Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website
Lines can snap or other hardware can be
loosened or broken while towing. Under certain
conditions, this can cause severe injury or
In addition, many federal agencies publish recre-
ational maps, including the US Army Corp of Engi-
neers, the Forest Service, the National Park Service,
and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
A - 11 BOATING EDUCATION
A. Boating Courses
Addresses of all state boating law administration
ofﬁces are found in the “Boating Basics, A Guide
to Responsible Boating”, included in your owner’s
packet. Additional copies may be purchased by
contacting Outdoor Empire Publishing at
Boating education classes are offered throughout
the country. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
offers free courses on different topics usually during the
off-season. The most popular course is the “Boating
Skills & Seamanship Course,” and information can be
obtained by calling 1 800-336-BOAT (2628) or by
visiting their website at: www.boatus.com/courseline.
D. Laws and Regulations
The US Coast Guard is the authority of the water-
ways; they are there to help the boating public. State
boating regulations are enforced by local authorities.
You are subject to marine trafﬁc laws and “Rules of
the Road” for both federal and state waterways;
you must stop if signaled to do so by enforcement
ofﬁcers, and permit to be boarded if asked.
The United States Power Squadron also offers free
courses ranging from basic seamanship to celestial
navigation. For information, contact your local Power
Squadron, or write: USPS, P.O. Box 30423, Raleigh,
NC 27622 or visit their website at: www.usps.org.
There are many pamphlets, prepared by the US
Coast Guard, available to you. These pamphlets ex-
plain “Rules of the Road,” signal lights, buoys, safety,
international and inland regulations and other infor-
mation which goes beyond the scope of this manual.
For more information contact your local US Coast
Guard Unit or call the Coast Guard info line at 1 800
The World Wide Web contains many websites devoted
to boating and boating safety. One such site is www.
discoverboating.com which contains many informative
articles and website links for both the new boater as
well as the experienced boater alike.
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron offers sea-
manship courses. Information may be obtained by
visiting their website at www.cps-ecp.ca/.
or visit the US Power Squadron website
B. Boating Manuals or Literature
A - 12 BOAT OWNER REGISTRATION
A good source of information is the US Coast Guard’s
home study book called “The Skipper’s Course”. This
book may be purchased through Superintendent of
Documents, US Government Printing Ofﬁce, Washing-
ton, DC 20402, Stock # 050-012-00159-6.
Federal and state laws require that every boat
equipped with propulsion machinery of any type
must be registered in the primary state of usage.
Registration numbers and validation stickers must
be displayed on the boat according to regulations.
In most states, this means registration with the
designated state agency. In a few jurisdictions,
the Coast Guard retains registration authority. Your
dealer will either supply registration forms or tell you
where they may be obtained. The registration agency
will issue you a certiﬁcate that must be carried on
board when the boat is in use. Some states require
additional registration when an out of state boat is
used within their boundaries.
Another good source of boating information is Chap-
man’s “Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling”.
Also, check the local library or bookstore for additional
information on boating.
C. Charts and Maps
US nautical charts are sold throughout the country at
Governmental Printing Ofﬁce stores and other agents.
Chart catalogs are available by visiting the National
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