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For decades, Johnson & Towers has been a leader in the commercial and pleasure craft marine market in the North Eastern United States with powerful, reliable, efficient and reputable brands like MTU, Volvo Penta, Detroit Diesel, Northern Lights and COX. Johnson & Towers continues to service Detroit Diesel Engines that they marinized in the past.

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8.2L From the Detroit Diesel 8.2L 4-stroke cycle V8 “Fuel Pincher” diesel engine.

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Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. The company manufactures heavy-duty engines and chassis components for the on-highway and vocational commercial truck markets. Detroit Diesel has built more than 5 million engines since 1938, more than 1 million of which are still in operation worldwide. Detroit Diesel’s product line includes engines, axles, transmissions, and the Virtual Technician. Detroit engines, transmissions, and axles can be found in several trucks manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America including Freightliner, Western Star, SelecTrucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis and Thomas Built Buses.

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PLUS information about their other products.


Detroit Diesel 8.2

Detroit Diesel 8.2 Liter “Fuel Pincher” marine engine with turbocharger but no charged air cooling.

Detroit Diesel had been building only 2-Stroke Cycle engines such as the venerable 6-71 since General Motors created the division in 1938, However, by the late 1970’s with the raising cost of diesel fuel and the inefficiencies inherent in their 2-Stroke Cycle engines which caused them to consume more diesel fuel than their competitors’ modern 4-Stroke Cycle engines, DDC realized that for them to compete in the growing medium duty truck market, they needed a cheap, fuel efficient engine to power medium duty trucks and school buses. They developed a lightweight, slightly under-square (108mm bore x 112mm stroke) 500 cubic inch displacement, 4-Stroke Cycle V8 diesel engine called the 8.2 Liter “Fuel Pincher” which was introduced in GM trucks and buses for the 1980 model year. Other OEMs including Ford, quickly followed suit due to the 8.2s promised economy and low initial cost. Shortly thereafter, the 8.2s became available with turbochargers. Turbocharged models with the highest horsepower ratings were usually charged-air cooled with an intercooler or aftercooler. Eventually, the 8.2 was marinized by Detroit Diesel and a few third-party companies including Covington Diesel, Johnson & Towers. and Stewart & Stevenson.

Go to our Detroit Diesel 8.2L webpage for details about the engine.


Specifications of Detroit Diesel 8.2L 4-Stroke Cycle
Automotive, Industrial and Marine Engines
Features: Horizontal Crankshaft & Parent Bore Cylinders

TABLE KEY:
Types of Engine Vendors: Engine design owners may produce the engines in-house as manufacturers.
^ Licensees are licensed by engine design owners to produce base engines and/or marine engines.
^ Marinizers buy base engines from the producers at wholesale, marinize them for marine service,
^ ^ and then sell them to boat builders, resellers, etc. at wholesale or to end users at retail.
^ Resellers buy marine engines at wholesale and resell them at a markup or at retail.
BASE ENGINE: Manufacturer/Vendor & Model of Base Engine followed by Specifications.
^ CYL: Cylinder Orientation & Configuration – (Dash w/no spaces) Number of Cylinders: (example: “V-8”)
^ ^ Cylinder Orientation: No Code = u… = Upright (Vertical). s… = Slanted (Inclined).
^ ^ Cylinder Configuration: V = V Pattern (eg V-8).
^ BORE & STROKE: …mm = Millimeters. …in = …” = Inches.
^ DISPLACEMENT = Swept Volume: …cc = Cubic Centimeters (cm³). …L = Liters. …ci = Cubic Inches (in³).
MODEL RATINGS: Base Engine Model, Vendor Rating Code, Duty Ratings, Power Ratings, etc.
^ A-F: Aspiration-Fueling: Intake Air uncharged or charged – Petrol or Diesel Fueling.
^ ^ Aspiration: N = Naturally Aspirated (uncharged). T = Turbocharged. TT = Twin Turbos.
^ ^ …i = Intercooled. …a = Aftercooled.
^ ^ Diesel Fueling: M = Mechanical Injection. …i = Integral Injector.
^ DR = Duty Ratings: See the Engine Duty Ratings Description at the end of the Table.
^ ^ ♦♦ = Highest Power Rating from Data Sources.
^ POWER: kW = Kilowatts. HP = Horsepower. BHP = Brake Horsepower. MHP = Metric Horsepower.
^ RPM = Power Ratings @ Revolutions Per Minute.
^ YEARS: Beginning-Ending. Trailing “–” (Dash) without an Ending Date = Still in Production/Available.
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^ ^ Vendors usually market products after production ceases, often until stockpiles are exhausted.
^ DS = Data Source: Click DS Link to view DS. ♦♦♦ = Summary of Data Compiled from Multiple Sources.
^ ^ BD = BoatDiesel.com. …d = Directory. …w = Webpage. …c = Catalog. …b = Brochure. …s = SpecSheet.
^ ^ …o = Owner’s/Operator’s Manual. …m = Service/Repair/Technical/Workshop/Shop Manual.
^ ^ …p = Parts Catalog. …h = History. …y = Years Mfr’d History. …f = Forum.
^ ^ …1,2,3,A,B,C,etc = Source #, Version, Revision (Example: Fc1 = Ford Catalog #1).
Data: ⊗ = Data Not Available from Data Source. ¿… = …? = Data Unconfirmed/in Question.

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BASE ENGINE:
DETROIT DIESEL CYL BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT
8.2 V-8 108mm / 4.25in 112mm / 4.41in 8.2L / 500ci
MODEL RATINGS:
DETROIT DIESEL A-F DR kW BHP MHP RPM YEARS DS
8.2N N-Mi ♣♣ 128 170 3000 1979-1991 ♦♦♦
^ (w/4A40 Inj) N-Mi CON 97 130 2800 1979-1991 ?
^ (w/4A40 Inj) N-Mi CON 97 130 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4A40 Inj) N-Mi 130 2800 1982-1985 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi CON 97 130 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi CON 97 130 2800 1979-1991 ?
^ (4083-7100) N-Mi MIN 97 130 2800 1988? Ds2
^ N-Mi 108 145 2600 1979-1991 ?
^ (4083-7100) N-Mi CON 108 145 2800 1988? Ds2
^ (4087-7100) N-Mi 108 145 2600 1988? Ds1
^ (w/4B45 Inj) N-Mi 145 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ C (w/4B45 Inj) N-Mi 145 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ N-Mi 112 150 2800 1979-1991 ?
^ (4087-7100) N-Mi 112 150 2800 1988? Ds1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi INT 119 160 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi INT 119 160 2800 1979-1991 ?
^ (Marine) N-Mi CON 119 160 2800? 1979-1991 ?
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi 160 2800 1982-1983 Dm1
^ C (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi 160 2800 1982 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi 165 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi 165 3000 1981-1983 Dm1
^ C (w/4A53 Inj) N-Mi 165 3000 1981-1983 Dm1
^ C (w/4B55 Inj) N-Mi 165 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ N-M 127 170 2600 1979-1991 ?
^ (4087-7100) N-Mi 127 170 2600 1988? Ds1
8.2T T-Mi ♣♣ 300 3200 1979-1991 ♦♦♦
^ (w/4A53 Inj) T-Mi 156 2600 1983 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) T-Mi 160 2600 1984 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) T-Mi CON 119 160 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) T-Mi 160 2800 1982-1983 Dm1
^ (w/4A65 Inj) T-Mi CON 119 160 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4C65 Inj) T-Mi 160 2800 1983 Dm1
^ (w/4A53 Inj) T-Mi 165 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ (w/4J60 Inj) T-Mi 165 2600 1985 Dm1
^ C (w/4K60 Inj) T-Mi 165 2600 1985 Dm1
^ T-Mi 134 180 2800 1979?-1991 ?
^ (4087-7300) T-Mi 134 180 2800 1988? Ds1
^ (w/4H60 Inj) T-Mi 190 2800 1985 Dm1
^ (w/4A65 Inj) T-Mi INT 149 200 2800 1979?-1991? Db1
^ (w/4A65 Inj) T-Mi INT 149 200 2800 1979-1991 ?
^ (w/4E67 Inj) T-Mi 200 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ (Marine) T-Mi CON 149 200 2800 1979?-1991 ?
^ (w/4C65 Inj) T-Mi 205 3000 1981-1983 Dm1
^ (w/4C65 Inj) T-Mi 205 2800 1984-1985 Dm1
^ T-Mi 157 210 2800 1979?-1991 ?
^ (4087-7300) T-Mi 157 210 2800 1988? Ds1
^ (4082-8300 4A70)* T-Mi 160.4 215 3200 1983 Ds3
^ (4082-8301 4A70)* T-Mi 160.4 215 3200 1983 Ds3
^ (Calif) T-Mi 168 225 2800 1979?-1991 ?
^ (4087-7300 Calif) T-Mi 168 225 2800 1983? Ds1
^ T-Mi 172 230 2800 1979?-1991 ?
^ (4087-7300) T-Mi 172 230 2800 1988? Ds1
^ (4083-7336) T-Mi MAX 172 230 2800 1988? Ds2
^ (w/4B75 Inj) T-Mi 230 2800 1985 Dm1
^ T-Mi 250 3000? ⊗-⊗ ?
^ TI? Ti-Mi 300 3200? ⊗-⊗ ?
MARINIZERS:
COVINGTON DIESEL A-F DR kW BHP MHP @RPM YEARS DS
8.2T T-Mi 250 3000? ⊗-⊗
8.2TI? Ti-Mi 300 3200? ⊗-⊗
8.2TT? TT-Mi 300? 3200? ⊗-⊗
JOHNSON & TOWERS A-F DR kW BHP MHP @RPM YEARS DS
8.2T T-Mi 250 3000? ⊗-⊗
8.2TI? Ti-Mi 300 3200? ⊗-⊗
STEWART & STEVENSON A-F DR kW BHP MHP @RPM YEARS DS
8.2T T-Mi 250 3000? ⊗-⊗
8.2TI? Ti-Mi 300 3200? ⊗-⊗
8.2TT? TT-Mi 300? 3200? ⊗-⊗
NOTES: All models have “Parent Bore” type cylinder blocks. Repair sleeves are NOT recommended for high load applications such as marine propulsion. Stewart & Stevenson marinized a Twin-Turbo version, with no cooler (see second picture in this article)
*Marine Rated Model.

Detroit Diesel
Engine Duty Ratings

Automotive:
CON = Continuous
INT = Intermittent
MIN = Minimum
MAX = Maximum
Gross = Gross Power

Industrial:
CON = Continuous

INT = Intermittent
MIN = Minimum
MAX = Maximum

Marine:
CON = Continuous

INT = Intermittent
PC = Pleasurecraft


Covington Diesel
Engine Duty Ratings

Marine:
CON = Continuous

INT = Intermittent
PC = Pleasurecraft


Johnson & Towers
Engine Duty Ratings

Marine:
CON = Continuous
INT = Intermittent
PC = Pleasurecraft


Stewart & Stevenson
Engine Duty Ratings

Marine:
CON = Continuous
INT = Intermittent
PC = Pleasurecraft


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DOCUMENTATION TYPE:
DOCUMENT TITLE – PRODUCTs (NOTES) DS
Catalogs & Brochures: ↓c/b↓
Detroit Diesel Catalog – 8.2L (ΞNotesΞ) Dc?
Detroit Diesel Brochure – 8.2L Advantages Db1
SpecSheets: (Specification Sheets‚ Data Sheets‚ FactSheets) ↓s↓
Detroit Diesel SpecSheet – 8.2L Automotive Engine Ds1
Detroit Diesel SpecSheet – 8.2L Industrial Engine Ds2
Detroit Diesel SpecSheet – 8.2L Marine Engine Ds3
Charts and Graphs: ↓g↓
Detroit Diesel Chart/Graph – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dg?
Pictures: ↓x↓
Detroit Diesel Picture (View) – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dx?
Press Releases: (by Date: = YYMMDD) ↓pr↓
Detroit Diesel Press Release (ΞDATEΞ) – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dpr?
Model History: ↓MH↓
Detroit Diesel Model History – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dh?
Serial Number Guide: (Manufacture Date Code Identification) ↓#↓
Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Guide #6SE266 D#1
Detroit Diesel Engine Serial # GuideDepco Power Systems Dp#1
Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number GuideSwift Equipment Solutions S#3
Installation Instructions: ↓i↓
Detroit Diesel Installation Instructions – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Di?
Installation Drawings with Dimensions: ↓d↓
Detroit Diesel Drawings w/Dims – 8.2T (4082-8300) Dd1
Detroit Diesel Drawings w/Dims – 8.2T (4082-8301) Dd2
Detroit Diesel Drawings w/Dims – 8.2T (4083-7366) Dd3
Detroit Diesel Drawings w/Dims – 8.2T (4087-7336) Dd4
OpManuals: (Owner's/Operator's Handbooks/Guides/Manuals) ↓o↓
Detroit Diesel OpManual – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Do1
Parts Catalogs: (with Exploded Views & Parts Lists) ↓p↓
Detroit Diesel Parts Catalog – 8.2L #6SP152 Dp1
Parts Bulletins: (by Date: YYMMDD) ↓pb↓
Detroit Diesel Parts Bulletin – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dpb?
Shop Manuals: (Repair/Service/Technical/Workshop Manuals) ↓m↓
Detroit Diesel Service Manual – 8.2L #6SE421 Dm1
Wiring Diagrams: ↓w↓
Detroit Diesel Wiring Diagram – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dw?
Service Bulletins: (by Date: YYMMDD) ↓sb↓
Detroit Diesel Service Bulletin (ΞDATEΞ) – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dsb?
Product Recalls: ↓r↓
Detroit Diesel Recall – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Dr
Related Documentation: ↓rd↓
Detroit Diesel ? – 8.2 (ΞNotesΞ) Drd?

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Most Powerful Diesel Engine in the World! — Internet Archive
Beam Engine — Wikipedia
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Detonation — Wikipedia
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Detroit 8.2L‚ Good and Bad — The Diesel Garage
Would you buy a big truck with an 8.2L Detroit Diesel — The Diesel Stop
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6.5 or 8.2 — The Truck Stop
Detroit Diesel 8.2L Engines — UnifliteWorld
1994 Detroit Diesel 8.2L – The Hull Truth
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Lehman Mfg. Co.
Perkins Engines
Universal Atomic 4
Sears Boat Motors: Motorgo, Waterwitch, Elgin, etc.
Chrysler & Force Outboards
Eska Outboard Motors
Allison Transmission
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Marine Surveyors by Country
American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks)
Boat Inspection (Types of Marine Surveys)
Boat Builders: (A∼Z) (w/Vessel Types, Locale & Years Active)
USCG NVIC 07-95 Guidance on Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls
American Boat and Yacht Counsel (ABYC)


Layout of the EverythingAboutBoats.org Website's Pages

— Types of Webpages —
This website consists almost entirely of 3 types of webpages as follows:

  1. TOPIC PAGES (See Main Topic Pages listed on Website Contents or the Right Sidebar)
  2. VENDOR PAGES (Vendors of Products, Services, Events,+, DestinationsMedia Creators)
  3. PRODUCT PAGES (Equipment, Events, Media: pDoc, Books, Magazines, Videos, Websites,+)

Clickable Links that lead to other webpages appear in Blue Text and usually open in a new window.
Links in the Right Sidebar and most directories open in the current window, not a new window.

Note in the examples above that these pages form a natural hierarchy.
The unnumbered "^" pages are listed alphabetically in most tables.

Media Titles in tables are distinguished by their smaller font size.
Media (Books, Magazines, Videos, Articles,+) are treated as Products.
Vendors' Product Documentation (pDoc) are considered Media.
Destinations & Media Creators are treated as Vendors.
All Website Pages are optimized for viewing on
full-width disktop computer monitors,
but can be viewed on phones.

— Contents of Webpages —
Website Pages typically contain the following Sections:

  1. PATH (Shows the chain of EAB pages w/links that lead to the page being viewed).
    1. EXAMPLE:
      PATH: HOMEWEBSITE INDEX, WEBSITE CONTENTS » ∨
      BOAT BUILDING & REPAIR » Boat Equipment » Propulsion » Engines » ∨∨
      ∧∧ Ford, Ebro, American Diesel, AmMarine, Barr, Beta, Bomac, Bowman, Couach,
      Lees, Lehman, Mermaid, Parsons, RenaultSabre, Thornycroft, Wortham Blake »
      DO-IT-YOURSELF » DIY Boat Building & Repair » DIY Schools & Classes »
      MEDIA w/Creator Directory » Documentation, BooksMagazinesVideosWebsites »
    2. (The "»" right pointing Guillemet symbol shows the chain through the page links.)
    3. (The "," comma between page links in the chain indicates pages are not subordinate, but are instead at the same level. See engine brands in the example above.)
    4. (The "∨", "∨∨", "∨∨∨",+ symbols indicate that the path line continues with whatever follows the "∧", "∧∧", "∧∧∧",+ symbols respectively. "∧" Precedes each MAIN TOPIC Page.)
  2. PAGE CONTENTS (Table of Contents with links to each main section on the page).
  3. PAGE BODY (The type of page determines the contents of its body as follows:).
    1. TOPIC PAGES (Topic Treatment: Introduction, Overview, Background, Details,+).
      • (Many Topic Pages contain Directories of Vendors with Links).
      • (Most Directory Listings are Alphabetical and/or by Locale).
    2. VENDOR PAGES (Vendor's Profile, Contact Information, Products, Services,+).
      • (Manufacturers, Resellers, Refitters, Yards, Surveyors, Clubs, Schools, Authors,+).
      • (Boating & Travel Destinations are treated as Vendors on their own Vendor Pages).
    3. PRODUCT PAGES (Product Features, Vendor Links, Specifications, Documentation,+).
      • (Media created by a vendor is often treated as a Product on its own Product Page).
      • (Boating & Travel Events are often treated as Products on their own Product Pages).
  4. RELATED RESOURCES (Topics, Vendors, Products, Media: Books, Websites,+ with Links).
  5. PAGE TAIL Contains the following Anchors Aweigh Academy & EAB Website Features:
    1. The Anchors Aweigh Academy's EverythingAboutBoats.org Header.
    2. A link to our Featured Articles EAB Home Page.
    3. Top 20 Most Popular Articles. (The section that appears right above this section).
    4. Layout of the EverythingAboutBoats.org Website's Pages. (This very section).
    5. Topics of Webpages. (The very next section below).
    6. What we have accomplished so far.
    7. Members must Sign-In to gain full access to Expanded Pages & Programs.
    8. Sign-Up (if not already a member).
    9. Public Comments (about the website & about this page).
  6. RIGHT SIDEBAR (Website Contents menu with links to Main Topic & Subtopic pages).
    (On some smart phones, the Right Sidebar may appear at the bottom of the webpage)

— Topics of Webpages —
Website Pages are categorized under the following 16 MAIN TOPICS:

The MAIN TOPICS follow a natural progression from conception of the vessel thru its
building, marketing, survey, financing, insuring, transport, moorage, use and upkeep.
The MAIN TOPICS (all Caps) below are followed by their Main Subtopics with Links.

00 – HOME: CONTENTSABOUT EAB: Contact EAB, Abbreviations & Symbols, FAQ, GLOSSARY, ADs,+.
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: Maritime & Recreational: Coverage, Carriers, Agents,+., Claim Processing,+.
08 – BOAT TRANSPORT: By Sea (Piggyback, Delivery Skippers & Crews, & Towing), Over-Land,+.
09 – BOAT HAULING & LAUNCHING: Drydocks, Ways, Lifts, Cranes & Hoists, Launch Ramps,+.
10 – BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE: Builders, Anchorages, Marinas, Yards, Racks & Stacks,+.
11 – BOATING ORGANIZATIONS: Yacht Clubs & Sailing Clubs, Paddling Clubs, Boat Owners,+.
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 & Repair, DIY Boat Sales, DIY Boat Surveys, DIY Classes,+.
16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory + Academy eLibrary: pDocs, Books, Magazines, Videos, Websites,+.

The above MAIN TOPICS and a more detailed listing of Subtopics can
be found on the Website Contents page and on the Right Sidebar.


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

  • Published over 50,000 website pages about boats and boating, bringing us closer to reaching our goal of becoming "The ultimate reference resource about boats and ships for everyone from the beginning recreational boater to the seasoned professional mariner!"
  • 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.


Current Academy Members must SIGN IN to gain FULL access to this
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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CLICK HERE to discover how you can become a Member and gain FULL access to
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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."

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