Pages on the Web come and go with the speed of an offshore freighter
that appears on the horizon just when you pop down below for another
cup from the coffee pot. Please accept my apologies for broken links.
And you can help keep a lookout: report broken links to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be aware
that this is not intended to be an exhaustive page. Rather it's a small
and selective set of links that I think are appropriate. The search
engines work well enough for casting a wider net.
Or, check out Mark Rosenstein's
which was the list before the rise of search engines.
If you'd like to add further links, please add them to the
Flotsam Links page.
The On-Line Yacht Club (OLYC)
also known as the Sailing Forum on Compuserve, was a great cyber
yacht club before the web was a glimmer in Tim Berners-Lee's eye.
Due to neglect by Compuserve's management and the subsequent takeover
by AOL, it's suffered a serious decline in size. But it
is still a great place to learn truths as well as swap a few tales.
You can visit the forum from the web.
Navigation Foundation is a very worthwhile organization dedicated to
encouraging traditional navigation techniques. Take a look and see what
you think. If you join, the dues are tax-deductible. And you can
get discounts on charts and other publications.
SpinSheet is a
Chesapeake area magazine that said of the Alberg 30 web site:
It'll leave you wondering "Why doesn't our class do this?"
If you're interested in
or other digital radio communication, then Marius Rensen is the guy
to contact. This is a good source.
has the words and sometimes the music to sea chanteys and folk songs.
Subtitled "turn a rundown fiberglass boat into a
first-class yacht on a shoestring budget," this book is the best
introduction I know boat maintenance for the new or prospective owner
of a "modern classic" sailboat. Starting with guidelines
for selecting a boat, Casey proceeds to fiberglass repairs, cabin and
deckwork, spars and rigging, boat equipment, woodwork, electrical,
plumbing, refrigeration, painting, canvas work and sails. All of this
is described in clear, simple terms perfect for the inexperienced.
This is the book that taught me fiberglass work. But don't let it
fool you; this book is appropriate for experienced boatowners, too.
I still refer to it.