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Interesting Links

Boat Information

Digital Boat Brochures - Have an old brochure Emailed
Don Robertson's Marine Marketplace - Links to Every Boat & Engine Builder on the Planet. Well.... almost.
Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data
Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data
Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database - from the US Coast Guard
USCG Notices of Vessel recalls & Safety Defects



Boat Values

BUCValu - Used Boat Price Guides
Computer Boat Values - Canadian Boat Values
NADA Guides - On-Line



Convert by Josh Madison - A comprehensive measurement conversion program
Currency Converter
OnlineConversion.com - Convert Just About Anything to Anything
Welcome to unitconversion.org - The ultimate resource for unit conversion


Classification Societies

ABS - American Bureau of Shipping - USA
DNV - Det Norske Veritas - Norway
ClassNK - Japan
MCA - Maritime & Coast Guard Agency - UK


Continuing Education

Educational Courses, Seminars & Meetings For Marine Surveyors
Abaris Training Resources - Inspection & Repair of Advanced Composite Structures
American Society of Appraisers
Chapman School of Seamanship
ProBoat E-Training - Professional BoatBuilder Magazine's Online Source for Marine Education
Havorn Marine Survey & Shipwright School - Seattle Washington
Maritime Bureau - Online Education for the Professional Surveyor
Maritime College - State University of New York
National Cargo Bureau - Cargo & Ship Safety Training
Sailing Knowledge - UK
Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977
WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine



AskOxford.com - Oxford Dictionaries
marineterms.com/ - Practical Shipping Vocabulary
Maritime Dictionary - by m-i-link.com
Merriam-Webster Online
Online Nautical Dictionaries
TechDictionary - Thousands of Technology Terms
TheFreeDictionary - by Farlex
Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia That Anyone Can Edit.


Industrial Supply On-Line

ABATIX - Supplier of Environmental Clean-up Products
Lab Safety Supply - Products & Information
McMaster-Carr Supply Company - Careful! You could spend hours here!
MSC Industrial Supply Company - Over Half a Million Items


Industry Associations

ABYC - American Boat and Yacht Council
ABBRA - American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
ASA - American Society of Appraisers
ASNE - American Society of Naval Engineers
AFRIN - Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation - UK
BOAT/US - Technical Information Exchange
CMMA - Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association - Toronto, Ontario
IAMI - International Association of Marine Investigators
IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors - United Kingdom
IS - International Register of Shipping - UK
ISMA - International Ship Masters' Association
MAIIF - Marine Accident Investigators' International Forum
MIAS - Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NMMA - National Marine Manufacturers Association - USA
NPGA - National Propane Gas Association
N.P.F.V.O.A. - North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association
RYA - Royal Yachting Association - UK
SNAME - Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers


Insurance Links

American Institute of Marine Underwriters
Glossary of Ocean Cargo Insurance Terms
National Insurance Crime Bureau



Dockwise Yacht Transport - Floating Drydock Service for Yachts
Google Earth - Satellite Pictures of Your Back Yard
Grossetti License Consulting - Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant
Marine Liens Limited - Look up or Publish Lien Information
www.recalls.gov - All U.S. Government Product Recalls
Yacht Clubs With Web Sites - World Wide


Oil Analysis

ANA Laboratories - Bellmawr, New Jersey
Bently Tribology Services - Peabody, Massachusetts & Minden, Nevada
Design Maintenance Systems - North Vancouver, British Columbia
Engineered Lubricants - Maryland Heights, Missouri
Herguth Laboratories - Vallejo, California
Insight Services - Cleveland, Ohio
Lubriport Labs - Floyd J. Friloux, SAMS® AFF - Kenner, Louisiana
The Oil Analysis Lab - Spokane, Washington
PdMA Corporation - Tampa, Florida
Polaris Laboratories - Indianapolis, Indiana - Houston, Texas - Salt Lake City, Utah
Predict - Cleveland, Ohio
Staveley Services Fluids Analysis - Glendale Heights, Illinois
WearCheck - Mississauga, Ontario & Cary, North Carolina


Propellers and Shafts

Henry H. Smith & Company - 100 years of Manufacture & Repair
Michigan Wheel - Prop Size Analysis
Western Branch Metals - Propeller Shafts, Everything You Will Ever Need To Know


Boating Industry
Boat & Harbors
Claims Magazine
Insurance Journal
Powerboat Reports
Practical Sailor
Proceedings - USCG Journal
Professional BoatBuilder
The Waterways Journal
Yachting & Boating World


Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications - Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts
D&R Marine - Replacement Parts For Sailboats
Duramax® Marine - Cutless Bearings, Stuffing Boxes, Coolers & Fenders
hlsm.com - Engine Info & Parts Pricing
Engines - Rebuilt Marine Engines & Parts pricing
Fairways Marine Engineers - Stuart Turner Inboards. Inworth, Colchester, UK
Falcon Safety Products Inc. - Boat Air Horns - Made In USA
Foss Foam Products - Replacement Rudders, Williston, Florida
Ideal Clamp - One of the Largest Manufacturers of Hose Clamps
Island Marine Instrument Company - Compass Repairs & Adjustment
Jamestown Distributors - Boatbuilding and Woodworking Supplies
Kano Laboratories - Clean Up & Lubricating Products
Moyer Marine - Parts and Services For Universal Atomic 4 Engines
New Century Products - Boat Windshields
Ocean Dynamics USA - Windshields & Glass For Any Boat
Titan Marine - Titanium Hose Clamps
Industrial Automation Components, Inc - Valves, Gauges & Regulators
Walter Machine - V-Drives, Couplings, Etc.



Force 5 Survey Report Software - by Stevens & Stevens
Password Minder - By Joe LeBlanc - Keep Track of Passwords and Where You Need Them
Marine Survey Reporting System by Bob Ptak, SAMS® AMS®
Open Office - Free Office Suite, Compatible With All Other Major Office Suites
Software Registration Manager - By Joe LeBlanc - Keep Track of Licence and Registration Numbers
Zeon DocuCom PDF - Convert any document to PDF


Structural Testing Laboratories

Institute of Non-destructive Testing - UK
Pacific Testing Laboratories - Valencia, California,
Plastics Technology Laboratories - Plastics Testing
Structural Composites - Composite Testing Lab Melbourne Florida
University of Maine Composites Laboratory

Technical Information

Blisters & Laminate Hydrolysis - Zahniser's Yachting Center
Corrosion Protection Technologies - eCorr/2000
Cuproguard - Non-toxic hull protection system
Interplastic Corporation - Product Literature: Technical Papers
Lightning & Boats - by Ewen M. Thomson
Lock Nuts - How To Install Them Correctly
OPD Information - (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles) Mark's RV Supplies
Sandmeyer Steel Company - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel
SAE International -Society of Automotive Engineers - Standards & Guidelines
Yacht Statistics


Tools and Instruments

Barcol Impressor - Hardness Tester
Electrophysics UK and Electrophysics Canada - Moisture Meters
FirstMate Infrared Camera - by Flir Systems
The Hammer Source - 500 Kinds of Hammers
Phase II - Thickness Gauges
Professional Equipment, Inc.Testing Equipment
Protimeter - Moisture Meters and Hygrometers
Strut Pro - Cutless Bearing Replacement Tool
Tool Experts - Boca Raton, Florida
Tramex Ltd - Moisture Meters
Western Instruments - Thickness Gauges


Vessel Registration, Regulations & Safety Resources

ASTA - American Sail Training Association
Australian List Of Registered Ships
Australian Shipping Registration Office
CPS - Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
IMCI - International Marine Certification Institute - European Union Regulations
Radio Licensing - UK
Lloyd's Register of Shipping
Transport Canada - Marine Safety & Regulations
Transport Canada - Ship Registration Site (Documented Vessels)
United Kingdom Ship Registration - Operated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
United States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations - Searchable CFR's
United States Coast Guard - Office of Boating Safety
United States Coast Guard - Backyard Boatbuilder's Handbook
United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD)
United States National Vessel Documentation Center
Look Up US Documented Vessels By Name or Number
USPS - United States Power Squadrons


Vessel Research & Design

Kasten Marine Design - Port Townsend, Washington
Mason Yacht Design Library
Royal Institution of Naval Architects - United Kingdom


Weather Related Sites

Commonwealth of Australia - Bureau of Meteorology
Compu-Weather - Forensic Meteorology (Past Weather Conditions)
Environment Canada - Canadian Weather Including Historical Data
Vaisala - Lightning Event Analysis.
Meteorology - UK.
The Weather Underground - Free USA Weather Info