Don't Hit the Dock-The Boaters Guide to Boat
A Must-Have for Every Level of Boater! Teaches Mooring & Docking, Wind & Current, Rules of the Road, Navigation Lights, Safety, Fuel & Waste Management. An excellent hands-on guide to boat handling and safety in a marina or harbor for the novice or refresher for the experienced boater. Divided into six sections, this program will help boaters gain valuable information about handling a boat safely and responsibly in and around marinas, launches and inlets. Teaches: GENERAL: Weather, Safety Equipment, GPS, VHF Radio, Dealing with Emergencies, MOB, Flooding, MAYDAY. MOORING & DOCKING: Types of Boats, Paddle-wheel Effect, Backing & Turning, Effects of Wind & Current, Types of Docks & Slips, Approaching & Departing Docks, Entering & Departing Slips, How to Cleat a Dock Line, Mooring Buoys. RULES OF THE ROAD: Right of Way, Boat Crossings, Channels, Great Lakes, Sailing Vessels, Restricted Visibility, Navigation Lights & Sounds. FUELING THE BOAT: Ignition Potential, Fuel Spill, Starting the Engine. WASTE MANAGEMENT: Gray & Black water, Trash & Cleaning your Boat.