Sailing the Web: Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net

If you find that your cruising guides and newsletters are obsolete before you ever reach your destination, you’ll want to know about The Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net ( This new Web site, developed by cruising guide author Claiborne Young and nautical author Eddie Jones, allows for a free exchange of information among cruisers ranging from critical news like water depths and changes in aids to navigation to more subjective opinions on restaurants, anchorages, and marinas.

As the moderator, Young helps ensure that postings are accurate and topical. The site also carries regular editorial features and links to webcams along the coast. Happily, The Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net has not suffered the typical Web forum’s lack of user participation and enjoys feedback, updates, and responses from the cruising community. Here’s a place to find out why pets aren’t welcome at Cabbage Key and to learn all about the free pumpout services in St. Augustine.

Posted: November 13, 2007

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