Private Instruction - Course Description

Examples of Private Instruction onboard and in the classroom.
Power Boat Handling
  • Close-quarter 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 trouble-shooting

Navigation

  • Chart reading & plotting
  • Electronic navigation
  • Rules of the Road
  • Aids to Navigation

Seamanship and Safety

  • Theory of vessel operation
  • Practical applications in towing, firefighting, survival, anchoring and pyrotechnics.