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BOATsmart! Knowledge Base Module 02 - Boating Equipment

  • Boating Equipment
    1. Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
    2. What is a ‘Coast Guard-Approved’ Lifejacket/PFD?
    3. Lifejacket Classifications and Types
    4. Type I: Offshore Lifejacket
    5. Type II: Near-Shore Buoyancy Vest
    6. Type III: Flotation Aid
    7. Type IV: Throwable Device
    8. Type V: Special-Use Devices
    9. Federal Regulations for Inflatable Lifejackets
    10. Understanding Lifejacket/PFD Labels
    11. Choosing the Right Lifejacket
    12. Lifejacket Laws for Children
    13. Children’s Lifejacket Sizing
    14. Testing Your Lifejacket
    15. The Risks of Not Wearing a Lifejacket
    16. How to Put on a Lifejacket in the Water
    17. The Characteristics of a Serviceable Lifejacket/PFD
    18. Maintaining Your Personal Flotation Devices
    19. Federal Requirements for Fire Extinguishers on Boats
    20. Types of Fires and Fire Extinguishers
    21. Your Fire Extinguisher Requirements
    22. Where to Locate Your Fire Extinguisher
    23. Maintaining Your Fire Extinguisher
    24. Back-Fire Flame Control Device Requirements
    25. Ventilation System Requirements
    26. Why We Use Navigation Light Equipment
    27. Navigation Light Types
    28. Navigation Light Requirements for Different Boats
    29. Sound Signal Devices
    30. Sound Signal Device Requirements
    31. Visual Distress Signals
    32. Visual Distress Signals Continued
    33. Visual Distress Signal Requirements
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    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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