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|#.# – ^ Title (Directory‚ Vendor‚ Product‚+. ⇔ Usually Listed Alphabetically)||T|
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|0 – HOME Page w/Featured Articles||T|
|0.2 – GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS||TD|
|1 – ABOUT BOATS: (w/Links to Maritime Museums)||TD|
|1.1 – Early History||T|
|1.2 – Recent History||T|
|1.3 – Modern Vessel Types||T|
|2 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY)||T|
|2.1 – Boat Designing Schools||TD|
|2.2 – Boat Designers: (Naval Architects‚ Boat Plans‚ Kits‚+)||TD|
|2.3 – Statutes & Standards||T|
|2.3.1 – Laws by Country||TD|
|2.3.1.^ – Laws: Canada||TD|
|2.3.1.^ – Laws: United Kingdom||TD|
|2.3.1.^ – Laws: United States||TD|
|2.3.2 – Industry Standards||TD|
|2.3.2 – ^ International Maritime Organization (IMO)||V|
|2.3.2 – ^ International Standards Organization (ISO)||V|
|2.3.2 – ^ American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)||V|
|2.3.2 – ^ National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)||V|
|2.3.3 – Classification Societies||TD|
|2.3.3 – ^ UK: Lloyd’s Register||V|
|2.3.3 – ^ US: American Bureau of Shipping||V|
|2.4 – Boat Building & Refitting Tools‚+: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Recalls‚+)||TD|
|2.5 – Boat Materials: (Qualities‚ Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Recalls‚+)||TD|
|2.5.1 – Wood: (Carvel‚ Clinker/Lapstrake‚ Veneer/Plywood‚ Cold Molded‚+)||TD|
|2.5.2 – Metal: Iron‚ Steel‚ Aluminum‚ Copper‚+||TD|
|2.5.3 – Ferrocement||TD|
|2.5.4 – FRP Composites: Fiberglass‚ Carbon Fiber‚+. (Incl. Plastic)||TD|
|2.6 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+)||TD|
|2.6.1 – Steering & Thrusters||TD|
|2.6.2 – Stabilizers & Trim Plates||TD|
|2.6.3 – Dewatering Devices: (Bailers‚ Bilge Pumps‚+)||TD|
|2.6.4 – Galvanic Corrosion Protection||TD|
|2.6.5 – Hull Penetrations & Openings: (Thru-Hulls‚ Scuttles‚ Skylights‚ Hatches‚+)||TD|
|2.6.6 – Deck Hardware & Equipment||TD|
|126.96.36.199 – Ground Tackle||TD|
|188.8.131.52 – Commercial Fishing Gear||TD|
|2.6.7 – Rigging: (Rig Types‚ Standing Rigging‚ Running Rigging‚ Vendors‚ Riggers‚+)||TD|
|184.108.40.206 – Sails: (Sail Types‚ Aerodynamics‚ Vendors‚ Sailmakers‚+)||TD|
|2.6.8 – Propulsion Machinery: (Types‚ Configurations‚ Features‚ Control Systems‚+)||TD|
|220.127.116.11 – Engines: (Brands‚ Manufacturers‚ Marinizers‚ Resellers‚+)||TD|
|18.104.22.168 – Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces: (SAE Specs‚ Damper Plates‚ Jackshafts‚+)||TD|
|22.214.171.124 – Marine Gears: (Reversing‚ Reduction; Mechanical‚ Hydraulic)||TD|
|126.96.36.199 – Shafting: (Propshafts‚ Couplings‚ Seals‚ Bearings‚ Struts‚ Keys‚ Nuts‚+)||TD|
|188.8.131.52 – Propellers||TD|
|2.6.9 – Electrical Systems: DC & AC: (Direct Current‚ Alternating Current‚+)||TD|
|184.108.40.206 – Auxiliary Generators||TD|
|220.127.116.11 – DC-to-AC Inverters||TD|
|2.6.10 – Navigation & Communication Systems||TD|
|2.6.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+)||TD|
|2.6.12 – Domestic Systems||TD|
|18.104.22.168 – LPG Systems||TD|
|22.214.171.124 – Cabin Heating & Cooling||TD|
|126.96.36.199 – Galley Appliances: (Refrigeration‚ Galley Stoves‚ LPG/CNG Systems)||TD|
|188.8.131.52 – Water & Waste Systems||TD|
|184.108.40.206 – Trash Disposal||TD|
|220.127.116.11 – Furnishings: (Cabinetry‚ furniture‚ Coverings‚ Entertainment‚ Weather‚+)||TD|
|2.6.13 – Personal Equipment||TD|
|2.6.13.^ – Diving: (Commercial & Sport)||TD|
|2.6.13.^ – Fishing: (Sport)||TD|
|2.6.13.^ – Racing: (Sail‚ Offshore Power‚ Powerboat‚ Hydroplane‚+)||TD|
|2.6.13.^ – Sailing: (Foul Weather Gear‚ Safety Harnesses‚+)||TD|
|2.6.13.^ – Watersports: (Surfing‚ Skiing‚ Boarding‚ Tubing‚+)||TD|
|2.6.14 – Tenders||T|
|2.6.15 – Boat Trailers||TD|
|2.7 – Marine Suppliers by Country||D|
|2.7.^ – Marine Suppliers: Canada||D|
|2.7.^ – Marine Suppliers: United Kingdom||D|
|2.7.^ – Marine Suppliers: United States||D|
|2.8 – Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair Schools: (Incl. DIY)||D|
|2.9 – Boat Builders: A∼Z and Vessel Types||TD|
|2.10 – Boat Builders by Country||D|
|2.10.^ – Boat Builders: Canada||D|
|2.10.^ – Boat Builders: United Kingdom||D|
|2.10.^ – Boat Builders: United States||D|
|2.10.^.^ – Boat Builders by US MIC||D|
|2.11 – Boat Refitters by Country: (Shipyards‚ Boatyards‚ Riggers‚ Repair Shops‚+)||TD|
|2.11.^ – Boat Refitters: Canada||D|
|2.11.^ – Boat Refitters: United Kingdom||D|
|2.11.^ – Boat Refitters: United States||D|
|2.12 – DIY: Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair. (incl. Maintenance)||T|
|3 – BOAT MARKETING: (Online Classified Ads‚ Free Magazines with Ads‚ Price Guides)||TD|
|3.1 – Boat Shows by Country||D|
|3.1.^ – Boat Shows: Canada||D|
|3.1.^ – Boat Shows: United Kingdom||D|
|3.1.^ – Boat Shows: United States||D|
|3.2 – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers by Country||D|
|3.2.^ – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: Canada||D|
|3.2.^ – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: United Kingdom||D|
|3.2.^ – Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: United States||D|
|3.3 – Importing & Exporting||T|
|3.4 – Auctions & Sales: (Government‚ Seizure‚ Foreclosure‚ Repo‚ Insurance‚ Donation‚+)||TD|
|3.5 – DIY: Private Boat Sales: (Buyers & Sellers)||T|
|4 – BOAT INSPECTION:||T|
|4.1 – Types of Marine Surveys||T|
|4.2 – Marine Surveyors by Country||D|
|4.2.^ – Marine Surveyors: Canada||D|
|4.2.^ – Marine Surveyors: United Kingdom||D|
|4.2.^ – Marine Surveyors: United States||D|
|4.3 – Marine Surveying Schools||TD|
|4.4 – DIY: Boat Inspections||T|
|5 – BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY:||T|
|5.1 – Boat Titles & Registration||TD|
|5.2 – Vessel Registry: (Documentation‚ Licensing)||T|
|5.2.1 – Vessel Title Companies by Country||D|
|5.2.1.^ – Vessel Title Companies: Canada||D|
|5.2.1.^ – Vessel Title Companies: United Kingdom||D|
|5.2.1.^ – Vessel Title Companies: United States||D|
|6 – BOAT FINANCING:||TD|
|6.1 – Banks||TD|
|6.2 – Credit Unions||TD|
|7 – BOAT INSURANCE:||T|
|7.1 – Types of Insurance Policies||T|
|7.2 – Insurance Companies||D|
|7.3 – Insurance Agencies by Country||D|
|7.3.^ – Insurance Agencies: Canada||D|
|7.3.^ – Insurance Agencies: United Kingdom||D|
|7.3.^ – Insurance Agencies: United States||D|
|7.4 – Claim Processing||T|
|7.4.1 – Filing a Claim||T|
|7.4.2 – Repair Facility Claim Procedures||T|
|7.4.3 – Claim Resolution||T|
|7.4.4 – Subrogation||T|
|7.4.5 – Claim Cases||TD|
|8 – BOAT TRANSPORT:||T|
|8.1 – Boat Transport by Sea||T|
|8.1.1 – Piggyback||D|
|8.1.2 – Delivery Skippers & Crews||D|
|8.1.3 – Towing: (Tugs‚ Towboats‚+)||TD|
|8.2 – Boat Transport Over Land||T|
|8.2.1 – Boat Transporters: (by type and size)||D|
|9 – BOAT HAULING & LAUNCHING:||T|
|9.1 – Hoists by Country: (Slipways‚ Railways‚ Drydocks‚ Elevators‚ Cranes‚ Lifts‚+)||D|
|9.1.^ – Hoists: Canada||D|
|9.1.^ – Hoists: United Kingdom||D|
|9.1.^ – Hoists: United States||D|
|9.2 – Launch Ramps by Country: (Public & Private)||D|
|9.2.^ – Launch Ramps: Canada||D|
|9.2.^ – Launch Ramps: United Kingdom||D|
|9.2.^ – Launch Ramps: United States||D|
|10 – BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE:||T|
|10.1 – Moorage & Storage Builders: (Moorings‚ Marinas‚ Docks‚ Racks‚ Stacks‚ Lifts‚ RxR‚+)||TD|
|10.2 – Anchorages by Country||D|
|10.2.^ – Anchorages: Canada||D|
|10.2.^ – Anchorages: United Kingdom||D|
|10.2.^ – Anchorages: United States||D|
|10.3 – Marinas by Country||D|
|10.3.^ – Marinas: Canada||D|
|10.3.^ – Marinas: United Kingdom||D|
|10.3.^ – Marinas: United States||D|
|10.4 – Yards‚ Racks & Stacks by Country||D|
|10.4.^ – Yards‚ Racks & Stacks: Canada||D|
|10.4.^ – Yards‚ Racks & Stacks: United Kingdom||D|
|10.4.^ – Yards‚ Racks & Stacks: United States||D|
|11 – BOATING ORGANIZATIONS: (Cruising Clubs‚ Educational‚ Gov Aux‚+)||T|
|11.1 – Yacht Clubs by Country||D|
|11.1.^ – Yacht Clubs: Canada||D|
|11.1.^ – Yacht Clubs: United Kingdom||D|
|11.1.^ – Yacht Clubs: United States||D|
|11.2 – Sailing Clubs by Country||D|
|11.2.^ – Sailing Clubs: Canada||D|
|11.2.^ – Sailing Clubs: United Kingdom||D|
|11.2.^ – Sailing Clubs: United States||D|
|11.3 – Boat Owner Associations||TD|
|12 – BOATING & TRAVEL:||T|
|12.1 – Events by Country: (Festivals‚ Rendezvous‚ Cruises‚ Races‚ Derbies‚+)||D|
|12.1.^ – Events: Canada||D|
|12.1.^ – Events: United Kingdom||D|
|12.1.^ – Events: United States||D|
|12.2 – Destinations by Country: (Anchorages‚ Attractions‚ Food‚ Lodging‚+)||D|
|12.2.^ – Destinations: Canada||D|
|12.2.^ – Destinations: United Kingdom||D|
|12.2.^ – Destinations: United States||D|
|12.3 – Weather & Tides: (Sun & Moon‚ Rise & Set)||TD|
|12.4 – Boat Rentals & Charters by Country: (Fishing‚ Barefoot‚ Crewed‚+)||T|
|12.4.^ – Boat Rentals & Charters: Canada||D|
|12.4.^ – Boat Rentals & Charters: United Kingdom||D|
|12.4.^ – Boat Rentals & Charters: United States||D|
|12.5 – Licensed Masters: (Crewed Charters‚ Sea Trials‚ Deliveries‚+)||TD|
|12.6 – Commercial Passage: (Cruises‚ Freighters‚ RV Barge Cruises‚+)||TD|
|12.7 – Member Voyages||TD|
|13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: (Operator Qualification‚+)||T|
|13.1 – Boating Safety Classes: (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards‚+)||D|
|13.1.1 – Boating Safety: (Accidents‚ Prevention‚ Man-Overboard‚ Search & Rescue‚+)||T|
|13.2 – Boating & Seamanship Training||T|
|13.2.1 – Seamanship Schools||D|
|13.2.2 – Sailing Schools||D|
|13.2.3 – One-On-One Training||TD|
|13.3 – Maritime Schools||TD|
|13.3.1 – Captain’s License Classes & Testing||TD|
|14 – MARINE LAW:||T|
|14.1 – Laws by Country: (Operator & Equipment Requirements‚+)||TD|
|14.1.^ – Laws: Canada||TD|
|14.1.^ – Laws: United Kingdom||TD|
|14.1.^ – Laws: United States||TD|
|14.2 – Admiralty Law||TD|
|14.2.1 – International Treaties: (SOLAS‚ MARPOL‚ COLREGS‚+)||TD|
|14.3 – Insurance Law||T|
|14.4 – Personal Injury||T|
|14.5 – Product Liability||T|
|14.6 – Consumer Protection||T|
|14.7 – Law Firms by Country||D|
|14.7.^ – Law Firms: Canada||D|
|14.7.^ – Law Firms: United Kingdom||D|
|14.7.^ – Law Firms: United States||D|
|14.8 – Investigators‚ Consultants & Expert Witnesses||TD|
|14.9 – Actual Cases||D|
|15 – DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY):||T|
|15.1 – DIY: Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting & Repair: (Incl. Maintenance)||T|
|15.2 – DIY: Private Boat Sales: (Buyers & Sellers)||T|
|15.3 – DIY: Boat Inspections: (Pre-Purchase‚ Pre-Survey‚ Pre-Sale‚ Pre-Voyage‚ Sea Trials‚+)||T|
|15.4 – DIY: Schools & Classes: (Boat Building‚ Outfitting‚ Refitting‚ Inspecting‚ Repair‚+)||D|
|16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory: (Authors‚ Editors‚ Publishers‚+) + Academy eLibrary||TD|
|16.1 – Documentation: (Catalogs‚ Ads‚ SpecSheets‚ Manuals‚ TechVids‚ Bulletins‚ Recalls‚+)||D|
|16.2 – Books: (Bound‚ eBooks‚+)||D|
|16.3 – Magazines: (Incl. Articles‚ Back Issues‚+)||D|
|16.4 – Videos: (How-to-Tutorials‚ Documentaries‚ Travelogues‚+)||D|
|16.5 – Websites: (Incl. Articles‚ Forum Posts‚ Tech Tips‚ Tech Notes‚ Social Media‚+)||D|
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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."
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. You inspire 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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