Prerequisite: Ability to swim 50 yards. Students must be 16 years of age or older.
This course is a practical introduction to boat handling and safe powerboat operation for the novice or moderately experienced powerboat operator. The focus is on building confidence during in-harbor maneuvering to reduce tension and increase boat usage. Course topics include boat systems, twin engine operation and helm controls, docking, line handling, piloting rules, and safety procedures. Partners of boaters will acquire the skills necessary to handle the boat in an emergency. Min 2/max 5 students
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