stay on all night. ATON lights flash in regular patterns. C - 3 RECOMMENDEDREADING
For example, they may flash every three seconds, or in
groups such as two flashes and a pause. There are a We recommend that you read the boating literature pub-
number of flashing patterns, which help you identify the lished by your state boating agency and the U.S. Coast
light at night. To identify a light, note its color and pat- Guard. Other suggested reading includes the follow-
tern or timing of flashes, and compare it to your chart to
find its location.
Damford, Don. Anchoring. (ISBN 0-915160-64-1).
D. The Uniform State Waterway Marking System
This section discusses three kinds of markers in this United States Coast GuardAuxiliary. Boating Skills and
system: Regulatory, Informational, and Lateral.
Seamanship. LC74-164688.(illus.). (ISBN 0-930028-00-
U.S. Coast Guard.
Regulatory markers in this system are either signs or
buoys. Signs are square with orange borders. Regula- Bottomley, Tom. Boatman’s Handbook, (illus.). 316 p.
tory buoys are white and shaped like cylinders. They (ISBN 0-688-03925-1, Hearst Marine Book). Morrow.
have horizontal orange bands near their tops and just
above the water’s surface. An orange circle on a marker Whiting, John and Bottomley,Tom. Chapman’s Log and
means a controlled area. A message such as ”No Owner’s Manual. 192 p.(ISBN 0-686-96737-2). Hearst
Wake, Idle Speed, No Skiing, or 5 M.P.H.” may appear Marine Book.
on a marker. An orange diamond means danger. If a
diamond has an orange cross inside it, do not enter the Chapman, Charles F. and Maloney, E.S. Chapman’s
area. The reason you should stay out, such as “Swim Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling. (illus.).
Area” may be printed in black on the marker.
62 p. (ISBN 0-87851-814-2, Pub. by Hearst Bks.); de-
luxe ed. (ISBN 0-87851-815-0). Morrow.
Informational Markers are white signs with orange bor-
ders. They give information such as direction, distance, National Fire Protection Association. Fire Protection
Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft.
(ISBN 0-317-07388-5, NFPA 302). National Fire Pro-
Lateral markers in the USWMS system are either num- tectionAssociation.
bered red or black buoys. Black buoys may have green
reflectors or lights. They are the equivalent of green Brotherton, Miner. Twelve- Volt Bible. (ISBN 0-915160-
buoys in the IALA-B system. Red buoys may have red 81-1). Seven Seas.
reflectors or lights. They are the same as red buoys in
the IALA-B system. Red or black buoys are usually
found in pairs - pass between them.
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E. A Special Sign
There are many good boating publications that have
information about your area and what other boats are
In Florida, you may see a special sign: “Caution, Mana- doing, such as clubs and other activities. Education
tee Area”. When you see this sign, slow down to idle programs are sponsored by publications and organiza-
speed. Manatees, an endangered species, are pas- tions such as the U.S. Power Squadron, U.S. Coast
sive, large, slow-moving mammals. Many Manatees GuardAuxiliary and theAmerican Red Cross. See your
are seriously injured or killed each year by boat propel- dealer about special courses available in the area. For
detailed information contact:
American Red Cross
Local address (see local telephone directory)
Always be aware of local laws on noise limits. Noise
means engine noise, radio noise or even yelling by Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety Hotline
people on your boat. Good seamanship demands that
you operate your boat quietly so as not to infringe on 1-800-245-BOAT (in Virginia)
the rights of others. Do not use thru-hull exhaust un-
less you are well offshore.
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