items to firstname.lastname@example.org
for inclusion here next month.
The Mark Steele Challenge to build
the smallest RC Model Schooner on Planet Earth!
There are two classes (a) Smallest RC Schooner
and (b) Smallest freesail schooner.
Form to be emailed with 3 different close-range photos
of the entered model out of the water and/or on the water sailing,
(attention Mark Steele)
by 15th November 2010. There is an award for each class
and winners will be advised by email in early 2011, and photos
and details shown in an article in a 2011 issue of
Marine Modelling International
after that in Duckworks Magazine and
The Model Yacht.
Kayak Kathy wanted a larger cockpit for this kayak
so she grabbed a jig saw and grinder and made one. She'll finish
it up with some kind of fancy combing and it'll look great. As
we've always said, you can't screw up if you're the factory.
Stan's "Nancy's China" is getting close
to the way he wants it. He had her sailing at Cedar Key and she
sailed good with just the big gaff sail. He's added a bowsprit
and big jib with home made roller furling, a curved wooden bimini
top and all kinds of lighting and electrical fixtures. She's ready
to go coastal cruising.
The huge new shop is filling up, it's only been
finished a week, so I'm adding on. The far side is getting an
eight foot addition along all sixty feet. I don't know, it fills
up as fast as I can add the sections. Howard's Texas Sled is starting
to almost look like a boat or a book shelf. He's doing this one
the smart way. He cut out all of the pieces and glassed them on
both sides so he doesn't have to stand on his head to do it after
it's together. You can see the huge shop in some of his pictures.
Notice I didn't gossip about any women in this one.
Isn't there an old saying about never mixing women and boats?
Lucas Boatworks and Happy Hour Club
John Goodman and GIR
I've enclosed some pictures of John Goodman's arrival
in Port Arthur in GIR, his Goat
Island Skiff. He singlehanded her from Freeport.
Thought you might be interested in seeing these. This is under
the Highway 87 bridge just before the ICW hits the Sabine-Neches
Boats on the Trailer
I thought you might get a kick out of this picture. I didn't
have anyone to film or take pictures of us on the water this year
for raft the rio, but I took this photo after we got home of the
puddle ducks and the puddle goose on the trailer.
Use & Stow Equipment, Accessories Anywhere
on Board With New V-Lock Universal Mounting System from Larand
the Demonstration Video
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA (USA) - Now you can use and
stow most of your equipment and accessories virtually anywhere
on board with the V-Lock Universal Mounting System from Larand
There are two marine grade aluminum, anodized components to the
V-Lock system - the base and the insert. Attach a V-Lock base
in a logical convenient location around your boat, then mount
each of your accessories to a V-Lock insert. Use any accessory
where you have a V-Lock base. Use your equipment where you need
it, with the ability to quickly and easily move it or remove it
when not in use.
For more information about the V-Lock Universal Mounting System
and other Larand products, visit www.larandproducts.com
or call 1+877.786.0606 (toll free in the US) or 1+954.977.6333.
Larand Products, Inc. - 2173 NW 22nd Street - Pompano Beach,
FL 33069 USA
Countdown to the Greatest Adventure of
Budapest, 2010. július 24. – One year from now the
international fleet of the AEC will set sail to follow the legacy
of Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias and Henry the Navigator in a
unique journey, through hard struggle to explore the amazing continent
of Africa. The countdown starts!
Yacht sailing races have already been organized in every corner
of the world. So far - except of a few brave sailors - Africa
has been avoided by the challenge seeking yachtsmen. Until all
this! Because, József Gál and Dr. Péter Kondricz,
and their team already started the preparations, to exactly one
year from now on 24/07/11 from the port of Malta the Africa-Europe
Challenge Yacht race can start their charity and cultural mission.
Their adventure around Africa.
„We believe that there are many yachtsmen all over the
world whose heart beats faster when they see the real adventure
ahead. Who are brave enough to sail for a long distance and who
are not afraid to drop anchor on a god-forsaken place instead
of a full-luxury port. Who think about Africa as a dream and take
the courage to get to know it first hand. Who aren’t afraid
of losing their well-known, safe and comfortable frame of life
around them. Who would like to join an event which is more than
a yacht race, more than meeting other cultures, more than charity,
this is all in one and much more: salute to Africa” –
said Mr. Gal and Mr. Kondricz.
In the AEC not only professional teams and yachts, but also amateur
yachtsmen are more than welcome to participate, who can sail with
us only 2-3 weeks because of their engagements.
If you would like to participate in the first international complex
yacht race event series which is exciting, hard, poignant and
imposing, whereby you are going to consider the world a little
bit different, join to AEC Yacht-race! You are going to be enriched
with a lifelong experience!
Nav-Tracker Tracks Stolen Boat In The
HydraSport Recovered 8 Hours Later
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) - A 33-foot HydraSport equipped
with the Nav-Tracker 1.0 wireless boat location and GPS tracking
system from Paradox Marine, stolen from Treasure Cay in the Bahamas
in the early morning hours last Wednesday (July 14), was located
by the system and recovered in Bimini by authorities about eight
“There is no question that without Nav-Tracker, my boat
would have never been found,” said Jose Mas, the owner.
“I had just installed the system two weeks before and I
was amazed at being able to track the boat and follow the thieves.
In addition to the technology, the customer service provided by
Paradox Marine in tracking my boat real time from theft to recovery
was amazing. Everyone at Treasure Cay in the Bahamas was talking
about an owner tracking the boat as it was stolen. Hopefully,
more boat owners will install the Nav-Tracker to help deter boat
thieves,” he added.
Paradox Marine’s Nav-Tracker 2.0 with an infrared beam
sensor and a siren was responsible for protecting a second boat
the same night - some 15 miles away from Treasure Cay, in the
Marsh Harbor area. The owner received an ‘in alarm’
message from their boat as the thieves were trying to steal it.
After the siren went off, the would-be thieves took off.
Last year, Paradox Marine received a service medal from the U.S.
Coast Guard in recognition of the role Nav-Tracker 2.0 played
in the recovery of a Contender stolen in the Bahamas in September,
2008. As many as 27,000 boats are stolen annually and the odds
of recovery are only about 1 in 10, according to the International
Association of Marine Investigators.
When a Nav-Tracker 2.0 transmitter is mounted discreetly on a
boat and armed, a wireless ‘fence’ with a 500-meter
range can be created. If a boat is moved outside of this fence,
Nav-Tracker 2.0 uses Inmarsat based GPS satellite technology to
monitor a boat’s location and notify up to four people by
email and/or text message every 15 minutes with the latitude/longitude,
speed, heading and distance to closest city.
The message transmitted from Nav-Tracker on board the HydraSport
when it was stolen would have been similar to this:
Message From Nav-Tracker
User: Paradox Marine
Asset: M/Y Island Time
Date/Time: 2006-07-25 15:06:28 (EDT)
Event: Geo-fence breached;
Location: 26.05767,-80.1303.3 (0.75 mi NE of Hollywood, FL 33019)
Speed/heading: 9.2 Knots, 144 deg
Google Earth Map: [KML]
Some insurance companies now offer premium discounts or require
GPS tracking devices to be installed on certain types of boats,
including high performance boats and boats with triple high-horsepower
For more information about Nav-Tracker and other Paradox Marine
boat security, monitoring, tracking, surveillance and acoustic
deterrent systems, visit www.paradoxmarine.com
or call 1+954.565.9898.
Paradox Marine - 1200 NE 7th Avenue - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304