|FYI — June 2004|
|By Brad Dunn|
Word with... Paula Wikoff
Q: Was it difficult
to get your dreamboat built?
Q: How your maiden
Q: Overall, how
was your first season on the water?
Q: Do you get
a lot of baseball fans on their pilgrimages to Cooperstown?
it like to achieve a lifelong goal?
You may have noticed more space in your mailbox in April; that’s when the Coast Guard implemented its cost-cutting electronic initiative. The service, which provides up-to-the-minute safety information on all U.S. waters, has been free to any boater who subscribed. It’s still free, but now the agency e-mails a PDF directly to your account.
The Internet-only operation not only saves taxpayers’ money, it also speeds up the delivery of pertinent navigation data so all boaters are armed with the most accurate information when they set out for a cruise.
You can subscribe to the LNMs by logging on to the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center at www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.