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1 Approved by DC-E USCG AuxA, Inc BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Lesson 1 Which Boat is For You

2 2 The Basic Principles of GOOD SEAMANSHIP apply regardless of SIZE OF BOAT COST OF BOAT OR SAFE BOATING IS NO ACCIDENT Good Seamanship

3 3 Importance of Boating Safety How to talk about boats and motors Variety of boats and motors Boat hull types and boat use Essentials of Boat Construction Match boats to needs Boat defects, contracts, & insurance Lesson Objectives

4 4 Boaters Language Much derived from ancient sailing days Norwegian rudder was a “STJORN” (pronounced starn) STJORN BOARD was on right side of vessel – facing to front Right of vessel became STARBOARD

5 5 Boaters Language Left Side of Vessel was next to Dock (Port side) again facing front The Loading Board was on the LEFT side LOAD BOARD became LARBOARD LARBOARD / STARBOARD sounded too much alike LARBOARD changed to PORT PORT - STARBOARD

6 6 OutboardsStern Drives Inboard/outboards I/O Boat Power

7 7 Advantages Easy to Service Take up less room Less weight per HP Trim the drive Disadvantages Higher RPM Less efficient Operation EPA May require a transom cutout Outboards

8 8 Stern Drives Advantages –Quieter –Better Fuel Economy –Lower RPM –Trim the drive Disadvantages –More weight per HP –Loss of Deck Space –Lower unit Gearing Problems –Danger of Fire & Explosion

9 9 Inboard Drives Advantages –Simple gearbox & straight shaft –All machinery but prop in boat –Engine centered and balanced –Good control for skiers Disadvantages –Poor rudder control, esp. at slow speed & reverse –May disrupt deck space –Thrust upward vs parallel to surface

10 10 Jet Drive Safety – no propeller Operate in shallows High speed No prop walk More slippage Need power to steer May be noise

11 11 Hull Types PlaningDisplacement

12 12 Prams Dinghies Inflatables Skiffs Utility Outboards Utility Boats

13 13 Runabouts Bowrider Cuddy Cabin

14 14 Cruisers Deckboats Houseboat

15 15 Personal Watercraft

16 16 Boat Construction Steel –Advantages Durability Strength –Disadvantages Rust, metal fatigue & deterioration Weight Magnetic Electrolysis

17 17 Boat Construction Aluminum –Light weight –Difficult to protect from Marine Growth –Susceptible to Electrolysis –Good Heat Conductor –Noisy

18 18 Wood Workability Relatively expensive Strong but heavy Considerable maintenance Declining availability

19 19 Fiberglass Fiberglass layers / strands saturated with resin Advantages –No seams or joints –Strong –Molded into any desired shape –Low maintenance –Easily protected against Marine growth Disadvantages –Heavy – Heavier than water –Easy to cover up shoddy work –Resins that bind will burn

20 20 Hand-Lay-up Chopped-Strand Construction Process

21 21 Construction Process Matched Die Process –Male and female molds used –Clamped together with Laminate between Sandwich Process –Core material covered with layers of fiberglass –Usually Balsa Wood – sometimes Foamed Plastics or Plywood –Strong and Buoyant

22 22 Recalls - Safety Defects MARINE SURVEYORS Recommended when Buying A Used Boat Coast Guard Customer Infoline (term 2008)

23 23 Summary Boaters Language Types of Boats Power Plants Hull Design Use of Boats Construction Materials Coast Guard Infoline Marine Surveyors

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