Boating Navigation Aids – Boating Safety

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Navigation aids are designed to give you information by the way they look, their shape, color, whether they have lights on or not.
Lateral marks are red or green and numbered. Red marks are triangular with even numbers on them. Green marks are squared and are on the left side of the waterways you’re going up the stream.
Mooring balls are white with blue stripe on them. These are the only buoys to which you may legally tie your boat.
Regulatory marks give you specific information on what to do when you see them. Regulatory mark with a circle on it tells you that you’re entering a controlled area such as a speed or no wake zone.

To get the most out these marks you need to use nautical map – chart. Map helps you to keep track of where you are. In an emergency knowing where you are can make a difference between inconvenience and a tragedy.

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Mary Lambert – Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Boating and Buckle Up Safety)

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BOATING & SAFETY | U.S. Coast Guard Training | Part 1

BOATING & SAFETY | U.S. Coast Guard Training | Part 1 of a nine title video course in Boating and Safety which includes a medley of some of the greatest hits of boating safety, from hypothermia in a recreational canoe scenario to Buster Keaton’s great water adventures.

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Learning from a tragedy: Boating safety experts urge boaters to check safety

Learning from a tragedy: Boating safety experts urge boaters to check safety
Following a deadly day at sea for a Treasure Coast family, local boating safety experts want you to remember your safety options out on the water. Three family members died when Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says their boat sunk, and three …

Four boating safety classes scheduled April 23
A basic boating safety class will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron and Clark County Marine Patrol from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations Conference Center, 4700 N.E. 78th …
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Boating Safety Course Offered At Griffin
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Griffin Hospital will host a boating safety course on Sunday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the hospital dining room, 130 Division St., Derby. The course will fulfill education requirements to obtain the …
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Boating Safety Course: What to Expect From the Different Classes Involved

Boating is one of the great ways to relax yourself. This activity is also one of the best ways to spend time with your family. Just imagine you and your family spending time together and having fun in the middle of the lake. Or, it can also be a great way to hang out with your friends.

Fun and exciting boating may seem, but you still need to consider that safety should be your number one priority. Like cars, boats are also vehicles that you need to be careful of when driving. It is a fact that there had been a lot of accidents related to boating.

You should consider that the most common and also the most preventable boating accident is a man or woman falling of the boat and drown. This is why you should first know all about boating safety before you set sail.

Even the experienced boater encounters unexpected and unwanted accidents like this. So, before you set sail alone or with passengers, you should first take a boating safety course. This is where you will learn all about the different boating precautions that every boater should know.

Even if you are already and experienced boater, you should remember that there is always time to learn. Be a better boater by taking a boat safety class.

Every state in the US has different boating safety courses. All you have to do is choose one that is in your state. A boating safety course will be comprised of different classes that you have to complete and an exam that you have to pass in order to get your certification.

In some states, you have to complete a certain boating safety course in order to be allowed to operate a personal watercraft. If you do not take the course and if you don’t have a boating license, you will not be allowed to go boating.

The boating safety course will have classes for basic boating safety, first aid and CPR, navigation and about boating safety equipments. In some courses, you should expect more classes about boating safety.

By going through all of these classes, you will know all about the different safety precautions onboard a boat. You will not only protect yourself and your boat, but you will also protect your passengers.

Always remember that if you are the operator of the boat, you will be responsible for the safety of your passengers and also for the safety of other boaters. By being a responsible boater, you will see that everyone will have fun.

Basic boating safety will teach you all about your boat and how to be safe when onboard the boat. You will learn that you will be the one to instruct your passengers not to move around when the boat is moving in order to avoid someone falling off the boat and into the water.

You will also be instructed on how to deal with accidents in order to prevent someone from drowning or prevent some accident to become much worse than it already is.

You will also learn all about the safety equipments that a specific boat should have and also how to use them. By knowing what kind of safety equipments you should bring aboard, you will be prepared for everything that may happen while you and your passengers are out on the open water.

Always remember that by taking this course and completing the classes, you will be a more responsible and safe boater.

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How To Enjoy Your Leisure Time With The Right Boating Equipment

Spending leisure time on the water should be a relaxing experience. Provided you have the right boating equipment to make the excursion safe and convenient. Actually, there are many different things you can add to a boat to insure the safety of everyone on board. And that is while making it easier to the get the boat into and out of the water. Keeping the boat in top condition means more than making it look good. You will want to add of the boating equipment that is well designed to do just what you need.

First equipment you will need is an electric winch. Consider to install this on the vehicle with which the boat will be transported. A manual winch is what usually installed in many trailers to help pull the boat out of the water. However, an electric winch, powered by the battery of the vehicle, can make pulling the boat onto the trailer seem effortless.

Another boating equipment that is useful while trailing the boat is tie-down straps. It is to keep the boat secured to the trailer. Plus you will also need a cover to protect your boat from flying road debris.

Bumpers and ropes are also necessary. Chances are, when using your boat, at some point it will be tied to a dock. Bumpers are useful to protect the outer finish from damage when it rocks against the dock. Ropes, in good condition, helpful to hold your boat to the dock as well as to help direct the boat to the trailer at the end of the day.

Keeping Communication Channel Is Important When You Are On The Water

Setting sail with cloth or a motor can be exhilarating, but staying in touch with the rest of the party, as well as safety services on shore, can be a lifesaver. Radio communications is some of the boating equipment every boat operator should have along with other pieces of marine equipment that can help boaters find their way back to the dock. Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment is one of them. It can help others find you if your radio malfunctions. GPS is considered as an important piece of boating equipment for everyone on the water.

The primary use of the boat, fishing, skiing or simply riding around the lake, determines the type of boating equipment you will need. Extra gas cans, in case you stray longer than originally planned as well as an oar in the event of a break down can help get you back to dry land and help when needed. You might also consider a convertible top for the boat in case bad weather moves in suddenly. This is one piece of boating equipment that can help keep you, and the inside of the boat, dry.

Closing Words

Whatever it is your primary use of your boat, lining up safety equipments over leisure gadgets should be your first priority. Don’t be cheap when purchasing them because it could be a difference between coming back home alive or the other way around.

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Wave of Terror – Boating on Puget Sound

Commercial Ships roars past Seattle Harbor leaving turbulent wake for boaters.
This particular commercial vessel was going faster than most leaving canoeist rowing for their lives to escape the wave of death . Bigger Boats like the one in this video took a beating.
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Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating class Saturday in Green Cove Springs

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating class Saturday in Green Cove Springs
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a free Safe Boating Class Saturday at its headquarters at 910 Roland Ave. in Green Cove Springs. The day-long class is being offered in conjunction with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for new boaters or those …
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FWC Launches 'Wear It Florida' Life Jacket Campaign To Prevent Boating Fatalities
Did you know that Florida has the unfortunate distinction of being the national leader in annual boating fatalities? A majority of fatalities every year are boaters that are reported swimmers who fall overboard and drown. These deaths can be easily …

5 Simple Green Boating Tips
In celebration of Earth Day, Sailors for the Sea is sharing their top 5 easy-to-do Green Boating Tips. 1. Save $ $ : Reduce your fuel usage. Going green can be a win-win. By reducing extra weight on your boat (spring is a great time to clean out those …
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