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Marine Surveys
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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

American Boat & Yacht Council

Essential boating courses

Love to learn about all things boats

All of this stuff is to help you kill time through Jan / Feb when its too cold to work on your boat.

Grog's Animated Knots
A great way to learn knots for those with more than two thumbs.

Animated Docking Game
Test your skill level with this docking/ maneuvering game. This will frustrate you no end.

Ed's Tips
Ed Sherman teaches several courses for ABYC and has dozens of tips with a techie nature, His site is well worth a visit but his type size is too damn small.

Professional Boat Builder Magazine
For the marine surveyor or anyone else, there is simply no better magazine on the market for those who love to learn about boats. They also podcast a radio show and have online courses of interest to marine surveyors and others.

Smart Boater
from the Canadian Safe Boating Council. if you can't find your copy of the Safe Boating Guide you can get all the info here.

Boats and lightning Protection
Learn about this complex issue from the premier expert, Ewan Thomson

AIS Marine Traffic
This site is too cool for words ! LIve AIS ship traffic mapping of every commercial harbour in the world.

Re-Power with Electric Drive
Is this the coming thing or a boondoggle ?

Canadian Boaters Alliance

Why is the Trent system overpriced? Where have all the nav aids gone? Why do we pay road tax on boat fuel ? Does anybody care ? Why would anyone visit this site which has no useful information ?

Canadian Power & Sail Squadron
Their Boating, Piloting and Weather courses should be mandatory minimums for all boaters.
The Surveyors Lexicon
Semantics for the marine surveyor and anyone else interested in marine terminology.

Metal Boat Society
For those with an interest in steel or aluminum boats.

United States Coast Guard

The Boat Builders Handbook .... all the rules the boat builders are supposed to follow..

United States Coast Guard
Database of recalls on boats and their systems. I check this database for every survey I do.

American Boat & Yacht Council®
Pleasure craft construction standards. Some of these are now mandatory in Canada and more are becoming so each year.

Boat US®

Enough info to keep you reading for a month and a list of Approved Marine Surveyors. Their towing insurance is a must for those heading South.

Sail Calculator
Cool site, compare comfort and stability indices of most common sailboats.

David Pascoe
Another surveyor's site, even more opinionated than mine. I don't agree with everything here but it is interesting reading.

Boat & Yacht Theft Prevention
Loss prevention from the specialists.

The Mother of All Maritime Links
If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist.

Boating Links
200,000 boating links, something for everyone.

Humber College Diesel Course
An excellent course by an excellent mechanic for newbies to diesel engines.

Not only set the standards but run courses on and off-line on all aspects of boats power and sail