Basic Powerboating Certification- 2 DAYS
Summary: This course will give the beginner powerboater the skills and confidence to safely enjoy recreational boating in familiar waters. At the end of the second day with passing scores a POWERBOATING CERTIFICATION may be earned.
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Description: The minimum recommended hours of instruction for student certification is 18 hours, however, students with extensive, prior powerboating experience may challenge our course requirements in a 4-hour instructor challenge. Our course include formal classroom instruction, demonstrations, and the final examination. The content of the Basic Powerboating Course Lesson Plan includes discussion of topics vital to the average recreational boater. Castle Harbor feels that films, videos, and publications are an excellent source of supplemental information to classroom discussion; however, they should not be used to replace actual instruction both in the class and on the water.
Your classroom course will include:
- State Regulations & License Requirements
- The Powerboat (video)
- Preparation & Equipment Requirements
- Safety & Emergencies
- Operating a Boat / Maneuvering Concepts
- Boating Decisions / Weather
- Rules of the Road (video)
- Navigational Aids (video)
- Maneuvering in Close Quarters
- Water Sports
- Maneuvering in Open Water
Your on-the-water course will include:
- Safe Boarding
- Loading Gear Safely
- Throttle Operation
- Steering Mechanics
- Electrical Systems/Battery
- Engine Check and Introduction
- Hull & Fittings
- Securing & Un-securing to Dock
- Fueling & Lubrication Location & Procedures
- Starting Procedures w/ & w/o choke
- Priming Fuel
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