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Hi all, this is waverider's other half.
WOW !! I am really surprised at the respondence that we have gotten regarding asking questions on ICW. We have never sailed that way before and just wanted to make sure that we have all the best information available to us. We are not opposed to paying for charts, so we thought starting with internet was the first option, and go from there. We do appreciate any information that has been provided by everyone here and thank you for your advice. We will check out the sites you have suggested and hope that if you are ever in the need for information regarding our water ways, you won't hasitate to ask us, as we would be most happy to help in any way we could.

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Hi all, this is waverider's other half.
WOW !! I am really surprised at the respondence that we have gotten regarding asking questions on ICW. We have never sailed that way before and just wanted to make sure that we have all the best information available to us. We are not opposed to paying for charts, so we thought starting with internet was the first option, and go from there. We do appreciate any information that has been provided by everyone here and thank you for your advice. We will check out the sites you have suggested and hope that if you are ever in the need for information regarding our water ways, you won't hasitate to ask us, as we would be most happy to help in any way we could.

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WaveRider - I would have expected someone here to possibly have bookmarked a bunch of sites on the ICW and posted them, kind of like what PBZeer did - not the response you received from others. I think it was a more than valid question... I'm not sure why some people feel the need to put down people. With your question - you can either re-create the wheel and do all the research yourself, or you could first see if someone has already done the work. I was actually planning on asking a similar question shortly - are there any sources of high quality on the ICW online? I just purchased the Skipper Bob stuff but I'm curious if there are any good info sites here. By the way, BoatUS has a section on their message board with updates on the "conditions" along the ICW - BoatUS Club House Messageboards: East Coast Alerts

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Hey Christina... take the snide remarks in stride...it is the internet and MOST of us here are friendly. Happy to help in any way I can as you ead south. I have done the entire ICW several times as have many here. May I assume you are planning for NEXT year? Getting rather chilly up north for travel.

I will add my apologies for the rather rude reception your initial, polite question engendered here.

You guys who responded negatively should stay the hell away from newbies if you can't just be basically polite. I am sick and tired of the negativity some of you spew at folks asking perfectly innocent if uninformed questions and I am going to institute a unilateral personal rule that anyone who can't be polite to a person with less than 10 posts is gonna go on a one week vacation. This will also be posted as a sticky message in the general forum. We thrive on NEW members and we are here to serve and help them and make new friends.
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Labatt... the East Coast alerts you noted, The Salty Southeast Cruisers net state by state site www.cruisersnet.net - Home Skipper Bob's Online Updates (Skipper Bob) are what I use to keep up to date on the latest changes on the ICW in shoaling, bridge openings, construction/dredging etc. that are not reflected in the printed charts/guides.

For guides I would not be without Skipper Bob's. And I found the Dozier guides to the waterway (north, mid and south) to be invaluable as well.
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I just traveled ICW. The best $20 were spent on "Managing the Waterway" by Mark and Diana Doyle. I didn't have internet- my laptop died. I didn't have mapping GPS, I had only basic GPS. My friend lended me 1983 edition of charts.
I traveled almost entire lengthof ICW, from Steward FL, to Norfolk VA using this book and outdated charts. All info you really need is there. Bridges, Anchorages, Marinas, alternative waterways, everything. It's much better than Dozier's Waterway Guide.
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Cam : Is there a way we can create either a ICW forum and move over the ICW related threads to it - may help some of the folks new to sailnet to enhance their ability to find info. Same thing with BVI... Just a suggestion because I too find the search engine a bit lacking and google isn't the "find what you want right now" kinda search engine since they scan so many sites and so many sites try to optimize.

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It would be nice if people at least made a minimal effort towards doing some research themselves... it does get a bit tiring to get very basic questions that anyone could use google to answer... and it shows a lack of consideration to expect stuff to be handed to you on a silver plate.

That said, I seriously doubt that google in canada and google in the us show very much difference at all.
Dog,

You and I have been here for some time now and know each other (online ishly speaking) reasonably well but this attitude of yours to what is an inoffensive question is not cricket. I say that as someone who gets on reasonably well with you, who is grateful for the many instances where you have offered useful advise and am impressed by your willingness to assist other members.

I also thoroughly agree with you when you jump down the throat of some moron asking a really stupid question but this was simply a request for information. It didn't deserve a scathing response.

Same goes for you Gershel, even though I don't really know you.

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SD....if newbie questions get up your nose then don't respond to them. It is not your allotted role in life to contribute to every single thread on this board.

In general.......it's my thinking that many newbies ask these ' why didn't you do some research yourself ' questions partially as a way of breaking the ice and entering the forum. Like the folk who line the walls at parties and dances some folk find it difficult to just jump into a conversation. It's called shyness.

So for once I am agreeing with bloody Cam. Now that is almost as bad as agreeing with Sway and PB but there you go. Look what you bastards have made me do now.

ps - Anyway, Christina could be cute and there is a distinct lack of half way decent looking women on this board......far too many ugly grouchy old bastards like me and SD.....oh yeah and that Portuguese wanker........did I mention the dork with the BBQs ????

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Welcome to Sailnet, Waverider!

Sorry about the rough start.

Best wishes to you, and again, welcome.

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Fuzzy,

Very well put. And I might add that no matter what, being polite is the best policy. I always try to talk to people on line and in real life politely, as if I'm talking to my mother. Unless your dealing with a total $#%@!^&*%$# moron who deserves no respect.

Welcome to Sailnet Waverider, you will find a lot of info here and friendly people.

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