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& Resources

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Boat Outfit

& Equipment

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Trip Planning
Maneuvering, Anchoring
& Enroute Checks

Bar Entrances, Passes
& Narrows

Distances Reference
Mariner Math
Port Information
Panama Canal

Vessel Delivery
Selecting a Vessel
Selling Your Boat
Service Providers

Purchase Checklist

Marine Weather Resources

Marine Forecast Models
Winds, waves, periods every 6 hours out to 7 days.

U.S. National Weather Service Marine Forecasts
Click on Marine (left column)
Marine text forecasts and products
Note: Text forecast for all of U.S.
NWS Eureka: Text forecast for all of West Coast

Real Time Buoy Observations
Dial-A-Buoy 888-701-8992
Real time buoy observations by phone
NWS area forecast

Canada Marine forecasts

Tides and Currents

Coastal Weather Buoys
National Data Buoy Center

Cape Cleare 46076
Seal Rocks (Hitchenbrook) 46061
Cape Suckling 46082
Cape Fairweather 46083
Cape Spencer CSPA2
Central Dixon Entrance 46145

West Coast
La Perouse Bank 46206
Neah Bay 46087
Cape Elizabeth 46041
Columbia River 46029
Stonewall Bank (Yaquina) 46050
Cape Blanco 46015
St Georges Reef 46027
Eureka 46022
Mendocino Wave Rider 46213
Pt Arena 46014
Bodega Bay 46013
SFO 46026
Monterey Bay 46042
Pt Sur 46239
Cape San Martin 46028
Pt Sall/Santa Maria 46011
Pt Arguello 46023
Pt Conception 46063
Santa Barbara Ch. West 46054
Santa Barbara Ch. East 46053
Pt Loma 46232

East Coast
Montauk, SW of 44017
New York 44025
Cape May 44009
Chesapeak Bay 44014
Diamond Shoals 41025
Wrightsville Beach, NC 41037
Wrightsville Beach, NC 41038
Frying Pan Shoals 41013
40 SE of Charleston 41004
40 SE of Savannah 41008
40 ENE of St. Augustine 41012
Cape Canaveral 41009

Central 15N 75W 42058
West 17.5N 80.5 W 42057
Yucatan Basin 42056
Bay of Compeche 42055

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offered by author
Chris Couch
Compass Headings Publishing.