Sailboat Links

Montgomery Sailboat Owners Group Photo Sitehttp://www.msogphotosite.com/

  • The site is filled with pictures of owner’s and the personal projects done to repair, renew and improve the Mboats.

Montgomery Sailboat Owners Group (MSOG)http://msog.org/

  • MSOG is the sister site to the MSOG photo site.  MSOG also contains pictures and projects.   Host of a current list of Mboats for sale (or is is sail?).  Also host of the email discussion group about Mboats (registration link)

Trailer Sailer ‘Montomery Sailboats’ Forumhttp://bbs.trailersailor.com/forums/montgomery/index.cgi

  • The forum’s stated purpose is, “… an open forum for discussing anything pertaining to Montgomery sailboats.”

Sage Marinehttp://www.sagemarine.us

  •  Sage Marine is the builder of the new Jerry Montgomery pocket cruiser design: Sage 17

Havasu Montgomeryshttp://havasumontgomerys.piczo.com

  •  The homepage of Montgomery 23 (M23) Dauntless.  Sean and Jo Mulligan have rebuilt her into a great example of the largest version of the Mboat series. Be sure to read and view the pictures about replacing Dauntless’s ballast and

Havasu Pocket Cruisers Conventionhttp://www.sailhavasu.com

  •  Each February pocket cruisers from around the United Stated gather for a week of sailing, socializing and MORE sailing on Lake Havasu Arizona.  This event is coordinated by Sean Mulligan.

Jerry Montgomeryhttp://www.jerrymontgomery.org/

  •  The originator of the Mboat line.  Jerry no longer builds the boats.  He remains active on the discussion groups about his craft.  You can order rigging ‘bits’ from him through the site (advice is free).  Jerry also has some boat parts in his shop that may assist folks working on their older Mboats.  Contact Jerry to see if he has the part you are needing to complete your boat project.

The M15 Umiaq owned by Giles Morrishttp://www.zzzdocs.com/Boats/M15.aspx

  •  Hailing from the Northeast USA, Giles shares some information about his M15, Umiaq, and describes his first M15 overnight trip.  (I’m unsure if #264 is still owned by Giles.)

Daniel’s Blog – http://danielgrich.users.sonic.net/

  • New owner of new to him Montgomery 15 #208.  Shares pictures, video and thoughts on hi M15 Kestrel.

NOAA Tides and Currents – http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/index.shtml

  •  Tides in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands can range 15 feet or more, and currents can run over five or six knots.

SailFlow ‘ weather where you sail’http://www.sailflow.com/windandwhere.iws?newHomeRegionID=119

  •  nice to see wind predictions and patterns.  helpful in planning a trip and to review how the larger weather pattern interacts with puget sound’s many channels, bays and coves.

Magic Harborhttp://www.donberry.com/harbor2/harbor2.html

  •  This site comes from the ‘early days’ of the Internet.  A collection of short stories by Don Berry about living as a ‘water rat’ on Puget Sound.  I found this ‘book’ back in 1995 or 1996 when I was ‘exploring the Internet.’  This writing has since been a favorite.  Here is more about Don’s life works: http://www.donberry.com/

Northwest Pottershttp://www.nwpotters.org/

  •  Another group of small trailerable sailboat owners … this one made up of folks owning the West Wright Potter (aka, ‘The Potter’).

Small Craft Advisorhttp://www.smallcraftadvisor.com/

  •  This is the www-site of the magazine of the same name.  The mag is a great resource for those that like trailerable boats (focus on sailboats).

Trailer Sailorhttp://www.trailersailor.com/

  •  A great site for general information on trailerable sailboats of all types.

The Simple Sailorhttp://www.thesimplesailor.com/index.html

  • Site by “Roger Taylor, skipper of a little junk-rigged Corribee called Mingming. This is my website. Only time will tell what it will be about, but initially it will be about Mingming, her voyages and the principles of Simple Sailing that underpin my approach to ocean voyaging.”  Roger has now published two books about his small boat travels, Voyages of a Simple Sailor and Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing.  Both books are entertaining reading.

Keep Turning Lefthttp://keepturningleft.co.uk/index.php

  • “[T]he story of one mans slow odyssey around the UK. 30 months of sailing has resulted in travelling from the Isle of Wight to Wells in North Norfolk – so I am aiming for one of the slowest circumnavigations in UK history.”

ShortyPen’s Saiboat Pocket Cruiser List – http://www.shortypen.com/boats/pocket/

  • The most comprehensive list of small ‘cruising’ sailboats I have found on the http://www.  There are many pocket cruiser sailboats that have almost no representation on the internet. Some were only manufactured for a few years and then the design was discontinued and others had their companies go out of business. This is my comprehensive list and directory of all the fiberglass production sailboats that have a cabin with a door or drop boards, are less than 20 feet long, less than 8′ wide, and weigh less than 2000 pounds.” 

Boat Owners Association of the United Stateshttp://boatus.com/default.asp

  • Overall a good site for ‘boat things’.  Focus is powerboats.  The Association’s boat insurance provides great coverage at very reasonable rates.  When I shopped for Sweet Pea’s insurance I found BoatUS costs to be 1/4 other insurance companies’.

Bearing Buddyhttp://www.bearingbuddy.com/

  • These are a must have for your boat’s trailer.