About Boating Safely (ABS), Dixon Ahl Hall, Saturday, 03. August 2019

This is the About Boating Safely (ABS) course. Once you succesfully finish the course you will receive the Florida Boating Safety Education ID card
A charge of $50.00 will cover the cost of materials and lunch. Early Bird and Group discount are held at: Dixon Ahl Community Hall
2200 NE 38th StreetLighthouse Point, FL 33064
Take I-95 to Sample Road. East on Sample to 22nd Ave. which is East of US1, left on 22nd Ave. to the building.
You may contact the Public Education Officer at (731) 907-0307 or by email courses@aux37.org
Introduction to Boating
Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
Boating Law
Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft Safety Equipment
Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
Safe Boating
Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
Navigation
The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
Boating Problems
Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat
Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.

Saturday, 03. August 2019, Dixon Ahl Hall, About Boating Safely (ABS)

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