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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, maintain, and repair boat equipment including engines. 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 publication” 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.)
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Articles Indexed By “Website Contents” Main Topics

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)
Boat Building Tools & Equipment (Manufacturers, 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)
^  ^  ^  Engines – 4-Stroke & 2-Cycle
>  >  >  >~+Selecting the Right Diesel Engine for a Boat.
>  >  >  >~+Repowering vs Rebuilding.
>  >  >  >GM Vortec water intrusion, Hydrolocking,
>  >  >  >Cat 3208 Flaw: Camshaft Gear interference fit. Drivesaver (see DIY – Engines)
>  >  >  >Lehman “Fixes” (see DIY – Engines)
>  >  >  >Hino Manicooler (Problem: Cavitation. Fix: Seperate Manifold, Heat Exchanger)
>  >  >  >~ US Marine’s Hino Diesel Engine Manicooler Fiasco – Finish
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Mechanical & Aspiration
>  >  >  >  >~ Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations. – PIXs
>  >  >  >  >~Engines with Inherently Weak “Bottom Ends” (see DD 8.2L)
>  >  >  >  >~Engine Hydrolocking
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Lubrication
>  >  >  >  >~Taking a Proper Engine Oil Sample for Analysis LINK
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Fuel
>  >  >  >  >~The often overlooked cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation – PIXs
>  >  >  >  >~ Intercoolers vs Aftercoolers
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Electrical (Cranking, Charging, Instrumentation, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Cooling:
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Exhaust
>  >  >  >  >~ Exhaust Elbow Overheat Alarm
^  ^  ^  ^  Engine Mounting (Hard, Soft, 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
>~+How To Run A Profitable Marine Repair Shop.
>~+Repair Shop Scams.
^  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)
>  >+~Is Your Boat Ready (for changes in seasons, dormancy) Winterization, +
^  ^  DIY: Fundamentals
^  ^  ^  DIY: Tools, Usage, Safety, etc 
>  >  >  >Tools: Hand, Power, Specialty
>  >  >  >~+Permatex, Locktite
>  >  >  >~+Borescope
^  ^  ^  DIY: Rot, Corrosion, Fatigue, etc
>  >  >  >Corrosion: Galvanic, Oxidation, etc
>  >  >  >Electrolysis: Stray Currents
^  ^  ^  DIY: Troubleshooting, Failure Analysis, etc
^  ^  DIY: Vessel Structure 
>  >  >  >Chafe Protection For Onboard Systems Please
^  ^  ^  DIY: Hull & Deck 
>  >  >  >~+Gelcoat Blisters.
^  ^  ^  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
 (Fittings, Railings, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Ground Tackle (Anchors, Rode, Windlass, etc)
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Commercial Fishing Gear
^  ^  ^  DIY: Rigging
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Sails
^  ^  DIY: Propulsion Machinery
 (Control Systems, etc)
>  >  >Dangers of Jet Drives: Injuries, Deaths (Rhodes)
>  >  >Impact Damage: IB, IO, OB,
>  >  >Shafting: Propeller, Propshaft, Cutlass, Strut, Strut Pad, Flange Nut,
>  >  >Drivesaver, Marine Gear Aluminum Hsg, Damper Plate, Adapter Plate,
>  >  >Mounts, Mount Brackets,
>  >  >Engine: Cummins 5.9L Cracked Block #53, 3208 CamShaft Gear,
^  ^  ^  DIY: Engines
 (Fuels, Troubleshooting, Repair, Rebuilding vs Repowering, etc)
>  >  >  >~ Selecting the Right Diesel Engine for a Boat.
>  >  >  >~ Proper Operation of a Diesel Engine. Carbon Buildup, Misfire. Governor Wear.
>  >  >  >~The Often Overlooked Cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation
>  >  >  >~ Repowering vs Rebuilding.
>  >  >  >~ Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations.
>  >  >  >Lehman “Fixes” (see DIY – Engines)
>  >  >  >~ Engine Misfire.
>  >  >  >~ Ford Diesel Injection Pump Damage When Oil Unchecked.
>  >  >  >~ Upgrading Lehman Engine Oil Filter Installation and Hoses.
>  >  >  >~ Engine Oil Cooler Failures.
>  >  >  >~Lehman Engine Damage Caused By Unchecked Gear Wear.
>  >  >  >~Jabsco “Two-Shaft” Raw Water Pump Coupling Failure. Pictures.
>  >  >  >~ Engine Exhaust Elbow Failure Causes & Cures.
>  >  >  >~ Rear-Most Piston Scoring Causes & Cures.
>  >  >  >~ Prevent Pressure Cap Failure With Coolant Return Tank.
>  >  >  >~ Engine Coolant Hose Failure Causes.
>  >  >  >~ Preventing Premature Engine Drive Belt Wear & Failure.
>  >  >  >~ Carrying Spare Engine Belts.
>  >  >  >~ Engine Wiring Faults – Causes and Cures.
>  >  >  >~ Transmission Fluid Cooler Failures.
>  >  >  >~ Velvet-Drive CR2 Pinion Nut Update.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine M
echanical
>  >  >  >  >Blocks, Shafts, Rods, Pistons, Heads, Valves, etc)
>  >  >  >  >~ ^Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations. 2 & 4 Stroke Cycle.
>  >  >  >  >~ Engine Warping & Cracking that Results from Engine Overheating
>  >  >  >  >  –  Head, Valve arrangement.
>  >  >  >  >Connecting Rod Cap installed backwords
>  >  >  >  >Hydrolocking
>  >  >  >  >Cat 3208 Flaw: Camshaft Gear interference fit. Drivesaver
>  >  >  >  >Relational Compression Test
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Lubrication 
>  >  >  >  >http://blog.boattrader.com/2014/10/engine-cleanliness-use-high-quality-detergent-motor-oil.html
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Fuel
 
>  >  >  >  >~The often overlooked cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation
>  >  >  >  >~ Gasoline Fuel Systems, Carburation, Fuel Injection, Electronic
>  >  >  >  >~A-Z of Plumbing Fuel Systems >~Diesel Fuel Systems
>  >  >  >  > Demystifying the Fuel Injection System >~ Diesel Fuel Injection
>  >  >  >  > Electronic Diesel Injection
>  >  >  >  >Air Chargers, Intercoolers vs Aftercoolers
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Electrical
 
>  >  >  >  >Wet VP flybridge Ignition key shorted and started diesel engine, burnt starter, battery,+
>  >  >  >  >~ Proper Marine Wiring Techniques
>  >  >  >  >http://www.billdietrich.me/OutboardMotorMaintenance.html
>  >  >  >  >Alternator Cooling System
>  >  >  >  >Tollycraft Engine Harness_       Aftermarket Wiring Harness – Not tinned, Not
>  >  >  >  >^sealed, Not >^secured, (Bridging), No (+), Boat current comes from engines (fuses
>  >  >  >  >^daisy-chained). Engines connected together. Title: Substandard wiring harnesses
>  >  >  >  >^develope faults that have cost Tollycraft owners thousands of dollars, even tens
>  >  >  >  >^of thousands of dollars when misdiagnosed.
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Cooling
 
>  >  >  >  >~ US Marine’s Hino Diesel Engine Manicooler Fiasco.
>  >  >  >  >~ Minerals Coating Heat Exchangers and Coolers
>  >  >  >  >~ Heat Exchanger and Cooler Cracks Due To Overheating
>  >  >  >  >~ Engine Sensor Damage that Results from an Engine Overheat
>  >  >  >  >~+
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Exhaust
 
>  >  >  >  >Waterlifts
>  >  >  >  >Exhaust Systems (DIY Boats)
>  >  >  >  >Exhaust Elbows, Mfds
>  >  >  >  >~ Wet Exhaust System Damage When Raw Water Flow Stops
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine Mounting

>  >  >  >  >Impact Damage: Broken Mounts, Broken Mount Brackets. Cracked Block.
>  >  >  >  >Prop-Strike, Grounding
>  >  >  >  >IB, IO, OB, Sail-Drive (Adapter Plate, +),
^  ^  ^  DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces
 (Adapter Plates, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Marine Gears
 (Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods, etc)
>  >  >  >Beware The Unprotected Saildrive (Galvanic Corrosion)
>  >  >  >Bravo III Corrosion, Bent Propshafts, Gimbal Bearings, Bellows, U-Joint Shaft Seals
>  >  >  >Comparing Marine Gears
>  >  >  >Walters V-Drive (U-Joints)
>  >  >  >~ Velvet-Drive CR2 Pinion Nut Update
>  >  >  >~ Transmission Fluid Cooler Failures.
^  ^  ^  DIY: Shafting (Shafts, Couplings, CVC Joints, Thrust Bearings, Seals, Cutlass, Struts, etc)
>  >  >  >Impact damage: IB, IO, OB, SailDrive (Adapter Plate), +
>  >  >  >Drivesaver
>  >  >  >Service shaft Seals (Flax, Dripless)
>  >  >  >http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/refit-and-upgrade/hands-on-stuffing-box-tips-1
>  >  >  >Yahoo (PIXs), Google: Propeller Shaft Packing
>  >  >  >Check The Shaft Bearing On The Hard
>  >  >  >Shaft Bearings
>  >  >  >Propshaft Alignment
>  >  >  >Dialing-In (Straightness)
^  ^  ^  DIY: Propellers
 (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels, etc)
>  >  >  >Impact damage
^  ^  DIY: Electrical Systems 
>  >  >Protecting Bilge Wiring From Corrosion
>  >  >Protect That Wiring! (Chaffing)
>  >  >How To, Lightning Protection, Electric Propulsion
>  >  >What Constitutes Ignition Protection?
>  >  >Tollycraft Engine Harness^
^  ^  ^  DIY: Direct Current
^  ^  ^  DIY: Alternating Current
>  >  >  >Electric Shock
>  >  >  >Dock tragedy shows danger of fresh-water marinas  DONE
>  >  >  >Nuisance Tripping With ELCI, Why?
^  ^  ^  DIY: DC to AC Inverters
^  ^  ^  DIY: Auxiliary Generators
^  ^  DIY: Domestic Systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Cabin Heating & Cooling
^  ^  ^  DIY: Galley Appliances
^  ^  ^  ^  DIY: LPG systems
^  ^  ^  DIY: Water Systems
>  >  >  >Get To Know Your Check Valves
^  ^  ^  DIY: Trash Disposal 
>  >  >  >Compactors, Placards, etc
^  ^  ^  DIY: Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Nav & Comm Systems (Charts, Compass, GPS, Radar, Lights, Flares, EPIRB, VHF, etc)
>  >  >Are My Antennas Too Close To Each Other?
>  >  >Beef Up Your Antenna Wire
^  ^  DIY: Safety Equipment (PFDs, Firefighting, Alarms, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Personel Equipment (Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Racing, Watersports, etc)
^  ^  DIY: Tenders
^  ^  DIY: Boat Trailers
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA (w/Reviews)
^  Authors 
^  Books (+Lending Library)
 
^  Magazines

^  Videos
Websites
 (w/Links)
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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 10,000 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 50,000 articles to cover the full scope that they have envisioned for the website. They have over 10,000 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 on October 15, 2018 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, 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. And we assure you, your corrections, updates, additions and suggestions are welcomed. Let's work together on this.

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