Prerequisite: US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification
Operating at night reinforces the value of standard procedures, the stowage of equipment and lines in a specific manner and place, and the ability to tie knots or cleat lines in the dark. All basic boating procedures should require a minimum of artificial light. In addition to your regular pre-departure checks, you will learn how to properly check navigation and search lights. Charts, light list and your boats copy of Navigation Rules will be discussed. You will prepare a navigation plan and conduct a crew briefing on night operations, safety and other important procedures such as night vision, maintaining a proper lookout, safe speed, navigation lights of other vessels, steering a course, night navigation, safety, and crew overboard recovery at night. Min 2/Max 4 students.
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