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EverythingAboutBoats.org was initially conceived by the staff at Anchors Aweigh Academy as an online resource that would provide to our marine survey, shipwright, and on-board systems students such valuable information as:
- The US Coast Guard regulations and industry standards for vessel construction, inspection and repair.
- The sources for boat building plans, tools and equipment.
- The sources for boat materials and equipment, and their specifications, service tips, recalls, and reviews.
- The sources for marine publications with reviews.
We quickly realized that much of this information would also benefit students of other schools, as well as boat builders, boat dealers, yacht brokers, marine surveyors, shipwrights, refitters, mechanics, licensed skippers and crews, commercial fishermen, and recreational boaters around the world — so the website was opened up to everyone as a public service, and the scope of the website content was expanded to include such valuable information as:
The contact information, profiles and your reviews of:
- Boat designers.
- Boat builders.
- Boat fitters and shipwrights.
- Boat dealers and yacht brokers.
- Events like boat shows, sales and auctions.
- Marine surveyors.
- Vessel documentation and licensing firms.
- Marine lenders
- Insurance companies, agents, and brokers.
- Vessel transporters over land and sea.
- Boat haulers and launching ramps
- Boat moorage and storage.
- Yacht clubs, sailing clubs, and Boat owner organizations.
- Boating events and boating destinations with local attractions and accommodations.
- Boating safety classes.
- Boating and seamanship training.
- Captain’s license training and testing.
- Maritime schools.
- Marine surveyor schools.
- Marine engineering schools.
- Boat building schools.
- Boat repair schools including engine schools and on-board systems schools.
- Boat yards, refitters and repair shops.
- Law Firms practicing Admiralty law, consumer protection and personal injury.
- Even expert witnesses for marine litigation.
For years, Anchors Aweigh Academy, a nonprofit research and educational organization, has been dedicated to the advancement of marine related sciences with a strong emphasis on protecting the Earth’s fragile ecological systems for future generations. The practical application of this science is ultimately everyone’s responsibility. Your part can be as simple as properly maintaining your boat so that your boat does not explode, catch fire, land on the rocks and/or sink, and release deadly toxins into the environment (plus consider the physical damage and personal injury such an event could cause). Anchors Aweigh Academy and the EverythingAboutBoats.org website are dedicated to providing this much needed knowledge to boat builders, refitters, repair shops and yards, professional mariners, and the boating public, etc. around the world (that would be basically everyone that will listen).
By browsing the WEBSITE CONTENTS page OR “WEBSITE CONTENTS” in the right sidebar ⇒ you can get a good idea of the scope of the website, which continues to grow rapidly through the dedicated efforts of the nonpaid all volunteer website staff and with the help of our generous members. So far, the website contains over 10,000 webpage articles available to everyone. The information on these pages have already benefited mariners around the world. With your help, we could have another 10,000 pages added over this next year. We estimate that we will need over 50,000 webpage articles to cover the full scope of our website. Most website pages welcome comments, inquires, and reviews giving the reader the opportunity to contribute to the website as well as profit from other boaters perspective. By submitting comments, articles, and reviews, you can become an active contributor to the growing EverthingAboutBoats.org website (see Comment Rules & Submitting Articles).
You can also help us with the costs of developing and maintaining the website by becoming an Academy Member. Not only will you be supporting a great cause, but as a supporting member you will gain access to several other valuable resources including our Lending Library and all the current and past issues of Anchors Aweigh Academy‘s own on-line magazine, The ANCHOR, which contains some terrific “How To…” articles like:
- How to build a boat.
- How to outfit a boat.
- How to buy a boat.
- How to sell a boat.
- How to inspect a boat.
- How to find a good marine surveyor. The different types of marine surveys.
- How to document a vessel.
- How to get the best insurance. Types of policies, Insurance claims.
- How to transport a boat including trailering, towing, and crewing.
- How to find a skipper and crew for a boat delivery.
- How to become a licensed captain or crew member.
- How to become a marine surveyor.
- How to troubleshoot and repair boat equipment including engine repairs. The value of oil analysis, Engine Rebuild vs Repower. Prevalence of up-charging and cost overruns in the marketplace.
- Plus Product Reviews, Troubleshooting Guides, Do-It-Yourself Refitting & Repair Guides (many explaining the Marine Statutes and Industry Standards). Many written by professionals in the marine industry.
The ANCHOR is a perfect example of a “living publication” as it is continuously being revised and updated with the latest information, techniques, etc. (Note: We are loading these articles as quickly as we can reformat and update them, so please be patient.)
As an Academy Member, you will also gain access to the “Ask An Expert” Q&A page where you can privately ask our experts any questions related to boats of any size (including ships), their maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, etc., etc., etc.
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0.0 – HOME w/Featured Articles.
0.1 – ABOUT EAB (EverythingAboutBoats.org).
0.1.1 – Contact EverythingAboutBoats.org.
0.1.3 – Copyrights.
0.1.4 – Comment Rules.
0.1.5 – Submitting Articles.
0.1.6 – Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols.
0.1.7 – FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about this website).
0.2 – GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS.
0.3 – ASK AN EXPERT.
0.4 – CLASSIFIED ADS.
2 – BOAT PRODUCTION:
2.1 – Boat Designing Schools.
2.2 – Boat Designers (Naval Architects, Boat Plans, Kits, etc).
2.3 – Statutes & Standards.
2.3.1 – Laws by Country.
184.108.40.206 – Laws: Canada.
220.127.116.11 – Laws: United Kingdom.
18.104.22.168 – Laws: United States.
2.3.2 – Industry Standards.
22.214.171.124 – International Maritime Organization (IMO).
126.96.36.199 – International Standards Organization (ISO).
188.8.131.52 – American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
184.108.40.206 – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
2.3.3 – Classification Societies.
220.127.116.11 – Lloyd’s Register.
18.104.22.168 – American Bureau of Shipping.
2.4 – Boat Building Tools & Equipment (Vendors, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, etc).
2.5 – Boat Materials (Vendors, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, etc).
2.5.1 – Wood.
2.5.2 – Metal: Iron, Steel, Aluminum, etc.
2.5.3 – Ferrocement.
2.5.4 – Fiberglass.
2.6 – Boat Equipment (Vendors, Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, etc).
2.6.1 – Steering & Thrusters.
2.6.2 – Stabilizers & Trim Plates.
2.6.3 – Dewatering Devices.
2.6.4 – Galvanic Corrosion Protection.
2.6.5 – Hull Penetrations & Openings (Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc).
2.6.6 – Deck Hardware & Equipment.
22.214.171.124 – Ground Tackle.
126.96.36.199 – Commercial Fishing Gear.
2.6.7 – Rigging (Rig Types, Standing Rigging, Running Rigging, Vendors, Riggers, etc).
188.8.131.52 – Sails (Sail Types, Aerodynamics, Vendors, Sailmakers, etc).
2.6.8 – Propulsion Machinery (Types, Configurations, Features, Control Systems, etc).
184.108.40.206 – Engines: Types & Vendors.
220.127.116.11 – Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (SAE Specs, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc).
18.104.22.168 – Marine Gears (Reversing, Reduction; Mechanical, Hydraulic).
22.214.171.124 – Shafting (Propshafts, Couplings, Seals, Bearings, Struts, Keys, Nuts, etc).
126.96.36.199 – Propellers.
2.6.9 – Electrical Systems: DC & AC (Direct Current, Alternating Current, etc).
188.8.131.52 – Auxiliary Generators.
184.108.40.206 – DC-to-AC Invertors
2.6.10 – Domestic Systems.
220.127.116.11 – LPG Systems.
18.104.22.168 – Cabin Heating & Cooling.
22.214.171.124 – Galley Appliances (Refrigeration, Galley Stoves, LPG/CNG Systems).
126.96.36.199 – Water & Waste Systems.
188.8.131.52 – Trash Disposal.
184.108.40.206 – Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc).
2.6.11 – Navigation & Communication Systems.
2.6.12 – Safety Equipment (PFDs, Life Rafts, Fire Ext., Alarms, Medical Kits).
2.6.13 – Personal Equipment.
220.127.116.11 – Diving (Commercial & Sport).
18.104.22.168 – Fishing (Sport).
22.214.171.124 – Sailing (Foul Weather Gear, Safety Harnesses, etc).
126.96.36.199 – Racing (Sail, Offshore Power, Powerboat, Hydroplane, etc).
188.8.131.52 – Watersports (Surfing, Skiing, Boarding, Tubing, etc).
2.6.14 – Boat Trailers.
2.7 – Marine Suppliers by Country.
2.7.1 – Marine Suppliers: Canada.
2.7.2 – Marine Suppliers: United Kingdom.
2.7.3 – Marine Suppliers: United States.
2.8 – Boat Building Schools.
2.9 – Boat Builders: A~Z (w/Links to Model Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, etc).
2.9.1 – Boat Builders by Vessel Types.
2.9.2 – Boat Builders by Country.
184.108.40.206 – Boat Builders: Canada.
220.127.116.11 – Boat Builders: United Kingdom.
18.104.22.168 – Boat Builders: United States.
22.214.171.124.1 – Boat Builders by US MIC.
2.10 – Do-It-Yourself Boat Building.
3 – BOAT MARKETING: (Online Classified Ads, Free Magazines with Ads, Price Guides).
3.1 – Boat Shows by Country.
3.1.1 – Boat Shows: Canada.
3.1.2 – Boat Shows: United Kingdom.
3.1.3 – Boat Shows: United States.
3.2 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers by Country.
3.2.1 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: Canada.
3.2.2 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: United Kingdom.
3.2.3 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: United States.
3.3 – Importing & Exporting.
3.4 – Auctions & Sales (Government, Seizure, Foreclosure, Repo, Insurance, Donation, etc).
3.5 – Do-It-Yourself Private Sales (Buyers & Sellers).
4 – BOAT INSPECTION:
4.1 – Types of Marine Surveys.
4.2 – Marine Surveyors by Country.
4.2.1 – Marine Surveyors: Canada.
4.2.2 – Marine Surveyors: United Kingdom.
4.2.3 – Marine Surveyors: United States.
4.3 – Marine Surveying Schools.
4.4 – Do-It-Yourself Inspections.
5 – BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY:
5.1 – Boat Titles & Registration.
5.2 – Vessel Registry (Documentation, Licensing).
5.2.1 – Vessel Title Companies by Country.
126.96.36.199 – Vessel Title Companies: Canada.
188.8.131.52 – Vessel Title Companies: United Kingdom.
184.108.40.206 – Vessel Title Companies: United States.
7 – BOAT INSURANCE:
7.1 – Types of Insurance Policies.
7.2 – Insurance Companies.
7.3 – Insurance Agencies by Country.
7.3.1 – Insurance Agencies: Canada.
7.3.2 – Insurance Agencies: United Kingdom.
7.3.3 – Insurance Agencies: United States.
7.4 – Claim Processing.
7.4.1 – Filing a Claim.
7.4.2 – Repair Facility Claim Procedures.
7.4.3 – Claim Resolution.
7.4.4 – Subrogation.
7.4.5 – Claim Cases.
8 – BOAT TRANSPORT:
8.1 – Boat Transport by Sea.
8.1.1 – Piggyback.
8.1.2 – Delivery Skippers & Crews.
8.1.3 – Towing (Tugs, Towboats, etc).
8.2 – Boat Transport Over Land.
8.2.1 – Boat Transporters (by type and size).
9 – BOAT HAULING & LAUNCHING:
9.1 – Hoists by Country (Slipways, Railways, Drydocks, Elevators, Cranes, Lifts, etc).
9.1.1 – Hoists: Canada.
9.1.2 – Hoists: United Kingdom.
9.1.3 – Hoists: United States.
9.2 – Launch Ramps by Country (Public & Private).
9.2.1 – Launch Ramps: Canada.
9.2.2 – Launch Ramps: United Kingdom.
9.2.3 – Launch Ramps: United States.
10 – BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE:
10.1 – Moorage & Storage Builders (Moorings, Marinas, Docks, Racks, Stacks, Lifts, RxR, etc).
10.2 – Anchorages by Country.
10.2.1 – Anchorages: Canada.
10.2.2 – Anchorages: United Kingdom.
10.2.3 – Anchorages: United States.
10.3 – Marinas by Country.
10.3.1 – Marinas: Canada.
10.3.2 – Marinas: United Kingdom.
10.3.3 – Marinas: United States.
10.4 – Yards, Racks & Stacks by Country.
10.4.1 – Yards, Racks & Stacks: Canada.
10.4.2 – Yards, Racks & Stacks: United Kingdom.
10.4.3 – Yards, Racks & Stacks: United States.
11 – BOATING ORGANIZATIONS (Cruising Clubs, Educational, Gov Aux, etc).
11.1 – Yacht Clubs by Country.
11.1.1 – Yacht Clubs: Canada.
11.1.2 – Yacht Clubs: United Kingdom.
11.1.3 – Yacht Clubs: United States.
11.2 – Sailing Clubs by Country.
11.2.1 – Sailing Clubs: Canada.
11.2.2 – Sailing Clubs: United Kingdom.
11.2.3 – Sailing Clubs: United States.
11.3 – Boat Owner Associations.
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL:
12.1 – Events by Country (Festivals, Rendezvous, Cruises, Races, Derbies, etc).
12.1.1 – Events: Canada.
12.1.2 – Events: United Kingdom.
12.1.3 – Events: United States.
12.2 – Destinations by Country (Anchorages, Attractions, Food, Lodging, etc).
12.2.1 – Destinations: Canada.
12.2.2 – Destinations: United Kingdom.
12.2.3 – Destinations: United States.
12.3 – Weather & Tides (Sun & Moon, Rise & Set).
12.4 – Boat Rentals & Charters by Country. (Fishing, Barefoot, Crewed, etc).
12.4.1 – Boat Rentals & Charters: Canada.
12.4.2 – Boat Rentals & Charters: United Kingdom.
12.4.3 – Boat Rentals & Charters: United States.
12.5 – Licensed Masters (Sea Trials, Deliveries, etc).
12.6 – Commercial Passage (Cruises, Freighters, RV Barge Cruises, etc).
12.7 – Member Voyages.
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION (Operator Qualification, etc).
13.1 – Boating Safety Classes (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, etc).
13.1.1 – Boating Safety (Accidents, Prevention, Man-Overboard, Search & Rescue, etc).
13.2 – Boating & Seamanship Training.
13.2.1 – Seamanship Schools.
13.2.2 – Sailing Schools.
13.2.3 – One-On-One Training.
13.3 – Maritime Schools.
13.3.1 – Captain’s License Classes & Testing.
14 – MARINE LAW:
14.1 – Laws by Country (Operator & Equipment Requirements, etc).
14.1.1 – Laws: Canada.
14.1.2 – Laws: United Kingdom.
14.1.3 – Laws: United States.
14.2 – Admiralty Law.
14.2.1 – International Treaties (SOLAS, MARPOL, COLREGS, etc).
14.3 – Insurance Law.
14.4 – Personal Injury.
14.5 – Product Liability.
14.6 – Consumer Protection.
14.7 – Law Firms by Country.
14.7.1 – Law Firms: Canada.
14.7.2 – Law Firms: United Kingdom.
14.7.3 – Law Firms: United States.
14.8 – Investigators, Consultants & Expert Witnesses.
14.9 – Case Examples.
15 – BOAT REFITTING: (Fitting-Out, Repair, Repowering, etc).
15.1 – Refitters by Country (Shipyards, Boatyards, Riggers, Shops, etc).
15.1.1 – Refitters: Canada.
15.1.2 – Refitters: United Kingdom.
15.1.3 – Refitters: United States.
15.2 – Boat Repair Schools (Hull, Systems, On-Board Equipment, Propulsion Machinery, etc).
15.3 – Do-It-Yourself Refitting (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair, etc).
15.3.1 – DIY: Fundamentals.
220.127.116.11 – DIY: Tools: Usage, Safety, etc.
18.104.22.168 – DIY: Deterioration (Rot, Corrosion, Fatigue, etc).
22.214.171.124 – DIY: Troubleshooting, Failure Analysis, etc.
15.3.2 – DIY: Vessel Structure.
126.96.36.199 – DIY: Hull & Deck.
188.8.131.52 – DIY: Steering & Thrusters (Mechanical, Hydraulic, etc).
184.108.40.206 – DIY: Stabilizers & Trim Plates.
220.127.116.11 – DIY: Dewatering Devices.
18.104.22.168 – DIY: Galvanic Corrosion Protection.
22.214.171.124 – DIY: Hull Penetrations & Openings (Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc).
126.96.36.199 – DIY: Deck Hardware & Equipment.
188.8.131.52.1 – DIY: Ground Tackle (Anchors, Rode, Windlass, etc).
184.108.40.206.2 – DIY: Commercial Fishing Gear.
220.127.116.11 – DIY: Rigging.
18.104.22.168.1 – DIY: Sails.
15.3.3 – DIY: Propulsion Machinery (Control Systems, etc).
22.214.171.124 – DIY: Engines (Troubleshooting, Repair, Rebuilding vs Repowering, etc).
126.96.36.199.1 – DIY: Engine Mechanical (Pistons, Rods, Crankshafts, Blocks, Heads, Valves, etc).
188.8.131.52.2 – DIY: Engine Lubrication (Splash, Forced, Oil, Filtration, Additives, Oil Analysis, etc).
184.108.40.206.3 – DIY: Engine Fuel (Petrol/Gasoline, Diesel, CNG, etc).
220.127.116.11.4 – DIY: Engine Electrical (Starting, Charging, Instrumentation, etc).
18.104.22.168.5 – DIY: Engine Cooling (Air, Raw Water, Fresh Water, etc).
22.214.171.124.6 – DIY: Engine Exhaust (Dry, Wet, etc).
126.96.36.199.7 – DIY: Engine Mounting (Hard, Soft, etc).
188.8.131.52 – DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (Adapters, Dampers, Jackshafts, etc).
184.108.40.206 – DIY: Marine Gears (Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods, etc).
220.127.116.11 – DIY: Shafting (Shafts, Couplings, Joints, Thrust Bearings, Seals, Cutlass, Struts, etc).
18.104.22.168 – DIY: Propellers.
15.3.4 – DIY: Electrical Systems.
22.214.171.124 – DIY: Direct Current.
126.96.36.199 – DIY: Alternating Current.
188.8.131.52 – DIY: Auxiliary Generators.
184.108.40.206 – DIY: DC to AC Inverters.
15.3.5 – DIY: Domestic Systems.
220.127.116.11 – DIY: LPG systems.
18.104.22.168 – DIY: Cabin Heating & Cooling.
22.214.171.124 – DIY: Galley Appliances.
126.96.36.199 – DIY: Water & Waste Systems.
188.8.131.52 – DIY: Trash Disposal.
184.108.40.206 – DIY: Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc).
15.3.6 – DIY: Nav & Comm Systems (Charts, Compass, GPS, Radar, Lts, Flares, EPIRB, VHF, etc).
15.3.7 – DIY: Safety Equipment (PFDs, Firefighting, Alarms, etc).
15.3.8 – DIY: Personal Equipment (Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Racing, Watersports, etc).
15.3.9 – DIY: Tenders.
15.3.10 – DIY: Boat Trailers.
16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory (Authors, Editors, Publishers, etc) + Lending Library.
16.1 – Articles (w/Reviews).
16.2 – Books (w/Reviews).
16.3 – Magazines (w/Reviews).
16.4 – Product Documentation (SpecSheets, Installation Drawings, Manuals, Parts Books, etc).
16.5 – Videos (Movies, etc. w/Reviews).
16.6 – Websites (w/Reviews & Links).
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