that’s the national speed limit. It was the
SS United States. What an absolute beauty,
and how sad to watch her demise.
— Andrew H. Gantt II,
Editor’s Note: Shortly after the August/
September issue was published, a buyer stepped
forward for the SS United States. Plans for her
restoration are ongoing.
Keeping An “Ear” To The Sky
The article “Getting Weather Data
Underway” overlooks a very easy way to
get radar weather data along with NOAA
current conditions and forecasts; put the
“rabbit ears” on your digital TV and turn
to the free local broadcast. A great benefit
of the transition to digital broadcasting
is that there’s a lot of undiscovered new
content being broadcast. In the
Charlotte, North Carolina, area
there are two channels devoted to broad-
casting weather. One is the Doppler radar
feed with the voice overlay of “Mechanical
Mike” providing NOAA info. The other is
The Weather Channel. Both are free and
don’t involve downloading apps or sub-
scriptions. I’m sure similar weather data is
broadcast throughout the country. Boaters
get the benefits of a pricey weather radar
system for the cost of a digital TV.
Where Our Flags Fly
1 Warren Milberg is a familiar sight cruising the Chesapeake Bay in his
Hunter 28. 5 sloop, CrewZen. On this bright spring day, Warren was out
sailing in tandem with his fellow Hunter owner, Mark Goodale, who took
this picture as the wind began to rise and their boats neared hull speed.
“No matter how many times you go out sailing, it’s always a thrill to see the
sails fill, the hull lean into the waves, and to feel the boat accelerate,” says
Milberg who’s been sailing the Chesapeake for more than 30 years.
— Warren Milberg, Chesapeake Bay, MD
2 This 34-foot catamaran has had an adventurous life before calling
Florida home. “Our PowerCat Earl has traveled from Australia to San
Francisco and Mexico and now resides in Florida,” says Dan Pinder. This
photo was taken on one of his and wife Amy’s many trips to the Bahamas.
“I took this picture on Big Majors in the Exumas, where the pigs love to be
fed. My older cousin Peggy and her husband Richard Dubois were on the
trip with us. We travel the east coast of Florida, including the Keys, and are
currently getting ready for our next trip for more exploring.
— Dan and Amy Pinder, Palm City, FL
3 Paul and Millie Seeberg purchased Mildred Rose, their 1968 Ohlson 38,
from their mechanic after they’d watched him perform a 26-month total refit
from bow to stern. “Every inch of wire, each hose, clamp, and fitting was
replaced with the best possible parts,” says Paul. “The interior is as pretty
as the exterior with African mahogany throughout. When he mentioned he
was putting her up for sale, we had to jump at the opportunity to own such
a well-restored sailing vessel.” And the best part? “She sails just as good as
she looks!” say the Seebergs. — Paul and Millie Seeberg, Marion, MA
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