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The Nation's Sea Grant Program has many good books, posters and videos that you can order or borrow via interlibrary Loan. Here are some publications related to boating safety:

Dangerous Waters! 1999. An interactive boater safety game intended for use in educational displays and recreational boating industry exhibits. With a click of the mouse, players can test their boating safety knowledge in a variety of risky, real-life scenarios. CD-ROM (PC and Mac  compatible). $19.95 (plus postage); inquire about bulk discounts. ORESU-C-99-001. ORESU.

Water Wise: Safety for the Recreational Boater. Jerry Dzugan and Susan Clark Jensen. 1999. Comprehensive safety book for inshore and offshore boaters nationwide. Covers weather, PFDs and survival rafts, signals, survival, first aid, fire fighting etc. Illustrated, and written in a style that holds the reader's interest! 200 pp., $19.95, MAB-51. AKU.

Family Boating: Preparing for an Emergency. 1992. Discusses safety equipment, handling the boat, dangers of cold water and what to do in case of an accident. Four-fold brochure. Free NYSGI

Hypothermia: Surviving in Cold Water. 1985. Describes what happens as body temperature drops, how to slow the process, extend survival times and administer first aid procedures. PENNANTS #2. Free WISCU

A New Look at Cold Water Near-Drowning. A 29-minute video which describes the near-drowning phenomenon, explains and demonstrates what to do, and illustrates how a medical center can establish a treatment protocol. Order from: Concept Systems Inc., 2619 Canton Ct., Suite GL-1, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Survival in Cold Water: Hypothermia Prevention. Fact sheet describes symptoms of hypothermia, survival at various water temperatures, and how to increase survival time. Free. MINNU

Hypothermia. (1992) BOOK: This illustrated book tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat hypothermia. Tells how to wear flotation and thermal protection devices, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. 20 pp., $4.00. SG-ED-15. AKU

Hypothermia. (1986) VIDEO: Demonstrates the danger of hypothermia on a fishing boat, how to recognize hypothermia, what to do about it, and how to prevent it. 15 min., $15.00. MAPV-1. AKU

Cold Water Near-Drowning. (1990) BOOK: Steps in treating the victim, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), are described and illustrated. 19 pp., $4.00. SG-ED-10. AKU

Cold Water Near-Drowning. (1983) VIDEO: Demonstrates how to treat a cold water near-drowning victim, and shows CPR on an adult. 20 min., $15.00. MAPV-2. AKU

Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries, by Deborah Mercy. (1990) BOOK: Tells how to prevent, identify, and treat cold injuries. Provides complete information on frostnip, frostbite, and immersion foot. 20 pp., $4.00. SG-ED-07. AKU

Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries. (1988) VIDEO: Demonstrates the four types of cold injuries and how to treat them. Shows prevention and some situations in which you might get a cold injury. 16 min., $15.00. MAPV-17. AKU

Cold Weather Safety and Survival. VIDEO SET: This video-workbook set combines three of the above sets. Learn how to prevent and treat hypothermia, cold water near-drowning, and frostbite. The tape combines MAPV-1, MAPV-2, and MAPV-17, and comes with three workbooks. A $57.00 value. 61 min., $25.00. MAPV-20. AKU

Shore Survival. (1986) BOOK: This is a workbook for boaters who could find themselves on land following a mishap at sea, as well as pilots, hunters, hikers, and other sports enthusiasts who may become stranded. The reader will learn basic survival principles, including making decisions in a survival situation, building a shelter, making signals, what to eat and drink, and how to keep your spirits up. 39 pp., $3.50. CES-A-2-033. AKU

Shore Survival. (1983) VIDEO: Demonstrates the seven steps to survival, how to build an emergency shelter from materials at hand, how to create signal devices, and how to use your own resourcefulness and ingenuity to stay alive. 22 min, $15.00. MAPV-4. AKU

Sea Survival. (1983) VIDEO: Shows the seven steps to survival; how to use a life raft; how to conserve body heat, energy, and water on a life raft; and how to safely board a rescue helicopter. 21 min., $15.00. MAPV-3. AKU

Waterproof Your Family: Survival Strategies Start With You. Community education program for classroom and pool, developed by Michigan Sea Grant and Dive Rescue. Includes information for organizations wishing to use the kit to generate community support. 28-page program guide, 20-minute slide/tape show, 75-minute VHS, 10 p osters, and 100 handouts. Order from: Dive Rescue Inc./International, 201 N. Line Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2712. $249.95, and make check payable to Dive Rescue.

Mayday Distress Sticker. A sticker that gives step-by-step instructions on how to send a Mayday distress call. This 6" x 6" self-adhesive vinyl sticker should be posted beside your vessel radio. Single copies free, 2 or more 16? each. MAYDAY. AKU

Get a Grip on Ocean Motion, by D. Douglas Coughenower. (1994) Helps people understand how to prevent motion sickness with medications and other techniques, and how to cope with the problem should they get seasick. Single copies free, 2-99 copies 20? each, 100 or more 12? each. SG-ED-20. AKU

Lightning and Boats. Describes a protection system to direct lightning through the boat with less chance of damage or injury. First aid for victims of lightning strikes and advice on protecting the boat's electronic equipment are included. 12 pp. MICHU-SG-89-700. 50 cents MICHU

Lightning and Sailboats - Thomson, Ewen. 1994. How to ground your sailboat to prevent serious damage and potentially fatal injuries as a result of a lightning strike. Discusses specifics of installing an efficient lightning protection system. Presents results of a survey of boats struck by lightning, documents damage sustained, and discusses specifics of installing an efficient lightning protection system. 24 page booklet and 23-minute video. SGEB-17. $2.00 booklet only; $15.00 booklet and video. FLSGEB-17.

Understanding LORAN-C. 1986 Background and user information on LOng RAnge Navigation, which uses shore-based radio transmitters and on-vessel receivers to enable navigators to precisely determine their positions. PENNANTS #6. WISCU

Hurricane Plan for Boaters. Mark Amaral. 1992. In order to protect personal property and the vessels around them, owners must: (1) know their boat and their own skills; (2) know the surrounding area; and (3) have a plan. This plan should review all the options available. Prior to the hurricane season, decisions should be made as to where the safest place for the vessel would be, the adequacy of the present mooring or dock, and what type of equipment is necessary to have onboard. Some options are described. RIU-G-92-001.RISUFree

The Contribution of Recreational Boats to Bacterial Water Pollution: A Model for Determining Sewage Loading Rates. Maureen E. Eldredge. 1989. National Marina Research Conference: p. 143-155. This study obtained data on boat use in Rhode Island to determine sewage loading factors. Preliminary results, which indicate a correlation between boat use and boat length, were used to create a modified formula which factors in relevant data on occupancy rates and number of people aboard. These data were used in conjunction with aerial photographs taken during the July 4th weekend to develop two models for the contribution of recreational boats to bacterial water pollution. RIU-R-89-016.

Recreational Boating Facilities in the Nation. Neil Ross. 1985. Some common trends and patterns in recreational boating have been identified by Sea Grant researchers in Rhode Island and other states and are briefly described in this report. Possibilities for expansion of public access to waterways are also discussed. RIU-T-85-001.

Guidelines for Winter Boat Lay-up. James M. Falk. 1993 This pamphlet provides guidelines on the following topics to help recreational boaters prepare their vessels for winter: boat haul; engine; propeller; steering and controls; fuel tank; battery; electric and ignition MASGC: system; cooling system; plumbing system; interior; bilge; exterior; frame and cover; and general checks. DELU-G-93-004.

Personal Watercraft: Affordable, Fun, and Potentially Dangerous . Ohio Sea Grant Program. 1996. Boating with personal watercraft (PWC) is the fastest growing boating activity in the world. The affordability (average unit cost of $5,655) and transportability of these vessels allow a new segment of people the enjoyment of water sports. In 1994, 31 percent of all powerboats sold nationwide were PWCs. The same features that make these one-, two-, and three-person craft so appealing (their size, speed, and maneuverability) also make them hazardous to those using them, swimmers, and other boaters when they are operated recklessly. This pamphlet explains how accidents happen, and how to prevent them. OHSU-G-96-004.

How to Order Sea Grant Publications:

To order, contact the Sea Grant program responsible for the publication, unless otherwise noted. Please prepay all orders. When a publication is listed as free, that applies to single copies only; for bulk order prices, contact the appropriate Sea Grant program. Free publications are for single copies only; for prices on bulk orders, contact the publisher.

Sea Grant programs with on-line publication directories are indicated by:anchor. Clicking the icon will take you to the appropriate site.

    anchorAKU Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks PO Box 755040-MN Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. Phone: (907) 474-6707. FAX: (907) 474-6285. Orders by mail, phone or FAX. Prepayment is required. Checks or money orders in U.S. funds payable to University of Alaska Sea Grant, VISA/MasterCard, and institutional purchase orders are accepted. Quantity discount rates are available for books but do not apply to videos; please ask us for details. For further information contact: FYPUBS@aurora.alaska.edu

    anchorCONN: Connecticut Sea Grant, Marine Sciences Institute, University of Connecticut, Building 24, Avery Point, Groton, CT 06340. Phone: (203) 445-8664.

    anchorCUIMR: California Sea Grant, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0232. Phone: (619) 534-4446

    anchorDELU: Delaware Sea Grant, University of Delaware Marine Communications Office ,Newark, DE 19716-3530. Phone: (302) 831-8083. FAX: (302) 831-2005. E-mail: MarineCom@udel.edu. Make checks payable to the University of Delaware.

    anchorFLSGP: Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida, PO Box 110409, Gainesville, FL 32611-0409. Make checks payable to Florida Sea Grant. Florida residents add sales tax. Indicate the publication(s) you want by title, quantity and price. For Visa and MasterCard orders, call 1-800-226-1764 (additional handling fee applies.)

    GAUS: Georgia Sea Grant, Ecology Building, Room 14, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2206. Phone: (706) 542-6009. Fax: (706) 542-5888.

    HAWAU: University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, 1000 Pope Road, MSB 200, Honolulu HI 96822. Phone: (808) 956-7410.

    anchorIL-IN:" Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, 1917 S. Wright St Champaign Urbana, IL 61801 . Phone: (217) 333-2007or 1-800-345-6087. Make checks payable to the University of Illinois. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

    anchorLSU: Louisiana Sea Grant, 103 Wetland Resources Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.. Make checks payable to Louisiana State University

    anchorMEU: Maine Sea Grant Communications, 5715 Coburn Hall #30, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5715. Phone: (207) 581-1440. Fax: (207) 581-1423.

    anchor MDU: Maryland Sea Grant, 0112 Skinner Hall, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742-7640. Phone (301) 405-6471. Fax: (301) 314-9581.

    anchorMICHU: Michigan Sea Grant College Program, University of Michigan, 2200 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099. Make checks payable to Michigan Sea Grant.

    anchorMINNU: Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, University of Minnesota, 2305 East Fifth Street, Duluth, MN 55812-1445. Make checks payable to University of Minnesota.

    MASGC: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Sea Grant Consortium, 703 East Beach Drive, PO Box 7000, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-7000.

    anchorNCU: North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University, Box 8605 Raleigh, NC 27695. Phone (919) 515-245; FAX (919) 515-7095.

    anchorNHU: New Hampshire Sea Grant Communications, Kingman Farm, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3512. Phone (603) 749-1565. Fax: (603) 743-3997.

    anchorNJMSC: Sea Grant Program, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, Building No. 22, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732. Phone: (908) 872-1300. Fax: (908) 872-9537.

    anchorNYSGI/NYEXT: New York Sea Grant Institute SUNY at Stony Brook 121 Discovery Hall Stony Brook, NY 11794-5001 ATTN: Communications. Phone: (516) 632-9124 Fax: (516) 632-6917 E-mail: shamill@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

    anchorOHSU: Ohio Sea Grant Publications The Ohio State University 1314 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212-1194. Phone: (614) 292-8949. Make checks payable to The Ohio State University.

    anchorORESU: Oregon Sea Grant Communications, 402 Administrative Services, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331. Make checks payable to Oregon Sea Grant. Phone (541) 737-2716. E-mail: Sea.Grant.Communications@seagrant.orst.edu (Note: A 1992 fire destroyed most Oregon Sea Grant publications before that date. Copies may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Depository).

    anchorPenn: Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Penn State Erie, 5091 Station Road, Erie PA 165-0101. Phone: (814) 8986420.

    anchorRIU: Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program, Information Office. Box 65 Marine Resources Building, 220 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. Phone (401) 874-6842. Make checks payable to Rhode Island Sea Grant.

    anchorTAMU: Sea Grant College Program, Texas A&M University, 1716 Briarcrest, Suite 603 Bryan, Texas 77802 Phone: (409) 862-3767 FAX: (409) 862-3786. E-mail: egraham@unix.tamu.edu . Make checks payable to Texas A&M University.

    anchorUSC: University of Southern California Sea Grant Publications ,University of Southern California, University Park ,Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373 Phone: 213-740-1961 FAX: 213-740-5936 E-mail: seagrant@mizar.usc.edu Make checks payable to University of Southern California.

    VGSCP:Virginia Sea Grant, Madison House, University of Virginia, 170 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. (804) 924-5965. Fax: (804) 982-3694

    anchorWASHU: Washington Sea Grant, HG-30, University of Washington, 3716 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98108-6716. Phone: (206) 543-6600. E-mail sgpubs@u.washington.edu. Make checks payable to the University of Washington. Credit card orders may be FAXed to (206) 685-0380.

    anchorWIS: Wisconsin Sea Grant, Communications Office, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive Madison, WI 53706-1103 U.S.A. Phone: (608) 263-3259; FAX (608) 262-0591. E-mail: linda@seagrant.wisc.edu. Make checks or money orders payable to UW Sea Grant Institute.

    anchorWHOI: WHOI Sea Grant Program, 193 Oyster Pond Rd. CRL 209, MS #2, Woods Hole, MA 92543-1525. Phone: (508) 289-2398. Fax: (508) 457-2172. E-mail:seagrant@whoi.edu

    How to Borrow Sea Grant Publications

    Copies of all Sea Grant publications are archived at the National Sea Grant Depository, which can provide loaned copies on request, often through inter-library loan agreements. The Depository houses the only complete collection of publications generated by the National Sea Grant College Program. In addition to the literature documented here, the collection includes journal articles, annual reports, serials and newsletters, charts and maps. The Depository's Web site offers the ability to search for publications to borrow. In addition, the Depository is in the process of digitizing most of its holdings and making them available, free of charge, for downloading from its Web site.

    For further information contact the National Sea Grant Depository, Pell Library Building/Bay Campus,University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, (401)792-6114.