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America's Boating Course


Take the finest course available, the America's Boating Course in a classroom on internet, or at home. Please visit americasboatingcourse.com to purchase this course!

This includes a 244 page full-color book, comprehensive boating information, introduction to navigation, and two CDs.
  • animated, narrated home-study CD
  • digital charting CD with software and charts



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  • eldridge2014.225jpg Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book 2014
    $14.00
    05-55-089
    Since 1875 the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book has annually provided mariners with Atlantic Coast tides and currents. There's much more: weather, rules of the road, lights and fog signals, compass adjusting and GPS. A valuable teaching aid for Seamanship, Piloting and Advanced Piloting.
    mastermarineradar225.jpg Mastering Marine Radar DVD
    $19.95
    07-92-105
    DVD of a live seminar will show you what you want to know about RADAR
  • how Radar does its job
  • interpreting what you see
  • how to use the controls
  • collision avoidance
  • navigating using radar
  • and more...
  • anchoringguide225.jpg The Complete Guide to Anchoring DVD
    $19.95
    07-66-120
    DVD of a live seminar will show you what you want to know about anchoring
  • selecting the best anchor
  • how and where to anchor
  • recovering your anchor
  • deploying multiple anchors
  • and more...
  • plottingset225.gif Plotting Set

    The Plotting Set consist of the Ultra Light Divider, the 4x15 Plotter, and the Basic Plotting Guide. These items are ordered seperately with the links below.
    Basic Plotting Guide
    Learn the "ins" and "outs" of plotting your course & plotting your position.
    01-87-104 Member Price
    $5.50
    01-87-104 Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    4x15 Plotter
    Very simple and easy to use. Allows you to draw a course line with a specific heading. Easy to follow instructions.
    11-70-101 Member Price
    $5.00
    11-70-101 Non-Member Price
    $10.00
    Ultra Light Dividers
    Measures the distance on a chart. Determines and marks your position or distance from a given point. Ultra light for one-handed operation.
    11-73-116 Member Price
    $10.00
    11-73-116 Non-Member Price
    $15.00
    plotlabel225.jpg Plotting & Labeling
    Describes nautical plotting and labeling techniques and provides recommended standards for navigational use.
    01-88-131 Member Price
    $5.00
    01-88-131 Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    gpsnew225.gif GPS for Mariners 2nd Edition
    The new second edition GPS for Mariners is a must for any boater that wants to know what GPS does and how to operate it. The difference between maps on land and charts on the water. Navigation techniques with course, speed, distance, bearings and more. By Robert J Sweet.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
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    01-87-101 - Member Price
    $17.00
    01-87-101 - Non-Member Price
    $18.00
    marinerscomp225.jpg Mariner's Compass
    This guide explains how to select, install, calibrate, and use your compass on board your boat. This is an essential guide for all boaters.
    01-88-104 Member Price
    $5.00
    01-88-104 Non Member Price
    $6.95
    WeekendNav225.JPG The Weekend Navigator - Second Edition
    An easy reference for GPS, Navigation, Navigation Aids, Course, Speed, Distance, Electronic Navigation and more. By Bob Sweet.

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    01-87-100 - Member Price
    $23.00
    01-87-100 - Non-Member Price
    $24.00
    H2ReadNC225.JPG How to Read a Nautical Chart
    A quick and easy way to use your charts for navigating your course. Aids to Navigation, Latitude and Longitude, water depth, hazards to navigation and more. By Nigel Calder.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
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    07-73-127 - Member Price
    $10.55
    07-73-127 - Non-member Price
    $13.55
    NautRulesofRoad225.JPG The-One-Minute Guide to Nautical Rules of the Road
    What every boater needs to know about steering and sailing rules, Lights and Shapes, Sound and Light Signals, my responsibilities and more. By Charlie Wing.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
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    01-72-113 - Member Price
    $13.50
    01-72-113 - Non-member Price
    $16.10
    drills_small.jpg Print - Drills and Maneuvers, 1915
    $75.00 $10.00
    05-55-021
    Signed and numbered limited-edition print titled Drills and Maneuvers, 1915 by Don Demers. Print size is 21” x 34”. Not Framed.

    “Drills and Maneuvers, 1915”, depicts a scene in which power boats under the command of USPS founder Roger Upton, are shown preforming Drills and Maneuvers with units of the US Navy.
    motor_small.jpg Print - The Great Rescue of 1912
    $200.00 $10.00
    05-55-020
    Prints are currently out of stock awaiting the artists' signature.

    Signed and numbered limited-edition print titled The Great Rescue of 1912 by Don Demers. Print size is 21” x 34”. Not Framed.

    “The Great Rescue”, depicts a 1912 scene in which power boats under the command of USPS founder Roger Upton, are shown rescuing 40 windjammers during a great storm which occurred during a Boston Yacht Club cruise. A large number of historic photographs (taken by Nathanial L. Stebbins, a noted marine photographer of the day and the first secretary of the Power Squadron of the BYC) and 1912 magazine articles provided by the New York Yacht Club library, served as a basis for the painting.
       
    WSFS_Inst225.JPG WaterSmart from the Start - Instructor Manual
    $5.00 $0.00
    01-39-108
    Books are free, shipping charges will apply.

    WaterSmart from the start instructor manual with accompanying CD.

    The instructor manual and cd contains the instructor and student manual, a pre-test and a post-test with answers. The instructor manual is designed so anyone can be the facilitator, no knowledge of boating is necessary.

    One instructor manual can easily support a class size of 10-20 students
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    Nautical2014200.jpg Nautical Almanac 2014
    $25.00
    11-69-121
    The 2014 Nautical Almanac Commercial Edition. Required for sight taking in JN and N courses.
    ug_flags.jpg USPS Guide - How to Fly Flags (All New 2nd Edition)
    What's the best and most nautically-correct way to fly flags on your boat? This colorful little booklet shows you everything you need to know: flying the US Ensign on any boat; displaying an officer's flag or a yacht club or squadron pennant; dressing ship for a parade or celebration; and more. You'll also see the correct way to display flags ashore—indoors and out.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-129 - Non-Member Price
    $9.00
    01-88-129 - Member Price
    $7.00
    ug_boat_ins.jpg USPS Guide - Boat Insurance
    Do you really know what marine losses are covered by your insurance policy? Don't be blind-sided by exceptions that come to your attention only after you suffer a loss. Know what you're buying. Here is what you need to know when you shop for boat insurance.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-102 - Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    01-88-102 - Member Price
    $5.00
    ug_gmdss.jpg USPS Guide - GMDSS and Marine Radio
    The new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is revolutionizing emergency communications and international search and rescue at sea. In recognition of this leap forward, all new marine radios are now equipped with digital selective calling (DSC). The Boatowner's Guide to GMDSS and Marine Radio explains clearly and concisely how this revolutionary maritime 911 equipment works and describes the enormous advantages of digital VHF radio for ordinary communications with fellow boaters. The book comes with an interactive CD-ROM that shows you how to send emergency messages on a Class-D DSC equipped VHF radio, how to communicate with ships you want to avoid or whose assistance you need, how to call specific boats using digital selective calling, and how to set your digital receiver to "ring" so you will be alerted to incoming calls.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-130 - Non-Member Price
    $16.95
    01-88-130 - Member Price
    $11.00
    ug_sail.jpg USPS Guide - Introduction to Sailing
    Ever wonder how a sailboat moves into the wind? Why some sailboats are faster than others? The basics of sailboat handling and performance are here in easy-to-understand language that will pique your curiosity and make you eager to set sail soon.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-110 - Non-Member Price
    $14.95
    01-88-110 - Member Price
    $13.00
    ug_knots.jpg USPS Guide - Knots, Bends and Hitches
    Published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill and richly illustrated with 200 fine drawings, this handy little how-to has something for every mariner. The essentials of the boater’s repertoire are here—the bowline, the sheet bend, the clove hitch, etc.—but so are such lesser-known gems as the hawser bend, the cow hitch, and many more.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-124 - Non-Member Price
    $14.95
    01-88-124 - Member Price
    $9.90
    ug_bas_knts.jpg USPS Guide - Knot Tying: The Basic Knot CD
    In cooperation with Beutner Multimedia, USPS now has two CDs available that effectively demonstrate marlinespike techniques: The Basic Knots and Advanced Knotting. The Basic Knots CD is packaged with two different color pieces of light nylon line that help show when a knot (like the square knot) is correctly tied. Learn to tie 21 basic knots with this easy-to-use CD-ROM interactive reference. High quality video shows each and every step clearly. Knots demonstrated include the Square Knot or Reef Knot, Figure Eight, Bowline, Round Turn, Half Hitch and more. The demonstrations are well done and will be a terrific addition to your marlinespike reference library.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    07-66-100 - Non-Member Price
    $24.95
    07-66-100 - Member Price
    $12.95
    ug_ham.jpg USPS Guide - Marine Amateur Radio
    For anyone interested in using amateur radio on-board their boat this guide explains how to study for and obtain a license, how to select equipment and install it on board your boat, how to operate your radio for voice or Morse code communications, how to link up with onshore signal repeaters to extend your range and make personal phone calls, how to find and use ham marine radio nets to make position reports or request assistance, and even how to send and receive e-mail using ham radio. Ham radio offers many advantages to the recreational boater, and this well illustrated guide succinctly explains how to make the most of those advantages. The Marine Amateur Radio Guide is the first USPS book to be published by a commercial publisher and to be offered in commercial book stores world-wide.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-001 - Non-Member Price
    $12.95
    01-88-001 - Member Price
    $8.40
    ug_nav_ast.jpg USPS Guide - Navigational Astronomy
    Every mariner who ever put to sea has marveled at the millions of tiny lights in the night sky. Can they guide your passage? See what early sailors saw, share their wonders, dream their dreams, all with the help of this fun-packed, non-technical guide to stars, planets, and major constellations of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-107 - Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    01-88-107 - Member Price
    $5.00
    ug_pred_log.jpg USPS Guide - Predicted Log
    How does your boat handle and perform? Nobody knows better than you do, if you know how fast it travels at various engine/propeller speeds under different conditions. Predicted log contests pit your knowledge and skippering skills against the clock. How closely can you pre-determine the time it will take to travel each leg of a course? Competing against yourself and comparing your skills to those of other boaters, this fun competition hones your boat-handling skills.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-105 - Non-Member Price
    $12.95
    01-88-105 - Member Price
    $8.00
    ug_srm.jpg USPS Guide - Sight Reduction Methods
    Celestial navigation using the sun, moon, stars, and planets to plot your position and course is still a vital skill for every ocean-going yachtsman, even in this day of GPS navigation. Here is a guide to five important methods for converting your observations into the meaningful data that tells you exactly where you are.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-121 - Non-Member Price
    $16.95
    01-88-121 - Member Price
    $12.50
    ug_glos.jpg USPS Guide - USPS Glossary
    You're reading an interesting book about boating and come across a new word or phrase. Where do you find the correct definition? This handy reference provides the definitions of over 1300 nautical words and phrases used by boaters, including those found in USPS courses and publications. It's easy to read and worth keeping handy.

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-125 - Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    01-88-125 - Member Price
    $5.00
    ug_water.jpg USPS Guide - Water Sports
    Boating is fun, but there’s a lot more you can do on the water! Like skiing and windsurfing, to name a few. But, even these have safety rules, special equipment, procedures, and hand signals. Some seem so basic that it’s hard to find them in writing, but it’s important to know them to enjoy these sports safely. Here they are, in a booklet ready for use by long-time enthusiasts and beginners alike!

    Must provide valid Certificate Number for member price.
    01-88-127 - Non-Member Price
    $6.95
    01-88-127 - Member Price
    $5.00
    LICMan.JPG ARRL General Class License Manual
    $16.66 $12.50
    01-88-103
    The General Class License Manual will help you prepare for the written exam, explaining the theory behind each license question.
    Includes the latest question pool with answer key to help you pass the 35 question Element 3 Exam.
    hamradio225.gif ARRL Ham Radio License Manual - Second Edition
    $25.90
    01-88-112
    Absolutely everything you need to know for the FCC license exam. Each manual contains all the learning material in concise chapters. Includes: Practice Exam Software CD, easy-to-understand theory and rules, and color photos.
    psa225.JPG USPS PSA DVD
    $3.00
    07-30-100
    The USPS Public Service Announcment DVD contains six Award Winning 30-second videos for broadcasting on television stations. They were produced by R/C Ted Rankine.