- By Chris DiCroce

What's Up Ditch!: The Ins and Outs of Cruising the Atlantic ICW: America's Secret Highway

  • Title: What's Up Ditch!: The Ins and Outs of Cruising the Atlantic ICW: America's Secret Highway
  • Author: Chris DiCroce
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What s Up Ditch The Ins and Outs of Cruising the Atlantic ICW America s Secret Highway If you re thinking about doing a boat trip down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway this is a book to add to your arsenal of information What s Up Ditch is a personal perspective based on observations

    If you re thinking about doing a boat trip down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, this is a book to add to your arsenal of information What s Up Ditch is a personal perspective based on observations and the navigation logs of Chris DiCroce, an avid sailor who has traveled the ICW on his sailboat six times He walks you through many of the situations you might encounterIf you re thinking about doing a boat trip down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, this is a book to add to your arsenal of information What s Up Ditch is a personal perspective based on observations and the navigation logs of Chris DiCroce, an avid sailor who has traveled the ICW on his sailboat six times He walks you through many of the situations you might encounter along the waterway, and includes protocols and ideas on everything from hailing a bridge to maximizing a budget over the course of this 1000 mile trip He discusses how much boat you really need, how to figure out fuel usage, VHF radio protocol, tides, currents, and What s Up Ditch is not a waterway guide It s not meant to take the place of, but rather complement, the many great resources available to boaters today The ICW is back alley America at six miles an hour and can take sixteen days or sixteen weeks It s a trip full of challenges and learning opportunities, and this book addresses a lot of what you ll need to know From the Dismal Swamp to the Virginia Cut, you ll get a viewpoint you may not have read in the past The Atlantic ICW will test your navigation skills, boat handling skills, and your patience, but in the end, it will reward you with gorgeous scenery and an experience you ll not soon forget If you ve ever thought about doing the ICW, or even if you ve done some or all of it, there s something here for you It s a no nonsense approach with Chris usual bad jokes and some well placed sarcasm Beware you magenta line hugging boaters there s something in there about you as well What s Up Ditch will challenge you and encourage you It will break down and dissect some of the issues that might be keeping you from doing one of the coolest trips we have right here in America.

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    1. “What's Up Ditch!” is a practical guide with helpful tips and tricks for boaters who want to travel on the Atlantic ICW. The author and his wife have traveled up and down the ICW numerous times. He provides his views, based on their experience, on a range of topics including preparing your boat (focusing on what's essential vs. nice-to-have); holding tanks and pumping out; navigation and weather; navigation and charts; currents and tides; bridges; engine issues; dinghies; having a dog onboar [...]

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