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16.02 –  ^  A Sailor's TalesBill Robinson B
16.02 –  ^  Across the Savage Sea : The First Woman to Row Across … AtlanticMaud Fontenoy B
16.02 –  ^  Adriatic PilotRod Heikell B
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16.02 –  ^  Adventures of a Reluctant Boating WifeAngela Rice B
16.02 –  ^  All in Good Time : When to Save‚ Stock Up‚ and Schedule …Tara Kuczykowski B
16.02 –  ^  All in the Same Boat : Living Aboard and CruisingTom Neale B
16.02 –  ^  Along the Edge of AmericaPeter Jenkins B
16.02 –  ^  Basic Fishing : A Beginner's GuideWade Bourne B
16.02 –  ^  Bathtub RacesReg Watts B
16.02 –  ^  Best Anchorages of the Inside PassageAnne Vipond B
16.02 –  ^  Black SeaDavid Read Barker & Lisa Borre B
16.02 –  ^  Boat Camping Haida Gwaii : A … Guide to the Queen Charlotte …Neil Frazer B
16.02 –  ^  Boating 101 : Essential Lessons for BoatersRoger H. Siminoff B
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16.02 –  ^  Boating in Coastal WatersOregon B
16.02 –  ^  Boatless in Seattle : Getting on the Water … Boat!Sue Muller Hacking B
16.02 –  ^  Boatman's Handbook : The New Look-it-up BookTom Bottomley B
16.02 –  ^  British Columbia's Gulf Islands‚ Afoot & AfloatMarge Mueller B
16.02 –  ^  Chapman Living & Working on BoardDave Kelley B
16.02 –  ^  Circumnavigating Vancouver Island : A Cruising GuideRoger L. Rue B
16.02 –  ^  Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything SoldSteve Ettlinger B
16.02 –  ^  Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia : …‚ fishing‚ …‚ boating‚ … survival‚ — Vin T. Sparano B
16.02 –  ^  Cost Conscious CruiserLin & Larry Pardey B
16.02 –  ^  Crow's Nest Views of South Puget Sound Destinations : Marinas‚ …Robert Vinton B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising : The BasicsZora & David Aiken B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising Beyond Desolation Sound : Channels and Anchorages …John Chappell B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising Bulgaria and RomaniaNicky Allardice B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising Guide to California's Channel IslandsBrian M. Fagan B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising Nor'west Waters — Nor'westing B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising the Columbia and Snake RiversSharlene P. Nelson B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising the Pacific Coast‚ Acapulco to SkagwayCarolyn West B
16.02 –  ^  Cruising World's Workbench : 200 Ideas … to Improve Your Life AfloatBingham (Ed) B
16.02 –  ^  Customizing your BoatIan Nicolson B
16.02 –  ^  Dam Book : Recreation on Washington Reservoirs‚ Campsites‚ …George Sainsbury B
16.02 –  ^  Dancing with Disaster: The Mark Evans StoryN. Mark EvansDavid D. Williams BB
16.02 –  ^  Different Waterfronts : Stories from the Wooden Boat RevivalPeter H. Spectre B
16.02 –  ^  Down to the Sea in ShipsPhilemon Sturges B
16.02 –  ^  Dragged Aboard : A Cruising Guide for a Reluctant MateDon Casey B
16.02 –  ^  Driftboats : A Complete GuideDan Alsup B
16.02 –  ^  East AegeanRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Essential Boating for TeensLuke Thompson B
16.02 –  ^  European WaterwaysMarian Martin B
16.02 –  ^  Evergreen Cruising Guide : Washington WatersStraub Printing & Publishing B
16.02 –  ^  Exploring British Columbia WaterwaysDave Stewart B
16.02 –  ^  Exploring the Coast by BoatFrieda Van der Ree B
16.02 –  ^  Exploring the San Juan and Gulf IslandsDon Douglass B
16.02 –  ^  Exploring the Yukon RiverArchie Satterfield B
16.02 –  ^  Eye on the Sea : Reflections on the Boating LifeM. J. Hayes B
16.02 –  ^  Far-Away Places : 50 anchorages on the Northwest CoastIain Lawrence B
16.02 –  ^  Fast Boats & Rough SeasDag Pike B
16.02 –  ^  Fast Track to CruisingSteve & Doris Colgate B
16.02 –  ^  Fifty Years of Growth‚ 1944-1994 : District 16‚ US Power SquadronsHerbert Hearsey B
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16.02 –  ^  Floating Homes : A Houseboat HandbookTed Laturnus B
16.02 –  ^  Get Rid of Boat Odors! : … Marine Sanitation Systems …Peggie Hall B
16.02 –  ^  Getting Started in PowerboatingCaptain Bob Armstrong B
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16.02 –  ^  Greek Waters PilotRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Handling Troubles Afloat : What to Do When It All Goes WrongJohn Mellor B
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16.02 –  ^  Henning's Guide to Boat Ramps : … Washington & Oregon — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Hook‚ Line & Seeker : A Beginner's Guide to Fishing‚ Boating‚ …Jim Arnosky B
16.02 –  ^  How Boat Things Work : An Illustrated GuideCharlie Wing B
16.02 –  ^  How to Be A First-Rate First Mate : A Sailing Guide for WomenGloria Sloane B
16.02 –  ^  How to Snog a Hagfish — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Hydroplane Racing in Detroit: 1946 - 2008David D. Williams B
16.02 –  ^  Hydroplane Racing in SeattleDavid D. Williams B
16.02 –  ^  Hydroplane Racing in the Tri-CitiesDavid D. Williams B
16.02 –  ^  IAC Boating Facilities Program Plan — IACOR B
16.02 –  ^  Indian Ocean Cruising GuideRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Innovative Yacht : Ideas for Modern CruisingAndrew Simpson B
16.02 –  ^  IonianRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Italian Waters PilotRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Kayaking‚ Canoeing‚ Rowing‚ and YachtingChristin Ditchfield B
16.02 –  ^  Knee-Deep in Shavings : Memories of Early Yachting and …Norman C. Blanchard B
16.02 –  ^  Life On A Commercial Fishing BoatOscar Sylvester B
16.02 –  ^  Lifeline of the Oregon Country : Fraser-Columbia Brigade SystemJames R. Gibson B
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16.02 –  ^  Lunatic Express : … Most Dangerous …‚ Boats‚ …Carl Hoffman B
16.02 –  ^  Magellan : Over the Edge of the WorldLaurence Bergreen B
16.02 –  ^  Mediterranean AlmanacRod Heikell and Lucinda Mitchell B
16.02 –  ^  Mediterranean Cruising HandbookRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Mediterranean France & Corsica PilotRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Mediterranean IslandsCharles Arnold B
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16.02 –  ^  Mediterranean Weather HandbookRoberto Ritossa B
16.02 –  ^  Middle Puget Sound‚ Afoot & AfloatMarge Mueller B
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16.02 –  ^  Ocean Passages and LandfallsRod Heikell & Andy O'Grady B
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16.02 –  ^  Options for the Collection & Disposal of Rec… Boat Sewage at MarinasAlana Hess B
16.02 –  ^  Outfitting the Offshore Cruising SailboatPeter I. Berman B
16.02 –  ^  Pacific Boating Almanac : Pacific Northwest & AlaskaGriffes+ B
16.02 –  ^  Pacific Yachting's Cruising Guide to British ColumbiaW. H. Wolferstan B
16.02 –  ^  Paddling with Kids : AMC Essential Handbook for Fun & Safe PaddlingBruce Lessels B
16.02 –  ^  Passagemaking Handbook : Guide for Delivery Skippers & Boat OwnersJohn Rains B
16.02 –  ^  Pierce County Boat Launch Study ; Phase I - Saltwater — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Portland's Maritime HistoryRebecca Harrison B
16.02 –  ^  Practical Kayaking — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Public Boating Facilities in Washington State — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Puget Sound : A Boater's GuideAnne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones B
16.02 –  ^  Puget Sound and Northwest WaterwaysMarge & Ted Mueller B
16.02 –  ^  Reeds Channel AlmanacPerrin Towler & Mark Fishwick B
16.02 –  ^  Reeds Nautical AlmanacPerrin Towler & Mark Fishwick B
16.02 –  ^  Running FixTony Gibbs BF
16.02 –  ^  RYA Book of Caribbean CruisingJane Gibb B
16.02 –  ^  RYA Book of Euroregs for Inland WaterwaysMarian Martin B
16.02 –  ^  RYA Book of Mediterranean CruisingRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Sail Away : A Guide to Outfitting and Provisioning for CruisingPaul & Sheryl Shard B
16.02 –  ^  Sailing a Serious Ocean : Sailboats‚ Storms‚ Stories‚ and Lessons …John Kretschmer B
16.02 –  ^  Sailing Ancient SeasRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Sailing in Paradise : Yacht Charters Around the WorldRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  Sailing on A Budget : Moneywise Tips and Deals on …Anne M. Johnson B
16.02 –  ^  Sailors' Secrets : Advice From The MastersMichael Badham & Robby Robinson B
16.02 –  ^  Sail's Things That Work : More then 100 Sea-Tested Improvements for … BoatSail B
16.02 –  ^  Salt Chuck on the Rocks! A Boater's Book of ChucklesChuck Sharman B
16.02 –  ^  Salt in Their Veins : Conversations with Coastal MainersCharlie Wing B
16.02 –  ^  Sea Boating Almanac : Pacific Northwest & Alaska — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Sea Fishing — ? B
16.02 –  ^  Sea KayakingShelley Johnson B
16.02 –  ^  Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach : A Philosophic and Practical…Don Casey B
16.02 –  ^  Skipper vs CrewTim Davison B
16.02 –  ^  Small Boat to FreedomJohn Vigor B
16.02 –  ^  Small Boats big AdventuresSmall Craft Advisor B
16.02 –  ^  Small Craft Guide British ColumbiaFisheries And Oceans Canada B
16.02 –  ^  The Adlard Coles Book of EuroRegs for Inland WaterwaysMarian Martin B
16.02 –  ^  The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean CruisingRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  The Barefoot NavigatorJack Lagan B
16.02 –  ^  The Boat Improvement BibleTarantoga B
16.02 –  ^  The Broughtons and Vancouver Island : Kelsy Bay to Port HardyA&L Yeadon-Jones B
16.02 –  ^  The Cure for Anything is Salt WaterMary South B
16.02 –  ^  The Danube : A River GuideRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  The Great Canoes : Reviving A Northwest Coast TraditionDavid Neel B
16.02 –  ^  The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the RoadCharlie Wing B
16.02 –  ^  The San Juan Islands : Into the 21st CenturyJoAnn Roe B
16.02 –  ^  The Trade Wind FoodieRod Heikell & Lu Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  The Turquoise Coast of TurkeyRod Heikell B
16.02 –  ^  The World of the Oregon Fishboat : A Study in Maritime FolklifeJanet Gilmore B
16.02 –  ^  Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started SailingJohn Vigor B
16.02 –  ^  Three Men in a BoatJerome K. Jerome B
16.02 –  ^  Three Men on the BummelJerome K. Jerome B
16.02 –  ^  Three Years in A Twelve-foot BoatStephen G. Ladd B
16.02 –  ^  Through the French CanalsPhilip Bristow B
16.02 –  ^  Turbine Racing in SeattleDavid D. Williams B
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16.02 –  ^  Walking on Water: … Guide to Building … PaddleboardMark Schultz B
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16.02 –  ^  Watch It Made in the USA : Visitor's Guide to the Best Factory Tours — Karen Axelrod B
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16.02 –  ^  Wheel Boats on the MissouriHenry Atkinson B
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    4. Layout of the EverythingAboutBoats.org Website's Pages. (This very section).
    5. What we have accomplished so far. (The very next section below).
    6. Members must Sign-In to gain full access to Expanded Pages & Programs.
    7. Sign-Up (if not already a member).
    8. Public Comments (about the website & about this page).
  6. RIGHT SIDEBAR (Website Contents menu with links to Main Topic & Subtopic pages).

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Website Pages are categorized under the following 16 Main Topics (w/Links):

The Main Topics follow a natural progression from building of the vessel thru its
marketing, survey, financing, insuring, transport, moorage, use and upkeep.
The Main Topics below are followed by their Primary Subtopics (w/Links).

00 – HOME: CONTENTSABOUT EAB, Contact EAB, Abbreviations & Symbols, FAQ, GLOSSARY,+.
01 – ABOUT BOATS w/Museum Directory: Early History, Recent History, Modern Vessel Types,+.
02 – BOAT BUILDING, OUTFITTING, REFITTING & REPAIR: Materials, Equipment, Builders,+.
03 – BOAT MARKETING: Boat Shows, Dealers & Brokers, Importing & Exporting, Auctions & Sales,+.
04 – BOAT INSPECTION: Types of Marine Surveys, Marine Surveyors, Schools, DIY Inspections,+.
05 – BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY: Boat Title & Registration, Vessel Registry, Title Co's,+.
06 – BOAT FINANCING: Conventional (Banks, Credit Unions,+), Unconventional (Creative),+.
07 – BOAT INSURANCE: Types of Policies, Companies, Agents & Brokers, Claim Processing,+.
08 – BOAT TRANSPORT: By Sea (Piggyback, Delivery Skippers & Crews, & Towing), Over-Land,+.
09 – BOAT LAUNCHING & HAULING: Drydocks, Ways, Lifts, Cranes & Hoists, Launch Ramps,+.
10 – BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE: Builders, Anchorages, Marinas, Yards, Racks & Stacks,+.
11 – BOATING ORGANIZATIONS: Yacht Clubs, Sailing Clubs, Owners, Educational, Gov-Aux,+.
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL: Events, Destinations, Boat Rentals & Charters, Cruises, Voyages,+.
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: Recreational Seamanship, Ship's Master & Crew,+.
14 – MARINE LAWS & REGULATIONS: International & National LawsLawyers‚ Investigators‚+.
15 – DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY): Boat Building & Refitting, Boat Sales, Boat Inspections, Classes,+.
16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory + Academy eLibrary: pDocs, Books, Magazines, Videos, Websites,+.

Main Topics with their Subtopics can also be found
on the Website Contents and the Right Sidebar.


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

  • Published over 300 website main topic webpages, many with full articles on the topic. See our Website Contents or 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. (incl.: 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, magazine publishers, video producers, and website creators)
  • Acquired over 120,000 pages of product documentation including Catalogs, Brochures, SpecSheets, Pictures, Serial Number Guides, Installation Manuals, OpManuals, Parts Catalogs, Parts Bulletins, Shop Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, Service Bulletins, and Recalls. And have made all viewable to Academy Members through our EAB website eLibrary.
  • 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 our EAB website eLibrary.
  • 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. Our 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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website including expanded pages and valuable Academy programs
like our Academy eLibrary and our Ask-An-Expert Program!

If your membership has expired, CLICK HERE to Renew.

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General Comments About the Website

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."

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, many thanks, and we hope that you found this little narrative informative. Your faithful support inspires us to keep working on this phenomenal website. 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: Comments♥EverythingAboutBoats.org (Replace "♥" with "@"). 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: Editor♥EverythingAboutBoats.org (Replace "♥" with "@"). It has been truly amazing to see what we have been able to accomplished when we've worked together. Thanks to all those that have donated their valuable time and energy, and a special THANK YOU to all that have supported this cause with their membership donations."

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