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Sandpiper 565 Sailboat Links:

Make that sandpiper 565 sail better by By Michel Boulet
Sandude
Sailboatowners.com
Wikipedia.org
CL Sailboats
FX Sails, Sail Prices for Sandpiper 565 sails

Sandpiper 565 Sailboat Supplies:

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

SailFish 19/25/525 Sailboat Links:

See Cam Sailing Club Near Cambridge, UK
See Tewkesbury Cruising and Sailing Club 
Ychtsnet's Sailfish-25
Peter Duck S18/227
Sailfish Class Association
Sailfish Discussion Forum
Sailfish Rendez-vous
Sailfish Dutch
Sailfish Owners on lycos
Small Sailboats.co.uk
Sailfish18

CL16 / Wayfarer Sailboats Links:

CL16man
CL Sailboats 
USA Wayfarer
Canadian Wayfarer Association
United Kingdom Wayfarer Association
Wayfarer-international, Upwind sail tuning made simple.
Abbott boats

 

Trailers:

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

Outboard Motors:

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

Sailing  on the Ottawa River Jan. 2010

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

Other Sailing Links:

West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron
Microcruising  
Bill's Voyages, Singlehanded Sailing on a West Wight Potter 19 
Seaweed The Bilge,The Nimble Kodiak is a double-ended pilothouse motor sailor. 
Shortypen Pocket Cruisers and small sailboats.
Great Lakes Destinations
Boat Safe and Boat Safe Kids
Trailer Sailor.org
Trailer Sailor.com
Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
Yacht club finder
Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes
The Ottawa River Sailing Page Tour
Cruising Check List
By-The-Sea.com (everthingboats.com)
Small Sailboats Co, England 
Nova Scotia Yachting Association
Cam Sailing Club, England 
Ontario Sailing Association  
Canadian Yachting Association  
SeaRoom for the crusing Sailor 
Sailing Links
Catalina 27

Sailing Books / Magazines / Online websites:

Boating Industry Canada  
Sail World Canada  
Canadian Yachting  
GAM  On Yachting, Canadian
Small Craft Advisor, USA 
Sail
Wooden Boat
Soundings Online  
Yachting World  
Seafaring  
Sail Magazine
Cruising World
Good Old Boat 
Lectronic Latitude 38, online 

Boating and Sailing: Live TV Broadcasts

The Boaters TV, Large viewing window, good graphics, with new episodes every monday/wednesday/friday.
Boat India Live
Sail TV Live  
The Sailing Channel TV  
T2P TV sailing on demand  
Seamaster Sailing Series  
Yachting TV UK  
Marine 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:

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

Racing: Great Lakes

MacMan, Mackinac Island to Little Current Race, hosted by the Little Current Yacht Club, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. 
CL16 Regatta, Hilton Beach, St Joseph Island, Ontario, hosted by the North Channel Yacht Club of Desbarats.
Trans-Superior International Yacht Race
Trans-Superior Race Boat Tracking
Chicago to Mackinac
Lake Michigan Clipper Cup

Racing: Ocean

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Vendee Globe Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Route Durhum - La Banque Postale

Racing Games: Race Online with thousands of other players.

Vendee Globe Virtual Regatta
Volvo Ocean Race Game
Sail Online, Includes many smaller races as well; MacMan, Superior, Chicago to Mackinac.

Cruising Ontario:

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

Boater Courses and Instruction:

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

Learn To: Sail

National Geographic Sailing Simulator
Canadian Yachting Association's Learn to Sail
Ontario Sailing Association
RYTAC, Waterfront sports and recreation centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

30,000 Island Sailing Adventures, Georgian Bay, ON 

Canadian Yacht Charters   
Sail-The-Net  
Discovery Yacht Charters, Little Current - Manitoulin Island - Ontario,  

Learn To: Sail Simulation/Game Software

Virtual Skipper 
Virtual Sailor 
Sail Simulator 
21st Century Sailing Simulator
Advanced Racing Simulator 

Learn To: Tie Knots

Action Donation, Complete-guide-to-knots
Animated Knots, Shows you how to tie your lines full of knots, fully animated.
Net Knots, More knots that you can use.
Highwayman's Knot - my favorite quick release knot to drop a stern ladder from below! Also to release a 'temporary' mooring from on deck.
Animated Knots - for cleat hitch, bowline, reef knot, round turn and 2 half hitches, clove hitch.
Ropers Rope Page has instruction pages for various types of knots.
Animated knots (Google.com) - look for bowline, clove hitch, figure 8, reef knot, rolling hitchs
42nd Brighton (Saltdean) Scout Group, Animated Knots pages, England. 
SacDelta Knots, Sacramento California 

Obtaining Boat Licenses:

www.sandpiper565.com Licenses/Certificates: (What you need to know for your boat.)
Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
Boating License Canada
Boating License
Boater Exam

Marina's: Lake Huron / North Shore

Sault Ste Marie, ON (Reberta Bonder)
Sault Ste Marie, ON  (Bellevue Pine Streeet)
Sault Ste Marie, MI (Charles T. Harvey)
Sault Ste Marine, MI (Kemp Marina)
Drummond Island, MI
Detour, MI
Gore Bay, MII
Little Current, Manitoulin Island, ON
Desbarats, Holders Marine, ON
Richards Landing, St Joseph Island, ON
Hilton Beach, St Joseph Island, ON
Blind River, ON
Bruce Mines, ON
Spanish,ON
Spragge
Thessalon, ON

Marina's: 

Marinas 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:

Canadian Coast Guard
Transport Canada
United States Coast Guard
USCG. District 9 - Great Lakes
USCG Navigation Center, United States Coast Guard and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
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GPS Systems: 

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

Identify Large Ships, Lighthouses, and Sailboats:

Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
Know Your Ships
Sailboat Logos  

Photos / Picture Tours:

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

Lighthouses:

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

Maps and Charts:

NOAA Marine Charts: Great Lakes, Chart #'s for each area  
NOAA Online Chart Viewer:, View marine charts online.
TopoZone, 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.
Fishweb, Michigan Interactive with maps and photos of the detour passage, and drummond Island. 
Google Maps, with road maps, satellite images, and hybrid maps (satellite images with roads).
Visit Muskoka Lakes, for the Sandpiper Rendezvous Rosseau Raid
NOS US Bathymetric and Fishing Maps
NOAA Marine Geology & Geophysics Products
Waterproof Charts

Marine Stores Supplies:

The Mason's Chandlery, Mississauga, Ontario.
Pride Marine, Toronto, Ontario. 
The Rigging Shop, Toronto, Ontario. 
Stright Mackay Marine, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
IMPgroup, Marine Products, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Binnacle
Binnacle Online, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Boathouse Dorval
Boat US, Alexandria, VA
Dream Time Gypsy,
Hern Marine.com, in OH and KY
Mauri Pro Sailing
Marine Mail Order Supplies (MMOS), Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Nautical World
Overton's, Greenvill, NC
Performance Yacht Systems, Annapolis, MD
Shop Sailnet
Torresen Marine, Inc. and Sailing School, Muskegon, MI
The Chandlery Online, Ottawa Ontario.
Viadana, Bellano (LC) - Italy
West Marine, Barrie Ontario, Traverse City and Petoskey Michigan.
Qingdao Hawk Rigging Company, China.
Larand Products, Fuel and line Fittings, quick connect fittings.

Sail Shops:

K-Force Sails (Hyde Sailsa, 3 Ronell Crescent, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.
North Sails, Toronto, Canada, 3520 Laird Road, Mississauga, Canada.
Somerset Sails, Barker, NY. USA
Sail Warehouse 
Sail Care 
Beacon Sails 
National Sails
Lee Sails 
Sails East
Mack Sails
Rooke Sails  
Second Wind Sails
FX Sails, Sew your precut sails yourself, save $.
Larsen Sails, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec

Sailboat Sales:

Quiet Waters Sailboat Sales
Sail Quest, Used sailboats in Central Canada.
Kijiji, Canada
Boats and Outboards, England
Boat For Sale, Canada (like autotrader) 
New Boats  
Boatcan
The Boating Exchange
Boat Pile, a boating  community, classified directory.
Sailboat Listings, USA
Torresen Marine Inc, Sailboat Brokers, Muskegon Lake, Michigan
Yachting.com, USA, the complete yachting resource.
4yachting, List your boat for sale.

Shipping Companies:

Shiply, 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:

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

Marine Internet and TV:

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

Web Cams (# of Cameras):

City of Sault Ste Marie, ON (1)
Soo Locks Cameras, Michigan, (Click Yes Security Button), (4)
St. Clair River/Blue Water Bridge Camera from 9AM / 5PM daily (1)
TV 9 & 10 News, MI, Dopler Skycams, (9), Sault Ste Marie, Cadillac, Emmet Country, Straits Area, Traverse City, Mt. Pleasant, Osceola Country, Petoskey, and Ludington.
Mackinac Island Harbor, MI, (1)
Mackinac Bridge, MI, Linking Lower Michigan With The Upper Peninsula (1)
Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, MI (1)
Alpena, MI,
Muskegon, MI, NOAA weather and Web Cam (4)
Duluth, MN Superior, Harbor Entry, (1)

Weather: Canadian Forecasts

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

Weather: American Forecasts

Intellicast.com
Weather Underground
National Weather Service, NOAA
AccuWeather

Weather: Lake Superior (Trans-Superior International Races)

Western Great Lakes Recent Marine Data NOAA
Weather Underground

Movies and Photo Albums:

You Tube
TinyPic.com
PhotoBucket.com

Signaling:

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

 

Manufactured Small Boat Brands Links: Under 25 feet.

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

 

 

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