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ABOUT BOATS: w/Links to Maritime Museums.
Early History:
^  Recent History:
^  Modern Vessel Types:

BOAT PRODUCTION:
^  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, ISO, etc.
Boat Building Tools & Equipment: Mfrs, 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.
^  ^  ^  Engine Brands & Manufacturers: Petrol/Gasoline, Diesel, CNG, A~Z, etc.
^  ^  ^  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.

BOAT INSPECTION:
^  Types of Marine Surveys:
^  Marine Surveyors by Regions:
^  ^  Marine Surveyors – United States:
Marine Surveying Schools:
Do-It-Yourself Inspections:

BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY:
Boat Titles & Registration:
Vessel Registry: Documentation, Licensing.
^  ^  Vessel Title Companies by Regions:
^  ^  ^  Vessel Title Companies – United States:

BOAT FINANCING:
Banks:
Credit Unions:

BOAT INSURANCE:
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:
Boat Transport by Sea:
^  ^  Piggyback:
^  ^  Delivery Skippers & Crews:
^  ^  Towing: Tugs, Towboats, etc.
^  Boat Transport Over Land:
^  ^  Boat Transporters: By type and size.

BOAT HAULING & LAUNCHING:
^  Hoists by Regions:
 Slipways, Railways, Drydocks, Elevators, Cranes, Travel Lifts, etc.
^  ^  Hoists – United States:
^  Launch Ramps by Regions: Public & Private.
^  ^  Launch Ramps – United States:

BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE:
^  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:

BOATING & TRAVEL:
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:

MARINE LAW:
Admiralty Law:
^  ^  International Treaties: SOLAS, MARPOL, COLREGS, etc.
^  ^  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:

BOAT REFITTING & REPAIR:
^  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: Pistons, Rods, Crankshafts, Blocks, Heads, Valves, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Lubrication: Splash, Forced, Oil, Filtration, Additives, Oil Analysis, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Fuel: Petrol/Gasoline, Diesel, CNG, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Electrical: Starting, Charging, Instrumentation, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Cooling: Air, Raw, Fresh, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Exhaust: Dry, Wet, etc.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Mounting: (Hard, Soft, etc.
^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces: Adapters, Dampers, Jackshafts, etc.
^  ^  ^  DIY: Marine Gears: Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods, etc.
^  ^  ^  DIY: Shafting: Shafts, Couplings, 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:

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA + Lending Library: w/Reviews.
^  Authors, Editors, Publishers, Producers, Directors, Actors, etc:
^  Books, Guides, Repair Manuals, etc:
^  Product Documentation:
 SpecSheets, Installation Drawings, Manuals, Parts Books, etc.
^  Magazines:
^  Videos:
Websites: w/Links.

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