Anchors Aweigh Academy

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Anchors Aweigh Academy is a nonprofit research and educational institution originally created in 1961 to advancement 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 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 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 Library, 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!

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 troubleshoot Maintenance, troubleshooting 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 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.)

Online & Hands-On Academy Courses*
Click Class Title Link to go to class webpage for course details.
Hands-On Classes have been suspended until further notice
due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wooden Boat Building & Repair.
Fiberglass Boat Building & Repair.
Metal Boat Building & Repair.
Ferro-cement Boat Building & Repair.
Boat & Equipment Statutes & Standards (USCG, ABYC, NFPA, IMO, Etc).
Yacht & Small Craft Marine Surveying.
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.

The popular Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Repair Workshop
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)

Contact Information

Anchors Aweigh Academy
PO Box 2062
Ocean Shores, WA 98569, USA
Message Phone: (206) 414-3453
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THE STORY BEHIND 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 Lending Library.

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 10,000 webpages available to 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, you can become an active contributor to the growing website.

Publications & Media
produced by Anchors Aweigh Academy

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Media with Bold Titles are part of our Academy Library!
Current Academy Members can view the entire publication, etc, by clicking on its Bold Title Link to go
to our webpage for that item and then scrolling down to the "Academy Library" section on that page.

To help us alphabetize the lists below, the beginning grammatical articles
"The" & "A/An" have been moved to the end of the title.

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Ford Industrial Power Products Diesel Engine Model Chart by Years Produced
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Related EAB Webpages

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to see examples of our website's comprehensive contents!

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
Everything About Boats. If you would like to submit an article,
see Submitting Articles.


Ford Industrial Power Products Diesel Engines
How to Identify Ford Diesel Engines
Ford 2715E
Lehman Mfg. Co.
Detroit Diesel 8.2
Universal Atomic 4
Chrysler & Force Outboards
Eska Outboard Motors
Perkins Engines
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Allison Transmission
American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks)
Boat Inspection
Types of Marine Surveys
Marine Surveyors: Countries by Regions
Boat Builders By MIC
Beta Marine
American Boat and Yacht Counsel (ABYC)
USCG NVIC 07-95 Guidance on Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls

What our nonprofit Anchors Aweigh Academy and its 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 20,000 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 100,000 articles to cover the full scope that they have envisioned for the website. They have over 20,000 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 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."

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FROM Editor: "For those of you that have stayed with us this far, many 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. Submit any comments via email To⇒ Be sure to include this page's title in the subject line. Also, your corrections, updates, additions and suggestions are welcomed. Please submit them via email To⇒ Let's work together on this."