This course shows how to depart from docks or slips using boat engine shifts, throttles and steering. While considering wind & current, adequately managing lines and maintaining a proper lookout throughout all activities.

Learners will be able to make clear departures from mooring buoys and shorelines, confirming no conflicts with other boats or activities in the vicinity. They will be able to avoid contact with mooring lines and buoys, without damaging the propulsion unit.



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America's Boating Channel

America’s Boating Channel™ is produced by United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The service features professionally produced high-definition safe boating and boater education videos. America’s Boating Channel has been recognized with the National Boating Industry Safety Award as the 2021 Top Marine Media Outlet and with the 2022 International Boating & Water Safety Summit Communication Award for the top Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Series. As the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914, USPS is America’s Boating Club® – For Boaters, By Boaters™.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 36 minutes
  5. Intended for: Recreational Boater
  6. Reference: Not based on any reference