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BOATsmart! Knowledge Base Module 03 - Before Heading Out

  • Before Heading Out
    1. Maintaining Your Craft
    2. Pre-Season Maintenance
    3. Winterization and Storage
    4. Transporting Your Boat
    5. Tips for Driving with a Boat Trailer
    6. Choosing the Right Trailer
    7. Towing Your Boat
    8. How to Launch Your Craft
    9. How to Load Your Craft
    10. Knowledge of Local Waterways
    11. Understanding Local Hazards
    12. Marine Charts and Nautical Publications
    13. Using Marine Charts and Nautical Publications
    14. Topographic Maps
    15. Using a Compass
    16. Using a Marine GPS Device
    17. Local Forecasts
    18. Personal Weather Observations
    19. Wind
    20. Moderate Winds
    21. Strong Winds and Small Craft Warnings
    22. Gale Warning
    23. Storm Warning
    24. What is a Trip Plan?
    25. Preparing a Trip Plan
    26. Filing a Trip Plan
    27. Planning Ahead
    28. Safety Precautions When Fueling
    29. Fueling a Boat
    30. Refueling a Portable Tank
    31. Fueling a PWC
    32. Pre-Departure Checklist
    33. Instructing Your Passengers
    34. Summary
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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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