Other Web Sites
Links last updated 5/3/2016
(Disclaimer – A-37IOA has no
financial interest in any products or sites listed. Some links may no longer be
valid, although we attempt to keep the links up-to-date)
Visits since 5/3/2016
UsedBoatEquipment.com is an eBay of sorts specifically for the boating market. The boating market is a very big landscape and we are building a platform so we don’t have to rely on the big box platforms like EBay, Craig’s list etc to sell of old or unused equipment. The benefit of getting this equipment online is that Boat owners can find deals. They can also find parts that are NLA no longer available. All of this leads to a win win for everyone involved whether its industry or Boat Owner. (Listed 2/17/2016)
An active set of maps and charts for regions of the US. This is a GOOD site.
This web site is designed as a companion to SpinSheet, a monthly magazine published in Annapolis, MD. Founded in July, 1995, SpinSheet is the only magazine specifically devoted to Chesapeake Bay sailing.
National Data Buoy Center online weather observations from the weather buoys.
For you ham operators:
Image Communications such as Facsimile, Wefax and Slow Scan TV (SSTV).
The Packet Radio Home Page
For the rest of us:
Thai Teak Marine Co., Ltd
Manufacturer of superior teak yacht fittings, marine woodwork and teakwood boating furniture since 1972. Custom teak woodwork a specialty - catalog online - order online - quality guaranteed.
Atlantic Sail Traders (New and Used Sails)
SailCare, Inc. (Sail Reconditioning)
Sails (kit & finished), canvas supplies, rigging, hardware, kits, tools, sewing machines, sunbrella, dacron, sail cloth etc.
Good Old Boat Magazine (Weve mentioned this site before, but it deserves mentioning again. This new magazine hopefully will be a success and needs our support, as it is well written, and pertains only to older boats).
This site has information on surveys and articles about such subjects as blisters, engines, maintenance and troubleshooting, buying a used boat, hull design, moisture content, and painting fiberglass.
Marine Navigation Department, National Imagery & Mapping Agency
All sorts of marine navigation information. Too much information to mention here, but a "must see" site.
Answer Center: Retirement
(Worksheets to help you know what you need to save now to meet your retirement goals and "GO CRUISIN".)
Other useful URLs
Marine Diesel Information
Sailing the Dream
Kraft Interactive Kitchen
Guide to cruising information, voyage logs, seamanship and sailing skills and much more:
AWLGRIP - A comprehensive guide for application of AWLGRIP Paint products:
Guide to cruising information, voyage logs, seamanship and sailing skills and much more:http://cruisenews.net/CruisingLinks.htm
Good Old Boat Magazine (Jan/Feb 2002 issue) has a great article about Carl Alberg, and also a good article about Topside Refinishing by Don Casey. Unfortunately, the articles are not "On-Line", but check out their website anyway:http://www.goodoldboat.com
The following relate to Worldwide Weather Sites:
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). http://www.goes.noaa.gov/
Oceanography Resources on the Internet. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/chartspubs.html
British site links to weather services from Hong Kong to South Africa and to scores of other sources of weather data and forecasts. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
University of Michigan provides access to over 380 North American weather sites.
Wx Advantage presents a handpicked selection of handpicked selection of useful sites on a single URL. http://www.wxadvantage.com/
National Weather Service weatherfaxes and other comprehensive weather data. http://weather.noaa.gov/fax/marine.shtml
Marine Prediction Center marine forecast products. http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/
National Hurricane Center provides detailed information about tropical storms and hurricanes. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Navcenter.com provides accurate weather forecasting data overlaid onto nautical charts and maps. http://www.navcenter.com/
Commanders' Weather provides forecasts and routing for all types of sailboats and powerboats traveling anywhere in the world. http://www.commandersweather.com/
The Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHRC) collects data from many different satellites, surface ground validation stations, as well as high altitude aircraft outfitted with science instruments, and also offers an extensive set of geostationary weather satellite images. http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov
The Johns Hopkins Ocean Remote Sensing site provides Gulf Stream and other area information. http://fermi.jhuapl.edu
"The Ultimate Weather Resource Guide" - http://www.areavibes.com/library/ultimate-weather-resource-guide/
"The Science Of Lightning" - http://www.widespreadsales.com/Electricity-and-the-Science-of-Lightning
Quinte Canvas/Topshop Inc. manufactures canvas tops and covers for recreational, power and sailboats including the Alberg 37.
A good sailing/marine resource web site.
Roller furling gear at reasonable prices
Cruising Guide to the
History of Carl Alberg - From the article by Brian Hill in Sailing magazine - February 1984.
Stainless and Aluminum - Fabricators
of custom marine hardware including folding ladders, etc.
the Sea – The Online Boating Magazine -
Information for boaters including boats for sale, events, message boards,
boat builders, boat dealers, more.
Knowledge Page –
Information on the various types of Stainless Steels and their uses, and much
more good information.
Source of offshore safety and navigation equipment for serious sailors
Aboard Magazine -
Dedicated to people who dream of the life and
live the dream of living aboard watercraft.
with Lin and Larry Pardey –
Keep up with the voyages and adventures of this world class cruising couple.
Ocean Navigator - A great site for serious cruisers - includes discussion groups and much more.
TIDES END LTD. Bellingham Chart Printers Division - Nautical Chart reproductions at discount prices.
Propane 101 - Promoting Propane Safety.....Through Better Understanding (Includes Overfilling Protection Device - OPD - Requirements)
All about propane systems, tanks, regulators, appliances, etc.http://www.propane101.com/index.htm
Safety Standards for Backyard Boat Builders. This pamphlet is a simplified explanation of Federal recreational boat construction requirements intended for the use of the non-professional, individual builder.
Yacht Design Info The Directory of Yacht Designers and Yacht Builders, Power and Sail.
John's Nautical & Boatbuilding Page. Incredible list of links to all things having to do with the water: http://www.boat-links.com/
National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center. NOAA now offers weather fax images by email as well as directly downloadable versions:
U.S. Navy’s Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center. Excellent weather charts and satellite images: http://www.usno.navy.mil/FNMOC
Panama Canal. For those contemplating a canal transit or simply for some interesting viewing:
New York Canal System. For Those contemplating a transit through the NY Canal System
The Royal Meteorological Society in the U.K. Provides links for forecasts, satellite and radar images and detailed information on all weather related activities:
Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel’s GPS information website. Much useful information about GPS and product reviews: http://gpsinformation.net/
Reed’s Nautical Almanacs. Includes tide information and other useful links: http://www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk/
American Radio Relay League. Learn about ham radio for boaters: http://www.arrl.org/
U.S. Naval Observatory. Much useful information regarding celestial navigation publication sources:
CRAB is a non-profit sailing program, dedicated to providing sailing opportunities to persons with disabilities.
Need a good scraper to get bottom paint off the hull, or to strip varnish from wood? Use the ProScraper (a scraper with a carbide blade used with a shop vacuum cleaner - we bought one and it works great!).
Marine stainless steel hardware, rigging, and fittings.
Good prices on running rigging supplies, line and rope. http://www.cajunrope.com/
The Crosby Group
Great source for anchor swivels, masthead sheaves, marine blocks and much more. http://www.thecrosbygroup.com/
Good source for marine supplies, accessories and tools.
Gam On Yachting
North America's Oldest Sailing Magazine. Lots of useful information and links.
Cruising Club of
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Maritime & Coastguard Agency(http://www.mcga.gov.uk): British website containing much marine safety and medical related information.
Standards, Tables, International Equivalents (http://www.pkys.com/Reference.htm): Useful information including ABYC standards information, wiring codes, etc.
Yachting and Boating World Forums (http://www.ybw.com/forums/index.php): Multi-thread comprehensive list of sailing forums.
Zimmerman Marine Technical Articles (http://www.zimmermanmarine.com/tech)
: Technical articles contributed by Steve D’Antonio.
Electro Guard - Provider of “prop nut zincs” and electrolysis prevention information:
Noonsite - The global site for cruising sailors is the culmination of Jimmy Cornell's work on the global cruising scene for the last quarter of a century and a distillation of his best-selling books World Cruising Handbook and World Cruising Routes.
Canadian Metals/Martyr Zinc Anodes (Prop shaft anodes).http://www.martyranodes.com
Lots of useful boatkeeping and woodworking
information from Jamestown Distributers.
Meridians and Parallels Weather (Numerous weather related links). http://www.meridians.us/weather/weather.htm
Nautical Books of
Boat Lovers Transport – A
thoroughly competent boat transport (also own an Alberg 37) company located in the Mid-Chesapeake Bay
Boat Lovers Transport – A thoroughly competent boat transport (also own an Alberg 37) company located in the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Area.www.boatloverstransport.com/index.html
Sail The Net
- Marine Directory with 13,000+ listings
* Crew Swap for skippers, owners and crew,
* Boat Jumble - sell and buy used gear,
* Cruising Guide - find information on harbours, marinas, anchorages & moorings or contribute with some info of your own
* Gear Guide - reports on equipment, good and bad, let us have your comments on your favorite bit of gear or why it is now resting on the ocean floor
* Links section - over 4,100 links to non-commercial marine sites
Appliances - A good source of information regarding
“Stuff” aboard boats.
Air Conditioner (Ventilation, Fan, Cooling) section
Barbeque (BBQ) section
Head (Toilet, Holding Tank) section
(Air) Heater section
Refrigeration (refrigerator, freezer) section
Sewing Machine section
Stove (Oven) section
Washer / Dryer section
Water Heater section
Stereo, TV section
PHOTOS OF CRUISING BOATS TAKEN DURING THE 2004 TSUNAMI
(Off Phi Phi Don, an island severely harmed by the tsunami.)
Courtesy of Jay Zittrer
Marine and Coast Guard Agency (
Resources - A
collection of useful, (and not so useful), items in medicine and sailing,:
Hurricane Resource and Tracking Center http://www.BoatUS.com/hurricanes
Ratings for Various Boats Including Alberg 37s: http://www.phrfne.org/page/567
Guide to Sailing and Cruising Stories http://cruisenews.net/index.php
Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) Discussion Board (http://forum.ssca.org/phpBB3/)
is a website developed by long time cruisers (Connie
and Dave McBride), which shows
by example how easily you can eliminate stress, become more independent, raise
your children in a safer environment (while spending more time with them,
instilling values not based on the mighty dollar) and avoid the traps of
commercialism. "Because we live and sail simply, we have been wandering for
8 years with no intention of stopping. This is not a trip for us; it is our
life, and I hope to share our success with stories of laughter and tears, as
well as how-to tips and DIY projects for preparing, sailing and making a boat a
home, so that others can join us." (http://www.simplysailingonline.com)
Boating Act This web site explains
the EPA Clean Boating Act, and its implications to boaters. (http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/)
- The Interactive Cruising Guidebook The
Active Captain database has one goal in mind - to provide a place where boaters
can freely share information. The results prove that it works. http://www.activecaptain.com)
(Ed. Note: Check out this website, especially the on-line The Interactive Cruising Guidebook!)
Navigator Online - The
Online Resource For The Offshore Sailor (http://www.oceannavigator.com)
Many of us A-37 owners have a
Simpson-Lawrence windlass or other S-L product, but somehow have lost the
manual, or need spare parts. Check
out the SL
Spares Website. They also
parts diagrams for S-L Windlasses. (http://slspares.co.uk/pdf-downloads.php)
Wind, Wave & Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers
(We often used this website while cruising in the Bahamas in 2006-07; and
(We often used this website while cruising in the Bahamas in 2006-07; and 2009-2010)
Salty Southeast Cruisers Net - A terrific resource for Sail (and Power) Cruisers
Salty Southeast Cruisers Net - A terrific resource for Sail (and Power) Cruisers
Customs and Board Protection (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/pleasure_boats/)
information/forms/procedures for those planning on cruising
outside the United States and returning to the United States.
http://www.polarnavy.com/ Polar Navy is dedicated to building efficient, user friendly cross-platform marine navigation software. Our applications provide consistent user experience with native look and feel on Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux systems. (Ed. Note: This inexpensive (approximately $40 USD) nav program looks quite good. Polar Navy also interfaces with Active Captain, an interactive cruising guide. We have installed it on our ‘poor man’s chartplotter’ (a laptop) tied to our GPS. It looks promising!. Check it out.)
is the boating review site providing real reviews by real boaters brought to you
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