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Note: The USPS essentially has two websites:
One old with many out-dated pages,
and a newer version, where much valuable information
is hidden unless you are a USPS member.

  • USPS Website     (link added September 20, 2014)
  • WebSite Site Index     (link added September 20, 2014) At old version of website.
  • How do I...     (link added September 20, 2014) At old version of website.
  • America's Boating Course     (link added September 20, 2014) At separate website.
  • Cooperative Charting     (link added September 20, 2014) At old version of website.
  • SailAngle     (link added September 20, 2014) At separate website.
  • Squadron Locations     (link updated March 21, 2017) At new version of website.
  • The Ensign (official USPS magazine)     (link added September 20, 2014) At separate website.
  • USPS Boat Insurance     (link added September 20, 2014) At separate website.

District 26




SC Websites

Other Websites

  • WWW Tide and Current Predictor from the University of South Carolina
  • USCG Navigation Center
  • MarineTraffic.com Live information about ships which have AIS. You can zoom in to see local information (as the information is an overlay on a Google Map)
    • Charleston This seems to require a multi-step process:
      1. Click on "Live Map" on top menu
      2. Click on magnifying glass on left menu
      3. Enter "Charleston SC" in second field ("Find a map location")
  • First Aid for Onboard Medical Emergencies A listing of selected on-line medical resources for boaters, cruisers, and crew.
  • Animated Knots by Grog     (link added September 22, 2013)
  • FloatPlanCentral™ The Float Plan is a PDF that can be downloaded, and then you can enter information into the document, then save the PDF to your computer. Some fields are drop-down menus, although most are free-text fields. You can then send the PDF to friends and family by e-mail rather than printing it. Includes a glossary of terms.
    (Note: There are older versions of the Float Plan elsewhere on-line. The version at FloatPlanCentral (as of August 10, 2018) is "Version 10.2, Copyright 2015"     (link updated August 10, 2018)
  • National Safe Boating Council     (link added May 10, 2014)
  • The Hull Truth Boating and Fishing Forum "THE HULL TRUTH is the world's largest FREE network for the discussion of Boating & Fishing. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world."     (link added September 20, 2014)
    • At The Hull Truth: The Carolinas     (link added October 7, 2014)
  • Coast Guard Life Jacket changes:
  • Operation Dry Water From the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.     (link added February 6, 2015)

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