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Captain Kaufmann's Favorite Links

BEST Compass Manufacturer's Web Site

Ritchie Navigation
Very useful product selection guides and a set of directions for do-it-yourself compass adjusting suitable for small, non-steel boats. They also offer a good guide booklet to choosing and operating a compass. This is free and can be ordered on-line as a downloadable PDF file or as a printed brochure.

Compass Adjusting on US Navy Ships

HO 226 Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment and Compensation


US Department of the Interior, USGS, National Geomagnetism Program
Includes movies to show changes in magnetic variation over time, calculators for determining precise magnetic characteristics for specific locations, and much more.

Geological Survey of Canada, Earth Sciences Sector

Marine Electronics

Panbo's Marine Electronics & Communications Weblog


NOAA National Data Buoy Center
Real-time links to weather station observations, world-wide.

NOAA National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center
Not the most user-friendly, but LOTS of information.

S/V Barbara Ann Web Site
Easy-to-use source of offshore weather and sea-state synopses and forecasts for the cruising sailor (or armchair sailor) in traditional WeatherFax format.

Weather Underground
General weather US and world-wide.

Live Weather Images

Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream Page
For years she was the person at NOAA most helpful to offshore sailors on the subject of the gulfstream.

Compass Adjustment Teaching Tool


Cape Cod WaterWeb
Resources specific to Cape Cod and much more..

GEMINI Analysis graphic