You no longer need to have a huge library and spend a lot of money updating your regulations. Check out the latest laws and regulations at these sites:_______________________________________
California Dept of Boating : All the information you need to stay legal in California.
Canadian Registered Vessels : Information on Canadian Registered Vessels.
Canadian Regulations : Transport Canada Acts and Regulations.
Canadian Pleasure Craft License: Transport Canada Pleasure Craft License Regs.
C.F.R.s : You can search the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations here.
CG 840 books : These are the Coast Guard check lists for conducting commercial vessel inspections.
Coast Guard Aux Safety Inspection: This is a link to the CG Auxiliary Safety Inspection Manual.
Documented Vessel Owners : Information on Coast Guard documented vessels by document #.
Documented Vessel Owners : Information on Coast Guard documented vessels by vessel name.
Federal Communications Commission : Radio requirements.
FCC radio operator : Radio operator requirements.
Federal Registers : You can search Proposed and Final Federal rule makings here.
IMO : The International Maritime Organization; SOLAS, MARPOL, Loadline Conventions.
MARAD SMALL VESSEL WAIVER : Waiver application for foreign vessel build.
MCA : United Kingdom Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.
MSMs : Coast Guard Marine Safety Manuals contain Coast Guard inspection policy guidance on a wealth of topics.
Navigation Rules : The Navigation Rules are available on line for review or purchase.
NASBLA : National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
Navigation Charts : The NOAA on line chart viewer.
NVICS : Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars: Industry guidance on a wealth of topics.
ORC : Offshore Racing Council site which contains their regulations for offshore racing yachts.
Port State Information Exchange : Information on Coast Guard inspection of commercial vessels and status of U.S. Documented vessels..
U.S. Code Search : You can search the Laws of the U.S. here.
U.S. Coast Guard Home Page : From here you may access a lot of safety information.
U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Hotline : Info on boater education and manufacturer's recalls etc.
U.S. Coast Guard Documentation Center : National Vessel Documentation Office. Get the forms you need to renew your vessel document.