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EABoats website exceeds 10,000 pages of information about boats and boating, etc. with a goal of another 10,000 pages added over this next year.

The information on these pages could save you several hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year. The website officially launched on July 3, 2015 with slightly more then 2,000 pages loaded. To get an idea of what the website will eventually contain, check out the WEBSITE CONTENTS listed belowCLICK on any Topic below to open the linked Topic Page, Directory, Article, Review, or Do-it-yourself Guide. OR you may Click on any of the same Topic Links in the RIGHT SIDEBAR
(Most Topic Pages contain even more links to other related pages)

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ABOUT BOATS (w/Links to Maritime Museums)
Early History
^  Recent History
^  Modern Vessel Types
^  Boat Designing Schools
Boat Designers (Naval Architects, Boat Plans, Kits, etc)
Statutes & Standards
^  ^  Governmental Regulation
^  ^  Classification Societies
^  ^  ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council – US)
^  ^  NFPA (National Fire Protection Association – US)
^  ^  International Standards (IMO)
Boat Building Tools & Equipment (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
Boat Materials (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
^  ^  Wood
^  ^  Metal
^  ^  Ferrocement
^  ^  Fiberglass
Boat Equipment (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
^  ^  Steering & Thrusters
^  ^  Stabilizers & Trim Plates
^  ^  Dewatering Devices
^  ^  Galvanic Corrosion Protection
^  ^  Hull Penetrations & Openings
(Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc)
^  ^  Deck Hardware & Equipment
^  ^  ^  Ground Tackle
^  ^  ^  Commercial Fishing Gear
^  ^  Rigging (Riggers)
^  ^  ^  Sails (Sailmakers)
^  ^  Propulsion Machinery (Types, Control Systems, etc)
^  ^  ^  Engines (Steam, Gasoline, Diesel, CNG, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  RP-IC Engines – Brands & Manufacturers (A~Z)
^  ^  ^  Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (SAE Specs, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc)
^  ^  ^  Marine Gears (Inboards, V-Drives, IOs, OBs, Surface-Piercing, etc)
^  ^  ^  Shafting (Propshafts, Couplings, Seals, Bearings, Struts, Keys, Nuts, etc)
^  ^  ^  Propellers (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels, etc)
^  ^  Electrical Systems (Direct Current, Alternating Current, etc)
^  ^  ^  Auxiliary Generators
^  ^  Domestic Systems
^  ^  ^  Cabin Heating & Cooling
^  ^  ^  Galley Appliances (Refrigeration, Galley Stoves, LPG/CNG Systems)
^  ^  ^  Water Systems
^  ^  ^  Trash Disposal
^  ^  ^  Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc)
^  ^  Navigation & Communication Systems
^  ^  Safety Equipment (PFDs, Life Rafts, Fire Ext., Alarms, Medical Kits)
^  ^  Personel Equipment
^  ^  ^  Diving (Commercial & Sport)
^  ^  ^  Fishing (Sport)
^  ^  ^  Sailing (Foul Weather Gear, Safety Harnesses, etc)
^  ^  ^  Racing (Sail, Offshore Power, Powerboat, Hydroplane, etc)
^  ^  ^  Watersports (Surfing, Skiing, Boarding, Tubing, etc)
^  ^  Boat Trailers
^  Marine Suppliers by Regions
^  ^  Marine Suppliers – United States

Boat Building Schools
^  Boat Builders (Model Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, etc)
^  ^  Boat Builders A~Z
^  ^  Boat Builders by MIC (Manufacturer’s Identification Code)
^  ^  Boat Builders by Regions
^  ^  ^  Boat Builders – United States

^  ^  Boat Builders by Vessel Types
Do-It-Yourself Boat Building
BOAT MARKETING (Online Classified Ads, Free Magazines with Ads, Price Guides)
^  Boat Shows by Regions
^  ^  Boat Shows – United States

^  Boat Dealers by Regions
^  ^  Boat Dealers – United States
^  Yacht Brokers by Regions
^  ^  
Yacht Brokers – United States
Importing & Exporting
Auctions & Sales (Government, Seizure, Foreclosure, Repo, Insurance, Donation, etc)
Do-It-Yourself Private Sales (Buyers & Sellers)
^  Types of Marine Surveys
^  Marine Surveyors by Regions
^  ^  Marine Surveyors – United States
Marine Surveying Schools
Do-It-Yourself Inspections
Boat Titles & Registration
Vessel Registry (Documentation, Licensing)
^  ^  Vessel Title Companies by Regions
^  ^  ^  Vessel Title Companies – United States

Credit Unions
Types of Insurance Policies
Insurance Companies
Insurance Agencies by Regions
^  ^  Insurance Agencies – United States
Claim Processing
^  ^  Filing a Claim
^  ^  Repair Facility Claim Procedures
^  ^  Claim Resolution
^  ^  Subrogation
^  ^  Claim Cases
Boat Transport by Sea
^  ^  Piggyback
^  ^  Delivery Skippers & Crews
^  ^  Towing (Tugs, Towboats, etc)
^  Boat Transport Over Land
^  ^  
Boat Transporters (by type and size)

^  Hoists by Regions
 (Slipways, Railways, Drydocks, Elevators, Cranes, Travel Lifts, etc)
^  ^  Hoists – United States
^  Launch Ramps by Regions
 (Public & Private)
^  ^  Launch Ramps – United States
^  Moorage & Storage Builders (Moorings, Marinas, Docks, Racks, Stacks, Lifts, Railways, etc)
^  Anchorages by Regions
^  ^  Anchorages – United States
^  Marinas by Regions
^  ^  Marinas – United States

^  Yards, Racks & Stacks by Regions
^  ^  Yards, Racks & Stacks – United States

BOATING ORGANIZATIONS (Cruising Clubs, Educational, Gov Aux, etc)
Yacht Clubs by Regions
^  ^  Yacht Clubs – United States

Sailing Clubs by Regions
^  ^  Sailing Clubs – United States

Boat Owner Associations
Events by Regions (Festivals, Rendezvous, Cruises, Races, Derbies, etc)
^  ^  Events – United States
Destinations by Regions (Anchorages, Guest Docks, Attractions, Food, Lodging, etc)
^  ^  Destinations – United States
^  Weather & Tides (Sun & Moon, Rise & Set)
Boat Rentals & Charters (Kayaks, PWCs, Pontoon, Fishing, Barefoot, Crewed, etc)
^  ^  Boat Rentals & Charters by Regions
^  ^  ^  Boat Rentals & Charters – United States

Licensed Masters
Commercial Passage
(Cruises, Freighters, RV Barge Cruises, etc)
Member Voyages

BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION (Operator Qualification, etc)
Boating Safety Classes (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, etc)
^  ^  Boating Safety (Accidents, Prevention, Man-Overboard, Search & Rescue, etc)
Boating & Seamanship Training
^  ^  Seamanship Schools
^  ^  Sailing Schools
^  ^  One-On-One Training
Maritime Schools
^  ^  Captain’s License Classes & Testing

Admiralty Law
^  ^  International Treaties
^  ^  Laws by Regions
 (Operator & Equipment Requirements, etc)
^  ^  ^  Regulations – United States
Insurance Law
Personal Injury
^  Product Liability
Consumer Protection
Law Firms by Regions
^  ^  Law Firms – United States
^  Expert Witnesses
^  Case Examples

^  Refitters & Repairers by Regions (Shipyards, Boatyards, Riggers, Repair Shops, etc)
^  ^  Refitters & Repairers – United States
Boat Repair Schools (Hull, Systems, On-Board Equipment, Propulsion Machinery, etc)
Do-It-Yourself Refitting & Repair (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Fundamentals
^  ^  ^  DIY: Tools, Usage, Safety, etc
^  ^  ^  DIY: Rot, Corrosion, Fatigue, etc
^  ^  ^  DIY: Troubleshooting, Failure Analysis, etc
^  ^  DIY: Vessel Structure
^  ^  ^  DIY: Hull & Deck
^  ^  ^  DIY: Steering & Thrusters
 (Mechanical, Hydraulic, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Stabilizers & Trim Plates
^  ^  ^  DIY: Dewatering Devices
^  ^  ^  DIY: Galvanic Corrosion Protection
^  ^  ^  DIY: Hull Penetrations & Openings
(Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Deck Hardware & Equipment
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Ground Tackle
 (Anchors, Rode, Windlass, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Commercial Fishing Gear
^  ^  ^  DIY: Rigging
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Sails
^  ^  DIY: Propulsion Machinery
 (Control Systems, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Engines
 (Fuels, Troubleshooting, Repair, Rebuilding vs Repowering, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Mechanical
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Lubrication
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Fuel
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Electrical
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Cooling
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Exhaust
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Mounting
^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces
 (Adapter Plates, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Marine Gears
 (Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Shafting (Shafts, Couplings, CVC Joints, Thrust Bearings, Seals, Cutlass, Struts, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Propellers
 (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Electrical Systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Direct Current
^  ^  ^  DIY: Alternating Current
^  ^  ^  DIY: DC to AC Inverters
^  ^  ^  DIY: Auxiliary Generators
^  ^  DIY: Domestic Systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Cabin Heating & Cooling
^  ^  ^  DIY: Galley Appliances
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: LPG systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Water Systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Trash Disposal
^  ^  ^  DIY: Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Nav & Comm Systems (Charts, Compass, GPS, Radar, Lights, Flares, EPIRB, VHF, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Safety Equipment (PFDs, Firefighting, Alarms, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Personel Equipment (Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Racing, Watersports, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Tenders
^  ^  DIY: Boat Trailers
^  Authors
^  Books (+Lending Library)
^  Magazines
^  Videos
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Thanks to our amazing contributors for the steady flow of articles, and to our dedicated all-volunteer staff who sort, polish and format them, everyday we get a little bit closer to our goal of
presenting Everything About Boats. If you would like to submit an article,
see Submitting Articles.


Ford Industrial Power Products Diesel Engines
Ford 2715E
Lehman Mfg. Co.
Detroit Diesel 8.2
Universal Atomic 4
Chrysler & Force Outboards
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Allison Transmission
American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks)
Boat Inspection
Types of Marine Surveys
Marine Surveyors by Regions
Boat Builders By MIC
Beta Marine
DIY Boat Owner Magazine
USCG NVIC 07-95 Guidance on Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls.

What our nonprofit Anchors Aweigh Academy and its EverythingAboutBoats.org website have accomplished so far.

  • Published over 300 website main topic webpages, many with full articles on the topic. See our Website Contents in the Right Sidebar for the listing of the main topic pages.
  • Published over 9,000 marine vendor webpages, all with their contact information, most with a description of their products and services, many with product documentation, specifications and independent reviews. (Includes: Boat designers, boat building tools, material and equipment manufacturers and suppliers, boat builders and dealers, yacht brokers, marine surveyors, boat insurers, boat transporters, skippers and crews, boatyards and marinas, yacht clubs, boat rentals and yacht charters, boating, seamanship and maritime schools, marine law attorneys and expert witnesses, boat refitters and repairers, book authors and publishers, and video producers)
  • Acquired over 120,000 pages of product documentation including Catalogs, Brochures, SpecSheets, Pictures, Serial Number Guides, Installation Manuals, OpManuals, Parts Schematics, Parts Bulletins, Shop Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, Service Bulletins, and Recalls. And have made all viewable to academy members through the EAB website.
  • Acquired over 1,200 books and magazine back issues in our academy library and so far have made over 700 viewable to academy members through the EAB website.
  • Published over 500 DIY How-To articles about boat design, construction, inspection, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. We are working hard to do more.

We are currently formatting and polishing the Anchors Aweigh Academy online and hands-on courses. The Marine Surveying course has proven to be excellent for both the beginner and the seasoned surveyor, and especially helpful to the Do-It-Yourselfer.

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FROM Donald: "This is an awesome website. I found the information that I needed right away from one of the over 10,000 free articles that you provide as a public service. I'm surprised that so much if this site is free. But I still signed up so I could access the thousands of expanded pages, interesting articles, and dozens of valuable programs! The member's library of books, magazines and videos that I can view online is really terrific! I understand that you and your staff are all unpaid volunteers. Please keep up the good work. And I commend you for your plans to add another 10,000 free informative articles over the next year. I'm thrilled to support you in this endeavor with my small membership donation. Thanks again for all your hard work."

FROM Huey: "I agree with my Uncle, I too have found the articles to be very enlightening. They say that it will take about 50,000 articles to cover the full scope that they have envisioned for the website. They have over 10,000 articles so far and that's doing pretty well, but it could take several years to get the rest. I also noticed that many of the Main Topic Pages and some of the article pages are still in the rough draft stage. I guess that they will fill in as they can get volunteers to work on them. But what I can't figure out is why anyone would spend the time writing informative in depth articles just to give away free to this website for publication? What's in it for them?"

FROM Dewey: "Well Huey, to me It looks like most of the articles on this website are written by very informed people, like boating instructors, boat designers, boat builders, riggers, electricians, fitters, marine repair technicians and marine surveyors. Writing such articles helps establish them as knowledgeable professionals. After all, this website was originally created by a school for marine technicians and marine surveyors. The website is growing in content every day. They even had to move to a bigger, more powerful server on October 15, 2018 because the website's traffic has been growing exponentially."

FROM Louie: "I agree with everyone above. This site is quickly becoming the ultimate reference resource about every aspect of boats and ships for everyone from the beginning recreational boater to the seasoned professional mariner. I use the topic pages on the right sidebar to browse around the website. It's like a Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook for Boaters. Their Members' Library of over 300 popular and obscure books and over 200 magazine back issues that can be viewed online is fabulous. The Academy's magazine is especially informative. On top of that, there is the "Ask-An-Expert program for members where you can get an expert's answer to any of your boat questions. And a whole years membership is only $25. What a deal! I really love being part of this "Everything About Boats" community and help provide thousands of helpful articles free to the public. I think that I'll sit down right now and write an article about my experiences boating with my uncle."

FROM Scrooge: "You rave about this website like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I think it stinks. Sure, it has a lot of good information for boaters, and they're adding more every day, but it will probably never be finished. Furthermore, I don't even own a boat. And I wouldn't have a boat even if someone gave me one. Boats are a waste of money and time and energy and money! They're just a hole in the water you pour money into. If you gave me a boat, I'd sell it quicker then you could say Baggywrinkle. Then I'd lock up the cash with all my other money so I could keep my eye on it and count it every day. Bah humbug."

FROM Daisy: "I'm just so glad that Donald got the boat so we and the boys could enjoy boating — together. And of course all of the girls, April, May, and June, love to be on the water too, especially when that is where the boys are. Oh poor Scrooge, boating is more fun then you could possibly imagine."

FROM Scrooge: "After seeing how much fun you all have on the water together, I regret that I didn't have that much fun when I was young. I've had a change of heart, and I'm giving each of you a Lifetime Academy Membership."

FROM Editor: "For those of you that have stayed with us this far, Thanks. You inspire us to keep working on this labor of love. We know that we have a lot more to do. Ultimately, we hope that we can help you enjoy the wonder filled world of boating as much as we do. We are all waiting to see what you have to say about this webpage article. And we assure you, your corrections, updates, additions and suggestions are welcomed. Let's work together on this.