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Sabre 58 Maine to Florida Day 8

It's Day 8 and the final leg of Captain Eli and Sven's journey.  Today they ran down the ICW from Palm Beach to Dania Beach which is roughly 40 miles.  They left at 7am and arrived around 2:30 having to wait on countless bridges.  While they ran through Ft. Lauderdale, our clients who have actually owned 4 Sabres and build...
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Barchetta - Sabre 48 Salon Express

This amazing smoke white Sabre 48 Salon Express, Barchetta , began her journey leaving Sabre Yachts in Raymond, Maine, and was transported over the road to our Freeport, Maine, yard.  (See the previous blog post for photos of the Barchetta arriving)  From here, she was launched and made way to our Portland, Maine, location where c...
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Coastal Craft 45 Heading to FL, Part 2

 Today's journey brought Captain Eli and Yacht Broker, Brad Peer, to Bald Head Marina in North Carolina.  After spending their first night aboard, they really enjoyed the large separation between staterooms and heads.  They report that the Coastal Craft handled a 3-4' chop in the bay smoothly. They were headed into th...
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Coastal Craft 45 Is Heading to Ft. Lauderdale Part 1

Captain Eli is back at it again, bright eyed and bushy tailed, as he and Yacht Broker Brad Peer begin their journey on the all new Coastal Craft 45 to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.  Captain Eli and Brad departed from Shady Oaks Marina in West River, Maryland, where Brad is based, at sunrise this morning.  They hope to make it to Coinjo...
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Where's Eli - Day 12 & 13 - OH Canada!

Captain Eli and Mate Graham had an early start leaving Kelly's Island in Ohio to venture on their remaining two days of the journey.  They arrived in Sarnia, Ontario to check themselves and the all new Sabre 48 Salon Express into Canada.  Customs were a breeze taking only an hour to clear.  They then left Sarnia and entered th...
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Where's Eli - Day 11 - Find it Here

Captain Eli could not be more happy to be out of the Erie Canal and running in open waters where he reports the weather was pristine.  There was very little boat traffic with the exception of a few large tankers.  He made it to Ohio, where their state slogan is "Find it here," and they did.  Kelly Island is the stopping ...
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Where's Eli - Day 8 & 9 - You win some, you lose some

On Sunday morning Captain Eli and Mate Graham passed through Lock 23, on the Sabre 48 Salon Express, which put us into the Western part of the Erie Canal System. From there they they swayed off to the Oswego Canal System which would ultimately put them into Lake Ontario a little bit quicker, or so they thought. Once they arrived at they found out that since they are a non-commerical vessel, they were not priority so it could be anywhere from 24 hours to 72 hours before they were able to pass due to the high boat traffic. Captain Eli made the decision to back track and head back through the remaining part of the Erie Canal so that they are at least making forward progress rather than playing the waiting game again. Lesson learned; stay in the Erie Canal System!
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Where's Eli - Day 6 - The Waiting Game

Today Captain Eli reported that the water level in the canal system rose two feet and the upper gates are filling so he has a confirmed date with Lock #11 at 6am. He was also joined by some company today; the canal system tug also waiting for passage.
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Where's Eli - Day 4 & 5 - Fixing the Lock Today, Dredging Tomorrow

Today started with a full tour of Lock #11.  The hundred year old lock is maintained meticulously by four men, overseen by the Chief Engineer.  Captain Eli and Mate Graham describe the switchboard of the lock as a truly amazing piece of machinery which has been so well kept for the last 100 years.  Check out the photos of today...
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