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Modules and Lessons

  1. Boating Basics
    1. Boating Basics
    2. The Hull
    3. Definitions: Parts of a Boat
    4. Definitions: Parts of a Personal Watercraft
    5. Engine Types
    6. California's Mandatory Education Requirements
    7. California's Age/Horsepower Restrictions
    8. Your Boat’s Gross Load Capacity and Horsepower Recommendations
    9. Determining Your Boat’s Capacities
    10. Boat Registration and Documentation
    +4 more lessons
  2. Boating Equipment
    1. Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
    2. Lifejacket Classifications and Types
    3. Offshore Lifejackets and Near-Shore Buoyancy Vests
    4. Flotation Aids and Throwable Devices
    5. Special-Use Devices
    6. Understanding Lifejacket/PFD Labels
    7. Choosing the Right Lifejacket
    8. California’s Life Jacket Laws
    9. Lifejacket Laws for Children
    10. Testing Your Lifejacket
    +14 more lessons
  3. Getting on the Water
    1. Checking Local Weather and Water Conditions
    2. Boater Skill Level and Poor Weather Conditions
    3. Using Your Local Weather and Water Reports
    4. Staying Safe in Stormy Weather
    5. Checking For Local Hazards
    6. What is a Float Plan?
    7. Maintaining Your Boat
    8. Boat Storage Procedures
    9. Towing and Trailering Requirements
    10. California's Boat Trailering Laws
    +13 more lessons
  4. Safe Responsible Boat Operation
    1. Environmental Laws and Regulations
    2. Litter Laws & The Disposal of Toxic Substances
    3. California's Laws for The Disposal of Toxic Substances
    4. Information Placards & Waste Management Plans
    5. Human Waste Disposal
    6. California's Requirements for Human Waste Disposal
    7. California's Requirements for Human Waste Disposal Continued
    8. California's Green Boating Guidelines
    9. Aquatic Nuisance Species
    10. California's Aquatic Invasive Species
    +10 more lessons
  5. Navigating the Waterways
    1. The Navigation Rules : Disclaimer
    2. Common Navigation Rule Violations
    3. California’s Laws for Boat Speed Limits and Operation in Restricted Areas
    4. Determining Your Position and Course of Direction
    5. Determining Right-of-Way & Collision Avoidance Rules
    6. The Responsibility Between Vessels Rule
    7. Using Sound Signals for Navigation
    8. Collision Avoidance Rules: Sailboats
    9. Navigating at Night
    10. Navigating at Night: Collision Avoidance Rules
    +8 more lessons
  6. Other Water Activities Emergency Preparation
    1. Diving and Snorkeling Requirements
    2. Towed Sports & Towed Sports Safety
    3. Using Hand Signals
    4. Carbon Monoxide
    5. Propeller Strike Awareness
    6. Operating a Personal Watercraft: Handling Characteristics
    7. How to Re-Board a Personal Watercraft from Deep Water:
    8. Personal Watercraft Accident Risks
    9. Safety Tips for Paddlers
    10. Small Boats and Situational Awareness
    +17 more lessons

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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