Basic Boat Handling – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Basic Boat Handling – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary


The Basic Boat Handling enhanced eBook from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is a great new way to learn more about safe boat operation skills and practices. This enhanced eBook contains embedded videos that explain each lesson and clearly demonstrate techniques for safe operation of your boat. With this guide's helpful text and engaging videos, you will learn the fundamental “how-tos” of safe boat maneuvering and will become a better, safer boater. It’s the next best thing to having an experienced instructor with you on your boat!

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, established by Congress in 1939, is charged with supporting the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission of improving recreational boating safety. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, with units throughout the United States and its territories, provides boating safety public education, voluntary vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue operations, and waterborne pollution detection. Through its efforts, the Coast Guard Auxiliary has educated tens of thousands of recreational boaters, helping to reduce deaths and serious injuries from boating accidents to record lows. With the Basic Boat Handling enhanced eBook, you can benefit from their many years of experience and expertise in small boat handling and seamanship.

Topics include:

  • Engines and How They Affect Steering
  • Starting the Engine
  • Leaving the Dock
  • Steering a Straight Course
  • Various Speeds and How They Affect Steering
  • Trimming the Boat
  • Turning the Boat
  • Man Overboard
  • Backing the Boat
  • Docking the Boat
  • Entering a Slip
  • And much more…

Boater Education

Whether or not your state requires boating education, taking the time to safely learn how to operate your boat can reduce boating accidents and injuries on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways.

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