|Magazines, Information sources
|Power Cruising Magazine - by World Publications,
publisher of Cruising World and Sailing World. Watch
this publication - it has a terrific pedigree (after all, I
write their "Sea Skills" Column. Catchy name, huh?)
|Trawlers & Trawlering - This online bulletin board has
over 1600 contributors. Great information from many
people who have "been there, done that."
|Yachtworld - Mega-site for yacht shopping. Check out
their yellow pages for other marine services too.
|DIY Marine Magazine A great source for technical
articles. No fluff, just good do-it-yourself info and lots of
photos. I also contribute regularly to this magazine.
|SF Sailing.com - Specific to San Francisco Bay, this is
a great portal for local information.
|Passagemaker Magazine - The leading magazine for
trawlers, a well conceived publication with a folksy
|Good Marine Companies
|I'm going to go out on a limb here. These are companies I
have worked with over the years and like. No one is perfect
all the time, but these companies all have great products
and services. And the people are knowledgeable.
|Boat Docking - Charles T Low literally wrote the book
on Boat Docking. Good basic information for small
|Fine Edge Publishing - When these guys write a book,
it's the best book on the subject. Kevin Monahan's "The
Radar Book" is excellent. Nice people too!
|Nordhavn - Simply the best offshore trawlers under 100'
made. These guys "get it" because they use their
products. Great boats, great company.
|Boat US Seaworthy - Boat US is a great company and
friend to boaters. Their "Seaworthy" magazine highlights
great tips and insurance disasters.
|West Marine - Sure this is a big company, but their heart is
generally in the right place. And they support some great
|Latitude 38 - The ultimate "home-grown" magazine.
Strictly sail, this rag is distributed free along the Pacific
Coast and focuses on cruising. Worth the subscription
for those who can't pick it up at their local West Marine.
|Trawler Fest - A very special kind of boat show. This three
day event centers around trawlers - usually at least 20 new
boats for sale. Varied seminars, and lots of camaraderie,
it has to be experienced to be believed. Want to see a
sample? Click here for pictures from a recent event.
|US Sailing - Lots of excellent research on safety topics.
West Marine and Boat US both support this organization
with money and volunteers. Perhaps someday there will
be a power-boat version, until then - visit this site from
time to time.
|Oversea Insurance - Location is both Florida and San
Diego, they specialize in large boat insurance. Bill
Jones and I developed a special program to help
people without prior experience qualify for insurance.
|International Marine Insurance Al Golden specializes
in personalized insurance, especially for cruisers. He
developed a special "Jackline" insurance policy that
has extensive International coverage. A past cruiser, Al
really understands specialized needs.
|Suddenly Alone - UNDER CONSTRUCTION! While I own
this domain, the concept is pure boating safety and draws
on many contributors. THe objective is to assure spouse
and crew obtain the skills needed to take charge in an
emergency. Special thanks to Ron Trossbach and Chuck
|Suggest a Link!
|Let me know if there is some special source of info you've
found that should be included. If you have a site and
included SeaSkills as a resource for Yacht Delivery or
Marine Training, let me know Send e-Mail
|Presentations - I do about 40 presentations a year,
including on-the-water demos. Here's a list of
presentations suitable for boat shows and yacht clubs.
|eNewsletter - If you haven't clicked the button on the left
menu bar yet, here's your chance. This is a great resource
- no spam, and just a smidgeon of advertising for
|Crystola.com Off the marine topic - this is the SeaSkills
project management methodology.