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Useful Links for Boaters and Marine Surveyors


Digital Boat Brochures – Have an old brochure Emailed

Don Robertson’s Marine Marketplace – Links to Every Boat & Engine Builder on the Planet. Well…. almost.

Everything Boatbuilding – What you need to know to go into boatbuilding

FiberGlassics® – A Wealth of Information on Classic Fiberglass Boats – Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts

Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data

Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data

United States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database

PowerBoat Guide

SailboatData.Com – Specification on over 7000 sailboats


ABOS – Marine blue Book

BUCValu – Used Boat Price Guides

Computer Boat Values – Canadian Boat Values

Computer Boat Value Book On-Line – Canadian Boat Values

Martin Depreciation Scale in PDF format

NADA Guides – On-Line


Convert by Josh Madison – A comprehensive measurement conversion program

Currency Converter

Marine Converters and Calculators – Convert Just About Anything to Anything

Welcome to – The ultimate resource for unit conversionClassification / Certification Organizations


Chapman School of Seamanship

Havorn Marine Survey   & Shipwright School – Seattle Washington

IICL – Institute of   International Container Lessors – Container Courses

Spaulding Wooden Boat   Center –   Sausalito, California

Maritime College – State University   of New York

The Landing School – Arundel, Maine

National Cargo Bureau – Cargo & Ship   Safety Training

Sailing Knowledge – UK

Sea School – Serving Mariners   Since 1977

WoodenBoat School – Brooklin, Maine – Practical   Shipping Vocabulary

 Sea Talk Nautical Dictionary

Spanish For Cruisers – Boat Repairs   & Maintenance Phrase Book

TechDictionary – Thousands of   Technology Terms


AMSEA – Alaska Marine   Safety Education Association

ABYC – American Boat and   Yacht Council

ABBRA – American Boat   Builders & Repairers Association

ASA – American Society   of Appraisers

ASNE – American Society   of Naval Engineers

ACBS – Antique & Classic   Boat Society

AFRIN – Associate Fellow   of the Royal Institute of Navigation – UK

BOAT/US – Boat Owners   Association of The United States

IAMI – International   Association of Marine Investigators

NFPA – National Fire   Protection Association

NMMA Canada – National Marine   Manufacturers Association Canada

NMMA USA – National Marine   Manufacturers Association – USA

NPGA – National Propane   Gas Association

N.P.F.V.O.A. – North Pacific   Fishing Vessel Owners’ Association

RYA – Royal Yachting   Association – UK

 SNAME – Society of Naval   Architects & Marine Engineers


Admiral Marine – United Kingdom

American Institute of Marine Underwriters


Container Handbook – German Insurance   Association

Glossary of Ocean Cargo   Insurance Terms

Grundy Insurance for   Classic Boats

Legacy Underwriters – Marine Insurance

Lloyds of London

NBOA – National Boat Owners Association   Marine Insurance

Skisafe Boat Insurance

Towergate Insurance, United Kingdom

Transport Information Service – German Insurance   Association

MISCELLANEOUS – Source for   Boating Safety Labels

Dockwise Yacht Transport – Floating Drydock   Service for Yachts – Animated Flags   For Your Web Site

Google Earth – Satellite   Pictures of Your Back Yard

Marine Liens Limited – Look up or   Publish Lien Information – Live Map of Ship   Movements

Marinfloc – Bilge Water   Treatment Systems – Sweden

See Level Marine Heaters – Marblehead, Massachusetts

OutSec – Transcription   Service

Yacht Clubs With Web   Sites –   World Wide

Nautical   Charts

American Nautical Services – Fort Lauderdale,   Florida

Australian   Hydrographic Service – Wollongong New South Wales

Bluewater Books &   Charts –   Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fugawi   Marine – Worldwide Charts – Toronto, Ontario

Fisheries and Oceans   Canada –   Canadian Hydrographic Service

Imray Nautical Charts – St Ives,   Cambridgeshire, UK

Map Town – Calgary Alberta

Marine Chart Services – Wellingborough,   Northamptonshire, UK

National Oceanic and   Atmospheric Administration – On-Line Chart Viewer

R. H. John Chart Agency – Houston &   Galveston, Texas

Todd Chart Agency – County Down,   Northern Ireland, UK

Oil   & Fuel Analysis

ALS Group – Worldwide

Design Maintenance Systems – North Vancouver,   British Columbia

Engineered Lubricants – Maryland Heights,   Missouri

Herguth Laboratories – Vallejo,   California

Insight Services – Cleveland, Ohio

Intertek Testing and Inspection Services – Worldwide

JG Lubricant Services – Barney   Gerdts, SAMS® AFF – Plainfield, Indiana

Lubriport Labs – Floyd J.   Friloux, SAMS® AFF – Kenner, Louisiana

Machinery   Lubrication –   The Basics of Used Oil Sampling

The Oil Analysis Lab – Spokane,   Washington

Oil Check Laboratory   Services –   Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

Panair Laboratory – Petroleum Product   Testing, Miami, Florida

Polaris Laboratories – Indianapolis,   Indiana – Houston, Texas – Salt Lake City, Utah

R&G Laboratories, Inc – Tampa, Florida

Trico – Pewaukee, Wisconsin


All About Houseboats

Boating Industry

Boat & Harbors

Bone Yard Boats – Saving Old Boats   Since 1996

Canadian Yachting

Claims Magazine

Classic Yacht Magazine

Captain – Maritime and   Offshore Industry News On-Line

Good Old Boat

Insurance Journal

Marine Electronics   Reviews

Pacific Maritime Magazine

Practical Sailor

Proceedings – USCG Journal

Professional BoatBuilder

Scuttlebutt Magazine

Showboats International

The Waterways Journal


Yachting & Boating World

Repair   & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications – Aluminum &   Stainless Steel Marine Parts

Chockfast – Pourable Chocking   Compounds

D&R Marine – Replacement Parts   For Sailboats

R.W. Fernstrum & Company – Keel Cooling   Systems

Globe Composite Solutions, Ltd. – Run Dry Impellers   and Composite Drive Couplers

GS Products (UK) – Suppliers of   Chain, Wire Rope and Marine Fittings

Hydrex Underwater Technology – Underwater   Repairs

Ideal Clamp – One of the   Largest Manufacturers of Hose Clamps

Island Marine Instrument   Company –   Compass Repairs & Adjustment

Jamestown Distributors – Boatbuilding and   Woodworking Supplies

Kano Laboratories – Clean Up &   Lubricating Products

Klacko Spars – Metal   Fabricating, Oakville, Ontario – Marine Grade   Vinyl Fabrics, St Paul Minnesota

Planus – Marine Toilet   Systems

Rub – Design,   fabrication and Installation

Titan   Marine –   Titanium Hose Clamps

Industrial Automation   Components, Inc –   Valves, Gauges & Regulators

Ward’s Marine Electric – Electrical Parts   and Service

Wilson Distribution – Plastic Pontoons

Boat Junk Yards – New & Used Parts

Great Lakes Skipper –        Racine, Wisconsin

High Tide Marine –        New & Used Bertram Parts – Marathon, Florida

Kendor Marine – Franklin, Wisconsin

Sea Way Marine – Seattle, Washington

COROSION PROTECTION – Marine Corrosion Control Products

ElectroGuard –        Cathodic Protection Systems

Corrosion Protection Technologies – eCorr/2000

 ENGINES & DRIVES – Engine Info & Parts Pricing

Engines – Rebuilt Marine Engines & Parts pricing – On-Line Source For Marine Transmissions

Marine Parts Express –        Drive Train Parts, Edgecomb, Maine

Marine Parts        Warehouse –        Sterndrive and Outboard Parts

Moyer Marine – Parts and Services For Universal Atomic 4        Engines

Walter Machine – V-Drives, Couplings, Keel Coolers, Etc.

Propellers Shafts and Struts

Henry H. Smith &        Company –        100 years of Manufacture & Repair

Michigan Wheel – Prop Size Analysis

Morel Industries –        Struts & Other Castings

Spartan Marine Hardware – Struts & Other Bronze Castings

Western Branch        Metals –        Propeller Shafts, Everything You Will Ever Need To Know

Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging

Ballenger Spar Systems – Watsonville, California

Dwyer Aluminum Mast        Company –        North Branford, Connecticut

Foss Foam Products – Replacement Rudders, Williston, Florida

Klacko Spars – Masts, Rigging & Marine Hardware,        Oakville, Ontario

Mars Metals – Lead Keels

Pleasant Bay Boat & Spar Company – Wooden Spars

Rig-Rite, Inc. – Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats,        Warwick, Rhode Island

Rudder Craft – Replacement Rudders & Tillers, Boise,        Idaho

Selden Mast – Aluminum & Carbon Spars For Sailboats

Sparcraft – Masts & Rigging For Sailboats – France


Andersen Winches – By Ronstan Denmark – Vejle, Denmark

Harken Winches – Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Hutton Winches –   New Hutton Winches, parts for Barient        Barlow – St Marys, NSW, Australia

Lewmar Winches – Pewaukee, Wisconsin – Parts & Service Kits for Many Obsolete        Winches – South Coast, United Kingdom


Aluminum 2000 – Marine Doors and Windows

Desman Corporation – Windshields and Bent Glass

New Century Products –    Boat Windshields

Ocean Dynamics USA –   Windshields & Glass For Any Boat

Strataglass – Clear Vinyl Sheeting For Boat Enclosures        & More

Taylor Made Systems – Windshields & More For Any Boat


InspectX – Software for a Structured approach to surveying 

Convert – A free Conversion   Utility

Fiberglass Repair   Estimator

Force 5 Survey Report Software – by Stevens &   Stevens

Password Minder – By Joe LeBlanc –   Keep Track of Passwords (Encrypted)

NewAge Marine Survey   Reporting System by Jim Ledenbach, SAMS® AMS®

OpenCPN Software for Marine   Navigation

Open Office – Free Office   Suite, Compatible With All Other Major Office Suites

Software Registration   Manager –   By Joe LeBlanc – Keep Track of Licence and Registration Numbers (Encrypted)

Wordweb – Free Dictionary /   Thesaurus Program


Aliya   Analytical Failure   Analysis and More – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bell Metallurgy Metallurgical   Failure Analysis – San Diego, California

British Institute of Non-destructive   Testing –   UK

Metallurgical Associates – Grass Valley   (Sacramento), California – Metal Testing

Pacific Testing   Laboratories –   Valencia, California,

Plastics Technology Laboratories – Plastics Testing

Structural Composites – Composite Testing   Lab Melbourne Florida

University of Maine   Composites Laboratory

Wadson Associates – Composite   Inspection Services


Inspection   Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program   (HIMP)”-   Printable booklet illustrating how to asses hard coatings – All You Need To   Know About Marine Diesel Engines

Corrosion Technology   Laboratory –   NASA – Kennedy Space Center

Cuprotect – Non-Toxic Hull   Protection System

The   Engineering ToolBox – The Flash Point of Different Fuels

Gurit – A Wealth Of Information About   Advanced Composite Materials

Interplastic Corporation – Product   Literature: Technical Papers

Marine Lightning   Protection –   Ewen M. Thomson

Master Painters Institute – Everything about   paint.

Mercruiser Corrosion   Protection Systems – (PDF)

Northern Arizona Wind   & Sun –   The Ultimate Fact & FAQ File for Deep Cycle Batteries

OPD Information – (Overfilling   Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)

Plastics   International –   Chemical Resistance Chart – compatibility of different plasticks and   chemicals

Sandmeyer Steel Company – Everything You   Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel

SAE International -Society of   Automotive Engineers – Standards & Guidelines

Specialty Steel Industry of North America   Information Center


Arizona   Instrument LLC –   Moisture Analyzers & Toxic Gas Analyzers

Barcol Impressor – Hardness Tester

Diesel Laptops. – Diesel Engine   Diagnostic Hardware and Slftwarer

Electrophysics Canada – Moisture Meters

EVIDENT – Investigation   Products – Photo Evidence Scales

Flir Infrared Camera – by Flir Systems

General   Electric Moisture Meters

Global Test Supply – Testing Equipment

The Hammer Source – 500 Kinds of   Hammers

Kelman   Freeboard Indicator

Phase II – Thickness Gauges

Protimeter – Moisture Meters   and Hygrometers

Strut Pro – Cutless Bearing   Replacement Tool

Tool Experts – Boca Raton,   Florida

Tramex Ltd – Moisture Meters

UE Systems – Ultrasonic   Detection Technology

Wagner – Moisture Meters   (Made in the USA)

Western Instruments – Thickness Gauges


ASTA – American Sail   Training Association

Australian   List Of Registered Ships

Australian   Shipping Registration Office

CPS – Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

IMCI – International Marine Certification   Institute –   European Union Regulations

Radio Licensing – UK

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Occupational Safety & Health   Administration –   U.S. Department of Labor – Canadian Safe   Boating Council

Transport Canada – Marine Safety   & Regulations

Transport Canada – Ship Registration   Site (Documented Vessels)

TWIC – Transportation   Worker Identification Credential – US Transportation Security   Administration

United   Kingdom Ship Registration – Operated by the Maritime and   Coastguard Agency

United States Coast Guard –  Office   of Boating Safety

United States Coast        Guard –        Online Vessel Safety Check

United States Coast        Guard –        Virtual Vessel Safety Check

United States Coast        Guard –        Vessel Safety Check Form (PDF)

United   States Coast Guard – Boatbuilder’s Handbook

United   States Coast Guard – Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC)   Database

United States Coast Guard – Port State   Information eXchange (PSIX) system

United States Department of Transportation   Maritime Administration (MARAD)

USCG Notices of Vessel   Recalls & Safety Defects

United   States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – Searchable CFR’s

United   States National Vessel Documentation Center

Look Up US Documented   Vessels By Name or Number – Look Up US   Documented Vessels By Owner’s Name, Boat Name, Official Number, Builder,   State, Zip Code, City or County

Maritime Documentation   Center –   USCG NVDC Database Vessel Documentation Search

USPS – United States Power Squadrons

Vessel   Research & Design

Kasten Marine Design – Port Townsend,   Washington

Royal Institution of Naval Architects – United Kingdom

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine   Engineers


Commonwealth of Australia – Bureau of   Meteorology

Compu-Weather – Forensic   Meteorology (Past Weather Conditions)

Environment Canada – Canadian Weather   Including Historical Data

NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric   Administration (USA) – Sailing Weather   Forecasts Worldwide

Vaisala – Lightning Event   Analysis.

The Weather Underground – Free Weather Info

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