and decide to make her responsible because her pockets are deeper. If you let guests steer, you now need to take this change in the legal climate into consideration. It is becoming increasingly necessary that both boat owners and guests understand that sitting in the helmsman seat with your hands on the wheel may expose you to significant legal liabilities that were never part of marine tradition or law until just a few years ago. Frequent contributor Roger Long has just sold his vessel-design business and is beginning full-time cruising aboard his Endeavour 32 Strider. firstname.lastname@example.org
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28’ Pearson, 1982 Continual system upgrades by Marina, Universal. Main w/ 2 reef points, 135% tri-genoa. Turn-key, Rockland, Maine.
30’ C&C 30 MK II, 1989 Lively racer/cruiser. Sails and rigging updated to modern standards. Race equipped with vang, Cunningham, outhauls, adjustable backstay, self-tailing sheet winches. Jib roller furling. Raymarine integrated instruments, autopilot. New diesel inboard, about 150 hours.
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Good sails: mylar genoa, Dacron genoa, plus 2 mains and jib. $40,000. email@example.com
$27,500. 860-912-6748. firstname.lastname@example.org 32’ Columbia, 1975 Well maintained cruiser with new mahogany cabinetry. $15,000. Call 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
30’6 Haj boat aka Finn boat Pua Noa. Built in Abo Finland of fir on oak. Sloop rigged club racing boat very popular in Europe, and raced here in Camden, Maine. Sails like a dream. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-7346433.
32’ Pearson Vanguard, 1966 Stunning restoration with custom improvements throughout. $37,950. Call 207-899-0909. www.boatinginmaine.com
32’ Tripp Design Sloop, 1959 Norwegian built, Tripp design, mahogany sloop. Excellent. Recently rebuilt everything. New tanks, electrical, electronics, decks. Refrig, cabin heat, TV etc. Nice inside and out. Near Portland.
34’ Pearson Sloop, 1985 Well maintained with lovely wood interior. Sails beautifully. Huge cockpit, comfortable cruiser. $37,500. Brunswick, Maine. Call 207-729-5105 or email email@example.com
33’ Contention, 1978 Classic Contention sloop, Doug Peterson design - points beautifully. Instruments, 6 berths, 10 bags sails, comfortable for racing/cruising, enclosed head. Well cared for. Appraised $20K, asking $18,500 or best reasonable offer. Midcoast Maine, 207-4154439. firstname.lastname@example.org 34’ Tartan Sloop Roomy interior, solid boat, needs cosmetics. Excellent opportunity to get into a good cruiser. Make an offer. 207-4972701 . Jonesport Shipyard. www.jonesportshipyard.com email@example.com 34’ Pearson 34, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awl-Grip hull. Her equipment includes a spinniker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $29,000. Call 207633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
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35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks, varnished mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.
36’ Pearson 36.5 Pilothouse, 1980 Equipped and ready for cruising or live aboard. Full instruments, radar. Main has Dutchman, roller furl Genoa, freezer, frig, A/C much more. Price just reduced to $44,500. Email or call cell phone 401864-3222. RCR3PH@AOL.com
36’ Herreshoff Ketch, 1986 Nereia, L. Francis Herreshoff Ketch. Well maintained. Single owner. Mahogany on oak frames. Bronze fastened. Westerbeke 40 diesel. Clark sails. Wooden dinghy included. In water Branford Conn. $48,500. 203-481-4160. firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Dickerson Ketch, 1973 Center cockpit classic in very good condition. Fiberglass hull. Low hours on Westerbeke 42 B. Full keel with 4 ft. draft. Upgraded mechanical, electrical, tanks, paint and non-skid decks. Ready to cruise Maine. Call owner 207-8642552 or 207-475-6123. email@example.com
36’ Beneteau 361, 2001 Flag Blue Awlgrip hull, chartplotter/autopilot, additional 4D house battery and 100 amp alternator, dodger Bimini. Excellent condition. $103,000. 207-5579749 firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Ericson Sloop, 1985 Diesel engine. This is a tremendous amount of boat for the money. Beutiful, spacious interior, great sailing characteristics, classic lines. $35,000. Call 207633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com 37’ Classic Wooden Sloop, 1948 John Alden design Coastwise Cruiser. Built 1948, rebuilt 1989. Yanmar diesel. Well maintained. Roller furling jib. $40,000. 603-427-2995. firstname.lastname@example.org
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37’ K/CB Sloop Two boats. Very well maintained. From $55,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-3637997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 38’ Pearson Invicta II, 1968 Therapy was completely re-built in 2000 to 2001 by her owner. Re-equipping included a Universal 25hp diesel, Isotherm refrigeration, Force 10 propane stove, among many other features. All new electronics were added along with new sails and other upgrades. $59,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com email@example.com 41’ Albin Nimbus Sloop, 1981 An excellent value; fully commissioned. She has an attractive varnished teak interior with three separate cabins and two head compartments. $37,500. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 42’ Hunter Passage CC Wing keel 4’6, full cockpit enclosure, new Mack Pac main. Washer/dryer, heat/air,160 gal. fresh water, 8.0 Onan genset 1344 hrs, 63hp Yanmar 2729 hrs. Many extras, great live aboard, sailaway condition. Mooring available, Eliot, Maine. 603-486-5539. $124,000. No brokers please.
POWER Cash for your Boston Whaler. Cash paid for your Boston Whaler. Any condition considered. Please call John at, York Harbor Marine Service at 207363-3602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com
Yamaha, NuTeak decks, teak floor grates, custom console, mahogany bench. Comes with cooler seat, custom boat cover, console cover, bimini, anchor and rode, fenders, fish finder, swim platform, rod holders, nav lights, trailer. $16,000 obo. Call 207.439.3967. Ask for Tom 17’ Key West 176CC, 2010 New 2010 Key West 176CC w/Suzuki 90hp 4-stroke & trailer $24,730. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org 17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885.
18’ Mini Tugboat Fiberglass over two layers of 1/4 marine plywood. 3GM30 Yanmar, Garmin chartplotter/sonar combo, VHF radio. Cushions, cover, ground tackle, etc. 207832-0321. $25,000 or best offer. email@example.com 18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Suzuki 70hp 4stroke & Trailer. Claret Red, varnished teak. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks,
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Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org 18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 18’ Boston Whaler Dauntless Mercury 115 2-Stroke and 2006 Continental aluminum trailer. All new cushions throughout, Bimini top, and a new Garmin 440s GPS/Sounder and Icom VHF radio still under warranty. She has just been commissioned and prepped for the season. Turn key package. $16,850.00. Call David 386-931-9338. email@example.com
19’4 Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo 19’4” X 8’4”. 2010 Suzuki 60hp four stroke, under 50 hrs., large center console, leaning post w/4 flush mount rod holders, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs, SS destroyer wheel, plexiglass door frames, TrexÆ rails, trim and
spray rails. All original warranties. $22,895. Call Gene: 207-418-0387. www.alliedboatworks.com firstname.lastname@example.org 20’ Sea Ray Signature 210 Ready for the waves. Powered by Mercruiser EFI 220hp. $9,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. Email email@example.com
20’ Modified Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo - Modified skiff, 20’x 8’10”. 2010 Evenrude E-Tec 90hp, under 30 hrs., large center console, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs and heavy duty rub rails. All original warranties. $21,995. Call Gene: 207-418-0387. www.alliedboatworks.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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20’ Boston Whaler 200 Dauntless 1997. Powered by 1996 Johnson 175hp. $11,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
21’ Key West NEW Key West 211CC, Suzuki 175, Trailer, T-Top, GPS/Fishfinder and lots more. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com email@example.com
21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
21’ Bristol Harbor Center Console LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
21’ Boston Whaler 210 Ventura, 2003 Ready to take you, your family and friends onto the open water. $31,000. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207363-3602. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest, 2000 With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2011 New Seaway 21 Seafarer, Suzuki 115 4stroke & Trailer. Dark Blue, GPS/Fishfinder, Bimini top, stern seat. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks 207-
22’ Sisu, 1989 New Volvo inboard, 2006. Just 139 hours. $23,995. Call 207-899-0909. www.boatinginmaine.com
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Wesmac in Surrey, Maine, or call 207667-4822 for details. See on our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,com
22’ Sisu with Trailer Fiberglass, 2001 Yamaha V4 130. Asking $34,500. Call or stop in to see boat at Wesmac in Surrey, Maine. 207-6674822 or visit our website. www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
24.5’ Rosborough RF 246, 1999 Nice Solid boat. Engine Just rebuilt. Only 10 hours. $37,750. Call 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full warranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207-633-2922. 25’ Grady White Voyager, 1996 Nice Grady-White 248 Voyager. This boat has radar, GPS, and full enclosure. Yamaha 250hp. $22,000. 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.com firstname.lastname@example.org 25’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $17,500. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207-691-1637.
22’ Sisu, 1978 Excellent condition. 115hp Volvo Penta
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23’ Whitticar, 1964 Whitticar inboard powerboat Avellar. Built 1964 of plywood and fiberglass. Original 185hp Chris-Craft 283 engine reconditioned 2009. Well equipped and well built. $15,000. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.
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24’ Robalo’s, R240 and R245 Both with twin Yamaha 150’s. Great boats for fresh or salt water. Stop in at
25’ Bertram, 1970 Classic fiberglass sportfisherman flybridge cruiser. Great in heavy weather. Immaculate hull, GPS, radar, VHF, depth, twin 165 Mercruiser engines. Sleeps 2+, head. Moving. $15,000. Call 207-2447672. email@example.com 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email email@example.com
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26’ Eldredge McInnis, 1989 A beautiful example of the well known Eldredge McInnis Bass boat, built by the Landing Boat School. Wood hull, single diesel. Located in Southport, Maine. $49,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com email@example.com
27’ Devlin Surfscoter 27, 2006 Pocket Trawler - trailerable plywood/epoxy composite power cruiser, Volvo D3-160, beautiful, fast and efficient. Details at website or 603358-1003. www.keenesignworx.typepad.com/alsek Alsek2@gmail.com 27’ Boston Whaler 280 Outrage One owner. Twin Evinrude 225 Ficht for 450 of hp. $72,900. Call for details at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-3633602. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
28’ ALBIN 28, 2003 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition, Transom Bench Seat, Raymarine Plotter/Radar, Yanmar Diesel, **NEW AWLGRIP PAINT JOB - 2011**$96,900, Belfast, ME 207-415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com
28’ Albin TE, 1997 Well known, rugged and reliable design. Boat has been well maintained and is great shape. $68,000. Call 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
29’ Blackfin Combi, 1996 Marlin tower, Sportfish. Sleeps 2. Twin Crusaders. $61,900. Call 207-899-0909 www.boatinginmaine.com
30’ Classic Lobster Boat A classic Harold Gower, who built the Cadillac of lobster boats, 1970, cedar on oak, solid overall condition, J Deere 4045T 4 cyl, 120 hp. Asking $19,500. Has served well as family launch and artist’s floating studio. More photos and info available. 207-867-2265, email@example.com 30’ Wilbur/Newman Flybridge 250hp diesel 10kt / 14kt. Recent refit, complete exterior Awlgrip last year, new electronics. Portland, Maine. Contact John Morin at Wilbur Yachts Brokerage 207-691-1637. 30’ Bunker & Ellis, 1962 Built by the famed duo of Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis. Lovingly and professionally cared for by two families over the course of her life. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2003, hull and deck awlgrip 2010. $119,000. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
30’ Rampage Sportsman Custom 1988. Offshore sport fishing boat. Beam 11’, draft 2’6. Twin inboard GM 350s. Cabin has enclosed head with shower and overnight sleeping amenities. Well maintained. Under-used and looks great. Located in southern Maine. Appraised at 59K. Will sell for $35K. 575-776-2598. email@example.com 30’ Mainship Pilot, 1999 210hp Cummins, sleeps 2 comfortably, enclosed head w/shower. $69,500. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
31’ Duffy, 2005 STRIDER. Galley-up, nav equipment includes radar, GPS sensor, depth & transducer, VHF, autopilot, compass. Yanmar 360hp 6 cylinder diesel. $197,000. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
31’ Eastern 31, 2003 Downeast Cruiser. Cummins 330, galley up, shower in head. Complete electronics, autopilot, cabin heat. $149,000. 401-783-8143. 32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-224-3709. www.by-thesea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ firstname.lastname@example.org
32’ BHM, 1994 Duet. Classic Downeast hull. Extensive cosmetic and electronics during spring/summer 2010, including new awlgrip on hull and deck. $175,000 www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
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37’ Silverton 37 Convertible, 1989 This Silverton Convertible is well maintained, and in great shape. Owner is upgrading so this one must go. $47,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com 32’ Clinton Beal Lobster Boat, 1968 Cedar on oak, Chevy 235, new house, overall good condition. $18,500. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com firstname.lastname@example.org 34’ Wilbur Express, 2007 Demo CAT C-9, thruster, available now. Southwest Harbor, Maine. Contact: John Morin at Wilbur Yachts Brokerage 207691-1637.
34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.
35’ Duffy, 2006 YANNIE B. Spacious cockpit, galley-up, 6’8 headroom above decks & 6’3 below, great weekend cruiser. $295,000. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
36’ Mainship, 1986 Aft cabin, twin diesel, 2002. Very clean. $59,900, call 207-899-0909. www.boatinginmaine.com
36’ Ellis Downeast Flybridge Cruiser 2001. Yanmar 420hp dsl. Evolution drive. Exceptionally equipped. Elegant interior. Immaculate condition. Inside stored. $395,000. Broker: David Perry, CPYB, Robinhood Marine Center, Georgetown, Maine 207-371-2343. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 34’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser Coast Guard Auxilliary vessel, Yanmar diesel engine, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $198,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or visit our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
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36’ Carver Aft Cabin, 1989 Well kept New England Carver 36 Aft Cabin owned by licensed captains. Recent upgrades include new starboard engine, new holding tank/lines, Raymarine C 80 chart plotter, Kohler 7.3 KW Generator, hot water heater, Tempurpedic Mattress, and much more. 2010-2011 storage and shrink wrap paid. A true turn key boat. $50,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
38’ Eastbay Express by Grand Banks, 1994192,500. The current owner has extensively upgraded her systems. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com
38’ Duffy Sportfisher, 1995 Volute. Excellent opportunity for a sportfisherman to acquire a capable boat in good operating order at a very good price. $135,000 www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 Better than a summer cottage. 360 degree waterfront views. No taxes. No lawn to mow. Custom-built lobster yacht designed for year round living in New England. Located in New Castle, NH $225,000 obo. Check out our website. Give us a call. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com email@example.com 38’ Steel Tug 1966 And passenger charter business. She meets the U.S.C.G. requirement for carrying 6 passengers for hire for harbor cruises, weddings, and social gatherings. $79,000 for both. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 “Fishwife”. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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36’ Penbo Cruiser, 1968 Comfortable and seaworthy with centerhouse design and berths for 5. Full galley, convertible dinette, V-berths, cedar over oak, T6354 Perkins w/4000 hrs, full electronics. Survey 4/09, in water Harpswell, ME. $79,000. 207-721-3819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
38’ Bertram Convertible Mk III, 1987 Twin Caterpillar diesels. $99,000. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com email@example.com 38’ Young Brothers/Pettegrow, 1984 Custom flybridge cruiser. Volvo diesel, low hours. Electronic controls. Recent radar. Located Conn. Will deliver. $89,000. 860-535-8424. firstname.lastname@example.org
39’ Smith & Gray Sedan Cruiser, 1939 classic, well maintained, great layout, new carpets, awning, cushions $29,500. Ask about terms. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com
40’ Grand Banks Eastbay FB Sedan, 1997. Twin Cat 3208 375 hp engines; 5KW Genset; Reverse Cycle AC & Heat; Bow Thruster; Autopilot; Two New Raymarine E-120 Chartplotter/Radars, New Canvas, Seating, Upholstery, & Propane Stove. Mint Condition. $315,000 Yarmouth, ME 207-415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com 40’ Hatteras Double Cabin, 1987 Voyager is a very clean and well mainatined Hatteras 40 Motoryacht. Repowered in 1999 with twin Yanmar 315hp diesels and a diesel genset. Solar panels, recent electronics, fuel system upgrades and numerous other upgrades make Voyager a desirable vessel in a classic Hatteras. $179,000. 207-3712899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com email@example.com 40’ Steel Tug, 1948 Built by Marine Supply in Ontario. Originally used in the lumber trade. This tug would be suitable for conversion to a trawler yacht. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
42’ Matthews Classic, 1956 Double Cabin Flying Bridge (DCFB) Cruiser. Beautifully restored cruiser, a sea-going summer home. Repowered with 2 twin GM V6 220hp delivering 4.5gph @9knots. Complete new plumbing, electrical including Lewmar anchoring system, Garmin chartplotter/GPS and Ritchie binnacle. $59,000. More information and pictures available. Contact: email@example.com
equipped, low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Maine. $110k below list. 1-888-8322287. www.mecat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser 800hp Cat, Freedom lift, many extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $690,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or see on web www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser Twin Yanmar 420hp, twin Hamilton jets, bow thruster, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $460,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or visit our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
42’ Wesmac Flybridge Cruiser Custom finished. 800hp Cat, Onan genset, live aboard, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surrey Maine. Asking $500,000. Call for details 207667-4822 or see at our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, live-aboard
47’ Mainship Cruiser, 1997 Mainship Aft Cabin Cruiser with flybridge. This vessel has had a full-time captain, working for the same owner
TW OA IS
Captain’s License Classes
m a r i n e education Full class schedule on website
Women Under Sail
Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine For Women -- By Women, Aboard 44’ AVATRICE “ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”
WoodenBoat School Idyllic surroundings and the finest instructors. An exhilarating experience for amateurs and professional alike. In session from June to October, offering a wide variety of one and two-week courses in boatbuilding, seamanship, and related crafts. Off-site winter courses also offered. For a complete catalog:
WoodenBoat School P.O. Box 78 • Brooklin, Maine 04616 (207) 359-4651 (Mon.-Thurs.)
Summer Workshops Adult & Youth Sailing Wooden boat building & maintenance, Oar making, Half hulls, Ditty bags, Toboggan building and more! Rockland, Maine www.apprenticeshop.org 207-594-1800 ●
Get out on the water this SUMMER! Safe Boating classes are available • • • • • •
basic sailing or power boating classes classes on YOUR boat celestial & coastal navigation classes diesel or outboard classes “suddenly captain” classes USCG certification classes
58 Fore Street ● Portland, Maine 207-772-SAIL
58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine • www.portlandyacht.com
FMI Call Portland Yacht Services 207-774-1067 See website for schedules
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PROVISIONS Stay Prepared
since purchased brand new in 1997. Two spacious staterooms (sleeps six), two heads, salon and galley. Everything on this boat is in working condition and she is ready to show. Please call Mike at 843-290-6733 or Sharon at 603-9971689. email@example.com
43O 55.585’ 69O 15.547’
Port Clyde General Store Launch & Delivery Service Groceries, ice, beer, wine and liquor
Fuel, Water, Ship’s Store & Restaurant on site
VHF Ch 9
The Niblic Provisions & Gifts Marine Essentials...Island Necessities at Chebeague Island Boat Yard
50’ Wesmac Twin Cummins QSM-11 580hp, twin Hamilton jets, lots of extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $950,000. Call 207-667-4822 or check at website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com Seaway and Key West, New New Seaway & Key West Boats in Stock. Suzuki & Tohatsu Outboards From 2.5hp to 300hp. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207288-8961. www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by Casco Bay's Cliff Island for provisions. Easy deepwater dockside access. Convenient call-ahead orders. Fully stocked grocery selection, wine & beer, Gifford's ice-cream, original candy counter, 207-766-2312 island art & Daily 9-7 homemade soaps. www.pearlsseasidemarketandcafe.com
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T O W N L A N D I N G O N I S L E A U H A U T, M E The "little store" welcomes you fully stocked. FULL SELECTION OF GROCERIES, FRESH MEAT, FISH, PRODUCE, BEER, WINE, ICE, HARDWARE, SOUVENIRS AND MORE. YA R D S F R O M T H E
www.theislandstore.net 108 Points East July 2011
Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com email@example.com
gourmet coffee & baked goods wine & cheese beer, soda & ice 207-846-1015 soups & sandwiches firstname.lastname@example.org Maine made gifts & clothing Chebeague Island, Maine
Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com email@example.com
10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,250 and $1,600. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-5945492.
Waterfront Home W/Private Dock Picturesque Colonial on Barrington River. Tasteful renovations; granite, stainless, wine refrig, brazilian hardwoods, security system... Contact Elizabeth for an appointment 914-396-6338 or email thebesthomeshop.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Commission a Tender Get a great boat while helping a great cause. Custom-built for you by the Compass Project. Come on in and meet your build team. 12’ Bevins Skiff $850 12’ Echo Bay Dory $1950 16’ Gloucester Light Dory $1,600 Call 207-7740682 www.compassproject.org email@example.com
Heated Boat Storage C W Johnson, Inc. Secure heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service/maintenance or do-it-yourself space available during the off-season by moving the boat into the isolated work area. Storage area doors measure 14’x14’. Call Chip at 207-8336443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET
Winterization Diesel Seminar Includes instruction on oil system, electrical system, fuel systems, cooling systems, basic troubleshooting with discussion period and question & answer period. September 25, October 16. Price $175. www.jwayent.net email@example.com
Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details www.guilfordboat.com, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031
Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Further your horizons. Sail free. Since 1993. Call for brochure and membership application. 1-800-4-PASSAGe. Join online at www.sailopo.com
Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in-house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-4393967. www.kpyy.net firstname.lastname@example.org.
lanticchallenge.com email@example.com Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 www.northpointyachtcharters.com firstname.lastname@example.org Inside Storage Eric Dow Boat Shop offers inside storage for lovely boats, reasonable rates, exceptional care. Call Eric to discuss your project needs. Brooklin, Maine 207-359-2277. www.dowboats.com
Fiberglass Repair Position Available Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com email@example.com Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heated Boat Storage Route 90 Rockland. New 80x100 steel building, infloor heat, secure, easy access. Hanger doors open to 16ft. 207596-5994 www.leisuremaine.com Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2011 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207439-9582 or email email@example.com.
Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tie-ups and provisioning. Onsite parking. 207-594-1800. www.at-
cated in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207633-6788. www.brby.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Slips, Moorings, Dinghy Dock in Rockland. Rockland Landings Marina is now accepting seasonal (up to 40’) and transient (up to 160’) reservations. Rates from $900 to $3,600 30/50/100 amp. includes water, electricity and ample, safe parking. Closest proximity to town with showers, laundry and restaurant on site and 100 yds to Hamilton Marine and all services. Blues Fest, Lobster Fest and Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Show reservations filling fast. CFMI Kevin@ 207-594-4899 or 207596-9171(c). email@example.com
Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207-439-9582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Repair Service Coastal Marine Care, specializing in fiberglass repair, carpet installation, dockside detailing, polish/wax, and marine upholstery services. Experienced, efficient, and fully insured. Offering affordable rates. We come to you. 207756-5244. www.coastalmarinecare.com Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com email@example.com Docking Available Kennebunkport Marina has the newest docks on the river with all new power pedestals and water hook ups. Call today to reserve a slip 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are lo-
Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big
CHARTER Call now for availability! “We’re on the job, so you can be on the water.”
Charter Maine! Bareboat • Crewed • Power • Sail Trawlers • DownEast Cruisers
Yacht North Charters 182 Christopher Rd, Suite 1, North Yarmouth, ME 04097-6733 207-221-5285 • email@example.com • www.yachtnorth.com
ONBOARD, NO DETAIL HAS BEEN LEFT UNEXPLORED. UNDER SAIL, NO PART OF THE COASTLINE WILL BE, EITHER.
Buy or Charter • Power or Sail
www.mecat.com 888-832-2287 Charter Maine Cat 30 & 41 Abaco, Bahamas * NEW MC 33 now available for charter *
Women Under Sail
Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine For Women -- By Women, Aboard 44’ AVATRICE “ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”
HINCKLEY YACHT CHARTERS Southwest Harbor, Maine 1-800-HYC-SAIL • (207) 244-5008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C Maine & Caribbean Boat is well equipped with in-boom furling main and electric furling jib.
Contact Jan at Bayview Rigging & Sails Inc.
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one. Call 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com email@example.com Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 9673411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club. www.kennebunkportmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org Kennebunkport Marina Kennebunkport Marina is a full service marina with the staff to meet all of your boating needs. Limited transient slips available. Call 967-3411 for rates. www.kennebunkportmarina email@example.com Help Wanted - Sailmaker Help Wanted - Experienced sailmaker, year around postion, knowledge of all aspects of sailmaking, salary based on experience. 978-388-0017 www.withumsailmakers.com
Compass Adjustments Adjusting compasses for all vessels from Kittery to Castine. Dave Witherill at 207-829-3046 or cell 207-318-0345. www.mainecompassadjuster.com firstname.lastname@example.org Want to Charter Your Boat Experienced skipper/owner/charterer seeks to charter/share your seaworthy, safe, clean, auxiliary sailboat with galley and head. One or two weeks in Southern New England. References available. 518-965-7874. Thanks ron@Drcarfinder.com Offshore Swan Sailing Program Change your life - sail a Swan Offshore: Newport - St. Maarten in the NARC Rally Oct 30th 2011. Every year since 1998. Professional skippers. Very reasonable. Small crew means lots of wheel time. Fun! Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe (800-4727724) www.sailopo.com
Cheap Power Today Run your boat with economical aircooled Briggs and Stratton type engines. Marine conversion manual includes methods for forward-neutral-reverse gearing. From cheap, easy to find local parts. Only $10.95. Capt. Woodie Owen; P.O. Box 32172-PE; Charleston, SC 29417.
2007 Harley-Davidson Touring Road King Classic, for sale by owner. Asking $4500. Contact me at 561-935-3356 or email email@example.com
Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-7815110 http://handyboat.com/
Charter Business Profitable 30 passenger lobster/coastal charter business in Kennebunkport, Maine. Dockage at Nonantum Resort offers excellent opportunities $125,000. Financial information available. 207468-7262 www.rugosacharters.com JohnEMartin@roadrunner.com
Advertiser index Allied Boat Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Bamforth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, 88 Bayview Rigging & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Beavertail Rod and Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Beta Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Black Point Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Blue Nose Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Boat US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 107 Bohndell Sails and Rigging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Boothbay Harbor Adult Sailing School . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9, 70 Boston Yacht Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Brewer Yacht Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Broad Cove Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Buck’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71, 88 Casey Yacht Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Cay Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Charter Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Chase, Leavitt & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Chebeague Island Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Chebeague Island Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Cisco Brewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Coastal Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Coastal Marine Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Cod End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Concordia Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Conn. DEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 CPT Autopilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Crocker's Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Crosby Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Curtis Yacht Brokerage, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Custom Float Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 CW Johnson, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Diamond's Edge Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48,52 Dolphin Marina & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 52 Duchak Maritime Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100, 102 Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Eastport Chowderhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Enos Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Festive Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Finestkind Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Foggboatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Gannon and Benjamin, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Gold-Smith Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Gowen Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 45 Gray &Gray Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9, 46 Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hamlin's Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Hampton River Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
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Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 24 Hansen Marine Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 51,103 Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Co. . . . . . . . . . . .48,52 Haut Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Hinckley Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63, 109 Islesboro Marine Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Jackson’s Hardware & Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63,89 John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 43 John Williams Yacht Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Journey’s End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,75 Kanberra Gel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Kennebec Tavern & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Kennebunkport Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69, 89 Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9, 15 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9, 37 Kramp Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Lake & Sea Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 MacDougalls Cape Cod Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mack Boring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Main Sail Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Maine Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 109 Maine Pumpout Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 83 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Maine Veterinary Referral Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Maptech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 15 Marina Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77, 78, 79, 80, 81 Marine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Marine Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Marston’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 McLaughlin Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Mike Martel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Miliner Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Moose Landing Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,99 Morris Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 22 Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Navtronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Nebo Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 New Bedford Harbor Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 New Bedford Whaling Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 New England Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 New England Burials at Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 New Hampshire Environmental Services . . . . . . . . . .86 New Meadows Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 88 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Noank Village Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Norm Leblanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 North East Rigging Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 North Sails Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71, 99 Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Pearls Seaside Market & Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48,108 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Penobscot Marine Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Pickering Wharf Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Plastic Supply of Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Port Clyde General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74,108 Portland Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 72 Progressive Epoxy Polymers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Regatta Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Robinhood Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,9,15,54,97 Robinhood Marine I40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Russell’s Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Saco Bay Tackle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 SailMaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 107 Sailmaking Support Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Seaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 SK Marine Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Snug Harbor Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Sound Marine Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 South Port Marine Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . .9, 50 Southport Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Spike Haible Centure 21 Baribeau Agency . . . . . . . .63 Spruce Head Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Standout Yacht Fittings, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Stanley Scooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 The Apprenticeshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74, 107 The Booklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 The Dip Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 The Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 The Island Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 The Niblic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 The Osprey Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 The Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Theriault Marine Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Tugboat Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 URLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94, 95 US Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Valvtect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Waterfront Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Waterline Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Webhannett River Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Wesmac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88, 97 Whale’s Tale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Whiting Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Wichard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Wilbur Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 54 Winterport Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Withum Sailmakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 107, 109 WoodenBoat School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 109 Yacht North Detailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Yankee Boat Yard & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9, 15 Yanmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Yarmouth Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 York Harbor Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,98
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