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Running Lights

If you’ve been on the water at night, you already know how different things look. Test your recognition of running lights at night with this simulation.

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You’re operating at night when you see a white light flashing this pattern: a short flash and brief dark interval, then a longer flash and a longer interval of darkness, repeated every 8 seconds. What is it? The answer is: the white light is sending the morse code equivalent of the letter “A” which in […]

VERMONT BOATING SAFETY

OPERATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS DOCUMENTS Who Must Register? Any boat owner who operates a boat with a motor attached on the waters of this state. Registered owners may be any age. Who must Obtain a Validation Sticker? Any non-Vermont registered vessel owner who uses their vessel in Vermont waters for 30 days or more. Where […]

The Nautical Know How Basic Boating Safety Course

The Nautical Know How Basic Boating Safety Course PDF version (downloadable digital format) of the online course for studying offline, with online quizzes and final exam. Order the Basic Boating Course in PDF version Requires a free PDF viewer available from Adobe. If you don’t already have one, you can download a free viewer at […]

The Nautical Know How Basic Boating Safety Course

The Nautical Know How Basic Boating Safety Course PDF version PDF version (downloadable digital format) of the online course for studying offline, with online quizzes and final exam. Order the Basic Boating Course in PDF version Requires a free PDF viewer available from Adobe. If you don’t already have one, you can download a free […]

Take a Boating Safety Course Online

Take a Boating Safety Course Online Be a safer boater! Take the Online Boating Safety Course – all of the information is free. Click here to check it out. Coastal Navigation Course Combination home study text/workbook, chart work and online information. View details of the Coastal Navigation Course. We are very pleased to announce that this course […]

You’ve Got the Boat – Here Are the Charts

Perhaps the only set of charts you will need. We are very selective about products that we carry in our ship’s store but I must tell you that I was very impressed with this product. The Mariner’s Atlas is a complete set of NOAA charts in a convenient, cockpit-friendly package. The Mariner’s Atlas is an […]

USCG Proposed Rulemaking

The United States Coast Guard has an ongoing obligation to promote boating safety and to propose laws which will make boating a safer sport. Since they are a governmental agency, you – the consumer and tax payer, have the right to chime in with your comments on proposed legislation. The following are two recent additions […]

United States Coast Guard – Exploring Its History During the Month of its Birth

The United States Coast Guard celebrated its 208th birthday on August 4th, 1998. The U.S. Coast Guard’s origins go back to 1790 when our countries first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton was having difficulty paying off our nations war debt from the American Revolution. Alexander Hamilton proposed that Congress appropriate funds to build ten cutters […]