Boot Key
Boot Key
A Boaters Cruising Guide to Marathon and the Florida Keys ...
Here are some of the manuals and product information that I personally collect for my own boat(s). I put it up here so that if my own hard drives crash I've saved the information here, but as long as I'm doing that I might as well share it with others that have a need for it. Storing these things electronically, especially as PDF files is handy because I can quickly access and reference them while I'm on the boat without hunting through reams of books. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open most of these. Some of these can be very large files so broad band is usually suggested. Large pdf files can look like they're doing nothing at all for several minutes while they load - so be patient on the large manuals.
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Capn Greg & Admiral Lisa (my Boat Babe) going in to dinner for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. August 2015

  JRC 3000 Raster Scan Radar:
Muir Windlass

Ideal Windlass Model ACW 12v
InCharge Alternator Regulator - Xantrex

XANTREX Freedom Marine Inverter
- Owners Manual 
Trace Engineering Marine Inverter - Charger
Interphase Twinscope Scanning Sonar
Garmin GPS 152
Garmin GPS 12 Personal Navigator Handheld GPS
(Similar if not identical to current Jabsco & Rule)
Cruiseair DX (Direct Expansion) Air Conditioning
Remote & Self Contained
West VHF50 Handheld VHF Radio
Gasoline Inboard Engines Prior to 1980
Inline 6 and V-8 Engines
(43mb and ~97 pages)
Perkins Diesel HT6-354 Engines 
Furuno LS6000 Depthsounder
Sea Star Hydraulic Steering
Xintex MB2 Gas Fume Detector
Fluke 85III Multimeter
Users Manual
Pequod 34 foot Sportfisherman
Teleflex Morse Fuel Sender
Marine Engines/Generators
Diesel & Gasoline
Simrad-Robertson AP25 Autopilot
Operation Manual  
Navman 4380 Fishfinder & Fuel Flow System
equivalent to:
Northstar Thru-Hull Depth Transducer
Northstar Mk2 Transom mount Transducers
Laerdal Heartstart 3000 Semi-Automatic Defibrillator
Operating Instructions
Northern Lights 12.5KW Generator
Note: Garmin quit supporting this with MAP
Updates. My suggestion is to quit supporting
Garmin and buy from someone else.
Gulfstar 44MC
Note that these are very similar diagrams, but a few
pages are different on each set - FYI
NOTE: Links to some manuals Pending - In progress

Christmas Boat Parade

Marathon City Marina

BKH Webcam

Cruising- Waypoints, Anchorages, Marinas & Services

Diving & Snorkeling

Fishing (general)

Marine Stings & Bites

Weather & Tides

Local Keys Links of interest to boaters

Personal Cruising Logs - Pictorial

Personal Boat Library