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2013 NATIONAL VESSEL EXAMINER WORKSHOP PADDLE CRAFT MODULE 4 Prepared by the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF VESSEL EXAMINATION AND RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY.

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1 2013 NATIONAL VESSEL EXAMINER WORKSHOP PADDLE CRAFT MODULE 4 Prepared by the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF VESSEL EXAMINATION AND RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY PROGRAM VISITATION 1

2  Familiarize Vessel Examiners with the variety of Paddle Craft they may encounter in the performance of their duties.  Review the “7012a Form” for Paddle Craft Vessel Safety Checks and explain the significant changes. Workshop Objectives 2

3  Help educate Vessel Examiners to understand the specific needs of these craft, and provide them with recommendations to enhance their personal contacts with the paddling public. Workshop Objectives 3

4 Types of Paddle Craft KAYAKS ROWBOATS CANOES 4

5 STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS SCULLS PADDLE BOATS 5 Types of Paddle Craft

6 Stand Up Paddleboard…Is it considered a vessel?

7 Memorandum from Chief, Boating Safety Division, USCG Dated: 03 October 2008 NOTE Stand Up Paddleboards are required to carry the same safety equipment as all paddle craft per Federal Regulations

8 7012a Form  Created by the National V-Directorate Staff.  Available from ANSC.  To be used for Paddle Craft VSC in place of the current 7012 form. 8

9  Completed in the same manner as the 7012 form.  Contains 5 sections plus a Vessel Examiner Comments space for notes.  Sections I, II, and III required for award of the VSC decal. 7012a Form 9

10  Owner Name  Attended Safe Boating Class  Attended Related Skills Class  Location  Decal 7012a Form Section I 10

11 Some recognized classes:  Paddle Sports America  USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Class  Power Squadron  American Canoe Association  Local Metro Parks  State DNR Safe Boating Classes 11

12 Some related classes: American Canoe Association (ACA) offers a variety of Levels of skills classes based on the ability and knowledge of the paddler. From Introduction to Kayaking/Canoeing, to basic paddling, to rescue techniques. Related Classes 12

13  Registration / HIN #  Make and Model  Type of Paddle Craft  Color (Deck / Hull)  Length  Where used 7012a Form Section II 13

14 Registration # only required if particular state requires that the paddle craft to be registered. HIN# can be found on starboard side at the stern. However, stand up paddleboards will not have a HIN# etched into it like kayaks. Registration / HIN

15  Sound Signal  Life jackets (PFDs)  Vessel Condition  Navigation Lights  Visual Distress Signals  State/Local Requirements 7012a Form Section III 15

16 Sound Producing Device:  Navigation rules require sound signals to be made under certain circumstances as well as in periods of reduced visibility.  The most common sound producing device a paddler carries is a whistle. 16 Required Gear Federal

17 Sound Producing Device:  The whistle needs to be readily available to any paddle craft operator.  Any USCG approved sound producing device can be used. 17 Required Gear Federal

18 Life Jackets:  You must have a wearable USCG approved (TYPE I, II, or III) PFD for each person on board in all waters.  Though not required, Type I, II, and III Life Jackets should be worn when underway (a life jacket can save your life, but only if you wear it).  Type V must be worn to be counted. 18 Required Gear Federal

19 Throwable Type IV:  Kayaks and canoes are exempt from carrying the additional throwable PFD (Type IV PFD) that is required for other boats 16 feet or longer. 19 Required Gear Federal

20 Overall Vessel Condition:  No holes  No cracks  No lines/fittings in disrepair 20 Required Gear Federal

21 Navigation lights: minimum requirement  A lantern or flashlight showing a white light which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision. 21 Required Gear Federal

22 Visual Distress Signals:  Paddle craft must be equipped with U.S.C.G. approved Visual Distress Signals when on coastal waters, the Great Lakes, territorial seas & those waters connected directly to them that are greater than 2 miles wide. 22 Required Gear Federal

23 Visual Distress Signals:  Between sunset and sunrise, no person may use a boat less than 16 feet in length unless visual distress signals suitable for night use, selected from the list in 33 CFR or 33 CFR , in the number required, are on board.  No person may use a boat 16 feet or more in length unless visual distress signals selected from the list in 33 CFR or the alternatives in 33 CFR , in the number required, are on board. Devices suitable for day use and devices suitable for night use, or devices suitable for both day and night use, must be carried. 23 Required Gear Federal

24 Local / State Regulations:  If you are performing Vessel Safety Checks in different States, refer to that State’s Maritime Law Enforcement Agency for their specific laws.  Discuss your State’s requirements. Local / State Regulations 24

25  Pump or bailer  Spray skirt  Spare paddle/oars  Compass/GPS/ Charts  Tow/Boat Recovery  VHF Marine Radio 7012a Form Section IV Convey need and use to the paddler. 25

26 Open Water Recommendations Manual Pump or Bailer Spray Skirt Compass Spare Oars/Paddles GPS EPIRB Charts VHF Marine Radio 26

27  Dress appropriately  Personal ID  Float Plan  Food and Water  Assess the risk  High Visibility Clothing  Emergency Kit 7012a Form Section V and VE Comments 27

28  Self rescue systems  “If Found – Contact” Decal  Accident reporting responsibility  Anchor Light  Space to add comments 7012a Form Section V and VE Comments 28

29 Other Recommendations EXPOSURE SUIT HELMETS FLOAT PLAN FOOD & SNACKS WATER FIRST AID KIT WATERPROOF BAG FOR ID & PERSONAL ITEMS SUNSCREEN 29

30 Other Recommendations “If Found – Contact” Decal  Recommend that the paddler use this decal.  Provide the paddler with one during VSC.  Available from DIRAUX or your District RBS Specialist. 30

31 7012a Form Back of Paddler’s Copy Helpful Details:  Information  Requirements  Recommendations 31

32  Place the decal where it is easily seen.  Preferably on the port side forward of amidships.  Make sure it is affixed in your presence. Placement of VSC Decal 32

33  This information needs to be completed when you fill out your 7038 and will now be entered as 10F in AUXDATA.  The category is available to your FSO-IS. AUXDATA 33

34  As Vessel Examiners, remember that a VSC is an opportunity for us to educate the boating public on the subject of safe boating.  This workshop is not designed to make Paddle Craft experts out of you, but to help you improve your personal interactions with members of the paddling community. Summation 34

35 Hopefully this workshop has helped to provide you with some new information and tools which will enable you to become a better paddle craft Vessel Examiner. Summation PREVENTION THROUGH INTERACTION 35

36 Director (DIR-V) Kelly L. Townsend Deputy Director (DIR-Vd)Michael S. Klacik Division Chief – Vessel Examination (DVC-VE)Perry Taylor Division Chief – Visitation Programs (DVC-VP)Vince Cerverizzo Division Chief – Technical Support (DVC-VT)John Yskamp Division Chief – Incentive Programs (DVC-VI)Keith Knotek Division Chief – Communications (DVC-VC)Paul Mayer We Save Lives !!! 36


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