August 2016 - Quimby's Cruising Guide
Suntex Acquires Kentucky Dam Marina

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC, an owner and operator of marina properties, announced it is the new owner of Kentucky Dam Marina on Kentucky Lake. In addition to new ownership, Kentucky Dam Marina will now be managed by Anchor South Investments, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suntex. “Kentucky Dam Marina is a prize […] Read More

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The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Managing a Man Overboard Situation

An old sailing buddy of mine, an Englishman by the name of Tristan Jones, had gone places and experienced adventures that most of us dream about. In his later years, he wrote and lectured about his life at sea. At one of his talks, he was asked about “man overboard procedures.” Jones looked at the […] Read More

Chaparral 337 SSX

It doesn’t take an expert to see that the all-new Chaparral 337 SSX is a great-looking sport boat. Big, bold, able-bodied — with dimensions that promise confident performance on large lakes and coastal waters. It’s a bowrider for those wanting to step up to a more luxurious, more capable vessel for entertaining and day trips. […] Read More

Explaining CHIRP Technology

A friend of mine, Capt. Ed “Cookie” Murray, took a boat from Beaufort, North Carolina, to Bermuda with some Garmin sonar engineers who were field-testing CHIRP technology. He said there wasn’t a moment during the passage when they lost bottom lock. In the process, they exceeded Garmin’s previous maximum depth reading of 11,720 feet by […] Read More

Profile: Three Forks Harbor in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Located at Mile 392.2 of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) near the confluence of the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand rivers, Three Forks Harbor is a mixed-use port development run by the Port of Muskogee City-County Port Authority. The harbor and its 10,000-square-foot multipurpose River Center appeal widely to both fishermen and boating enthusiasts. […] Read More

Evinrude Launches New Motors, Engine Tech

Call them the three Cs — convenience, cleanliness and confidence. They’re traits critical to the success of a new marine product in the 21st century, and BRP hit each of them with its next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models, which were introduced to dealers, boat builders and members of the media in July. The […] Read More

Tennessee Marina Anticipates Summer Groundbreaking

Two decades after it was initially discussed, a new marina on Tims Ford Lake in Winchester, Tennessee, should soon become a reality. Twin Creeks Marina hopes to break ground this summer, once the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) approves the necessary permits. TVA owns the land and is leasing it to the marina. Twin Creeks will […] Read More

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The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Chattahoochee Lock Closures

In June, the Army Corps of Engineers announced the closure of the George W. Andrews Lock (pictured) at Mile 153 on the Chattahoochee River to all navigation. It’s the second lock in the past year on the lower reaches of the Southeast Georgia river to suffer closure due to limited funding. Just north of the […] Read More