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Returning from the Islands?

The Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS), a voluntary program offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), helps boaters report their arrival to the U.S. at no charge.

The program is designed to expedite entry of legitimate boaters, enabling CBP officers to focus their attention on higher-risk travelers and craft. SVRS is available to: U.S. Citizens, nationals and lawful permanent residents; Canadian citizens; and permanent residents of Canada who are nationals of a Visa Waiver Program country.

Enrolling is quick, easy, and free via the Internet in just three steps

  1. Complete application at www.CBP.gov/SVRS 
  2. Schedule interview online with CBP officer
  3. Receive boater registration number and password by email

SVRS participants report their entry to the U.S. quickly too, by calling a dedicated telephone line and responding to the questions. (CBP reserves the right to hold an in-person inspection if needed.)  The system is currently available in the Southeast at Florida, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It is also deployed at the U.S./Canada border.  

General information: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/pleasure_boats/boats/svrs.xml Audio of announcement – for sharing or broadcast: http://dvidshub.net/r/6mv47y.

CONDITIONS:
Indian River Water Quality Report
WEATHER
BUOY DATA www.ndbc.noaa.gov
HURRICANE INFORMATION

www.nhc.noaa.gov

http://boatus.com/hurricanes

http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/61798tip2.htm

http://www.boatingmag.com/blogs/how/10-hurricane-tips-boaters

http://www.safeco.com/insurance-101/consumer-tips/your-boat/safeguarding-your-boat-in-a-hurricane

MARINE WEATHER http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/cgi-bin/productviewer.php
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE www.nws.noaa.gov

ST LUCIE INLET  

http://stlucieinlet.com

LAKE OKEECHOBEE LEVEL

http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-oke.html

EXACT TIME http://tycho.usno.navy.mil
OFFICIAL TIME www.time.gov
TIDES
TIDES           http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/sites_useastlower.html
FISHING:
FLATS FISHING www.floridaflatflyfishing.com
WILDERNESS FISHING

http://www.wildernesstoday.com/category/fishing/ http://www.wildernesstoday.com/best-fishing-kayaks-reviews/ http://www.wildernesstoday.com/fly-fishing/

FLORIDA FISHING www.floridafishing.com
GOVERNMENT & ORGANIZATIONS:
CHARTS www.marineplanner.com
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION   www.floridaconservation.com
FLORIDA FRESHWATER FISHERIES http://floridafisheries.com
FLORIDA MARINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE www.floridamarine.org
NOTICE TO MARINERS www.navcen.uscg.gov
MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOC. OF THE TREASURE COAST

 www.miatc.com

US COAST GUARD www.uscg.mil
US CUSTOMS www.customs.gov
US POWER SQUADRONS NATIONAL SITE www.usps.org
VESSEL DOCUMENTATION www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/vdoc/nvdc.htm
WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA www.wildlifefoundationofflorida.com
WOMEN ABOARD www.womenaboard.com
YACHT AND SAILING CLUBS www.sailmiami.com/clubs.htm
MARLINSPIKE:
MORE KNOTS www.realknots.com
NAVIGATION:
LANDFALL NAVIGATION www.landfallnavigation.com
NAVQUEST www.navquest.com
 FREE DIGITIZED CHARTS http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/download.htm 
PLANNING:
CRUISERS COMPANION www.floatplan.com
FLOAT PLAN www.usps.org
MARINE FUEL PRICES

www.marinefuel.com

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Marina Life

RENTING A BOAT

 Wet-N-Wild Motorsports

PUBLICATIONS:
The Salty Southeast Cruiser's Net  Cruising Guide
FLORIDA SPORTSMAN www.floridasportsman.com
FLORIDA WILDLIFE www.floridawildlifemagazine.com
PASSAGE MAKER www.trawlertravel.com/
PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER www.pbo.co.uk/pbo/home.htm
PRACTICAL SAILOR www.practical-sailor.com/
SAILING WORLD & CRUISING WORLD www.sailingworld.com
SOUNDINGS www.soundingsonline.com
SOUTHERN BOATING www.southernboating.com
YACHT AND BOAT WORLD www.ybw.com
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
BLUE WATER BOOKS www.bluewaterweb.com
BOAT US www.boatus.com
DIESEL SUPPLIES www.marinedieseldirect.com
DON ROBERTSON?S MARINE MARKET PLACE www.yachtsales.com
EXPLORER CHART BOOKS www.explorercharts.com
LEWIS MARINE www.lewismarine.com
SAIL MIAMI www.sailmiami.com
WATERPROOF CHARTS www.waterproofcharts.com
WEST MARINE www.westmarine.com
SAILING SOURCES:
APPARENT WIND www.apparentwind.com/sailing-page.html
SAIL NET www.sailnet.com
SAFETY:
BOATING SAFETY www.boatingsafety.com
COMMANDER BOB www.commanderbob.com
GIVENS MARINE SURVIVAL, CO., INC. www.givensliferafts.com
LIFE RAFT AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT.COM www.lrse.com
MARISAFE www.marisafe.com
US COAST GUARD BOATING SAFETY www.uscgboating.org
WESTPAC MARINE SERVICES, INC. www.westpacmarine.com
YACHT AND BOAT WORLD www.ybw.com
STUART, FLORIDA:
STUART www.stuartfla.com
STUART www.stuartfla.com/marineguide.htm
MARTIN CO. www.martin.fl.us
BOATING SOURCES AND REFERENCES  
ABACO INFORMATION www.rmhyc.com/
BOATING INDUSTRY www.boatingindustry.com
FLORIDA CRUISING DIRECTORY www.floridacruising.com
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY www.aicw.org
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY FACILITIES www.cruiseguides.com/
MARINERS GUIDE www.marinersguide.com
MARINAS.COM marinas.com
NORTH AMERICAN CRUISER ASSOC. www.predictedlog.org
NORTHEAST FLORIDA MARINAS www.nefla.com/marina
REEDS ALMANAC www.reedsalmanac.com
YACHTING BURGEES www.burgees.com
YACHT SURVEY www.yachtsurvey.com
OTHER:
HOW THINGS WORK www.howstuffworks.com
THE MOTHER OF ALL MARITIME LINKS www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top
WORLD WIDE MARINE INFO www.charternet.com
MARINE WAYPOINTS www.marinewaypoints.com/index1.shtml



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