Our greAt BOAting plAylist struck
the right chOrd with reAders
I was pleased to see Tim Murphy’s article, “The Boating Playlist,”
(February 2012) as I’ve had a playlist called Boat Music on my iPod
since there were iPods! After turning on the blower, the next item on
my checklist is connecting the iPod and starting the music. I could
add lots of songs to Tim’s lists, but what I’d like to say here is that
even though Townes Van Zandt wrote it, the definitive version of
“Poncho and Lefty” is by Merle and Willie. Thank you, Tim, for a lot
of great suggestions. Turn it up!
I read with delight “The Boating Playlist.” Not only did you list many
of my favorite artists, you also included a good friend, Donna Lange.
I have played with Donna down here in south Florida on more than
one occasion! I would add one song to your list: “The Reach” by
Lake Worth, FL
WOOD, WAVES, AND WONDER
As a woodworker, wannabe furniture designer, and avid boater, my
heart leaped, my jaw dropped, and my eyes bugged-out when I saw
Lionhearts’ Concerto (“A Composite Composition,” February 2012).
Absolutely beautiful beyond words to describe. While it might be a
cliché, this boat is truly a work of art.
A HOLE IN THE DATA
At the end of “When Isabel Came To Town” (February 2012), the
second “lesson that could save your life” points to the importance of
listening to the VHF NOAA broadcast when hurricanes are lurking.
My unfortunate experience this past summer waiting for Hurricane
Irene was that NOAA did not provide detailed information on positions and tracks of the storm while we were in Maine.
I understand each area is independent as to what they broadcast
and while the snow report in August wasn’t relevant, positions and
tracks would have been. They referred us to the National Hurricane
Center website. We had no Internet connection, and I tried to contact the area NOAA station, but found that impossible.
Another hurricane issue which Bernadette does allude to, when
they were making their decision where to head to, is that transients
“we love sharing
our love of the
water and cruising
lifestyle with our
life aboard her
Finally Fun. “each
child has learned
from the first day
aboard that no
one is allowed on
deck without a life
jacket on. A child
picking up the
life jacket inside
is the signal to
that it’s time to go
outside to play!”
All Squared Away: “i’m a big fan of industrial and streamlined
design, and was intrigued by the boat’s unique design,” says
eric Brill from palos Verdes, california, of his 65-foot wooden
boat, The Streamliner. Built in 1957 in costa Mesa, california,
by dittmar & donaldson, it took three years to restore.