Little Compass RoseCaribbean Compass December 2001


How To Get A Quick Fix?
Try E-Mail!
by Rod and Jan Tuttle


How do they know? There is some perverse trait of boat systems belonging to a liveaboard cruiser. That trait is the uncanny ability for our systems to select some remote island location to fail - a location where assistance is very limited.
Is it just fantasy to think that competent help for the specific product could become available, wherever you are in the world? It seems that virtually every island now has an internet café. In addition, more and more cruisers are moving to e-mail via SSB radio. We recently received a one-day response from Raymarine concerning troubleshooting a failure in our Autohelm instruments and, in another situation, a response from Flo-jet concerning a source for a specific pump.

Below is a table that contains approximately 300 companies who supply systems, parts, and/or services to the cruising community. The sources for this table are many, primarily a direct-mail campaign that we did and which had excellent responses from manufacturers who are anxious to support their users. We also did a booth-by booth canvassing of the Newport Boat Show, and added our own resources, and information from other cruisers.

Despite all of the checking that we did, the table undoubtedly contains some errors and omissions. If you have suggestions, corrections, or additions please e-mail them to us at [email protected] and we will amend the table for future publication.
We hope this handy pull-out directory (or the version found at www.caribbeancompass.com) will add positively to your cruising adventures!

MANUFACTURER E-MAIL, PHONE, FAX

A & B INDUSTRIES INC [email protected] (707) 765-6200
ACHILLES INFLATABLE CRAFT [email protected] (425) 353-7000 (425) 353-5787
ACR [email protected] (954) 981-3333 (305) 983-5087
ADLER BARBOUR [email protected] (860) 664-4906
AEROFAST TIEDOWNS, NZ [email protected] (643) 358-8991 (643) 358-8931
ALDEN [email protected] (508) 366-8851
ALDEN ELECTRONICS [email protected]
ALLIANCE [email protected] (954) 462-9333
ALPENGLOW [email protected] (406) 889-3586
ALPHA [email protected] (800) 257-4225
AMPLE POWER support@ample_power.com (206) 789-0827
ANCOR MARINE [email protected] (707) 792-0312
ANDERSON WINCHES See Scandvik
ANSS See Curaçao Marine Service
APEX [email protected] (800) 422-5977
AQUA METER See Rule
AQUA SIGNAL CORP [email protected] (630) 232-6425
AQUALARM [email protected] (619) 575-4011
AQUAMARINE INC (360) 376-3091
ATKINS & HOYLE [email protected] (416) 596-1818
AUTOPROP [email protected] (401) 847-7960 (401) 849-0631
AVON MARINE [email protected] (410) 604-3616 (410) 643-4544
B&G USA [email protected] (727) 540-0229 (727) 540-0281
BALMAR [email protected] (360) 629-6100 (360) 629-3210
BARTON MARINE EQUIPMENT [email protected]
BINOCULARS ETC [email protected] (800) 488-9120
BLUEWATER BOOKS & CHARTS [email protected] (954) 763-6533 (954) 522-2278
BLUEWATER INSURANCE [email protected]
BOMAR POMPANETTE INC [email protected] (603) 826-5781
BOMBARD US (410) 643-4141 (410) 643-4491
BOSE CORPORATION (800) 444-2673
BOSTON WHALER INC [email protected] (904) 428-0057
BROADWATER [email protected] 61 2 9736 1633
BRUNTON MARINE (307) 857-5606 (307) 857-5691
BUSHNELL [email protected] (913) 752 3400
C. PLATH See Weems & Plath
CAFRAMO [email protected] (519) 534-1080
CANON USA (732) 521-7000
CAPE HORN [email protected] (800) 227-4676
CARIBE [email protected] (305) 253-4822
CAY ELECTRONICS, INC [email protected] (401) 683-3520 (401) 683-3633
CELESTAIRE [email protected] (800) 727-9785
CENTEK INDUSTRIES [email protected] (912) 228-7653 (912) 228-1270
CETEK BENMAR [email protected] (714) 540-5120
CHELSEA (617) 884-0250 (617) 884-3608
C-LEVEL [email protected] (203) 254-3770
C-MAP/USA [email protected] (508) 477-8010 (508) 477-6168
COMMAR SALES [email protected]
COMPASS INDUSTRIES [email protected] (800) 221-9904
CRUISAIR [email protected] (804) 746-1313
CRUISING EQUIPMENT [email protected] (206) 782-8100
CRUISING SERVICES [email protected] (800) 326-1023
CUMMINS [email protected] (843) 745-1615
CURACAO MARINE SERVICE [email protected]
DAIWA CORPORATION (562) 802-9589
DANFOSS [email protected] (457) 488-2222
DATAMARINE [email protected] (425) 771-2182 (425) 771-2650
DAVIS INSTRUMENTS [email protected] (510) 732-9229 (510) 732-9188
DEFENDER [email protected] (860) 701-3400 (860) 701-3424
DETROIT DIESEL [email protected] (312) 592-5000
D.H. WILLIAMS BOAT INSURANCE [email protected] (954) 767-9500 (954) 767-9700
DICKINSON MARINE [email protected] (604) 525-6444 (604) 525-6417
DOYLE SAILS USA [email protected] (781) 639-1490
DOYLE SAILS CARIBBEAN [email protected]
DYER [email protected] (401) 245-3300
E.S. RITCHIE & SONS (781) 826-5131 (781) 826-7336
EAGLE (800) 324-0044 (800) 324-4743
EAGLE OPTICS 2120 W Greenview Dr Suite 4, Middleton,WI 53562, USA
EAST PENN MANUF [email protected] (610) 682-6361
EDSON INTERNATIONAL [email protected] (508) 995-9711 (508) 995-5021
ESCAPE SAILBOAT CO (401) 683-5900
ESPAR [email protected] (905) 670-0960
EURO MARINE TRADING [email protected] (800) 222-7712
EVINRUDE See OMC International
E-Z KOLD [email protected] (613) 393-1122
FARALLON ELECTRONICS [email protected] (415) 331-1924
FATTY KNEES [email protected] (508) 758-2473
FISCHER PANDA [email protected] (800) 508-6494
FLEX-O-FOLD PROPELLERS [email protected] (781) 631-3190 (781) 639-2503
FLOJET CORP [email protected] (949) 859-4945
FLOSCAN [email protected] (800) 522-3610 (206) 523-4961
FORCE 10 [email protected] (604) 522-0233 (604) 522-9608
FORD LEHMAN [email protected] (888) 329-1899
FORESPAR PRODUCTS CORP [email protected] (949) 858-8820
FORTRESS [email protected] (954) 978-9988
FUJINON, INC (973) 633-5600 (973) 694-8299
FURLEX SAIL SYSTEMS (617) 639-0440 (617) 631-7517
FURUNO [email protected] (360) 834-9300 (360) 834-9400
FYNSPRAY [email protected] (508) 995-7000
GALLEY MAID [email protected] (407) 848-8696 (407) 848-8872
GARMIN (800) 800-1020 (913) 397-8282
GLACIER BAY INC [email protected] (510) 437-9100
GREAT WATER, INC [email protected] (814) 838-0786 (814) 838-8700
GROCO (410) 712-4242 (410) 712-0160
GRUNERT See Marine Air Systems
HALL RIGGING [email protected] (401) 253-3964
HAMILTON FERRIS CO [email protected] (508) 881-4602
HAMILTON MARINE [email protected] (207) 548-6302
HARKEN [email protected] (262) 691-3320 (262) 691-3008
HART SYSTEMS, INC (253) 858-8481 (253) 858-8486
HEART INTERFACE [email protected] (253) 872-7225 (253) 872-3412
HEHR AQUALINE [email protected] (817) 535-0284
HELLA INC [email protected] (770) 631-7500
HILD SAILS [email protected] (800) 237-4453
HOOD USA [email protected] (401) 849-9400
HOOD YACHT SYSTEMS See Seafurl
HOWARD MILLER See Commar Sales
HRO SYSTEMS [email protected] (310) 327-2600
HUMMINBIRD (334) 687-6613 (334) 687-5680
ICOM TECH SUPPORT [email protected] (425) 454-8155 (425) 454-1509
IDEAL WINDLASS [email protected] (401) 884-2550
IMTRA CORP [email protected] (508) 995-7000
INSTAPURE TELEDYNE [email protected] (888) 242-4500
INTERLUX www.yachtpaint.com (800) 468-7589
INTERNATIONAL PAINT www.yachtpaint.com (800) INT-RLUX
INTERPHASE [email protected] (831) 477-4944 (831) 957-0609
ISUZU DIESEL, N.A. (248) 426-4200
ITT JABSCO (714) 545-8251 (714) 957-0609
JABSCO See ITT Jabsco
JOHNSON OUTBOARDS See OMC International
JOHNSON PUMP [email protected] (847) 671-7867
JRC JAPAN RADIO CO sales@jrcamerica (206) 654-5644 (206) 654-7030
JSI [email protected] (727) 577-3320
KATO MARINE (410) 269-1218 (410) 269-5230
KELVIN HUGHES LTD [email protected] 44 (181) 500-1020
KENYON MARINE, INC [email protected] (860) 664-4906 (860) 664-4907
KVH [email protected] (401) 847-3327
LEE SAILS NORTHEAST [email protected] (516) 654-8008
LEICA [email protected] (310) 791-5300 (310) 791-6108
LESTEK [email protected] (877) 605-7050
LEWMAR [email protected] (203) 458-6200 (203) 453-5669
LIGHTHOUSE MANUFACTURING [email protected] (909) 683-5078
LISTER-PETTER [email protected] (913) 764-3512
LOFRANS [email protected] (508) 995-7000
LOWRANCE (800) 324-0044 (918) 234-1707
MACK BORING [email protected] (508) 946-9200 (508) 946-0779
MACK SAILS [email protected] (561) 283-2306
MAGELLAN SYSTEMS CORP (909) 394-5000
MAGMA PRODUCTS, INC [email protected] (562) 627-0500 (562) 627-0550
MAPTECH [email protected] (978) 933-3000 (978) 933-3030
MARINE AIR SYSTEMS INC [email protected] (954) 973-2477
MARINE DEVELOPMENT (804) 746-1313 (804) 746-7248
MARINETICS [email protected] (714) 646-8889
MARISAFE, INC (866) 383-1888 (966) 214-1400
MARTEC [email protected] (562) 435-4494 (562) 435-7846
MAST-MATE [email protected] (800) 548-0436
MAX PROP see PYI [email protected]
MAXWELL WINCHES INC (949) 631-2634 (949) 631-2846
MEDICAL SEA PAK (800) 832-6054 (716) 266-3136
MERCURY MARINE (920) 929-5040
MICROLOGIC [email protected] (818) 998-1216
MORSE CONTROL SYSTEMS (216) 653-7701 (216) 653-7799
MOTOROLA [email protected] (800) 448-6686
NAUTICAL SOFTWARE (503) 579-1414 (503) 579-1304
NAUTICAL TECHNOLOGIES [email protected] (207) 942-4751 (207) 941-1672
NAUTICKOLD [email protected] (954) 523-6182
NEIL PRYDE SAILS [email protected] (904) 871-6221
NEWMAR [email protected] (714) 751-0488 (714) 957-1621
NEXUS MARINE See Brunton
NISSAN MARINE (972) 323-6003 (972) 323-5277
NOBELTEC [email protected] (800) 495-6279 (425) 391-9181
NORCOLD [email protected] (937) 498-6710
NORTH SAILS [email protected] (787) 863-3761
NORTHERN LIGHTS [email protected] (206) 789-3880
NORTHSTAR [email protected] (978) 897-6600 (978) 897-7241
OMC INTERNATIONAL GROUP [email protected] (847) 689-6200
OMNI [email protected] (877) 420-9273
ONAN CORP [email protected] (612) 574-5000
ORIGO [email protected] (941) 355-4488
PACE EDWARDS CO (360) 736-9991
PACTOR II MODEM See Farallon Electronics
PANELTRONICS, INC [email protected] (305) 823-9777 (305) 824-0805
PAR See ITT Jabsco
PATHFINDER [email protected] (514) 695-6676
PENN FISHING TACKLE MFG (215) 229-9415 (215) 223-3017
PERKINS DIESEL See Detroit Diesel
PERKO (305) 621-7525 (305) 620-9978
PIONEER RESEARCH [email protected] (856) 866-9191 (856) 866-8615
PLASTIMO [email protected] (941) 360-1888 (866) 214-1400
PLATH [R.C. PLATH] [email protected] (503) 777-2441
PORTA-BOTE [email protected] (650) 961-5334
POWERWINCH (800) 243-3097 (513) 367-3937
PRESTOLITE ELECTRIC [email protected] (800) 995-9988
PROFESSIONAL MARINER (805) 644 1886 (805) 644-1895
PROFURL, INC [email protected] (954) 760-9511 (954) 763-8790
PUR WATERMAKERS [email protected] (561) 659-5047
PYI [email protected] (425) 355-3669 (425) 355-3661
QUANTUM SAILS [email protected] (410) 268-1161
QUESTUS See Hood Yacht Systems
RACOR [email protected] (209) 521-7860
RADIO HOLLAND [email protected] (713) 943-3325
RADIO SHACK [email protected] (800) 843-7422
RARITAN ENGINEERING [email protected] (609) 825-4900 (609) 825-4409
RAYMARINE CO [email protected] (800) 539-5539 (603) 634-4756
RICH BEERS [email protected] (954) 764-6192
RIG-RITE [email protected] (401) 739-1140
RITCHIE, E.S. [email protected] (781) 826-5131 (781) 826-7336
ROLEEZ WHEELS, INC [email protected] (804) 461-1122 (804) 461-0383
ROLLS BATTERY ENGINEERING [email protected] (978) 744-4447 (978) 744-4454
ROSS ENGINEERING [email protected] (727) 536-1226
ROTOSTAY, UK [email protected] 44 1243 788912
RULE INDUSTRIES [see also ITT] [email protected] (978) 281-0573 (978) 281-4320
SAILING SERVICES, INC [email protected] (305) 758-1074 (305) 754-0257
SAILMAIL [email protected]
SAILOMAT USA [email protected] (858) 454-6191
SAILPROP [email protected]
SCANDVIK [email protected] (561) 567-2877 (561) 567-9113
SCANMAR [email protected] (888) 946-3826
SCHAEFER MARINE [email protected] (508) 995-9511 (508) 995-4882
SCHATTAUER [email protected] (206) 783-2400
SCHURR SAILS [email protected] (850) 438-9354
SCOTTY USA (800) 645-9119 (925) 825-8591
SEA (206) 771-2182 (206) 771-2650
SEA [Datamarine] [email protected] (425) 771-2182
SEA AIR LAND TECH [email protected] (305) 289-1150
SEA FROST [email protected] (603) 868-5720
SEA RECOVERY CORP [email protected] (310) 327-4000
SEA TECH SYSTEMS [email protected] (800) 444-2581
SEAFURL [email protected]
SEAGULL [email protected] (610) 363-7900
SEALAND TECHNOLOGY INC [email protected] (330) 496-3211
SEAWARD PRODUCTS (562) 699-7997
SEE WATER [email protected] (909) 766-4370
SELDEN MAST, INC [email protected] (843) 760-6278 (843) 760-1220
SEN-DUR PRODUCTS, INC (800) 394-5112 (954) 968-7213
SENTRY BATTERY CHARGERS [email protected]
SERENGETI EYEWEAR, INC [email protected] (800) 525-4001 (941) 359-3598
SEVYLOR USA, INC (323) 727-6013 (323) 726-0481
SGC INC [email protected] (425) 746-6310 (206) 746-6384
SHAKESPEARE (803) 276-5504 (803) 276-8940
SHORE SAILS [email protected] (401) 849-7700
SHURFLO [email protected] (714) 554-7709
SIEMENS SOLAR INDUSTRIES (805) 482-6800
SIGNET MARINE (310) 320-4349
SILVA (Sweden) [email protected] (468) 623-4300
SIMPSON LAWRENCE [email protected] (941) 746-7166
SIMRAD ROBERTSON, INC (425) 778-8821 (425) 771-7211
SIMRAD, USA (425) 778-8821 (425) 771-7211
SI-TEX MARINE ELECTRONICS [email protected] (727) 576-5734 (727) 576-5547
SK WATERMAKERS [email protected] (561) 489-0852
SOBSTAD CORP [email protected] (706) 453-2507
SPADE [email protected]
SPECTRA WATERMAKERS [email protected] (415) 332-3780 (415) 332-8527
STA-LOK TERMINALS, LTD See Sailing Services, Inc
STANDARD (800) 366-8431 (800) 552-6813
STANDARD HORIZON MARINE [email protected] (310) 532-5300
STATPOWER [email protected] (604) 420-1585
STEINER BINOCULARS See Pioneer Research
SUPER MAX [email protected] (800) 824-0355
SURRETT (Canada) [email protected] (800) 681-9914
SUUNTO [email protected] (760) 931-6788 (760) 931-9875
SWIFT [email protected] (617) 436-2960
SWITLIK PARACHUTE CO [email protected] (609) 587-3300 (609) 586-6647
SWOFFER [email protected] (206) 575-0160
TASCO [email protected] (508) 823-0786
TECHNAUTICS [email protected] (949) 645-3861
TEVA FOOTWEAR (800) 367-8382
THIN-LITE CORP [email protected] (805) 987-5021
TINKER [email protected] (514) 697-6952
TODD ENTERPRISES (401) 467-2750
TRACE ENGINEERING [email protected] (360) 435-8826
TRILLIUM WINDMILLS [email protected] (800) 787-8470
TRINKA [email protected] (561) 567-4612
TRIPP-LITE [email protected]
TROJAN BATTERY CO (562) 946-8381
TUNDRA REFRIGERATION [email protected]
UK SAILMAKERS [email protected] (800) 253-2002
U-LINE [email protected] (414) 354-0300 (414) 354-7905
ULLMAN [email protected] (949) 675-6970
UNIDEN [email protected] (800) 586-0409
UNI-SOLAR [email protected] (248) 362-4170
VARIGUS INTL [email protected] (410) 252-3026
VDO MARINE DIVISION [email protected] (540) 678-2238
VERNAY PRODUCTS See Centek Industries
VIKING [email protected] (305) 374-5115
VILLAGE MARINE TEC [email protected] (310) 516-9911 (310) 538-3048
VOLVO PENTA AMERICA (757) 436-2800
VOYAGERS [email protected] (800) 860-9256
WALKER MARINE, UK [email protected] 44 (0) 121 622 4475
WANDERER'S SEATTLE [email protected] (800) 441-5675
WEEMS & PLATH [email protected] (410) 263-6700
WEST MARINE INTL CATALOG SALES [email protected] (831) 761-4800 (831) 761-4020
WESTERBEKE [email protected] (508) 823-7677 (508) 884-9688
W-H AUTOPILOTS [email protected] (206) 780-2175
WHALE [email protected] (866) WhaleWS
WICHARD, INC [email protected] (800) 852-7084 (401) 683-5077
WILCOX-CRITTENDEN [email protected] (860) 447-1077 (860) 447-1170
WINDPILOT [email protected] (727) 319-8017
WINSLOW [email protected] (800) 838-3012
XINTEX [email protected] (616) 454-8337
YANMAR DIESEL AMERICA See Mack Boring
ZODIAC [email protected] (410) 643-4141 (410) 643-4491






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