This page provides information about whatever comes to our minds that didn’t fit well into the other pages. A lot of this information was adapted (even copied outright!) from a recent article, Website Roundup, in Practical Sailor magazine. Other bits and pieces have been cadged from other web sites, friends’ recommendations, and anywhere else we have found useful links and tidbits.
- I’ve been developing and maintaining a database of all Passport 40s about which I can find information. The most recent public version of this database can be found at this temporary location; I plan to move the database to this blog some day soon.
- The research for My Passport 40 database relies heavily on the Internet and on the U.S. Coast Guard’s database of documented vessels; unfortunately, the Coast Guard doesn’t provide a public access point to that database, but NOAA does! If you’re interested, you can find it here on the NOAA Fisheries: Science and Technology page.
- Tide information:
- Weather information:
- The Ocean Prediction Center provides weather fax charts to the Coast Guard for broadcast; they also generate NAVTEX.
- Wind, wave, and local weather information, updated hourly, from NOAA.
- A variety of marine weather information all around the world.
- The U.S. Navy Oceanography portal, with worldwide meterological and oceanographic material.
- Daily Gulf Stream projections, among other things.
- Weather information in GRIB format.
- The newer National Hurricane Center hurricane tracking site.
- Worldwide schedule of marine weather fax broadcasts.
- Weather data from the GOES satellite system.
- Forecasts and current conditions for winds and surf.
- Local notices to mariners (for U.S. waters) help keep your charts up to date.
- Free charts
- If you’re worried about piracy as it affects private yachts, try this site.
More to be provided later.