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Facts and FAQs on Boat Title and Registration Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles

The Conch Republic "The Conch Republic was established by secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America, on April 23rd, 1982 in response to a United States Border Patrol Blockade setup on highway U.S.1 at Florida City just to the north of the Florida Keys."

Dania Marine Flea Market "The world's LARGEST NAUTICAL SWAP SHOP.  You'll find everything from new, used, antique and excess inventories from manufacturers, distributors, dealers and private individuals from across North America."

M I A M I - D A D E   P A R K S' FULL-SERVICE MARINAS Miami-Dade Parks operates six full-service marinas offering wet slips, dry storage, boat ramps, fuel, bait & tackle, boat rentals of all kinds, diving and landing facilities, and much more.

Waterfront News' electronic edition, South Florida's nautical newspaper since 1984 with a website since 1997.

Blue Water Sailing School we help you fulfill your dreams by teaching you the skills and techniques to be a competent captain. You start your education with Basic Sailing, advance to Basic Coastal Cruising, learn boat systems, anchoring in Bareboat Chartering, navigate by eye and instrument in Coastal Navigation, make a passage to the Bahamas in Advanced Coastal Cruising, find your way by sun and stars in Celestial Navigation, and tie it all together in Offshore Passagemaking.

Go Boating.Org brought to you by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida "Useful boating information for all South Florida Boaters...from large yachts to personal watercraft, search our directory of over 800 boat sales and service companies in your neighborhood. Get bridge times, ramp locations, events, boat show details and more..." (Very friendly and helpful people. Jim)

Everglades National Park Boating Page, "It is our intent to provide information that will be timely and of assistance in planning a trip, vacation or obtaining data about this park.

Biscayne National Park "is known locally as a fantastic place for recreation. The park protects and preserves a nationally significant marine ecosystem with mangrove shorelines, a shallow bay, undeveloped islands, and living coral reefs. It has protected these unique resources since 1968."

Marina Facilities and Services Marco Island, The Everglades and The 10,000 Islands Florida

Cruising the Keys Some Keys links

BoatClix "A web site for boaters on Tampa Bay and the Florida Sun Coast with local marina listings, waterfront dining info, weather, and free boating classifieds."

National Liquidators "Weekly Auctions for Repossessed Yachts & Boats in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"

Sail Miami -Watersports Information Magazine

Airboat Association of Florida "Conservation and Protection of the Everglades with all the fun things to do outdoors! "

Boot Key Harbor "Marathon- the Heart of the Florida Keys" An On-Line Cruising Guide for the Keys & Cuba

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USCG Navigation Center  for the purpose of disseminating the Navigational Status messages for the GPS, DGPS, and LORAN systems when the primary is busy.

By-The-Sea "The On-Line Journal for Boats and Boating"

AboarD "The Worldwide Internet Boat Market"

Boating America "A Trailer Boater's Home on the Internet !"

YachtWorld is a marine resource for boaters, brokers, builders and businesses which includes a photo library of boats and yachts for sale and charter, a directory and websites of products and services, chat rooms and articles.

Southern Boating Online "Check out the contents of our most recent issue, where some of our feature articles are also available for viewing."

The Boat Doctor  "We are a group of boat mechanics both professional and weekenders who share information about all major inboard, sterndrive and outboard engines including Mercury, Mercruiser, Mariner, OMC, Yamaha, Johnson, vinrude, Force, PMC, Indmar, Chrysler and many more.

Boat Docking — a book about Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft by Charles T. Low Now over 35,000 listings worldwide of sailing, sportfishing, powerboating, diving and flyfishing charters and the marinas,schools, manufacturers, travel and accommodations that support these sports.

The Mother of All Maritime Links John's Nautical Links List

NMEA-0183 and GPS Information "all programs in this directory are for MS-DOS or Windows, unless stated otherwise.

Boat Owner's World "with thousands of links to every water related recreational activity. You will find information on boating, sailing, PWCs, paddling, water skiing, scuba diving, builders, parts, charters, safety, maintenance, classic boats, magazines, docks & lifts, marinas, sailboarding, regions and so much more."

Houseboating World "Includes free houseboat classifieds,topics on restoration,financing, message board,etc."

NMMA Tourlist "of Boat Shows with Dates"

POWERBOAT ONLINE Performance boating information. "the most complete collection of Boating Links on the Internet. This site is for boaters who want to compare boats, charters, products, and information sources available while online. Here is a multi-level directory of BoatingLinks designed to make it easy to locate on the internet the info you need."

Better Boating "committed to serious boating. Wherever you are!"

MARINAS.COM "A dedicated site created for your viewing of marina facilities throughout the United States. Whether for coastal or inland locations, our pages, pictures, charts and maps have been designed for rapid browser loading and formatted for your enjoyment."

Ship Shape TV- America's Favorite Boat Improvement Show

The Aluminum Boat and Repair Board

BoatShow on the Internet - SHOW GUIDE & Main Menu. 600 sailboats, monohulls, catamarans, trimarans. Power boats. Yacht charter companies. Marine Market, sailing schools, and more for the sailor. Where the Information Highway meets the sea."

The Boathouse TV Show is hosted by renowned boating expert Captain Mike Whitehead who "Shows You the World of Boating." Where The Water Meets The Web "is a free marketplace and information center for all water recreational activities."

Adding A Bimini Top by Jim Hebert, "Boston Whaler Sport 15 with Taylor-Made Bimini BoaTops®."

The Bahamas Traveler "is a discussion forum to aid persons interested in travel to the Bahamas. Feel free to post any questions you might have in the appropriate forum below. Where to go, where to stay, what to do, what to bring - find out here.", (Now"the marine online community. This web site allows users to add classified ads, news and links, or upcoming events in your area."

Go Boating America "is the official site of Go Boating Magazine and Sea magazine."

Tide Tool "is a freeware program to compute tides and currents worldwide. It also provides some sun and moon data." For Palm Handhelds - Used Boat Marketplace.

SailNet "The Internet Sailing Community (tm). It provides commercial content, extensive links, and special services for sailors." "buy, sell, insure and finance your boat.

Firstboat "The beginners boating guide - Look for a new boat online, and find marine weather, boat equipment, and find a boatshow."

BoaterEd Forums "We believe that the only "dumb" question is the one that goes unasked!"

The Hull Truth "a free forum for the discussion of boating and fishing." "you'll find hundreds of boat tests and streaming-video presentations along with our own test results. All major brands and boat types are represented."

Maptech Mapserver Online Charts

NOS Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. - "Thousands of used boats for sale, huge marine mall, manufacturers, boat dealers, outboard motors, and more!" "Boaters' guide to the United States. Nationwide port directories, feature articles on boating, yacht racing and fishing."

Yacht Survey Online "There are over 150 articles on buying, owning and maintaining boats, written by myself based on experience in surveying over 5000 boats of all types." by David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor

National Fishing and Boating Week  a national celebration of fishing and boating.

BoatSetup "Articles and technical information on getting the right prop, jackplate, engine height and doing all the other tweaks to optimize the performance of your boat. Q&A message boards"

BoatBuilding "Boat building, design, and repair resource with boat plans, boatbuilding books, discussion forums, feature articles and boat design reviews."

Boat Design net "connects boat designers and boatbuilders on the web. A comprehensive directory and webring linking the best boat design and boat building sites." "Search through tens of thousands of used boats for sale throughout Europe. This site recieves boats details from six major magazine publishers in Europe."

Marinalife "enhances the boating experience and provides boaters and marinas information, online slip reservation, and marina locator services." - "connecting marine professionals"

MRAA "a national association representing boat dealers, marina operators, and marine retailers."

BoatQuotes "Marine Surveyors, Appraisers, Recreational Boaters Information and Resources for Mariners"

NAMS "The National Association of Marine Surveyors is an international group of marine surveying professionals dedicated to the highest ethical and technical standards"

NMMA - National Marine Manufacturers Association

SAMS "The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)® was established during the 1980's by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft."

WoodenBoat Publications "provides access to the experience of wooden boats"

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) "is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating and thereby increase public awareness and appreciation of the need for protecting, conserving and restoring this nation's aquatic natural resources."

Water Works Wonders "The United States largest on-line fishing and boating website with the latest news and info on how to and where to fish. How and where to boat. Conservation tips. Family fun, web cams, and discussion boards." A Boating Coalition "To protect our rights to use Florida waterways as responsible stewards of our natural resources."

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Basic Boating Safety Certification "This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard Recreational Boating Program."

Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Forecast

FAQ: HURRICANES, TYPHOONS, AND TROPICAL CYCLONES. By Christopher W. Landsea NOAA Post-doctorate Researcher NOAA AOML/Hurricane Research Division

Recreational Boating Safety Information US Coast Guard

Sea Tow " the Nation's Largest Professional Marine Towing Organization".

BoatUS Foundation The Boater's Toolbox

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Florida's principal environmental and natural resources agency.

COMMANDER BOB'S Boating Safety Notebook

THE FLORIDA INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT "A Special State Taxing District for the continued management and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway **SEE OUR NEW SURVEY FEATURE ON CHANNEL CONDITIONS**"

The National Weather Service Marine Data Service - Atlantic

Boater101, is a boater education and safety program that stresses environmental awareness. This program is provided by the Center for Environmental Education and Research, Inc. (CEERI), a nonprofit organization.

DIVING MEDICINE ONLINE "Comprehensive updated information about diving and undersea medicine for the non-medical diver, the non-diving medical professional and an excellent reference source for the diving medical specialist."

CO-OPS Storm Surge Live Web Site

Our Restless Tides, Explanation of Astronomical Factors, Tides and Tidal Currents

ShipLoc - A secure ship security alert system

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWW) "to encourage the continuation and further development of waterbourne commerce and recreation in the Intracoastal Waterways of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida through the promotion of adequate dredging, safe navigation, and maintenance."

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Trailers & Towing

Trailer Boats "a national print magazine dedicated to the hard-core boating enthusiast, with articles on trailerable boats, marine propulsion, maintenance, repair, tow vehicles, boat trailering, seamanship, watersports and cruising."

Overweight and Overdimensional Vehicles Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering this web-based permit application system for overweight and over dimensional permits.


The Expediter, Inc. "has been serving the marine industry since 1979 as a wholesale distributor of trailer parts, electrical switches and instruments."

Towing World "your on-line Towing Products Information Center!"

BOAT/U.S. Trailering Club "Here's new savings on the road and on the water...guaranteed to save you, the trailerboater, money in five big ways--"

Hitches 4 Less "Hitches and trailering accessories for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs"

Hitch-web "Trailer hitch sales, online searchable database over 250,000 hitches, goosenecks, fifthwheels and accessories."

Eastern Marine "sells trailer parts for boat trailers, utility trailers, & cargo trailers. Large selection of outboard oil, poly tarps, and hard-to-find trailer parts. Easy to use online store with secure ordering."

Draw-Tite Inc. "Total Quality Trailer Hitches & Towing Accessories"

Continental Trailers "a manufacturere of Boat, Utility, Motorcycle and Personal Watercraft Trailers located in Miami, FL. (Hablamos español"

Float-On is the industry innovators of aluminum I-Beam Trailers, torsion suspension, Disc Brakes, and Stainless fasteners.

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Supplies & Services

West Marine "We make boating more fun!"

BOAT/ U.S. If it relates to boats and boating, you can find it here.

Sailorman "World's largest and most unique new and used marine emporium!"

Yacht World Boating Yellow Pages

RECREATIONAL BOAT BUILDING INDUSTRY (RBBI) "If you are interested in boats, powerboats, power boats, bass boats, dive boats, fishing boats, leisure... this is the place for you !!" (Your search engine should be able to find this page.)

Boat Trader® Online! "We gather ads nationwide each day to help you find that perfect boat." contains over 20,000 new and used boats and yachts for sale and charter, listed by 900 brokers and dealers worldwide.

N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guide, Online Marine and RV prices.

Ocean Masters Sailing Academy "is a sailing school that focuses on the cruising side of sailing education. In most cases our students are looking to cruise, purchase a vessel or bareboat charter."

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)® "was established during the 1980's by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft."

UFish BOAT.Manufacturer*Links


Hell's Bay Boatworks "builds the finest shallow water fishing boats ever conceived."

M.P.C. Boaters Directory, Florida East Edition. I got my hardcopy of the directory at the Miami Boat Show and the online version is identical, page for page. The first section is general boating and safety information then the yellow pages cover everything from "ACCESSORIES" to "YACHT MAINTENANCE".

Battery Council International: All About Lead-Acid Batteries: Starting Batteries and Deep-Cycle Batteries

Battery Tutorial | by BatteryStuff

Comparing Marine Battery Technologies (Gel, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), Flooded Lead Acid, and Nickel-Cadmium)


BatteryWeb: Wholesale Batteries

BOAT RENTAL/LEASING Florida Keys Yellow Pages.

Super Sailmakers builds affordable, quality sails for cruisers and small sailboats around the world.

Dania Boats Featuring :Yamaha, Cobia, Skeeter Bass, Pro Sport, Angler, and Osprey boats for the serious anglers.

Miami Beach Marina "The magic of Miami Beach is yours when you plan your waterfront stay at the Miami Beach Marina. Charter yachts and boats are available."

Sound Specialty Coatings Corporation "is a supplier, dealer, and representative of epoxies paints coatings products that are compliant with clean air act and clean water act."

Boston Whaler - "The Legend Grows. Online Calendar of Events, Press Releases, Dealer Locator...."

Buying Classic Boston Whalers

GENE THORNTON & ASSOCIATES INC. Surveyors of Diesel Engines

Landfall Navigation is the source of offshore safety and navigation equipment for serious sailors and navigators.

YourActivePet Life Jackets for your dog.

TailGator - Gas Powered Blenders! "Manufacturer of custom embroidered boatmats and cockpit/salon runners. " an extensive online marine store.

Boating News Magazine "for new boats, sailing, fishing, paddling, canoes, kayaks, windsurfing, waterskiing, marinas, dealers plus a classified section to buy or sell your boat."

The Photon Micro-Light is an incredibly bright LED light that can be seen for one mile and light a path up to 20 feet ahead. They are the size of a quarter and weigh under 6 grams with replaceable lithium batteries.

BoatFix "Marine SuperStore - 20,000 engine parts, boat parts, boat gear, electronics, safety equipment and navigation supplies on line."

Boats.Net "Boats and Yamaha Outboards Internet Superstore"

FootCush - "THE BOATER'S DECK MAT!! Fits all Major Brand Center Console Type Boats."

Bluewater Books and Charts "has America's largest selection of nautical charts, electronic charts, and cruising guides."

Boat Motors - outboard motors - Mercury, Evinrude, Johnson. (part of

Boat Registration Numbers "Custom Boat Registration Numbers And Boat Names - Online Ordering, fast delivery, Americas Choice!."

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Just for Fun

TideSounds uses the times and heights of high and low tides for a given port as the notes of a musical score.

Definitions and Mnemonics for Sailors and Powerboaters "When one is first learning boating, there seems to be an endless confusion of terms, procedures, and rules to be memorized. Many of these are critical to safety, and over the years boaters have invented various little mnemonics to help them navigate the complexities"

International Marine Signal Flags "The following flags are international signals used by ships at sea. They can be used to spell out short messages, or more commonly, used individually or in combination they have special meanings."

U.S. SUBMARINES, INC. "Our company is engaged in the design, engineering and construction of submarines and manned submersibles for commercial applications, marine science research, tourism and personal luxury use."

BottomJob "A boatman's comic, BottomJOb is written by a 20 year stand-up comedy veteran and sailor. BottomJob is published in boating magazines and journals around the world."

Best beaches in the USA, with photos of every listed beach. Ranked by professor Stephen Leatherman (Dr Beach)."

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