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Boating Organizations

American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) http://www.abycinc.org/ 
America's Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA) http://www.greatloop.com/
American Power Boat Association http://www.apba-racing.com
BoatUS  : Boat Owners Association of the United States homepage.  http://www.boatus.com/
Canada Coast Guard Auxiliary http://www.ccga-gcac.org/
Canada Coast Guard Home Page http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons http://www.cps-ecp.ca/
Canadian Yachting Association http://www.sailing.ca/
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators http://www.nasbla.org/
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  Maritime Safety Information Page.:  http://egsc.usgs.gov/
nimamaps/index.html
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  : More than 1400 companies belong to this organization. http://www.nmma.org
NIMA publications site  : Free downloads of The American Practical Navigator (Bowditch), Publication 229, Chart No. 1, light lists and other useful publications. You'll want a high-speed Internet connection for some of the larger downloads. http://egsc.usgs.gov/
nimamaps/index.html
NOAA Charts  : Nautical charts, including free downloads of electronic chart data. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/
Transport Canada Marine  :  http://www.tc.gc.ca/marine/
U.S. Power Squadrons http://www.usps.org/
U.S. Sailing http://www.ussailing.org/
US Coast Guard : Recreational Boating http://www.uscgboating.org/
US Coast Guard Auxiliary http://www.cgaux.org/
US Coast Guard Home Page http://www.uscg.mil/
US Coast Guard Mariner Licensing  :  http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/index.htm
US Naval Observatory (USNO) Astronomical Application Department  : Publications and software relating to celestial navigation. http://aa.usno.navy.mil/
USCG Boatbuilder's Handbook  :  http://www.uscgboating.org/
boatbuilder/index.htm
USCG Boating Safety  : Homepage for recreational boating safety and regulations. http://www.uscgboating.org/
USCG Vessel Documentation Center  : Information on documenting your boat. http://www.uscg.mil/
hq/g-m/vdoc/nvdc.htm

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Interesting Sites

Boat Mall  : Boat listing, links to boating organizations and boat manufacturers, marinas, and lots of other information. http://www.boatmall.com
Boat TraderOnline.com  : Lists more than 100,000 boats for sale. http://www.boattrader.com/
BoatingLinks.com  : Contains links to plenty of other boating-related sites. http://www.boatinglinks.com/
Boatlinks.com  : Contains links to other boating related sites. Very comprehensive. http://www.boatlinks.com/
Boating and Yacht Safety for All Age Levels : A good, brief introduction to Safe Boating for younger boaters. http://www.hmy.com/boating-and-yacht-safety-for-all-age-levels
Boating Safety Resource Guid: Boating safety related links  http://www.tripbuzz.com/boating-safety-guide/
BoatSafe : General safety information. Online boating courses. Lots of information and tips on boating  http://www.boatsafe.com/
Bruce Roberts Yacht Design  : This is for people interested in metal boats, sailboats, and powerboats. http://www.bruceroberts.com/
Canada Tourist Information :  http://www.etourist.ca/travel/
Covey Island Boatworks: Specialize in wood/epoxy construction http://www.coveyisland.com/
Gerr Marine: Interesting boat designs http://www.gerrmarine.com/
Guide to Sailing and Cruising Stories  : Personal cruising stories make for interesting reading. Articles on anything to do with boats. http://cruisenews.net
Kasten Marine Design Inc  : This site contains several informative articles on boat design and building. http://www.kastenmarine.com/
MarinePlanner  : This site specializes in route planning tools, including downloadable charts and weather plots. Also has a "MariPedia," which has links to many other sites. http://www.marineplanner.com/
MyBoatsGear.com  : This is a really excellent and interesting website. Definitely worth your time looking here. There lots of very good technical articles on all sorts of boat equipment, as well as reviews of boating equipment (kind of like Consumer Reports). In addition there is a section listing used boating equipment, anchors, engines, electrical, navigation, and more. http://www.myboatsgear.com/
NADA Guides.com  : Used car and boat price guide. http://www.nadaguides.com/
Open Directory -Boating Laws and Regulations  : This site has links to various state boating-related websites. http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Boating/
Safety/ Boating_Laws_and_Regulations/
Pat's Boating in Canada  : An excellent website with all kinds of information pertaining to boating in Canada, including regulations, safety, and other general interest information. Includes links to other site. http://boating.ncf.ca/
Reed's Nautical Almanac  Home page.:  http://www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk/
World Wide Boat Shows Calendar by NMMA  :  http://www.nmma.org/
shows/calendar.aspx
Yachtsurvey.com  : A collection of more than 150 articles on boats by David H. Pascoe, marine surveyor. He also has some books for sale. If you're thinking of buying a boat, these are books that might just save you a lot of money and headaches. http://www.yachtsurvey.com/.
YachtWorld.com  : More than 70,000 boats for sale. http://yachtworld.com/

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Equipment and Supplies

Bearing Buddy  : Produces boat trailer bearing lubrication system.  http://www.bearingbuddy.com/
Boat Manufacturer Directory  : A comprehensive listing of most powerboat manufacturers. http://rbbi.com/links/boatmanufacturers.htm
Boater's World : Major chain of boating supply stores. They have over 130 stores and catalog and internet ordering. http://www.boatersworld.com/
Celestaire  : This company specializes in sales of traditional navigation equipment including a variety of sextants. They also have the newer stuff like GPS. They are quite price competitive. After shopping around, I ended up buying my own sextant here. http://www.celestaire.com/
Fulton Performance Products.  Produces boat trailer bearing lubrication system. :  http://www.fultonperformance.com
Liqua-Lube, Inc  : Produces boat trailer oil bath lubrication system.  http://www.liqualube.com
SailNet  : Store that carries almost everything but with an emphasis on sailing.  http://www.sailnet.com
Tie Down Engineering  : Produces boat trailer oil bath lubrication system.  http://www.tiedown.com
West Marine  : The Home Depot of marine supplies and equipment. More than 350 stores. Catalog and internet sales. http://www.westmarine.com

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Magazines

Boating Life Magazine  :  http://www.boatinglifemag.com/
Boating Magazine :  http://www.boatingmag.com/
Cruising World  :  http://www.cruisingworld.com
Discover Boating :  http://www.discoverboating.com/
Go Boating  :  http://www.goboatingamerica.com
Motor Boat and Yachting  :  http://www.mby.com/
Multihulls Magazine  for sailing multihulls:  http://www.multihullsmag.com/
Ocean Navigator  : Emphasis on navigation and weather. http://www.oceannavigator.com/
Passagemaker  : Emphasizes trawler type boats. http://www.trawlertravel.com
Power and Motoryacht  :  http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com
Practical Sailor  : This periodical reviews sailboats, and sailboat equipment and supplies. Practical Sailor does not accept commercial advertising. Sister publication of Powerboat Reports. http://www.practical-sailor.com/
Sail  :  http://www.sailmag.com/
Sailing World  :  http://www.sailingworld.com/
Sea  :  http://www.seamagazine.com/
Wooden Boat  :  http://www.woodenboat.com/
Yachting  :  http://www.yachtingnet.com/yachting/

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