Sailing Links

These links are important to me and I post them here so I can access from my phone or laptop or a friend's computer.  You are welcome to share.

 

Cruising Data and Charting Sources

Pirate Information - See links at bottom of this page

Noonsite   The global site for cruising sailors

The Frugal Mariner - Boating on a Budget

Active Captain - The Interactive Cruising Guidebook

Skipper Tips - Captain John

Blue Seas   Boating and Yachting Resources

Blue Seas   Pilot Charts

NOAA Nautical Charts   Main page

NOAA Nautical Charts   Raster Charts

NOAA Nautical Charts   Download Page RNC  BSB format

NOAA Global Nautical Charts

OpenCPN  Free Chartplotter and GPS Navigation Software  (can use free NOAA charts)

How to Cruise America's Great Loop 

Wikipedia - Sailing rigs and rigging - many definitions of names and terms

BoatTalk  - Call in radio talk show about boats, cruising, etc.

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resouce Center

NOAA Tide Predictions

Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay Tides

Port Aransas Tides

Frugal Retirement 

Sailboat -Cruising.com

 

Friend's Websites

Lin & Larry Pardey's Website - Lifelong cruisers and authors

Sailing Flying Cloud  - Len & Teri Barton

 

 

Texas Do-It-Yourself Marinas/Boatyards

Hooking Bull - DIY Boatyard

House of Boats - DIY Boatyard

 

 

Potentially Interesting Celestial Navigation Sites

A Short Guide to Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation dot Net

U.S. Power Squadrons - Offshore Navigation

 

Navigation - General

http://blisschron.org/bllogs.html    Taffrail Logs  / Patent Logs

http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae400.cfm   Wood log and timer

 

Repair, Parts, Methods Links

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/boat_projects    RC's site

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/butyl_tape

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box   Stuffing box and hose 

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/battery_monitor   battery monitor

 

Compass Marine - How to videos

MarineBeam - Constant current LED replacement bulbs, also reason not to use resistive type LED's

Marine LED Shop - LED Replacement bulbs.

Defender

Wholesale Marine

West Marine

Sailrite

Island Nautical

Salty Dog Marine

Catalina Direct - parts for Catalina sailboats

eTrailer

Marine Parts Source - Outboard engine parts

Johnson Outboard Parts link

Johnson Outboard Parts link

Buck Algonquin Packing Box Hose

Moyer Marine - Parts and Kits for Universal Engines

Jamestown Distrubutors

Toad Marine Supply

WeekendRProducts Ken Kloeber  Ken@WeekendRProducts.com

Low Cost Boating Store

 

 

Stainless Steel Corrosion

Stainless Steel Corrodes - Must read article by Steve D'Antonio

Stainless Steel Corrosion - Letter from Steve

 

 

Bottom Paint / Ablatives / Barrier Coats / Blister Repair

Bottom Paint Compatibility Chart

West System Epoxy  - Epoxy, Barrier Coats, Blister Repair, Fiberglassing

 

Removable Inner Forstay - Staysail

http://www.cruisingworld.com/how-to/seamanship/rig-for-a-staysail

http://www.oceannavigator.com/January-February-2003/Installing-inner-forestay-offers-sailplan-flexiblity/

http://yachtvalhalla.net/articles/forestay/forestay.html

http://www.sigi.ca/hi5/hi5/ads_01.htm   save for rigging ideas

 

Reefing

 

http://www.sailmagazine.com/boatworks/update-your-reefing   Sail Magazine Article

 

http://sailing.about.com/od/learntosail/ss/How-To-Reef-Mainsail.htm   Various methods of rigging for reefing the main

http://www.seldenmast.com/en/products/dinghies_only/booms/single-line_reefing.html Diagram for single line reefing

http://www.harken.com/uploadedfiles/Product_Support/PDF/4171.pdf  Harken Single Line Reefing Outline/Description

 

Whisker Pole

http://www.forespar.com/whiskerPoleSeminar.shtml

 

Knots

Animated Knots by Grog

 

Mast Climbing

ATN Mast Climbing Video

ATN Mast Climbing Video by Sailrite

Top Climber Video

Mast Climbing - includes use of prusik loop

 

 

Wind Generator / Turbine Information

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/her-sailnet-articles/21088-choosing-installing-wind-generator.html

http://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/33_6/features/Wind-Turbine-Test_5455-1.html

http://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/-11057-1.html

http://www.cruisingworld.com/how-to/systems/wind-and-solar-are-fine-by-osprey

http://renewableenergysimplified.com/choosing-a-marine-wind-generator/

http://www.yachtunlimited.com/marine-wind-generators-1.html

http://www.paradiseyachtsales.net/selecting-and-installing-a-wind-turbine/

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f14/wind-generator-especially-rutland-real-life-output-83777.html

 

Self Steering Links

Aries

Scanmar International  - several different brands of wind vane steering

 

Used Boats

BoatUS - Sailboat Reviews

David Pasco - Marine Surveyor Retired

Marine Surveyor - Ron Cozen - General information about surveys

Documented Vessel Search - Look up owner of documented vessel

U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center  - Document, renew, or change ownership

How to Avoid Purchasing a Stolen Boat

Issues with Wood and other Core Materials

YachtWorld  - Mostly brokered boats

BoatsFSBO - Boats for sale by owner

Sailboats Texas

Sailing Texas - Misc stuff for sale

Sailboat Listings

Boats dot com

PoPyachts

HSH Yachts

Cruise News dot Net

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Donated boats for sale

United States Sailing Center - Donated boats for sale

Boat Angel on eBay - Donated Boats for Sale  - (inventory turns over frequently)

SailNet - Classified Trailers

 

 

Sail Repair, Sails, Supplies

Sail Repair  - Sailrite Video

 

 

Boat Design

BoatDesignNet   - forum for designers

BoatDesignNet  - specific topic of Rudder Design

 

Lightning Protection

Lightning & Sailboats - University of Florida IFAS Extension

Marine Lightning Protection - Commercial site with much information about lightning damage and methods of protection.

http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/lightning.htm

 

Galvanic Corrosion / Isolation Transformers / Electric Shock for Swimmers

http://www.boatelectric.com/isolation_transformers.htm

http://www.charlesindustries.com/main/ma_iso_boost.html

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=84973&refre=y&ntid=0&rid=4

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/assets/pdf/esd-what-you-need-to-know-presentation.pdf  - must read for protecting swimmers near dock.

 

Water-Lift Muffler / Aqua-Lift Muffer

Cool and Quiet and Trouble Free - Jerry Powlas and Dave Gerr

Understanding the Waterlift Muffler - Practical Sailor

 

 

 

Forums & Clubs

Catalina30OwnersCom

International Catalina 30 Association

Catalina 30 Yahoo Group   -  Highly recommend this helpful group

Sailboat Owners Form 

Ninnescah Sailing Association - Cheney Lake, Kansas

Walnut Valley Sailing Club - El Dorado Lake, Kansas

 

 

Pirate Information

http://www.imray.com/files/book_supplements/IB0145-2S.pdf

http://www.imray.com/files/book_supplements/IB0057-3S.pdf?id=1390327767