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Crosscurrents Newsletter
a monthly publication of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  
March  2017
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In This Issue
Member Anniversaries
New Members
New Captain Members
Palm Beach Paddlefest
Palm Beach Paddlefest Volunteers
Florida Fishing Academy News
Fishing Clubs Yard Sale
Under Blue Waters
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing
How close to completion is $650,000 Jupiter Inlet sand dredging?
Old Port Cove Marine Center
MIAPBC Text Alerts

Crosscurrents is published by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County in an effort to provide its members with information that will educate, while enabling members to increase networking with other marine industry businesses.



Board of Directors


Michael Kennedy, President

Ranger Construction


Mike Samuels, VP

Viking Yachts Service Center 


Bruce Grout, Treasurer

New Port Cove Marine Center


Mark Crosley, Secretary

Florida Inland Navigation District 





Jim Burg

Castaways Marina


Kendall Cheatham

Palmdale Oil Company


Lou Daniello

Barnacle Busters/Stain Busters


Tamra Fitzgerald

Venue Marketing Group


 George Gentile

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc.


Martin Murphy, Jr.

Murray Logan Construction


Jason Sprague



John Sprague

JH Sprague Consulting


Tyson Waters

Loggerhead Marina





Chuck Collins

Executive Director


 Alyssa Freeman 

Operations Director


Stephanie Brown

Administrative Assistant




Contact Info 


1208 US Highway One 

Suite B

North Palm Beach, FL  33408


P.O. Box 10576

Riviera Beach, FL 33419


(561) 863-0012



Join Our List
Member Anniversaries 
Member Anniversaries
Applied Technology & Management, Inc.(ESTEBAN)
Aqua Dock Lights(DERRICK)
Bill Clark and Sons Marine Service Inc.(BILL)
Castaways Marina(JIM)
Coastal Group Insurance Services Inc(SAMANTHA)
DNA Surface Concepts Inc(SEAN)
Evershore Financial Group(LISA)
Freedom Boat Club(DAN)
Frigibar Industries, Inc.(SHULY)
H2Overboard, LLC(BARET)
Jerry's Marine Service FL LLC(PAUL)
Kennedy Yachts, LLC(DENA)
Lake Park Harbor Marina(PAUL)
Michael Rybovich and Sons Boat Works(MICHAEL)
Performance Power Systems of Florida(RAFAEL)
Real Estate in the Palm Beaches(CHIP)
Reefers Clothing(T. ANN)
Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency(SCOTT)
Robert Allen Law(ROBERT)
Slaton Insurance(ROBERT)
Stella Marine Inc(BOB)
Under Blue Waters(MAYA)
Zeke's Marine Service(TODD)
AHOY! Welcome New Members 
Dry Pro Water Fire Mold, Inc.
Aubrey Fleming
P.O. Box 3585, Jupiter, FL 33468
Office: 561-717-2000 
Email: aubrey@mydrypro.com
Website: dryprowaterfiremold.com

Engel Coolers 
Robert Bowie 
900 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Office: 561-743-7419
Email: rob@engelcoolers.com
Website: EngelCoolers.com

Manufacturer of premium coolers,drinkware and portable fridge/freezers

West Marine Pro
Skip McCabe 
500 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95072 
Office: 1 800-621-6885
Email: skipmc@westmatine.com 
Website: westmarinepro.com 

Let us know if you would like to be our featured member in our next, or upcoming, newsletter. It's easy, and it's a great way to promote yourself (and your business) to other members who may not know you yet.   Email Alyssa at alyssa@marinepbc.org for the form.
AHOY! Welcome New Captain Members 

David Gutch

Howard Johnson 

Terry Murphy 

Members save more than  $4,000 in discounts for fuel, dockage, 
maintenance, accessories, and more!


We hope you had as much fun as we did! Thanks to everyone who came to the show, visited our booth, and participated in our PBIBS Passport, prize wheel, and other giveaways! Be on the lookout for an exhibitor and attendee survey being sent out within the next week or so. Please take the time to complete it so that we can continue to improve upon the quality of our show. Feel free to send any additional feedback our way! 

Here are a few of our lucky winners:

Check out the links below for pictures from the Palm Beach International Boat Show courtesy of Leonard Bryant: 

Palm Beach Paddlefest

Palm Beach Paddlefest Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers! 

Please email Stephanie, stephanie @marinepbc.org, if you can work a shift! 
All volunteers will receive a free Palm Beach Paddlefest shirt! 

Florida Fishing Academy News

Fishing Club's Yard Sale

One-Day Only Event Offers Great Bargains for Boaters & Anglers

The West Palm Beach Fishing Club's annual Marine Yard Sale is set for Saturday, April 8th. The free event will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Fishing Club's historic headquarters located at 201 Fifth Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. 

A huge variety of used items will be for sale this year including fishing rods & reels, boat anchors, dock lines, gaffs, coolers, cast nets, fish landing nets, fly fishing tackle, offshore and inshore fishing lures, marine hardware, diving gear, boat propellers, terminal tackle, tackle boxes, collectible lures, nautical d├ęcor items and many more marine related items. "This is a genuine yard sale, there are no commercial vendors, just the items we have had donated throughout the year. We definitely fill a unique niche with g reat bargains for anglers and boaters," said longtime Fishing Club member Capt. Rick Ross, who serves as a key yard sale volunteer. "We have more stuff than ever. If you like to fish, you will certainly have fun at this event". 

 Proceeds support the youth education and marine conservation efforts of the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation, the Fishing Club's charitable affiliate. For additional information contact the Fishing Club at (561) 832-6780.

 Under Blue Waters 

Earth Day is April 22 this year!
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing

You're Invited to Ladies, Let's Go Fishing "Learn to Fish" Events!

$10 Discount for members and guests - women or men!

Want to learn the ropes of fishing or improve your luck? Try the No-Yelling School of Fishing!

At "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing," you can learn, practice fishing skills hands-on, network and opt for a fishing trip via charter or drift boats.

Each event has an individual venue. 

The LLGF South Florida event April 21-23:

Friday: Welcome Party with Master Chef Appetizer Contest

Saturday: Full day includes classes and afternoon hands-on skill practice with about a dozen guides for skills such as knot tying, spin/fly casting, net casting, lure usage, trailer backing, ballyhoo rigging, gaffing grapefruits and more! Classes offered for Fishing Basics, Inshore and Offshore fishing with acclaimed speakers Capt. Dennis Forgione, Capt. Brian Leibowitz, Capt. Lee Lavery and more.

Sunday: Half Day Offshore Fishing on charter boats. Catch the big ones in only a half day!

Men and teens invited too!

At I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (On the water, not far from the Ft. Lauderdale airport)

Use coupon code SAVE10 to get $10 off your registration for this or any U.S. LLGF event in 2017! Register early for all events, especially if you opt for the Sunday charter fishing as guides have limited availability. Registration and fishing rates are on the website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

LLGF 2017 events
April 21-23 South Florida Seminar Weekend
May 20-21 Clearwater FL Inshore/Bay Seminar weekend
June 17-18 Keys Fishing Adventure Islamorada, Anyone Can Win Tournament
July 29-30 Homosassa Scalloping
Sept. 9-10 Northeast Florida Seminar weekend St. Augustine
Oct. 20-22 Keys Seminar Weekend/Islamorada
Nov. 17-19 Everglades/Chokoloskee Adventure

International adventures (no discount as LLGF does not charge registration):
April 6-10-12 Havana-Las Terrazas-Varadero
April 18-24 Costa Rica
April 29-May 3 Havana-Santiago Cuba
May 16-21 Cuba 3 nights Havana 2 nights on yacht w/fishing & snorkeling

For Registration or Information, Please Contact:

How close to completion is $650,000 Jupiter Inlet sand dredging?

Bill DiPaolo
Palm Beach Post 

Jupiter Beach Park is getting wider and the Jupiter Inlet is getting deeper.

That 200-foot-long dredge boat in the inlet off DuBois Park is pulling up about 74,000 cubic yards of sand - about 4,100 dump truck loads - from the bottom of the Inlet. Dredging  the Jupiter Inlet during the winter is a regular procedure to give boaters passage to and from the Atlantic Ocean.

When complete next week, the channel that boaters use to travel in and out of the Inlet will be about 20 feet deep, according to Mike Grella, executive director of the  Jupiter Inlet District, the taxing authority paying for the project. Cost for the project is about $650,000.

"Regular dredging of the sand trap is done to keep the Inlet open for boats," said Grella.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center officials are monitoring the project since the dredging comes during the March 1-Oct. 31 sea turtle nesting season.  Last year was a banner year for nests.

The sand is pumped from a man-made sand trap, which captures the sand that flows into the Inlet. The sand trap is about 1,100 feet long and about 200 feet wide.

The sand is pumped through a hydraulic hose to Jupiter Beach Park, south of the Ocean Trail condominium. The sand is spread out to make the beach higher and wider.

The JID maintains the Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River and the northern portion of Jupiter Beach Park.  The JID also operates a live webcam from the top of the Ocean Trail Condominium.
Dredging the Inlet is usually done on an annual basis, said Grella. The job is being done by Pompano Beach-based Cavache Inc.

The price varies depending on the amount of sand that is removed.

Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds in 2012 brought an extra amount of sand into the Inlet. About 70,000 cubic yards were dredged. The price that year was about $930,000.

Building up beaches in big business in Palm Beach County.

Federal, state, county and local dollars have paid for about $250 million in beach rebuilding projects in the past 15 years on the county's 46 miles of beaches between Coral Cove Park in Tequesta and South Ocean Inlet Park in Boca Raton, according to country records.

Old Port Cove Marine Center 

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