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ABOUT BOATING SAFELY, 8 HOUR U.S. Coast Guard Approved course

New to boating orNeed your Georgia boater card?
Here is your best 8 hr course.
FREE.: Includes Book, Certificate and All Materials.
 

This is a fine boating class for recreational boaters. Most importantly, this is the premier approved course that satisfies the  GEORGIA BOATING LICENSE LAW
as well as ANY state with a boater license law. You shouldn't even leave the dock without a certificate/boater card showing that you have successfully completed a state & federal USCG approved safe boating course. 

About Boating Safely

Boating is fun...the US Coast Guard & Coast Guard Auxiliary
wants you to have fun and stay safe at the same time

ABS is the #1 USCG seminar, safe boating course in the USA!

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If your organization would like to sponsor one of our 8hr or 4hr Coast Guard Approved safe boating courses for your group or the public, please contact us.

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Book,  & all necessary materials are included in our FREE ABS class. (Bring pencil & paper for notes & certification test)

This course is approved by Georgia DNR, The US Coast Guard & NASBLA

COMPLETE INFO AND TOPICS

    QUILIFIED VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS TEACH EACH COAST GUARD APPROVED COURSE AND SHARE VALUABLE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE!

 

To register for free boater course:

http://gooutdoorsgeorgia.com

ONLINE COURSES CAN’T COMARE TO THE
 FEDERAL & STATE, HANDS ON PERSONAL
 CLASSES
FULL OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
THAT CGAUX  FLOTILLA 10-10  OFFERS!

For additional info & questions contact: Dan Hagan at 912-536-3109  or E-mail: hagan_dv@mercer.edu

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This course is approved by Georgia DNR, The US Coast Guard & NASBLA

If you are interested in an exciting, boating safety course, check out this in classroom (seminar) About Boating Safely.

This introductory boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in every state including Georgia. 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; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment “Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.
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Remember, online courses can’t compare to our classroom instruction!

All information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate but is not guaranteed.

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