Month: July 2016

STOPPING AND HOLDING POSITION

Learn how to hold the position of your boat near an object in the water for at least a minute, how to bring your boat from idle speed to a complete stop in one boat length, and how to back your boat in a predetermined direction.

STEERING BASICS

Learn how to maintain directional control at minimum speed keeping your boat on a predetermined course for at least five boat lengths, employing a 360-degree lookout with visual checks to identify potential hazards.

DEPARTING

Learn how to depart from docks, moorings, and shorelines by using your boat engine’s shift, throttle, and steering, giving consideration to wind and current, while correctly managing lines and maintaining a proper lookout.