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Due to weather, we will be closing at 2 today, Nov. 26. We will reopen Friday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 am.

About Boating Safely

April 7

6 p.m. — 8 p.m.  Courses & Instruction

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In this beginner boating class you will gain the basic knowledge to safely trailer, navigate, and operate a small vessel. This class will give you all the information needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification that many states are beginning to require. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Topics Include:

Introduction to Boating- Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; different uses of boats, and family boating basics.

Boating Law- Boat registration, boating regulations, hull identification number, required boat safety equipment; operating safely, Federal law, state boating laws.

Boat Safety Equipment- Personal flotation devices, visual-distress signals; dock lines, anchors and anchoring techniques.

Navigation-The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules; right-of-way; avoiding collisions

Boating Problems- Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; running aground; radio calls; equipment failures

Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat- Types of trailers; towing a trailer; boat launching procedures

This course is offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from April 7th through April 16th

Members $75, Nonmembers $80

Phone: (207) 443-1316
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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530