Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New ICW Book is Out

After a lot of hard work, the brand new, and heavily updated, edition of Jan and Bill Moeller's cockpit cruising handbook for the ICW is now available. (The Intracoastal Waterway: Norfolk to Miami. The Complete Cockpit Cruising Guide. $29.95. The McGraw-Hill Companies/International Marine.) I was fortunate enough to be able to take over the work on this book from Bill, with his blessing, and we've added a ton of new information. The descriptions of places, navigation, marinas, anchorages, and just about everything else, is expanded, improved, and updated. However, we retained the basic mile-by-mile format of the orginal book, which puts all the vital navigational information right at your fingertips. My wife and I first used this book when we headed south in 1985, and it has been on the market since 1979, proving its popularity. If you're an ICW veteran you will readily appreciate the addition of quick access to phone numbers for every marina and fuel dock along the way. Try it out, I think you'll like it, and please let us know what you think. Here's a link to the book on Amazon.


Anonymous said...

Hello.I am planning n buying a 22' Panga boat, dropping it in Brownsville, Texas and cruising the Gulf and east Coasts in the ICW to NY, through the Erie Canal, over the Great Lakes and back down the Mississippi to NO. Know of any way to know where the marinas, hotels, restaurant's etc are? Saw yourbook but it seems to only go from Norfolk to Miami. Know how I would get info on the rest, especially Brownsville to Miami?
Lane Smith

John J. Kettlewell said...

We also make a chartbook for the waters from the Florida Keys to Mobile, Alabama. You can see a link for it under my photo on the left side of the blog. Our chartbooks include government notations for where marinas are located.

Auspicious said...

Good luck with the new book. I carry your ICW Chartbook and the Dodge's Inlet Chartbook on deliveries. While I much prefer to stay offshore those two Chartbooks serve me well getting in and out and running up the inside as needed.

sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious

John J. Kettlewell said...

Auspicious--the latest versions of our chartbooks include all the major inlets for the region.

Anonymous said...

Dear John

Do you have any intention of publishing a new edition of your excellent Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook Miami Florida to Mobile Alabama in the foreseeable future? The original dates back to 2003 so is nearly nine years old now.

Many thanks,


John J. Kettlewell said...

I expect International Marine will be publishing a new edition within the next year or so--authors have very little control over the timing of new editions. We would like to do them more often, but the economics of publishing mitigate against that.