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A quick reference guide to anchorages from Norfolk to Key West including the St John's River! Coming soon a Bahamas edition. Don't leave port without it!

Click Here to go to the web site

 

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BOAT COSMETICS
* Boat Cosmetics Made Simple! The only book of it's kind that helps you maintain your boat. How to clean the bilge, make minor gel coat repairs, compound and wax the gel coat, varnish, detail, clean sails and covers and much much more! http://seaworthy.com/store/customer/home.php?cat=46
 
 
BOAT, INFLATABLE NUMBERING & NAME PLATES
*Practical Solutions, Tim McGrath Click Here For More Information:
 
BOAT TOOLS
Clamp Tite The Clamp Making Tool. For more information CLICK HERE
 
BOOKS FOR CRUISERS, RETAILERS
* See WEB site under "BUY BOOKS ONLINE" 
 

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Celestial Navigation Software
*Starpilot. The StarPilot line of celestial and piloting calculators represents the state of the art in non-satellite based navigation computations. StarPilot is rated as the best celestial program by expert navigator Leonard Gray. http://www.starpilotllc.com/

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DIGITAL DATA SOUNDS: Click on the item to hear what they sound like! Uses Windows Media Player.  NAVTEX    Pactor 1    Pactor 2     Pactor 3         Weather Fax  
 

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FCC LICENSES, SHIP STATION--See Ship Station Licenses
 
FRENCH FOR CRUISERS
Heading to France or a French speaking island in the Caribbean? Learn to speak French the easy way with Kathy Parsons latest book, French For Cruisers. http://www.forcruisers.com
 

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HAM RADIO LICENSING
USA
* American Radio Relay League (ARRL). This incredible organization represent HAM radio operators throughout the United States and serves to promote HAM radio; both the art and the science. Please consider joining! Provides emergency and disaster communication training, reference books, HAM license study guides, Morse code training software and info on where exams are being held and more!. They are a wealth of information! Give them a call at: 860-594-0200, or visit their. WEB site at: http://www.arrl.org
* W5YI. HAM exams and courses. Phone: 817-274-0400. WEB: http://www.w5yi.org
Worldwide
* International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Worldwide listings of HAM radio contacts by Country. http://www.iaru.org

HAM RADIO NETS

* Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association Net (BASRA). HAM Net that meets daily at 0720 ET on 7096 LSB or 3696 LSB. Provides weather, traffic and safety information for vessels within Bahamian waters. Welcomes weather reports from cruisers.
* Capt. Nemo's HF Net Listing. Extensive listing of HAM Nets of interest to boaters with geographic service areas, times and the nature of the nets. http://www.mayaparadise.com/mmfreq1.htm
* HF HAM Radio Nets from A6CV. http://www.ac6v.com/nets.htm
* Hurricane Watch Net (HWN). HAM Net that activates when a hurricane is 300 miles from a populated area. Staffed by volunteers the Net takes measured weather readings from stations in the affected area and relays the information to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The Net provides up to date storm information and forecast advisories from the National Hurricane Center. Check out their WEB site. It's loaded with all sorts of great weather information.  http://www.hwn.org
* Intercontinental Amateur Traffic Net (IATN). HAM radio net providing weather, safety and traffic on 14300 USB from 1100-1500Z daily.
* Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN). HAM radio net serving Maritime Mobiles and deployed servicemen and women since 1968. Provides weather, safety, position reporting and traffic on 14.300     USB from 1500-0200Z daily. http://www.mmsn.org
* More Net Listings from MMSN: http://www.mmsn.org/maritimelinks.html
* Pacific Seafarers Net. HAM Net that meets nightly from 0215Z on 14313 USB. Provides traffic, weather and position reporting for cruising vessels in the Pacific Ocean.
* SATERN Net. Salvation Army Emergency Radio Net. Activates to provide health and welfare traffic after a disaster. 14265 USB. http://www.satern.org
* Waterway Radio and Cruising Club (WRCC). HAM Net with excellent weather, safety and traffic for boaters in the SE US, Bahamas, Cuba, Florida and The Gulf of Mexico. The club meets daily on 7.268 LSB daily at 0745 local time. http://www.waterwayradio.net
 
HAM RADIO STUDY COURSES
No Morse Needed! Gordon West Radio School, Costa Mesa, CA, USA. Call for course locations. Phone: 714-549-5000. http://www.hamnet.net
 
HEALTH INSURANCE, CRUISING
* World Clinic. Health Insurance for Cruisers! Check this out! WORLD CLINIC ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE US-QUALITY HEALTH CARE WITH YOU WHENEVER YOU TRAVEL. http://www.worldclinic.com/index.html
 
HF RADIO E-MAIL, WIRELESS
     Equipment, Modems
* SCS
* SeaTech Systems, Capt. Marti Brown, 305-731-7315 E-mail captmarti(at)netzero.com
 
Providers, HAM E-mail
* Winlink 2000 HAM HF radio E-mail with worldwide coverage. Utilizes enabling technology to provide a full-featured digital E-mail transfer, position reporting, weather, and bulletin service to the amateur radio community Worldwide, especially where Internet access is not available. http://www.winlink.org
 

 Providers, Marine SSB E-mail

*Bruneibay Radio. Sailmail Marine SSB radio E-mail provider for SE Asia. www.bruneibay.net/bbradio

* SailMail Association.  Marine SSB E-mail provider with very affordable & reliable worldwide coverage! http://www.sailmail.com
* ShipCom, LLC. Commercial Marine SSB E-mail provider. Check WEB site for monthly specials. http://www.wloradio.com
 
 

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LINKS, CRUISING AND BOATING
* Boating LInks.com. Numerous boating, sailing, & cruising links. http://www.boatinglinks.com
*Crusing Outpost Magazine. Quarterly publication with information for cruisers and by cruisers. http://www.cruisingoutpost.com
* Sea Room. Web site with many fine sailing and cruising links and information. http://www.searoom.com
* Seven Seas Cruising Association  Over 10,000 members dedicated to a clean wake and mentoring others. http://www.ssca.org
* Steve Pavlidis's web page. Chock full of marine links. Author of many fine cruising guides. http://www.islandhopping.com
* Women Aboard. Supportive organization for women involved in boating and the cruising lifestyle. http://www.womenaboard.com

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MARINE SSB Radios--See HF Radio
 
MARINE SSB NETS
* Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association Net (BASRA). Daily net on 4003 USB at 0700 ET with weather, traffic and safety information.
* Cruiseheimers' Net. Winter time daily Net on 6.227.0 USB as of January 2007 (may return to 8.152.0 USB at 0830 ET in the summer) for vessel check in and traffic. Serves the SE Coast of the US, Bahamas, Cuba and some of the Western Caribbean and last about 30 minutes. Tech nets held after the net on Wednesdays and Sundays.
* Herb Hilgenberg, Southbound II. HERB HAS RETIRED! 2012
* NW Caribbean Net. Weather and traffic daily at 0900 ET on 8188 USB. Covers  Mexico to San Andres Island, Colombia.
 
MARINE SSB PHONE CALLS
* Brunei Bay Radio. Provider of Marine SSB phone services for Asia, the NW Pacific, the North and West coasts of Australia and the Indian Ocean. http://www.bruneibay.net/bbradio
* Penta Marine. Provides Marine SSB phone services for the Eastern coast of Australia. http://www.pentacomstat.com.au/
* ShipCom, LLC. WLO & KLB. Phone services through your Marine SSB radio. Stations located in Alabama and Washington State. Operators on duty 24/7.See their WEB site for frequencies and contact information.  http://wloradio.com
 
MEDICAL CARE AT SEA

The Ship Captain's Medical Guide

http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcgaseafarer_information/mcgadqs_st_shs_seafarer_informationmedical/mcgadqs_st_shs_ships_capt_medical_guide.htm

MUSIC FOR THE CRUISING LIFESTYLE

* Eileen Quinn. Enchanting and entertaining music for the cruising lifestyle. Order online or call 800-4486369 http://www.eileenquinn.com
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Pets & how to keep them healthy while cruising

Dr. Dave's book, Wilderness Veterinary Companion for Cruisers and Other Outbackers should be a required reference book on your boat if you have a pet. Check out his WEB site to order; http://www.captdrdave.com

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SAILING SCHOOL FOR WOMEN
Come to beautiful Puerta Vallarta Mexico and learn how to sail with solo circumnavigator Pat Henry. Enhance your sailing skills and self confidence while enjoying one of the most beautiful areas of Mexico on the Pacific coast! http://www.pat-henry.com

SATELLITE PHONE DEALERS

* Sea Tech Systems, Inc. HF radio transceivers, modems, satellite phones--Globalstar and Iridium, electronic charts, Weather Fax software and many fine cruising books! Tell 'em Capt Marti sent you! http://www.sea-tech.com or call Capt Marti 305-731-731 Captmarti(at)netzero.com
SATELLITE,  HF RADIO & CELLULAR E-MAIL COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY 
* XGATE. Luis Soltero. Speed up that slow poke E-mail system using this state of the art technology! http://www.sea-tech.com

SEARCH AND RESCUE

* Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association. A volunteer organization funded solely by donations, they provide search and rescue services for the entire Bahamas. http://www.basra.org

* SEARCH. A nonprofit foundation to aid boaters in the SW North Atlantic and Caribbean. Provides for search and rescue services. Check out this site and donate generously. You never know when you might be in need of their services

http://caribbeansearchandrescue.freeservers.com/

* International Boat Watch Page by Mike Pilgrim, K5MP. Have a boater you've lost touch with or need to contact about a family emergency or even a death? This page is for you. An outstanding service with outstanding results. http://www.chasediversified.com/boatwatch/
 
 
SHIP STATIONS LICENSES, MARINE SSB
*Canada WEB: http://strategis.ic.gc/ca/engdoc/main.html
*USA, WEB: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls
 
SPANISH FOR CRUISERS
Excellent reference book filled with phrases in Spanish and English for cruisers preparing to sail to and visit Spanish speaking countries. Check out Kathy Parsons hit book and don't leave port without it! http://www.forcruisers.com

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Veterinary Information
Dr. Dave's book, Wilderness Veterinary Companion for Cruisers and Other Outbackers should be a required reference book on your boat if you have a pet. Check out his WEB site to order; http://www.captdrdave.com

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WEATHER BROADCASTS
NAVTEX Information http://www.gmdss.com.au/navtex.htm
 
OFFSHORE & HIGH SEAS VOICE
National Weather Service Click Here For The National Weather Service Home Page
 
WEATHER FAX WORLDWIDE Click Here For a PDF with an extensive list of stations, times and forecast schedules
 
WEATHER ROUTING/FORECASTING SERVICES, Fee For Service
*Caribbean Weather Net, Chris Parker, S/V Bel Ami Marine SSB Weather Net & Routing Services, 0800 AST on frequency 4045 USB, 0830 AST on frequency 8104 USB,  7 days a week. Email weather forecasting service also available.E-mail chris@mwxc.com WEB: http://www.MWxC.com or http://www.caribwx.com. Note: David Jones, the founder of The Caribbean Weather Net died November 7, 2003. My sincere sympathies go out to his wife, family and friends. Fair waves David! You will be sorely missed.
 
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WEATHER REFERENCE GUIDES
 
 
 
 
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