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About Boating Safely

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Northeast Region Scout Museum

405 Rochelle Avenue, Rochelle Park, NJ (Behind Valley National Bank) 

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If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, we invite you to attend our classroom based boating course.

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating – Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

Please complete the form below to enroll in the About Boating Safely course scheduled for November, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Northeast Region Scout Museum. 405 Rochelle Avenue, Rochelle Park, NJ (Behind Valley National Bank).
 
The class will start at 8:30 AM sharp and end at approximately 5:00 PM.

Pre-registration and payment via Paypal is $60.00 per person including materials. After submitting the completed registration form button below, you will be brought to a confirmation page which will allow you send you payment using PayPal or a credit card.

Registration and payment at the door is $70.00 per person including materials. All checks payable to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary -  Flotilla 10-08.

Please use the below form to sign up for the class

 

 

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After clicking on "Submit Form" you will be taken to confirmation page that will also permit you to make your payment via PayPal or Credit Card. Please keep a copy of your PayPal receipt for entry to the class. If you intend to pay by check, your class registration is complete after clicking on "Submit Form". THANK YOU!