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Back in 1958, the father-son team of Captain Ken Blais and Larry Blais desperately needed competent employees for their rapidly expanding marine business on Puget Sound South of Seattle. The shortage of trained technicians was especially acute during the busy summer boating season. Porter W. Benedict, a Master Shipwright, Master Mechanic and Marine Surveyor was brought on board to expand the facilities and oversee the on-the-job training of boat building, outfitting, refitting and repair technicians.

This on-the-job training was soon enlisting students from nearby high schools and community colleges. Young men and women with an interest and aptitude for the work were trained and mentored by marine professionals. They worked a flexible part time schedule during the winter off-season and full-time through the busy summer boating season, allowing them to receive a fair wage while they completed their formal education. Often what they were learning in school had immediate application to their work, reinforcing and enhancing both their scholastic and their practical experiences. Many found that this combination of experiences equipped them especially well for a broad spectrum of occupations in many other fields besides those in the marine industry. Those that chose to remain in the marine industry excelled as engine mechanics, on-board system techs, marine surveyors, and boat builders with several starting there own businesses and achieving their own success.

As demand for hands-on courses developed from marine professionals and the boating public and, they were soon made available and Anchors Aweigh Academy was born. As the popularity of these courses flourished, classes started being offered around the Pacific Northwest and then into California.

With the advent of the internet, these classes could be offered on-line worldwide with the hands-on component available around the US and beyond. Also due to the internet came Anchors Aweigh Academy’s development of the EverthingAboutBoats.org website with its many informative articles about boats and boating being made available free to everyone as a public service.

Through the years, the founders of Anchors Aweigh Academy have been staunch supporters of NFPA, ABYC, NAMS, SAMS, IAMI, Havórn Marine Survey and Shipwright School, The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadrons, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, NOAA’s College Sea Grant Program, Washington Sea grant, The University of Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Renton Technical College, North Seattle College, South Seattle College, Highline College, Puget Sound Skills Center, Des Moines Yacht Club, The Northwest Maritime Center, The Wooden Boat Foundation, The Center for Wooden Boats, The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, The American Power Boat Association, The Experimental Aircraft Association, The US Air Force Auxiliary (CAP) and Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Officially incorporated in Washington State as a Nonprofit

Anchors Aweigh Academy is a nonprofit research and educational institution originally created in 1961 for the advancement of marine related science and technology with a strong emphasis on protecting the Earth’s fragile ecological systems for future generations. Anchors Aweigh Academy and the EverythingAboutBoats.org website are dedicated to providing this much needed knowledge to everyone, especially marine professionals and the boating public. The Academy depends on the the donations of Academy Members to support and cover the EverythingAboutBoats.org website expenses. Active Academy Members in turn gain access to hundreds of Academy Resources including: Academy members’ reviews, articles, comments and peer reviews, Reviews of vendors, In-depth reviews of boats, equipment, and tools, Practical “How-To” articles from our on-line magazine The ANCHOR, popular and obscure Books, Magazines, and Videos from Our Academy eLibrary, Discounted Academy “How-To” Courses about boat construction, inspection, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, Our Posting Page for your Classified Ads (that everyone may view), Our very popular “Ask An Expert” program AND Much, Much More!

Contact Information

Anchors Aweigh Academy’s home port on the Washington coast in Grays Harbor.

Anchors Aweigh Academy
PO Box 2062
Ocean Shores, WA 98569, USA

Message Telephone: (206) 414-3453

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Vendor's Offerings

Our popular Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Workshop presented by Larry Blais,
hosted by The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding near Port Townsend, and
co-sponsored by Anchors Aweigh Academy and NOAA‘s Washington Sea Grant.
(Washington Sea Grant is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s
National Sea Grant College Program and is based at the University of Washington)


Online & Hands-On Academy Courses*
Click Class Title Link to go to class webpage for course details.

Wooden Boat Building & Repair.
Fiberglass Boat Building & Repair.
Metal Boat Building & Repair.
Ferro-cement Boat Building & Repair.
Boat & Equipment Statutes & Standards (USCG, TC, ABYC, NFPA, IMO, Etc).
Yacht & Small Craft Marine Surveying (US & CA).
Vessel Value Appraising.
Damage & Loss Surveying & Claims Adjusting.
Forensic Failure Analysis.
Investigating Fires & Explosions.
Expert Witness (Skilled Investigation & Compelling Testimony).
Propulsion Systems (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Gasoline Engines (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Diesel Engines (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Outboard Motors (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Steering Systems (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Thrusters (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Stabilizers & Trim Plates (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Dewatering Devices & Thru-Hulls (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Galvanic Corrosion (Fundamentals, Testing & Prevention).
Galvanic Corrosion Protection (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Deck Hardware & Equipment (Selection, Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting).
Rigging & Sails (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Electrical Systems: DC & AC (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Gensets (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Electronic Navigation Systems (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Electronic Communications Systems (Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting).
Domestic Fresh Water Systems (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Waste Systems (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Safety Equipment (Selection, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair).
Boat Trailers (Designs, Selection, Fabrication, Maintenance & Repair).

*Successful completion of the Online portion of each course is prerequisite to the Hands-On portion of the course, which is conducted at various locations around the United States,+.

Hands-On Classes have been temporarily suspended
due to the pandemic
.


The ANCHOR is Anchors Aweigh Academy’s online magazine,
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 Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair boat equipment including engines.
  • The value of oil analysis.
  • Engine Rebuild vs Repower.
  • Preventing 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). All written by professionals in the marine industry.

The Anchor is a perfect example of a “living document” 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.)


THE STORY BEHIND

EverythingAboutBoats.org was initially conceived by the faculty at Anchors Aweigh Academy as an online resource that would provide to its own marine survey, shipwright, and on-board systems tech students such valuable information as:

  • The various governmental statutes and regulations, and industry standards for vessel  and equipment construction, inspection and repair.
  • The various sources for boat building plans, tools and equipment.
  • The various sources for boat materials and equipment, and their specifications, service tips, recalls, and reviews.
  • The various sources for marine publications with reviews, plus a Academy eLibrary.

We quickly realized that much of this information would also benefit students at 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.

Browse the “WEBSITE CONTENTS” listed in the Right Sidebar 
OR the WEBSITE CONTENTS page and you will get a better idea of the scope of the website, which continues to grow rapidly through the dedicated efforts of the website staff and with the help of many generous contributors. So far, the website contains over 50,000 webpages available for viewing by everyone. The information on these pages have already benefited mariners around the world. With your help, we could add another 10,000 pages over this next year. Many website pages welcome comments, inquires, and reviews giving the reader the opportunity to contribute to the website as well as profit from other boaters perspectives. By submitting comments, articles, and reviews, anyone can become an active contributor to the growing EverythingAboutBoats.org website.


Media
Created by Anchors Aweigh Academy, Faculty,+.

Media with Bold Titles are part of our Academy eLibrary!
Academy Members can view the Media by clicking on its Bold Title Link to go to its
EAB overview page and then scrolling down to the "Academy eLibrary" section for its link.

To help us alphabetize the media lists below, each leading grammatical
article ("The" - "A" - "An") has been moved to the end of the title.
DS = Data Source code

TYPE:
TITLE (Notes) — Creators (Authors‚ Editors‚ Directors‚ Actors‚+) – Source (Publishers‚+) DS
Books:
Title – + (ΞNotesΞ) — ΞCreatorΞ – ΞSourceΞ
Magazines:
ANCHOR‚ The — Anchors Aweigh Academy
^ Value of Engine Oil Analysis — Larry BlaisThe Anchor
^ ^ Taking A Proper Engine Oil Sample for Analysis — Larry BlaisThe Anchor
^ ^ The often overlooked cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation  — Larry BlaisThe Anchor
DIY Boat Owner – The Marine Maintenance Magazine — BoatUS ⇒ Mad Mariner
^ Meet The DIY "Navy" : Larry Blais – 2003-4 pg4 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Lube Oil: The Life Blood of Diesel Engines – 2004-3 pg22 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Need for Oil Analysis – 2004-3 pg23 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ What About Synthetic Oils? – 2004-3 pg24 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ API Oil Service Categories – 2004-3 pg24 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Oil Grade Numbers (Single/Multi-Weight) – 2004-3 pg25 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Oil Test: Troubleshooting with Oil Analysis – 2003-3 pg20 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Data: Wear Metals – Where They Come From – 2003-3 pg21 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Taking An Oil Sample – 2003-3 pg21 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ ^ Oil Analysis Tools & Supplies – 2003-4 pg3 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ A∼Z of Plumbing Fuel Systems – 2002-4 pg10 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Plumbing Multiple Consumers – 2002-4 pg12 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Demystifying the Fuel Injection System – 2003-1 pg13 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Exhausting Solutions – Exhaust Smoke Colors – 2003-2 pg18 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Exhaust System Primer – 2004-1 pg23 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Exhaust System Materials – 2004-1 pg26 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Wet Exhaust – DOs and DON'Ts – 2004-1 pg28 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Marine Gear Maintenance – 2003-4 pg34 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Fluid Analysis of Marine Gears – 2003-4 pg34 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Popular Marine Gears – 2003-4 pg35 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ Energize Your DC System – 2003-4 pg30 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ Longer Life From You Boat's Batteries – 2003-4 pg30 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
^ ^ The Pickled Amp – 2003-4 pg31 — Larry BlaisDIY BOMag
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00.01.03 – Copyrights. T
00.01.04 – Comment Rules. T
00.01.05 – Submitting Articles. T
00.01.06 – Abbreviations‚ Acronyms & Symbols used on EAB website. T
00.01.07 – FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about EAB & website). T
00.01.08 – Disclamer. T
00.02 – GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS. T
00.03 – ASK AN EXPERT. T
00.04 – CLASSIFIED ADS. T
01 – ABOUT BOATS w/Museum Directory: Early History‚ Recent History‚ Modern Vessels‚+. TD
02 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY). T
02.01 – Boat Designing Schools: TD
02.02 – Boat Designers: (Naval Architects‚ Boat Plans‚ Kits‚+). TD
02.03 – Statutes & Standards: T
02.03.01 – Marine Laws & Regulations: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). TD
02.03.02 – Industry Standards: TD
02.03.02 –  ^  International Maritime Organization (IMO). V
02.03.02 –  ^  International Standards Organization (ISO). V
02.03.02 –  ^  American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). V
02.03.02 –  ^  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). V
02.03.03 – Classification Societies: TD
02.04 – Boat Building & Refitting Tools‚+: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Recalls‚+). TD
02.05 – Boat Materials: (Qualities‚ Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Recalls‚+). TD
02.05.01 – Wood: (Species‚ Rot; Carvel‚ Clinker/Lapstrake‚ Veneer/Plywood‚ Cold Molded‚+). TD
02.05.02 – Metal: Iron‚ Steel‚ Aluminum‚ Copper‚+. (Strengths‚ Weakness‚ Corrosion‚+). TD
02.05.03 – Ferrocement: (Strengths‚ Weakness‚ Corrosion‚+). TD
02.05.04 – FRP & GRP Composites: Fiberglass‚ Carbon Fiber‚+. (Strengths‚ Weakness‚+). TD
02.06 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+). TD
02.06.01 – Steering & Thrusters: (Mechanical‚ Electric‚ Hydraulic‚+). TD
02.06.02 – Stabilizers & Trim Plates: (Mechanical‚ Electric‚ Hydraulic‚+). TD
02.06.03 – Dewatering Devices: (Bailers‚ Bilge Pumps‚+). TD
02.06.04 – Galvanic Corrosion Protection: (Active‚ Anodes‚+). TD
02.06.05 – Hull Penetrations & Openings: (Thru-Hulls‚ Scuttles‚ Skylights‚ Hatches‚+). TD
02.06.06 – Deck Hardware & Equipment: (Cleats‚ Railings‚+). TD
02.06.06.01 – Ground Tackle: (Anchors‚ Rodes‚ Chocks‚ Winches‚+). TD
02.06.06.02 – Commercial Fishing Gear: (Pots‚ Nets‚ Lines‚ Winches‚ Reels‚ Rods‚+). TD
02.06.07 – Rigging: (Rig Types‚ Standing Rigging‚ Running Rigging‚ Vendors‚ Riggers‚+). TD
02.06.07.01 – Sails: (Sail Types‚ Aerodynamics‚ Vendors‚ Sailmakers‚+). TD
02.06.08 – Propulsion Machinery: (Types‚ Configurations‚ Features‚ Control Systems‚+). TD
02.06.08.01 – Engines: Systems & Brands A∼Z: (Manufacturers‚ Marinizers‚ Resellers‚+). TD
02.06.08.01.01 – Engine Mechanical: (Pistons‚ Rods‚ Crankshafts‚ Cylinders‚ Heads‚ Valves‚+). T
02.06.08.01.02 – Engine Lubrication: (Splash‚ Forced‚ Oil‚ Filtration‚ Additives‚ Oil Analysis‚+). T
02.06.08.01.03 – Engine Aspiration & Fuel: (Petrol/Gasoline/Benzine‚ Diesel‚ CNG‚+). T
02.06.08.01.04 – Engine Electrical: (Cranking‚ Charging‚ Ignition‚ Instrumentation‚+). T
02.06.08.01.05 – Engine Cooling: (Air‚ Liquid (Raw Water‚ Fresh Water‚+). T
02.06.08.01.06 – Engine Exhaust: (Dry‚ Wet‚ w/Separator‚+). T
02.06.08.01.07 – Engine Mounting: (Hard‚ Soft‚+). T
02.06.08.02 – Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces: (SAE Specs‚ Damper Plates‚ Jackshafts‚+). TD
02.06.08.03 – Marine Gears: (Reversing‚ Reduction; Mechanical‚ Hydraulic). TD
02.06.08.04 – Shafting: (Propshafts‚ Couplings‚ Seals‚ Bearings‚ Struts‚ Keys‚ Nuts‚+). TD
02.06.08.05 – Propellers: (Types‚ Materials‚+). TD
02.06.09 – Electrical Systems: DC & AC (Direct Current‚ Alternating Current‚+). TD
02.06.09.01 – Auxiliary Generators: (Diesel‚ Gasoline‚ Natural Gas‚+). TD
02.06.09.02 – DC-to-AC Inverters: TD
02.06.10 – Navigation & Communication Systems: TD
02.06.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+). TD
02.06.12 – Domestic Systems: TD
02.06.12.01 – LPG & CNG Systems: TD
02.06.12.02 – Cabin Heating & Cooling: TD
02.06.12.03 – Galley Appliances: (Refrigeration‚ Galley Stoves‚+). TD
02.06.12.04 – Water & Waste Systems: TD
02.06.12.05 – Trash Disposal: TD
02.06.12.06 – Furnishings: (Cabinetry‚ furniture‚ Coverings‚ Entertainment‚ Weather‚+). TD
02.06.13 – Personal Equipment: TD
02.06.13.00 – Diving: (Commercial & Sport). TD
02.06.13.00 – Fishing: (Sport). TD
02.06.13.00 – Racing: (Sail‚ Offshore Power‚ Powerboat‚ Hydroplane‚+). TD
02.06.13.00 – Sailing: (Foul Weather Gear‚ Safety Harnesses‚+). TD
02.06.13.00 – Watersports: (Surfing‚ Skiing‚ Boarding‚ Tubing‚+). TD
02.06.14 – Tenders: T
02.06.15 – Boat Trailers: TD
02.07 – Marine Suppliers: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). TD
02.08 – Boat Builders A∼Z: (w/Vessel Types‚ Country & Years active). TD
02.09 – Boat Refitters: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). (Shipyards‚ Boatyards‚ Riggers‚ Repair Shops‚+). TD
02.10 – Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair Schools: (Incl. DIY). TD
02.11 – DIY Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair: (Maintenance‚ Troubleshooting‚+). T
03 – BOAT MARKETING: (Online Classified Ads‚ Free Magazines with Ads‚ Price Guides). TD
03.01 – Boat Shows: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). D
03.02 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). D
03.03 – Importing & Exporting: T
03.04 – Auctions & Sales: (Government‚ Seizure‚ Foreclosure‚ Repo‚ Insurance‚ Donation‚+). TD
03.05 – DIY Boat Sales: (Buyers & Sellers). T
04 – BOAT INSPECTION: T
04.01 – Types of Marine Surveys: T
04.02 – Marine Surveyors: (US‚ GB‚ CA‚+). D
04.03 – Marine Surveying Schools: TD
04.04 – DIY Boat Inspections: (Pre-Survey‚ Pre-Purchase‚ Pre-Sale‚ Pre-Voyage‚ Sea Trials‚+) T
05 – BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY: Boat Title & Registration‚ Vessel Registry‚ Title Co's‚+. T
06 – BOAT FINANCING: Conventional (BanksCredit Unions‚+)‚ Unconventional (Creative)‚+. T
07 – BOAT INSURANCE: Policies‚ Claim Processing (FilingRepairClaimSubrogationCases)‚+. T
08 – BOAT TRANSPORT: By Sea (Piggyback‚ Delivery Skippers & Crews‚ & Towing)‚ Over-Land‚+. T
09 – BOAT LAUNCHING & HAULING: Drydocks‚ Ways‚ Lifts‚ Cranes & Hoists‚ Launch Ramps‚+. T
10 – BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE: Builders‚ Anchorages‚ Marinas‚ Yards‚ Racks‚ Stacks‚+. T
11 – BOATING ORGANIZATIONS: Yacht Clubs‚ Sailing Clubs‚ Owners‚+. Educational‚ Gov-Aux‚+. T
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL: Events‚ Destinations‚ Boat Rentals‚ Charters‚ Cruises‚ Voyages‚+. T
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: Recreational Seamanship‚ Ship's Master & Crew‚+. T
14 – MARINE LAWS & REGULATIONS: International & National LawsLawyers‚ Investigators‚+. T
15 – DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY): T
15.01 – DIY Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair (Incl. Maintenance & Fault Finding). T
15.02 – DIY Boat Sales (Buyers & Sellers). T
15.03 – DIY Boat Inspections (Pre-Survey‚ Pre-Purchase‚ Pre-Sale‚ Pre-Voyage‚ Sea Trials‚+). T
15.04 – DIY Schools & Classes (Boat Building‚ Refitting‚ Inspection‚ Troubleshooting‚ Repair‚+). D
15.04 –  ^  Anchors Aweigh Academy. V
16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory: (Authors‚ Editors‚ Publishers‚+) + Academy eLibrary. TD
16.01 – Documentation: (Catalogs‚ Ads‚ SpecSheets‚ Manuals‚ TechVids‚ Bulletins‚ Recalls‚+). D
16.02 – Books: (Bound‚ eBooks‚+). D
16.02 –  ^  Inspecting the Aging SailboatDon Casey B
16.02 –  ^  Marine InvestigationsDavid Pascoe B
16.02 –  ^  Surveying and Restoring Classic BoatsJ C Winters B
16.02 –  ^  Surveying Fiberglass Power BoatsDavid Pascoe B
16.02 –  ^  Surveying Small CraftIan Nicolson B
16.02 –  ^  The World's Best Sailboats : A SurveyFerenc Maté B
16.02 –  ^  What Shape Is She In?. A Guide to the Surveying of BoatsAllan H. Vaitses B
16.03 – Magazines: (Incl. Articles‚ Back Issues‚+). D
16.03 –  ^  The ANCHOR — Anchors Aweigh Academy M
16.03 –  ^  DIY Boat Owner - The Marine Maintenance MagazineBoatUS Mad Mariner (OoB) M
16.04 – Videos: (How-to-Tutorials‚ Documentaries‚ Travelogues‚+). D
16.05 – Websites: (Incl. Articles‚ Forum Posts‚ Tech Tips‚ Tech Notes‚ Social Media‚+). D
16.03 –  ^  Anchors Aweigh Academy W
16.03 –  ^  International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) W
16.03 –  ^  ^  Ship and Boat Building TermsIIMS WA


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