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Info and links to some of the best boating web sites.

NOAA/SARSAT - Search & Rescue - International search and rescue website with satellite aided tracking and excellent information.

Boating Tips & Info - Most new boaters go to sea without prior knowledge of the cruising lifestyle and its demands. This can result in conditions ranging from the merely inefficient to the truly tragic.

Naval Institute - A membership association for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard professionals and anyone interested in the sea services.

BoatU.S. Consumer Protection Bureau - The nation's largest Association of recreational boat owners. They also maintain the nation's only Consumer Complaint Database involving boats, marine engines, boating products and related services. If you want to report a complaint about a boat, marine engine, or other marine-related service or if you just want to share a good experience, click here. The information you report will be entered into our database. You can access info by clicking here, email or by calling 703-461-2856.

Boating Safety - Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.

Boat Safe Kids - Boating safety, boating tips and boating related info for kids.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes  - Experts predict that in the next 20 years there will be much more hurricane activity than has been seen in the past 20 years. Experts also fear that after a number of storm-free years, people in some of the vulnerable areas will be less wary of a storm’s potential fury.

Hurricane Tracking Chart - REMEMBER, hurricanes are large powerful storms that can suddenly change direction. Check frequently on the storm’s progress until all Watches and Warnings for your area from the
National Weather Service are canceled.

Seaworthy Magazine - A publication dedicated to safe and trouble-free boating, is published quarterly by the BoatUS Marine Insurance Damage Avoidance Program, and is mailed free to all BoatUS insureds. It is also available by subscription to boat owners outside of the Association's Marine Insurance program. The cost is $10 per year for 4 issues. With each issue, you'll learn how to avoid potential problems by reading about real insurance claims. Its pages are filled with case studies that provide insight into how to avoid accidents, breakdowns, injuries and the "unexpected" circumstances that can jeopardize the safety of your boat and guests.

America's Waterway Watch (AWW) - A combined effort of the Coast Guard and its Reserve and Auxiliary components, continues to grow, enlisting the active participation of those who live, work or play around America's waterfront areas. If you are a tow boat operator, a recreational boater, a fisherman, a marina operator, or otherwise live, work or engage in recreational activities around America's waterways, the United States Coast Guard wants your help in keeping these areas safe and secure. Boaters know what is suspicious where they normally boat and can be a major help. You can help by participating in AWW program, a nationwide initiative similar to the well known and successful Neighborhood Watch program that asks community members to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement agencies.

Boat Escape - Database for Oregon Lakes & Rivers, Campgrounds & Resorts, Marinas or Boating-Related Businesses.  Search by county, city or area & find that perfect place for your next boating or camping trip.

Boating and Cruising in Canada - E-zine offering: comprehensive ON LINE cruiding guides to Thousand Islands, Lake Ontario, Trent Severn Waterway, all marinas, Yacht Clubs, articles with factuial, regulations, navigation and safety

UK Sailing Index - For Sailing related web sites in the UK and Ireland including Yacht Clubs, Chandlery, Yacht Brokers, Yacht Charter, Sailing Dinghies, Yacht Marinas, Sailing Schools, Weather at Sea, Sailing Events, Boat Builders, Sailing Clubs, Class Associations.

British Waterways  - The purpose of this site is to reveal the hidden world of Britain's inland waterways network. It shows how you can find and enjoy them, how they are managed and how you could get involved in their future conservation.

Boating On The Web - Web site with links to other excellent sites, an outstanding directory of marinas throughout the country.

BoatDoctor - Deliver technical support to the marine community.

Salty Seas - Essential Boating on the WEB - From here you can explore the Net for hours and hours - no matter if your main interest is sailing or powerboats, safety issues or salty stories.

SailNet - Provides commercial content, extensive links, and special services for sailors.

International Burgee Registry - Worlds largest display of yacht club burgees and links to their home pages from yacht clubs around the world.

Mariners Guide - Your guide to boating!

Aboard - International website for the leisure boating industry.

Marine Waypoints - Your guide to boating, diving, fishing, gear, sailing, weather and more!

iboats - Offers large selection of boats for sale by owners and boat dealers, marine mall, manufacturers, outboard motors, and more.

Essential Boating On The Web - Great web page that links to some of the best boating web sites.

Sailing World/Cruising World - Sailboat cruising site with sailboat specifications, reader ratings, sailing schools, weather, sailing events, and lots of message boards related to sailing and cruising.

Sailing Source - Links to dozens of Web sites around the world providing boating equipment information and news, reports from the International Sailing Federation and Royal Ocean Racing Cluband more...

Sailing Links - A comprehensive, organized, easy to use guide to sailing resources on the Internet.

Boat US - Provides services such as boat insurance, loans, towing and other boating products to boat owners nationwide.

All About Boats - Online resource for boating.

Boat Owners World - Links to water related recreational activity.

Cruise News - Guide to sailing and cruising stories.

Cruiser Log - Yacht position reports, cruising narratives and voyage logs, marine radio nets, crewfinder, cruising FAQ's, boating books and ebooks, message board, cruiser's forum, classifieds, sailing news-feed, Sail Africa, chat room, and weather, sailing and boating links.

The PowerBoat Guide - An essential resource for marine industry professionals and a powerful tool in the hands of boat buyers.

Boat Owner's World - Site with selection of links to almost every water related recreational activity. - has been on-line providing high-quality content for boaters since 1994.

Beckmann Steamboating - Manufacturers of steam launches, electric launches, hobby steam boilers, tourboats, live steam supplies, alternative energy power plants, steamboats, tugboats, steam whistles, nautical lamps, steam videos, and diesel launches.

John's Nautical & Boatbuilding Page

Lighthouse Getaway - Info and images on lots of specific lighthouses.
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Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Boat Handling by Elbert S. Maloney, Charles F. Chapman
It's more than just a basic text, it's a complete curriculum of nautical knowledge, from knots to navigation, docking to distress calls, plus etiquette, protocol, & terminology for powerboaters and sailors alike. Accessible to the beginner, Chapman Piloting is an essential reference for even the most experienced sailor.

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors by Nigel Calder
The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat.

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