Boating Safety, GPS & Battery Links, Admiralty & Maritime Law Pages & More

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Old 02-08-03, 08:03 PM
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Welcome Boaters:

Why not take this off-season opportunity to attend a Safe Boating Class. I know. You've been boating for 30 years, Dad taught you everything, You're the safest boater out there, yada, yada, yada.

In every class I've taught, I have a few people who say the same thing, and are absolutely amazed at the end of the course when they realize how much they DIDN'T know. There hasn't been a single person who left thinking the class was a waste of their time, or who didn't walk away with information they hadn't had before.

Statistics don't lie. In every US State, 85-90% of boating accidents involve boat operators who've never had any formal boating training. In about 1/3 of the States, some form of mandatory boating education is now required, with many more to follow in the coming years.

In the States that require boating education, classes are full, with long waiting lists to get a seat. Why wait until your state requires you to take one? Most are only 8-16 hours long, and some can even be taken on-line. Many are free, or with nominal fees to cover materials.

Approved courses are good for life. You only have to take it once, so when your state mandates it, all you have to do is show them your certificate, and you're good to go.

And just maybe, all that talk about boats, water and sunshine, will make you forget that white, wet, fluffy stuff that you had to trudge through to get to the class.

Check with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Local sheriff's Office, or State Boating Agency to find out what classes are available in your area. If you're not sure who to contact, let me know where you are, and I'll set you up with the right people.

Regards and Safe Boating
Boatcop

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General Local Area and Federal Help and Info Links:

Coast Guard Navigation Centers Web Sites:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/Inm/default.htm

http://dbw.ca.gov/boatsmarter/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov

http://www.noaa.gov

http://www.dfg.ca.gov

http://www.uscg.mil/d11/

http://www.usps.org

http://www.uscgaux.org

http://www.boatus.com/courseline

http://www.uscgboating.org

http://www.pwcsafetyschool.com

FCC Phone Call Center:
1-888-CALL-FCC

FCC Radio (VHF & SSB) Info:
http://www.boatus.com/gov/f4.htm

Link Pages:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/links.htm

Federal Boating Requirements Web Page:
http://www.uscgboating.org

PWC Safety School:
http://www.pwcsafetyschool.com

Boating Safety and Education:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Safety_edu.htm
Provides a free online course

Boating Safety Courses:
http://www.americasboatingcourse.com

Official Boating Safety Courses and Online Tests for Your Boat License or Boater Safety Certification:
http://www.boat-ed.com

http://www.boatsafe.com

Boat Testing Before You Buy:
http://www.boatTEST.com
(Videos, Test Results, Specifications, Comparisions, Dealer Locator, Owners Manuals, Electronics Demo Videos & More)

Boat Safety In Canada:
http://www.fish-mate.net

Safety Topics:
http://www.boatus.com

http://www.fwp.state.mt.us/links/default.asp

Personal Submersibles:
http://www.psubs.org/index.html

GPS Information:
Interagency GPS:
http://www.pnt.gov/

http://www.interphase-tech.com

http://www.icomamerica.com

http://www.channelcrossings.com

http://www.epinions.com/GPS_Systems-Marine

http://www.sailingtexas.com/cbookgps.html

http://www.gps-maps.us/magellan-gps-receivers.shtml

http://hardwarecentral.dealtime.com...devices--marine

http://www.gps-maps.us/magellan-meridian-gps.jpg

DIY'S Boats, Sailing, Pwc & Navigation Shopping Center:
DIY'S Boats, Motors And Accessories:
http://doityourself.com/boats/index.shtml

Personal Suggestion:
Shop the DIY superstore.
You'll be glad you did.
Quality products, member prices and excellent service.

Free Reports and Publications Below to Ca Residents By Mail:

Department of Boating and Waterways
2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815-3888

Online Publications & Reports Orders:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/PubsAndReports.htm

DIY'S.....Admiralty & Maritime Law Web Site:
http://freeadvice.com

Any link provided above which is not correct, advise.

Safe Boating Is No Accident.

Regards and Safe Boating
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Fishing Hook Knots:
http://highsierrasports.net/fishing...Fishing%20Knots

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Personal Reminder:
Buckle Up & Drive Safely.
"The Life You Save, May Be Your Own."

Boating Magazines, Supplies, Information and More:
http://www.BoatersWorld.com
http://www.BoatUs.com
http://www.PCSportfishing.com
http://www.Westmarine.com
http://www.defender.com/welcome.html
http://www.familyfunonthewater.com/
http://www.uscgboating.org/index.aspx

Stern Drive Repair Help:
With Illustrations and Pictures:
http://www.sterndrive.com
http://www.sterndrive.info
 

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Arrow Battery Informational Pages

http://www.boatus.com/boattech/BatteryType.htm

http://www.dcbattery.com/submarine.html

Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging:
http://www.sheridanhouse.com/catalog/maintenance/underboatbatteries.html

http://www.paracay.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SHP099&Category_Code=ELC

http://www.elecsol.com/html/vehiboat.html

http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/batlinks2.htm

http://www.saftbatteries.com/040-MS_Marine/20-10-10_boat.asp

http://www.westcobattery.com

http://www.exideworld.com/products/trans/na/recreation.html

FAQ'S:
http://www.exideworld.com/faq/faq_marine.html

http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/marine.html

http://www.business.com/directory/industrial_goods_and_services/industrial_supplies/engines_and_generators/engines/marine/batteries

http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/012000tip4.htm

PDF Format Boat Battery Info:
http://www.uaf.edu/seagrant/boatkeeper/batteries.pdf

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/battery_Glos.htm

http://www.yachtsurvey.com/batteries.htm

http://www.activeangler.com/articles/boating/articles/reed_montgomery/batteries.asp

Marine Repair Manuals
http://www.marineengine.com/manuals/volvo/index.html

Marine Parts Suppliers
http://www.ebasicpower.com

Volvo Marine Parts Services:
http://www.volvo.com/volvopenta/na/en-us/partsservice/

Bayliner Marine Corporation
P.O. Box 9029
Everett, WA 98206
(360) 435-5571
Fax: (360) 403-4234

http://www.baylinerboats.com/index.asp

Also read the diy google advertisers pages, when available.
Related Links, to the right, also has many sources of information, parts, etc.

Regards, Good Luck & Safe Boating.
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