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Sandpiper 565 Sailboat Links:

bulletCL Sailboats
bulletFX Sails, Sail Prices for Sandpiper 565 sails

Sandpiper 565 Sailboat Supplies:

bulletRigging Shop, 416-752-1711, $160.00 appx. quote for main sail cover. (2008)
bulletSandpiper 565 Parts List from CL Sailboats
bulletMarine Cradle Shop Inc, Markham Ontario
bulletSobstad Sails and Marine, Barrie Ontario, Custom Built Sandpiper Sails, Sailing Store, Sailing Loft and Repairs. Harken, Spinlock, Profurl, Wiley Nautical. Topper Sailboat Distributors.
bulletSail Rite Sails, Sew your own Sandpiper sails, some measurements here.

SailFish 19/25/525 Sailboat Links:

bullet The Sailfish Association (on google) (2018)
bulletRutland Sailing Club, UK (2018)
bulletCam Sailing Club Near Waterbeach, UK (2018)
bulletSee Tewkesbury Cruising and Sailing Club 
bulletYchtsnet's Sailfish-25
bulletPeter Duck S18/227
bulletSailfish Class Association
bulletSailfish Discussion Forum
bulletSailfish Rendez-vous
bulletSailfish Dutch
bulletSailfish Owners on lycos
bulletSmall Sailboats.co.uk

CL16 / Wayfarer Sailboats Links:

bulletCL Sailboats 
bulletUSA Wayfarer
bulletCanadian Wayfarer Association
bulletUnited Kingdom Wayfarer Association
bulletWayfarer-international, Upwind sail tuning made simple.
bulletAbbott boats


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bullet Selecting Slugs, Slides, and Shackes (2018)


bulletExtend A Hitch, Boat trailer hitch extension (very good idea).

Outboard Motors:

bulletAFA Marine, They specialize in the sale of used boat motors and outboards, plus used parts.

Sailing  on the Ottawa River

bulletThe Ottawa River Sailing Page, hosted by Sailquest is an excellent resource guide that ties in the whole Ottawa River Sailing Community.

Other Sailing Links:

bulletWest Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron
bulletBill's Voyages, Singlehanded Sailing on a West Wight Potter 19 
bulletSeaweed The Bilge,The Nimble Kodiak is a double-ended pilothouse motor sailor. 
bulletShortypen Pocket Cruisers and small sailboats.
bulletGreat Lakes Destinations
bulletBoat Safe and Boat Safe Kids
bulletTrailer Sailor.org
bulletTrailer Sailor.com
bulletCanadian Power & Sail Squadrons
bulletYacht club finder
bulletLake Michigan Sail Racing Federation, LMSRF, (2018)
bulletThe Ottawa River Sailing Page Tour
bulletCruising Check List
bulletBy-The-Sea.com (everthingboats.com)
bulletSmall Sailboats Co, England 
bulletNova Scotia Yachting Association
bulletCam Sailing Club, England 
bulletOntario Sailing Association  
bulletCanadian Yachting Association  
bulletSeaRoom for the crusing Sailor 
bulletSailing Links
bulletCatalina 27

Sailing Books / Magazines / Online websites:

bulletBoating Industry Canada  
bulletSail World Canada  
bulletCanadian Yachting  
bulletGAM  On Yachting, Canadian
bulletSmall Craft Advisor, USA 
bulletWooden Boat
bulletSoundings Online  
bulletYachting World  
bulletSail Magazine
bulletCruising World
bulletGood Old Boat 
bulletLectronic Latitude 38, online 

Boating and Sailing: Live TV Broadcasts

bulletThe Boaters TV, Large viewing window, good graphics, with new episodes every monday/wednesday/friday.
bulletBoat India Live
bulletSail TV Live  
bulletThe Sailing Channel TV  
bulletT2P TV sailing on demand  
bulletSeamaster Sailing Series  
bulletYachting TV UK  
bulletMarine Bliz TV  

Sailing  & Yacht Clubs: Sailing Club List and URLs, new for 2013, all the sailing clubs listings moved to a new page.

Sailing Navigation:

bulletActive Captain, Online Crusing Guidebook, Maps, Marina locator, computer PC and Cellphone gps software.

Racing: Great Lakes

bulletMacMan, Mackinac Island to Little Current Race, hosted by the Little Current Yacht Club, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. 
bulletCL16 Regatta, Hilton Beach, St Joseph Island, Ontario, hosted by the North Channel Yacht Club of Desbarats.
bulletTrans-Superior International Yacht Race
bulletTrans-Superior Race Boat Tracking
bulletChicago to Mackinac
bulletLake Michigan Clipper Cup

Racing: Ocean

bulletRolex Sydney Hobart Race
bulletVendee Globe Ocean Race
bulletVolvo Ocean Race
bulletRoute Durhum - La Banque Postale

Racing Games: Race Online with thousands of other players.

bulletVendee Globe Virtual Regatta
bulletVolvo Ocean Race Game
bulletSail Online, Includes many smaller races as well; MacMan, Superior, Chicago to Mackinac.

Cruising Ontario:

bulletNorth Channel cruising the North Channel of Lake Huron.
bulletLake Superior Boating cruising Lake Superior and various marina sites and services.
bulletBoating on the Web

Boater Courses and Instruction:

bulletALL Marine Smart Boating, a New Boater Education DVD four Box Set Comprehensive Video Course Features Over 10 hours of Instruction. 

Learn To: Sail

bulletNational Geographic Sailing Simulator
bulletJen Reviews, How to sail the Ultimate Guide (2018)
bulletCanadian Yachting Association's Learn to Sail
bulletOntario Sailing Association
bulletRYTAC, Waterfront sports and recreation centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

30,000 Island Sailing Adventures, Georgian Bay, ON 

bulletCanadian Yacht Charters   
bulletDiscovery Yacht Charters, Little Current - Manitoulin Island - Ontario,  

Learn To: Sail Simulation/Game Software

bulletVirtual Skipper 
bulletVirtual Sailor 
bulletSail Simulator 
bullet21st Century Sailing Simulator
bulletAdvanced Racing Simulator 

Learn To: Tie Knots

bulletAction Donation, Complete-guide-to-knots
bulletAnimated Knots, Shows you how to tie your lines full of knots, fully animated.
bulletNet Knots, More knots that you can use.
bulletHighwayman's Knot - my favorite quick release knot to drop a stern ladder from below! Also to release a 'temporary' mooring from on deck.
bulletAnimated Knots - for cleat hitch, bowline, reef knot, round turn and 2 half hitches, clove hitch.
bulletRopers Rope Page has instruction pages for various types of knots.
bulletAnimated knots (Google.com) - look for bowline, clove hitch, figure 8, reef knot, rolling hitchs
bullet Explorers at Sea, Nautical Knots, Nautical Knots.  (2018)
bullet42nd Brighton Scout Group knot, Animated knots. (2018)
bulletSacDelta Knots, Sacramento California 

Obtaining Boat Licenses:

bulletwww.sandpiper565.com Licenses/Certificates: (What you need to know for your boat.)
bulletCanadian Power & Sail Squadrons
bulletBoating License Canada
bulletBoating License
bulletBoater Exam

Marina's: Lake Huron / North Shore

bulletSault Ste Marie, ON (Reberta Bonder)
bulletSault Ste Marie, ON  (Bellevue Pine Streeet)
bulletSault Ste Marie, MI (Charles T. Harvey)
bulletSault Ste Marine, MI (Kemp Marina)
bulletDrummond Island, MI
bulletDetour, MI
bulletGore Bay, MII
bulletLittle Current, Manitoulin Island, ON
bulletDesbarats, Holders Marine, ON
bulletRichards Landing, St Joseph Island, ON
bulletHilton Beach, St Joseph Island, ON
bulletBlind River, ON
bulletBruce Mines, ON
bulletThessalon, ON


bulletMarinas Directory, a dedicated site created for your viewing of marina safety, weather, dictionary, trip planners, facilities, throughout the United States, Canada, Europe.

Coast Guards / Boat Information and Registration:

bulletCanadian Coast Guard
bulletTransport Canada
bulletUnited States Coast Guard
bulletUSCG. District 9 - Great Lakes
bulletUSCG Navigation Center, United States Coast Guard and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
bulletHome Land Security Degree

GPS Systems: 

bulletwww.paradoxmarine.com GPS Boat Tracking System, you can track your boat.

Identify Large Ships, Lighthouses, and Sailboats:

bulletGreat Lakes and Seaway Shipping
bulletKnow Your Ships
bulletSailboat Logos  

Photos / Picture Tours:

bulletGreat Lakes Photos - St_Marys_River , Detour, MI thru the Soo Locks!  total 67 photos.
bulletGreat Lakes Photos - Grand Haven MI, 20 photos.
bulletGreat Lakes Photos - Foul Weather, showing many of the Great Lake Ships, 71 photos.


bulletGreat Lakes Lights, Lakes; Ontario, Erie, Michigan, Huron, and Superior.

Maps and Charts:

bulletNOAA Marine Charts: Great Lakes, Chart #'s for each area  
bulletNOAA Online Chart Viewer:, View marine charts online.
bulletTopoZone, Topographic USA Maps of Land and Water. The online free demo maps are a bit older in date but good for area like St Mary's River, Detour Passage or Drummond Island.
bulletFishweb, Michigan Interactive with maps and photos of the detour passage, and drummond Island. 
bulletGoogle Maps, with road maps, satellite images, and hybrid maps (satellite images with roads).
bulletVisit Muskoka Lakes, for the Sandpiper Rendezvous Rosseau Raid
bulletNOS US Bathymetric and Fishing Maps
bulletNOAA Marine Geology & Geophysics Products
bulletWaterproof Charts
bullet Fisherman's Toolbox (2018)

Marine Stores Supplies:

bulletThe Mason's Chandlery, Mississauga, Ontario.
bulletPride Marine, Toronto, Ontario. 
bulletThe Rigging Shop, Toronto, Ontario. 
bulletStright Mackay Marine, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
bulletIMPgroup, Marine Products, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
bulletBinnacle Online, Halifax, Nova Scotia
bulletBoathouse Dorval
bulletBoat US, Alexandria, VA
bulletDream Time Gypsy,
bulletHern Marine.com, in OH and KY
bulletMauri Pro Sailing
bulletMarine Mail Order Supplies (MMOS), Halifax, Nova Scotia.
bulletNautical World
bulletOverton's, Greenvill, NC
bulletPerformance Yacht Systems, Annapolis, MD
bulletShop Sailnet
bulletTorresen Marine, Inc. and Sailing School, Muskegon, MI
bulletThe Chandlery Online, Ottawa Ontario.
bulletViadana, Bellano (LC) - Italy
bulletWest Marine,Traverse City and Petoskey Michigan.
bulletQingdao Hawk Rigging Company, China.
bulletLarand Products, Fuel and line Fittings, quick connect fittings.

Sail Shops:

bulletK-Force Sails (Hyde Sailsa, 3 Ronell Crescent, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.
bulletNorth Sails, Toronto, Canada, 3520 Laird Road, Mississauga, Canada.
bulletSomerset Sails, Barker, NY. USA
bulletSail Warehouse 
bulletSail Care 
bulletBeacon Sails 
bulletNational Sails
bulletLee Sails 
bulletSails East
bulletMack Sails
bulletRooke Sails  
bulletSecond Wind Sails
bulletFX Sails, Sew your precut sails yourself, save $.
bulletLarsen Sails, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec

Sailboat Sales:

bulletQuiet Waters Sailboat Sales
bulletSail Quest, Used sailboats in Central Canada.
bulletKijiji, Canada
bulletBoats and Outboards, England
bulletBoat For Sale, Canada (like autotrader) 
bulletNew Boats  
bulletThe Boating Exchange
bulletBoat Pile, a boating  community, classified directory.
bulletSailboat Listings, USA
bulletTorresen Marine Inc, Sailboat Brokers, Muskegon Lake, Michigan
bulletYachting.com, USA, the complete yachting resource.
bullet4yachting, List your boat for sale.

Shipping Companies:

bulletShiply, is UKs online transport marketplace where users can list goods they want to transport and then receive very low cost quotes from over 6,300 transport providers.

Inflatable Boats:

bulletKodiak Outback, Low cost, inflatable fishing boats, also great for trailer sailors.

Marine Internet and TV:

bulletwww.Zipphaser.com, Satellite TV System, KU band, P&L International.

Web Cams (# of Cameras):

bulletCity of Sault Ste Marie, ON (1)
bulletSoo Locks Cameras, Michigan, (Click Yes Security Button), (4)
bulletSt. Clair River/Blue Water Bridge Camera from 9AM / 5PM daily (1)
bulletTV 9 & 10 News, MI, Dopler Skycams, (9), Sault Ste Marie, Cadillac, Emmet Country, Straits Area, Traverse City, Mt. Pleasant, Osceola Country, Petoskey, and Ludington.
bulletMackinac Island Harbor, MI, (1)
bulletMackinac Bridge, MI, Linking Lower Michigan With The Upper Peninsula (1)
bulletLake Michigan, Grand Haven, MI (1)
bulletAlpena, MI,
bulletMuskegon, MI, NOAA weather and Web Cam (4)
bulletDuluth, MN Superior, Harbor Entry, (1)

Weather: Canadian Forecasts

bulletSooWeather.com, Local Internet Weather Station, Sault Ste Marie and St Joesph Island.
bulletThe Weather Network
bulletThe Weather Network Text Weather, with forecasts sent directly to your cellphone.
bulletEnvironment Canada

Weather: American Forecasts

bulletWeather Underground
bulletNational Weather Service, NOAA

Weather: Lake Superior (Trans-Superior International Races)

bulletWestern Great Lakes Recent Marine Data NOAA
bulletWeather Underground

Movies and Photo Albums:

bulletYou Tube


bulletMorse Code Translator, Practice, Listen, and Translate Morse Code on your computer.

Resources / Information:

bullet How to Winterize your Sailboat, find-storage-fast blog. (2018)
bullet The-complete-resource-guide-for-sewing, Sewing Authority. (2018)

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Manufactured Small Boat Brands Links: Under 25 feet.

bullet Allied
bullet Allmand
bullet AMF
bullet Aquarius
bullet Atomic 4
bullet Balboa
bullet Bavaria
bullet Bayfield
bullet Beneteau
bulletBeneteau Owners
bullet Beta Marine Engines
bullet Bristol
bullet Buccaneer
bullet C and C
bullet Cabo Rico
bullet Cal
bullet Caliber
bullet Cape Dory
bullet Capri
bullet Catalina
bulletCatalina Owners.com
bullet Centurion
bullet Cheoy Lee
bullet Cherubini
bullet Chrysler
bullet Columbia
bullet Contessa
bullet Contest
bullet Coronado
bullet CSY
bullet Irwin
bullet Island Packet
bullet Island Trader
bullet Islander
bullet J-Boat
bullet Jeanneau
bullet JY
bullet Kittiwake
bullet Lagoon
bullet Laguna
bullet Lancer
bullet Laser
bullet Luger
bulletManta 19 Trailer Sailer
bullet Mason
bulletMacgregor Owners
bulletMacGregor 26
bullet Mirage
bullet Moody
bullet Morgan
bulletMontgomery Boats, Inc.
bulletMontgomery 15'/17'/23'  Sailboats Owners Group
bullet New Horizon
bullet Newport
bullet Niagara
bullet Nimble
bullet Nonsuch
bullet Norseman
bulletOday Owners
bullet Pacific Northwest
bullet Pacific Seacraft
bullet Passport
bullet Pearson
bullet Precision
bullet Prout
bullet Quickstep
bullet Ranger
bullet Reliance
bullet Rhodes
bullet S2
bullet Sabre
bullet Saga
bullet San Juan
bullet Sandpiper 565 Owners Group 18.5'
bullet Santana
bullet Schock
bullet Schwill
bullet Seaward
bullet Seidelmann
bullet Shannon
bullet South Coast
bulletSouthern Cross
bullet Sovereign
bullet Starwind
bullet Sunfish
bullet Sweden
bullet Tanzer
bullet Tartan
bullet Taswell
bullet Tayana
bullet Thunderbird
bullet US Yacht
bullet Vagabond
bullet Valiant
bullet Vancouver
bullet Viking
bullet Watkins
bullet Wauquiez
bullet West Wight Potter
bullet Westerly
bullet Westsail
bullet Whitby
bullet Yamaha
bullet Yankee


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