News from Waterway Guide for October 10, 2018

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Editor’s Note: As the Waterway Guide team continues to gather the latest information on Hurricane Michael’s impact on boaters, we are also present at one of the world’s most prestigious shows in Annapolis, MD. As in years past, the Waterway Guide team will exhibit at Booth A25 for the United States Powerboat Show, October 11-14. Stop by and confer with our navigation, news and product experts!
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In This Edition:

  • Frognado? "Explosively Breeding" Frogs Plague NC
  • Salmon Farmers Using Fish Facial Recognition Tech
  • Learning to Sail at Night via a Young Offshore Race Team
  • How Heel Affects a Boat’s Speed & Handling
  • Minnesota Boat Basin Introduces Surf Pontoon Boat
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In Michael’s Path: Florida’s Most Vulnerable Areas

Hurricane Michael is predicted to make landfall this afternoon as a Category 4. The Coast Guard has closed the ports of Panama City, Pensacola, and Cedar Key.

In addition, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, east of Mile 166 EHL, is also closed. Coast Guard Sector Charleston has also posted a warning for threatening winds (34kts/39mph) for the South Carolina Coast. Both Florida’s Panhandle, from Pensacola to Apalachicola, and its Big Bend area are forecast to be hardest hit.

Check Waterway Guide stormreports.

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Frognado? "Explosively Breeding" Frogs Plague NC

The first wave is the tadpoles born during the abnormally heavy rains of June and July, and the second is a boom of “explosively breeding” toads who found a perfect habitat in tiny puddles created by Hurricane Florence.
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Helmsman Trawlers: See Us at the US Powerboat Show in Annapolis!
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Will FL’s King Tide Waters Add Red Tide Shifts to the Havoc?

King tides, a colloquial term often used to describe exceptionally high tides that typically arise during a new or full moon and when the moon is at its perigee every 28 days, may add red tide shifts to the hurricane havoc.
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Grand Banks 60: Welcome to now.
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Texas: 1st Annual Kemah Flounder Tournament

Kemah, Texas, welcomes anglers to another exciting fishing tournament at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina on November 17th, 2018.
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Marker 12 Great Bridge
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Salmon Farmers Using Fish Facial Recognition Tech

Fish-All Recognition? In an effort to fight killer lice, millions of Atlantic salmon could have their faces stored in digital databases to track their health.
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Top 20 Picks for Center Consoles – 26-feet & Under

The overwhelming majority of boats on the water today in the United States measure less than 26 feet in length, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
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Learning to Sail at Night via a Young Offshore Race Team

"You know those beautifully quiet, majestically serene offshore moments? Well they don’t happen here.” A journey through darkness with the MudRatz Racing Team.
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Lafayette River: 1st Virginia Waterway Restored for Oysters

Since 2010, the joint effort between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Elizabeth River Project has restored 32 acres of oyster reef in the Lafayette.
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How Heel Affects a Boat’s Speed & Handling

The underwater hull shape of your boat when it heels affects how much sailing length is put to work, how easy it is to steer, and how much horsepower it can carry aloft.
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How Do You Provision for Several Weeks at Sea?

You may spend months or years choosing a yacht and equipping it for an ocean crossing but once out at sea one of most important things to a crew will be what they eat.
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Minnesota Boat Basin Introduces Surf Pontoon

After extensive research and development, Minnesota-based Montara Boats announces a patent-pending design for a comfortable pontoon boat that you can surf behind.
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Not O.K. Google! Boaters Directed to Dead End

CITY OF DELAFIELD, WI – A boat launch sign will be installed after Google began directing boaters to a dead-end where there is no boat launch or public access to Nagawicka Lake.
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Photo of the Week

Newlyweds at Chesapeake City, MD, on pulpits of two Great Harbours. GH 37 Balena in foreground and N 37 Insandity in background. Photo by Charles Truthan.
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