If towing or being towed is absolutely necessary, use
the strongest lines available, and attach them to the
bow eyes or stern eyes only. Have all passengers slip
on life jackets and take a seat in the cabin or other
Handling”. Also, check the local library or book store
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
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website at
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 U.S. 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 www.outdoor-
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 informa-
tion can be obtained by calling 1 800-336-BOAT
(2628) or by visiting their website at: www.boatus.com/
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.
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.
There are many pamphlets, prepared by the US Coast
Guard, available to you. These pamphlets explain
“Rules of the Road,” signal lights, buoys, safety,
international and inland regulations and other informa-
tion which goes beyond the scope of this manual.
For more information contact your local U.S. Coast
Guard Unit or call the Coast Guard info line at 1 800
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron offers
seamanship 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,
Washington, 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
Another good source of boating information is
Chapman’s “Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat
Operation - Section A
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