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Please go to WORKSHOP in the private pages, to find this Banjer's equipment devoted page
The Rogger Motorsailer Club, has been our "parent Club". With the invaluable help and encouragement of Mr. Hans Havers, the RMC Chairman, is that finally the Banjer 37 Motorsailer Club and this site are today available for you, Banjer 37 owners and enthusiasts. We hope to build up a Club al least as well organized as theirs. From here our gratitude. (Dutch)
Another Eista Werf creation, and the most popular, Doeraks has been sold in great numbers, up to 2.500. There is an active Class organization, the Doerak Club with more than 250 members. One of them Frank Koorneef has been of outstanding help to develop the BMC site, providing lots of info about Banjers.
From the hands of Frank Koorneef, all of us can now enjoy this excellent site, dedicated to EISTA WERF, the creators of Banjers, Roggers, Doeraks, Krammers, and many more. Most interesting.
New "Eista Kid" on the block. This sturdy little motorsailers have now a dedicated Club, by the hands of Joop Bolder in The Netherlands.
Specialized in the original Doerak and Marak yatchs. There are always approx. 40 Doerak and Marak yachts available for sale and occasionally some other types made by the Eista Werf are available as well.
A most important Dutch tugs company, that supported the BMC for the 2004 Gathering.
Specialists in osmosis repairs and machining, and GRP surveys. Located at Aucklad, New Zealand, they helped the BMsClub founder to reach his first fellow member.
Boat Designing & Construction
BoatDesign.net connects boatbuilders and designers on the web, highlighting innovations in both small and large powerboat design, showcasing great boatbuilding projects by amateurs and professionals, and providing access to resources, materials, and inspirational sites.
Portal to some of the most relevant ships and boats design software sites (professional).
Lots of useful stuff for the DIY designer
Ted Brewer has put up an excellent primer for those who want to understand boat designs, and the ratios often used to describe them.
Very interesting site, from O.A. Ardali. Excellent links and reference books about boatbuilding.
Very good service providing info on boats no longer for sale on their listings from this yacht brokerage service in the UK. Also the same nice info for boats they have for sale, absolutely!
From the pages of By-the-Sea.com
Reviews from owners at SailNet's pages.
The idea of this website is to provide as much information as possible, like the dangerous areas and how to avoid attacks.
Let shoreside relatives and friends feel a part of your next voyage by plotting your daily positions on the web. The service is free and there are other benefits...
Sailor and sailboats information exchange including links, crew list and boat and gear for sale ads.
An excellent starting place and reference site with all the information you need to know to navigate the Portuguese coast. On this coast it is important to remember "if in doubt, stay out". In English. Very good.
Jimmy Cornell's excellent site, covering 1559 ports in 191 countries (06/08/2004), with information on clearance formalities, visa requirements, fees, weather, special events and other facts needed by visiting sailors. Also featured are details of repair facilities as well as marine and shore services for every major port visited by cruising boats.
Created 47 years ago, the Seven Seas Cruising Association has more than 10.000 thousand members sharing the dream of sailing the sea as a lifestyle. A site full of useful links and information.
The one stop sailing resource. Cruiser homepages, yacht positions, free crewfinder, radio nets, books on cruising, message board, marine links and many more. Made by cruising people for cruising people. Very good.
A very useful UK Cruising Site, with summaries: Auf Deutsch, On Français, En Español, En Italiano, Em Português, In het Nederlands.
Rod Heikell's site for sailing in the Med. Includes Mediterranean news, weather, forum, articles, links and more. Useful links for Mediterranean weather forecasting.
Diederik Willemsen clever site with very good information about navigation and sailing in Greek waters. Includes a chapter devoted to rare and unique information about Greece. Excellent.
Comment préparer un "grand voyage", depuis le financement du bateau jusqu’à l’achat des cartes, en passant par la scolarisation des enfants, la pharmacie du bord, les pièces de rechange et l’environnement légal ?
A bord de Sail-the-World, des marins, amateurs, rêveurs, experts, curieux, bricoleurs astucieux, pécheurs invétérés ou poètes gourmands.
Vivante, accueillante et passionnée, Sail-the-World est votre association.
This page is dedicated to all sailors, dreamers and adventurers who sail, cruise and race, especially on small sailboats everywhere.
UK Sail Cruising Directory. Cruising information, articles, sources and resources for the UK yachting community
Very good sailing links directory from Mark Rosensteins.
You'll be caught in this comprehensive list of prime boating sites.
Just what it says.
Most comprehensive web directory in the planet (so they say), with thousands of references in their Boating section.
Helpful and friendly directory for links to sailing related resources on the net.
A good selection of links. Comprehensive and well organized directory.
Sail-the-net.com features a marine directory with 24,000+ listings, free crew swap for skippers, owners and crew, boat jumble - sell and buy used gear, on-line cruising guide - find information on harbours, marinas, anchorages & moorings and an extensive links section.
Commercially oriented directory (USA), with useful general links and info.
Equipment: Tests & Studies
Various safety-minded groups across the United States have taken on the task of learning specifics of certain safety devices or techniques. These groups have agreed to publish their research here.
Includes, anchoring, radar, PFD, rafts, MOB, lifeslings and many more.
Boat's equipment, tips for using it, and boat's parts, by Bill Dietrich. Comprehensive!
If you have to choose between the life raft or EPIRB, you should better get the EPIRB. It won't do you any good to be floating around out there if no one finds you. If you have enough money left, then get the life raft....
All you need to know about anchoring and more. Includes an useful nomogram.
by U.S. Coast Guard, Groton, CT
By Michael Kasten. Very good.
Yatch Club burgees the world around.Modern sailing vessels fly the Burgee from a lanyard under the starboard spreader on the mast, while older sailing vessels fly the burgee from the main masthead. Power boats fly the Burgee off a short staff on the bow.
FOTW (Flags Of The World) is a site originally established by Giuseppe Bottasini, and devoted to vexillology. Here you can read more than 9300 pages about flags and view more than 16,900 images of flags.
What it says, including a Flag Etiquette page. Very good. In Spanish and English.
Outstanding site with animated countries' flags free for use in personal pages. We used them to build this site.
Great Solo Sailors
A tribute to all those brave men, to whom the Commodore ows his sailing dreams...
On April 24, 1895, at the age of 51, he departed Boston in his tiny sloop Spray and sailed around the world single-handed, a passage of 46,000 miles, returning to Newport, Rhode Island on June 27, 1898
A great site for a great sailor, made and maintained by enthousiast Jorge Mario Bertolino (In Spanish)
Who has not dreamed about performing a personal Long Journey...?
L'Association Eric Tabarly est née à la suite du grand mouvement spontané qui, en France et à l'Etranger, a suivi sa disparition.
Solo airplane pilot and circumnavigating sailor.
This spanish solo sailor, circumnavigated the world in a 7 mts. Mistral, between 1967 and 1972. Unluckily there is no a devoted site, but you may get his book ¡Eh, Petrel! (In Spanish)
Le 25 avril 1923, un homme part à la conquête de son bonheur, à la découverte de lui-même, Alain Gerbault appareille pour son tour du monde. Une plaque apposée dans le port de Cannes le rappelle aujourd'hui...
Spanish solo sailor. He circumnavigated alone when he was 70, at the BOC Challenge 1990-91, and then at the Vendée Globe 1993 (Site In Spanish)
Circumnavigated in his 38' wood yawl "Sheila II" and then in Valkyr, 25' wood sloop.
He build and sailed Suhaili around the world, winning the Golden Globe award.
Although a comprehensive list, there are still missing folks, some of them listed up here.
World health information including recommended immunizations for visiting locations all around the world. También en Español.
"No previously healthy person should die of hypothermia after they have been rescued and treatment has been started."
Most prudent skippers give a great deal of thought and preparation to handling engine or rigging failure, but few gives similar attention to planning for medical emergencies.
Do you know what to do ?
A Medical approach to this malady. Professional treatment of this matter. You may find more light approaches (But also useful) from Seasickness prevention and cure from Captain Mike Maurice.
Here you have an exhaustive list of sailing magazines with information on the net.
A well known magazine, plenty of information and useful tips for all of us who love our boats and enjoy sailing, working at and maintaining them. You can get info on the Banjer 37, appeared in several English magazines, back to 1969, through their very good Copy Service.
One of the best and most illustrative paper we have read on the subject.
Available in either print or electronic version, DIY boat owner is a quarterly technical magazine for owners of powerboats and sailboats that shows you how to perform routine maintenance, install accessories, troubleshoot engines and electronics, etc.
A clarifying approach for non-experts. By Gino Ciriaci.
This essay is intended to give you a fundamental understanding of the causes and effects of corrosion, as well as how to identify problems and correct them before they become severely damaging. Related article: Corrosion in Marinas
The purpose is to disconnect your wet metal parts from the dock supply in order to prevent electrolysis.
You'l find here instructions on how to do one by yourself at a low price.
The most recognizable Rules and Recommendations currently in use around the world.
Great Lakes Powers , is the Original Equipment Manufacturer for the Paragon Marine Transmission, formerly The Paragon Gear Works of Tauton, Massachusetts.
A good connection for marine engines, parts, service, and information, where you may find manuals out of print for old models.
...The unsurpassed joy we get from listening to Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion singing “The Prayer” (on repeat!), as we sail on a star-lit night, not worrying about “precious amps,” places the topic of propeller drag in perspective relative to what matters in this life...
D.H. Pascoe & Co. most interesting site, not only about surveys, but also plenty of excellent formation about blisters, leaking windows, engines, maintenance, troubleshooting, buying a used boat, etc. Really good. Worthwhile a visit.
Bob Pone put together this Web site so he can share with you some of the valuable information that he has gathered and discovered during his years of sailing and boating experience.
Sales location for John Payne's The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible. It also includes information on all marine electric and electronic systems, including a pre-cruise checklist. They offer a marine electrical and electronic newsletter. The site has lots of useful information including a list of ham radio nets. Very good "Electrics Checking List" as well as an useful Essential Links page.
At Southern Ocean they commercialize this new PVC, UV stabilized, simple to lay TEK-DEK, which seems an interesting alternative to the very expensive original thing. For a handy DIY, it's said you only need a craft knife and adhesive spreader...
Lots of useful general information within this commercial site, with a focus on USA legislation. Pretty good.
Boatdiesel.com is dedicated to providing Owners and Dealers with an independent source of information on every aspect of Marine Diesels and Associated Equipment. Much of the site is freely available to everyone. Excellent. Pay a visit to their section Dieselmarine.com You'll find there 1853 Engines (Including Perkins 4236 M) and Auxiliaries. Also Forums and useful calculators available to members.
Motorsailers & Motorsailing
Find lots of info at these Motorsailers' concept devoted pages, from the hands (and non-sleeping nights!) of the BMC Commodore.
The Claymore Owner's Group is a not-for-profit group currently consisting of owners, and soon-to-be owners of the venerable Claymore Motorsailer, from around the world. The objective of the Claymore Motorsailer Group is to enhance the pleasure of owning and/or sailing a Claymore.
Bellingham Chart Printers (BCP) has been reproducing quality black and white navigational charts for over 33 years. During this time our discounted nautical chart copies have safely guided Bluewater Sailors for hundreds of thousands of miles.
In Folio Form, the 2/3 Size Chart Reproductions cost 76% LESS THAN ORIGINALS and Full Size Chart Reproductions are 61% less than Original navigation charts. BCP black and white chart reproductions are copies of current edition NIMA (NGA) and NOAA nautical charts created by those hydrographic offices.
You may also download the program "Navigator Light" from this page.
Star Finder shows the celestial bodies used in celestial navigation (most visible stars (56) and planets (4), Sun and Moon), for a given position and time.
What you need from Sun and Moon to navigate and much more. From the U.S. Naval Observatory.
A directory regarding these matters, maintained by Peter Bennet.
Just what it says. Most useful for the salty no GPS navigators.
A very good and comprehensive online marine navigation course, from Sailing Issues site.The aim of this course is to teach you how to navigate safely while using the minimum of resources: methods which have been in use since the Middle Ages, and are still applied by the professionals. Recommended by the International Sailing Federation. Excellent.
Go to World Time Server site, where you can get the time, within the minute, at any major city in the world, as well as download for free a program that allows you to syncronize your computer clock with an athomic one. Great to keep your clocks accurate.
Link to the US Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Time Zone Map.. Provides printable maps in PDF and PostScript formats.
More than you need to know about GPS. By Peter H. Dana from The University of Colorado at Boulder
Free online nautical charts! Interactive charts and maps with the ability to plot your course on chart print-outs. The site includes a tripper planner, weather station, tools & reference section, online logbook, discussion, links and more.
Radio & Comms
These documens are offered to the offshore sailing community as part of the CCAs commitment to use its collective wisdom and experience to influence "the adventurous use of the sea" through its efforts to improve seamanship and safe yachting procedures (PDF documents).
A selection of useful Ham Radio Nets extracted from the listings in the Marine Electrical & Electronics Bible. If you are not a licensed operator, invest in a receiver only and listen in, the information can be invaluable.
A commonly understood format is necessary on a radio network and this is achieved with procedures that are designed to ensure order and discipline.
A non-for-profit association providing e-mail services for yachts via marine HF SSB radio. Lots of help about this matter.
Adapted from the International Telecommunications Union Radio Regulations Appendix S18, including changes adopted by the 1997 World Radio Conference
Providing full-featured digital email transfer, position reporting, weather, and bulletin service to the amateur radio community Worldwide where Internet access is not available.
GMDSS is an automated ship to shore distress alerting system that relies on satellite and advanced terrestrial communications links.
Find your own area one and support who cares for your life.
USA regulations about life jackets and flotation devices.
ISO bulletin on flotation devices and others. Explains terms and definitions and standards to be complied. PDF document.
No matter how many years you've been around boats, please take just five minutes to scan this information. People who hunt or fish from boats have one of the highest boat fatality rates. More die from falling off boats 16 feet and smaller than larger boats, and most boats are anchored at the time.
The silent killer aboard your boat
The most important part of any fire extinguisher is the user
Some outstanding photos of heavy seas. Worthwhile to see them to understand why sometimes you'd rather be at the harbour's bar!
The entire seamanship and handling manual used by the United States Coast Guard, available online or as a download. Covers everything from captain and crew responsibilities, to maneuvering, to special conditions including rescue by helicopter. If it's not in here, no one has ever encountered it before.
By Michael Kasten. Excellent page about this most important matter for motorsailer owners.
These Rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels.
Good resume about this matter from boats.com pages.
Outstanding portal to search for your dreamed boat through dozens of worlwide brokering and manufacturers sites, with an european emphasis. Really good. Version in English: Surfing4boats
Alle Nederlandstalige sites over boten, sloepen, zeilen en varen met motorboten
Encouraging participation and promoting excellence in sailing
Most important startpage in the Netherlands for sailing and watersports.
This good and comprehensive, but somewhat slow, sailing site in French has a page dedicated to Banjers with a link to our site.
Friendly site about sailing, with special emphasis on Tanzers. On Français. They include 750 useful sailing links, with a french accent. Good Boatyards/Designers list.
Pioneros en brindar la mejor y más completa información para la navegación deportiva. Excelente site Argentino. Também em Português.
Yacht-L is a virtual yacht club and a discussion list about sailing, yachting, cruising, racing, sail trimming, boat maintenance, rigging, stories about sailing, sail history sometimes, boat building and repair, etcetera.
Tides at thousands of locations throughout the world, as well as a comprehensive list of Current Speed Sites. Tide Predictor for any listed location, from one day up to two years ahead
A free 32 bit Windows 9x/NT 4.0 program for displaying predicted tides for about 9,800 locations around the world through 2038.
If you don't like any of the two precedent tide predictors, here you have the most comprehensive listing of sites related to tides, oceans dinamics and currents. Impressive !
Simple and most useful tide calculator for lots of ports the World around. In French.
Do you need calculators...? You'll get atonished..!
Enter any 4 Variables and it Calculates the 5th
AWG-Metric equivalencies, with Load Carrying Capacities, plus an useful Voltage-drop Calculator
Lots of useful stuff for navigators, by the national Geospacial Inteligence Agency, including Great Circle and Mercator sailing.
This is a world favorite educational and research site, giving you an easier to use interface, with more converters, more features and quicker access.
Everything you could imagine about knots, and much more!
By simply entering the Water line length in feet, Length Over All, Displacement in pounds, the Beam in feet and the Sail area in square feet the sail calculator will instantly calc your boats Sailing Category, Capsize Ratio, Hull Speed in knots, Sail Area/Displacement, Displacement/LWL, Length Water Line/Beam and Motion Comfort.
And also a lot of other quick calculators
The Beaufort wind force scale is one of those simple things that seems to have always been around...
The scale to estimate the state of the sea with english, italian, french and spanish terminology
Charts showing the latest analysis and short term forecast. Also detailed charts, text forecasts, satellite photos and observation reports.
Internet's most complete marine weather site. So they say...
ECMWF- European Center for Medium Range Forecast
Weather Center supported by 21 member States in Europe. 3 to 6 days forecasts at North Atlantic Area, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere and Tropical Belt. Links with every National Weather Service in member States.
An UK useful world-weather service , also in Dutch and French. Click in their Sailing section and you'll find a wind forecast for your sailing area, and much more.
(NHC) Maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific from 15 May through November 30.
Good alternative to NHC. Info on Tropical Cyclones the world around.
Caribbean weather including marine forecasts, satellite images, hurricane analysis and SSB net information.
Performing weather down under, and rated by BMC member Duck Soup as excellent.
A comprehensive list of weather related software programs, we think could be of interest to some of you.
Web Sites Building & Computers Stuff
If you are planning to build your own site, try these net services/programs, some of them for free. We used them to build this site.
Do you want to test your computer's shields and information leaking? Visit these most interesting pages, where an excellent free on line test are available.
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