Site Map

  1. Website URLs: boating.ncf.ca | boatingincanada.com
  2. About this Site
    1. Email form
    2. Copyright
    3. Letters
    4. Free Logo
    5. Kudos
    6. Search
    7. Site Keyword Index
    8. 1999 Poll
  3. Boat Operator Licensing (PCOC)
    1. Boat Operator Licensing in the Media
    2. 1995-1997 Operator & Boat Licensing News
  4. Boat Licensing & Registration
    1. Pre-2007 License Numbers
    2. 2003 Transport Canada letter re: Registered Vessels
    3. 2001 Transport Canada letter re: registration renewal
    4. 1998 Licensing Proposals
    5. 1997 Licensing News
  5. Laws affecting Pleasure Boats
    1. Required Safety Equipment
    2. Marine Flares
    3. Fire Extinguishers
    4. Fire in the Galley: a personal story
    5. Rules of the Road
    6. Speed Limits, Wakes
  6. Did you know that more than half the world's population lives within 60 miles of a coastline.
  7. Safety Information
    1. Drowning prevention
    2. Cruising First Aid Kit
    3. Emergency artificial respiration & CPR
    4. Hypothermia
    5. Carbon Monoxide poisoning
    6. Electric Shock Drowning
    7. Rip Tides
    8. Float Plan
      1. Float Plan form
    9. Marina security
    10. Safe Fueling procedures
    11. Distress signals
    12. Sound signals
  8. How-to do things around the Boat
    1. How to Clean a boat
    2. Spring Launch Checklist
    3. Winterizing a boat
    4. Survey a Boat (Yourself)
    5. Anchoring a Boat
    6. 12 volt battery
    7. How to Save Fuel
    8. Compass (archived discussion)
    9. Outboard motor, shaft length
  9. Top Insurance claims
  10. Alcohol, Drugs & Boats
  11. Marine Weather
    1. MAFOR Code
    2. Beaufort Scale
    3. Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
    4. Weather on the Web
    5. VHF Coast Guard Weather
  12. When I was a young sailor, I knew everything. Now that I'm old, I know nothing.
  13. Navigation
    1. GPS
    2. DGPS
    3. GPS system accuracy upgraded May 2000
    4. WAAS Wide Area Augmentation System
    5. Loran-C (ARCHIVE)
    6. Chart Plotting
    7. Electronic Charting
  14. VHF Marine Radio
    1. VHF channel usage - Industry Canada
    2. VHF Radio Call
    3. VHF Marine Channels
    4. DSC and GMDSS Marine Distress Communications
    5. GMDSS (USCG)
    6. Distress Call
    7. Marine phone call
    8. Other Marine radio
    9. U.S. radios
    10. phonetic alphabet
    11. ARCHIVE: VHF licence Exemption 1999
    12. ARCHIVE: Coast Guard VHF plans 1997
  15. Entering the U.S.A. by boat
    1. Archive: U.S. Video Checkin Terminals
    2. Archive: U.S. ports of entry (2000)
  16. Entering Canada by boat
    1. Letter from the Minister of Public Safety: Entering Canada by Boat
    2. letter from an American boaterusing Nexus on West Coast
    3. U.S. Visitors
    4. Thousand Islands Canadian Customs reporting stations
    5. Importing a Boat from the U.S.A.
    6. Importing a Boat & Trailer from the U.S.A. 2006
    7. Insurance for Importing a Boat
  17. Mile (Nautical): A relative measure of surface distance over water - in theory, 6076.1 feet. In practice, a number of different values for the nautical mile have been observed while under sail, for example: after 4 p.m., approximately 40,000 feet; in winds of less than 5 knots, about 70,000 feet; and during periods of threatening weather in harbor approaches, around 100,000 feet.
  18. Rideau Canal Waterway
    1. Rideau Waterwau videos
    2. Rideau Canal 1999 water levels
    3. Rideau Canal Diary 1997
    4. Trent-Rideau Cruise Log 2000
    5. Rideau Canal distance tables
    6. Heritage Canal Fees
    7. Canal Locking Procedures
    8. Bridge Manners
    9. Canal Regulations
    10. Boating in Ottawa, Ontario
  19. Trent Severn Waterway
    1. Trent-Severn letter
    2. Canadian Canoe Museum
    3. Trent-Rideau Cruise Log
  20. Thousand Islands National Park
    1. Thousand Islands National Park facilities table
    2. Fees St. Lawrence Is Pk
    3. Thousand Islands Canadian Customs reporting stations
    4. Photo Gallery
    5. Thousand Islands Cruising
    6. St. Lawrence to Lake Champlain by Kayak
    7. Thousand Islands Diary
    8. Thousand Islands Launch Ramps
    9. Geographic Coordinates
    10. Birds in the St. Lawrence
    11. Black Rat Snakes in the St. Lawrence
    12. SLI PARK ARCHIVE:
  21. Hazard: 1. Any boat over 2 feet in length. 2. The skipper of any such craft. 3. Any body of water. 4. Any body of land within 100 yards of any body of water.
  22. Small Circle Cruise Planning -- Small Circle Cruise Diary
  23. Boating by Paddle
  24. MAPS:
    1. Ottawa, Rideau, St.Lawrence rivers chart list
    2. Map of charts: Trent Waterways
    3. Map of waterways: Ontario, Quebec, New York
    4. Map of waterways: Great Lakes, Mississippi, ICW
  25. Cruising
    1. Cruising South
    2. Cruising North
    3. Cruising B.C.
    4. Cruising to New York City 2008
    5. Cruising hints
    6. More hints
    7. Cruising with Pets
    8. Cruise Planning with Google Earth
    9. Cruising with Computers
    10. Laptop Sun shield
    11. Seasickness discussions
    12. Preventing the common cold
    13. Jack Nye's 18th Atlantic Voyage 2011 - at 86!
  26. Aquatic Environment, Water Quality
    1. Non-toxic Cleaning
    2. Biodiesel fuel
    3. Great Lakes toxins
    4. Zebra Mussels & Invasive Species
    5. Drinking water
    6. Fresh water in Canada
    7. Loons
    8. Mosquitoes
    9. Lyme disease
    10. Pat's Ice Storm Diary 1998
  27. Sailing: The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while going nowhere slowly at great expense.
  28. Flotsam: Knots, flags, cartoons, music, geography
    1. Highwayman Knot
  29. Buying a Boat
    1. Buying & Selling your Boat
    2. Survey a Boat (Yourself)
    3. Importing a boat/trailer from the USA
    4. Shipping a boat to Canada
  30. Horizons: If your eyes are 20 feet above the water, you will be able to see 5 miles across the water. That also means you will be able to see the eyes of another person that is 10 miles away that is also 20 feet above the water.
  31. Pat's favorite boat names
    1. "The Name Game" - naming boats
    2. Removing an old boat decal
    3. Boat Christening Prayer
    4. Boat De-naming Ceremony
  32. Boat Shows & Events (current)
    1. Archived Shows & Events: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    2. 2019 Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes
    3. 2017 Tall Ships schedule
    4. Contacts for past Shows & Events
  33. Yacht Clubs & Boating Associations
  34. Ontario fishing
  35. Boaters, Taxes, Fees
  36. Mile (Nautical): A relative measure of surface distance over water - in theory, 6076.1 feet. In practice, a number of different values for the nautical mile have been observed while under sail, for example: after 4 p.m., approximately 40,000 feet; in winds of less than 5 knots, about 70,000 feet; and during periods of threatening weather in harbor approaches, around 100,000 feet.
  37. CONVERSIONS:
    1. Metres to Feet table
    2. Speed Conversion table
    3. U.S. Gas prices table
    4. Canadian gas prices table
  38. Geographic Coordinates (Ontario)
  39. Boat loading table
  40. Lighthouses
  41. Boating Statistics
  42. Great Lakes water levels
    1. Great Lakes & St. Lawrence water levels
    2. Lake Ontario levels 1999
    3. Inland Water Level 2000
  43. Porthole: A glass-covered opening in the hull designed in such a way that when closed (while at sea) it admits light and water, and when open (while at anchor) it admits, light, air, and insects (except in Canadian waters, where most species are too large to gain entry in this manner).
  44. Pat's Canadian Boating Index
  45. Pat's Canadian Government Index
  46. Canadian Boating News
    1. "Boating in Canada News" blog (Oct/06 to present)
    2. Canadian Boating News Archives 1996-2006
  47. @BoatingInCanada on Twitter
  48. News, Social Media & Boating Discussion
    1. Help with Newsgroups
    2. Charter for can.rec.boating 1998
    3. Proposal for Canadian boating newsgroup (1998)
  49. Etiquette: Marine custom establishes a code of social behavior and nautical courtesy for every conceivable occasion. When one sailboat passed another, it was customary for the captain of the passing boat to make a bladder-like sound with his lips and tongue, and for the captain of the passed boat to return the courtesy by offering a smart salute consisting of a quick upward motion of the right hand with the middle digit extended...
  50. Pat's favorite Boating Cartoons
  51. BOATING HUMOUR:
    1. Understanding Celsius
    2. How to Identify a Canadian Boater
    3. Pirate Joke
    4. The "Laws" of Boating
    5. The Perfect Storm: The Condensed Script
    6. Teaching Sailing
    7. True sailing story
    8. Sailor Math
    9. Boat Shoe Humour
  52. Poetry
    1. "A Parable Of Immortality" by Henry Van Dyke
    2. "'Twas The Night Before Christmas"
  53. Boaters Christmas Wish List
  54. Water Quiz
    1. Answers to Water Quiz
  55. Online Boating Games
  56. Boating and Sex
  57. Sex lives of Canadian boaters (Survey 2008)
  58. Boating Photography
  59. Apps for Sailors (Android/iPad/iPhone)
  60. Astonomy links: Sun, Moon, Stars
  61. Cool Tools
    1. Time & Canadian Clocks
    2. Current Moon Phase
    3. Current calendar (today highlighted)
  62. Multimedia
Sailor's Syndrome:
A medical condition known as nautical narcosis. Its symptoms include an inability to use common words, such as up, down, left, right, front, and back – instead using a variety of gibberish which the sufferer believes to make sense; a love of small, dark, wet places; an obsessive desire to be surrounded by possessions of a nautical nature, such as lamps made from running lights and tiny ship's wheels; and a conviction that objects are moving when they are in fact standing still. This condition is incurable.   :)
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