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Our Own Sea Dogs

Many of you hear us tell tales of Big Head Fred and his sister Chessie. They are our two children who went off to college a few years ago…before we had digital cameras. With a gentle nudge from my dearest Aunt Susie I have digitalized a few photos so we can share these wonderful beasts with those of you who are also animal lovers. […]

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Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser – Cruising on the Sandy Hook

Vessel type/length – Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser
Engine/HP – Twin Perkins 130 HP
Cruising speed – Economical 6.6 knots
Starting location – Fort Pierce, FL
Destination – South, with plans set in jello

We need a vacation. Yes, even two boat captains who drive other’s yachts for a living STILL want to take their own boat out once in a while. Captain Chris Yacht Services has been quite busy this past year and we’ve had some great cruises to fantastic harbors on wonderful yachts…but NONE of these trips have been aboard our own boat where we live – Sandy Hook. Time to make things happen!
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Big Ships on the Waterways

We share the waterways with pleasure boats, incredible yachts, commercial work boats, cargo and passenger carrying ships. At times we barely see the big ships as a speck on the horizon of the ocean. But often we must give them a wide berth when passing in the intracoastal waterway or inlet channels, considering their deep draft and limited maneuverability. […]

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Weather Watch!

Once you own a boat you will always look at weather in a different way. Although you listen closely to NOAA and keep a sharp eye for weather changes you can still find yourself in the middle of a good blow, gale thunderstorms or even a waterspout! […]