seconds, or in groups such as two ﬂashes and a
pause. There are a number of ﬂashing patterns, which
help you identify the light at night. To identify a light,
note its color and pattern or timing of ﬂashes, and
compare it to your chart to ﬁnd its location.
C - 3 RECOMMENDED READING
We recommend that you read the boating literature
published by your state boating agency and the US
Coast Guard. Other suggested reading includes the
D. The Uniform State Waterway Marking System
Damford, Don. Anchoring. (ISBN 0-915160-64-1).
This section discusses three kinds of markers in this
system: Regulatory, Informational, and Lateral.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Boating Skills
and Seamanship. LC74-164688.(illus.).
(ISBN 0-930028-00-7). US Coast Guard.
Regulatory markers in this system are either signs or
buoys. Signs are square with orange borders. Regula-
tory buoys are white and shaped like cylinders. They
have horizontal orange bands near their tops and just
above the water’s surface. An orange circle on a
marker means a controlled area. A message such as
”No Wake, Idle Speed, No Skiing, or 5 M.P.H.” may
appear on a marker. An orange diamond means
danger. If a diamond has an orange cross inside it,
do not enter the area. The reason you should stay out,
such as “Swim Area” may be printed in black on
Bottomley, Tom. Boatman’s Handbook, (illus.). 316
(ISBN 0-688-03925-1, Hearst Marine Book). Morrow.
Whiting, John and Bottomley, Tom. Chapman’s Log
and Owner’s Manual. 192 p.(ISBN 0-686-96737-2).
Hearst Marine Book.
Chapman, Charles F. and Maloney, E.S. Chapman’s
Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling.
(illus.). 62 p. (ISBN 0-87851-814-2, Pub. by
Hearst Bks.); deluxe ed. (ISBN 0-87851-815-0).
Informational Markers are white signs with orange
borders. They give information such as direction,
distance, and location.
Lateral markers in the USWMS system are either
numbered red or black buoys. Black buoys may have
green reﬂectors or lights. They are the equivalent of
green buoys in the IALA-B system. Red buoys may
have red 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.
National Fire Protection Association. Fire Protection
Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft.
(ISBN 0-317-07388-5, NFPA 302). National Fire
Brotherton, Miner. Twelve-Volt Bible.
(ISBN 0-915160-81-1). Seven Seas.
E. A Special Sign
C - 4
In Florida, you may see a special sign: “Caution,
Manatee Area”. When you see this sign, slow down
to idle speed. Manatees, an endangered species, are
passive, large, slow-moving mammals. Many mana-
tees are seriously injured or killed each year by boat
There are many good boating publications that have
information about your area and what other boats are
doing, such as clubs and other activities. Educational
programs are sponsored by publications and organi-
zations such as the US Power Squadron, US Coast
Guard Auxiliary and the American Red Cross. See
your dealer about special courses available in the
area. For detailed information contact:
Always be aware of local laws on noise limits. Noise
means engine noise, radio noise or even yelling by
people on your boat. Good seamanship demands that
you operate your boat quietly so as not to infringe on
the rights of others. Do not use thru-hull exhaust unless
you are well offshore.
American Red Cross
Local address (see local telephone directory)
Boat US Foundation for Boating Safety
Basic Seamanship - Section C
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