Examples of Instruction

Power Boat Handling

  • Close-Quarters Maneuvering
  • Single/Twin Screw
  • Getting Under Way
  • Docking
  • Fueling
  • Anchoring
  • Weather, Tides, Currents
  • Marlinspike
  • Emergency Situations

Sail Boat Handling

  • Maneuvering
  • Points of Sail
  • Auxiliary Propulsion
  • Rigging
  • Wind Pressure
  • Weather, Tides, Currents
  • Marlinspike
  • Person Overboard

Vessel Systems

  • Inboard, outboard, I/O
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Electronic Systems
  • Engine Troubleshooting

Navigation

  • Chart Reading & Plotting
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Rules of the Road
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Engine Troubleshooting

Seamanship and Safety

  • Theory of Vessel Operation
  • Practical Applications in towing, firefighting, survival, anchoring & pyrotechnics.