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Advantage Boating, 20111. To prepare you for the legal and safe practices of boating and to successfully obtain your 'Pleasure Craft Operators’ Card.

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1 Advantage Boating, 20111

2 To prepare you for the legal and safe practices of boating and to successfully obtain your 'Pleasure Craft Operators’ Card. This study guide is a supplement to the material supplied for your Basic Cruising course. Good Luck! Advantage Boating, 20112

3 Responsibilities of the Skipper  Safety of crew and vessel Activating & De-Activating the Boating Plan Point out where safety equipment is and how to use it Responsible for the wake you create Responsibilities of the Crew  Assist in the safe operation of the vessel Advantage Boating, 20113

4  Canada Shipping Act, 2001  Small Vessel Regulations  Collision Regulations  Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft  Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations  Pollution Control Regulations  Navigation Safety Regulations  Charts & Nautical Publications Regulations  Criminal Code of Canada  Contraventions Act  Construction Standards for Small Vessels  Radio Communications Act  Crossing Boarder – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advantage Boating, 2011 An overview of the various Acts, Codes or Regulations that govern pleasure craft operators in Canada… 4

5 The manufacturers or importers confirmation that the vessel is built in accordance with the construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations. For pleasure craft up to 6 m it also includes: recommended outboard engine size/power. number of persons on board. maximum total load which includes persons, equipment, stores, fuel, etc. Advantage Boating, 20115

6  HIN (Hull Identification Number) helps find lost or stolen boats, or boats subject to a recall.  Permanently marked into the outside upper starboard corner of the transom  Required for all vessels that are  Made in or imported into Canada  After August 1, 1981  With or without a motor Advantage Boating, 20116

7  A document that contains a unique license number  It is free and valid for 10 years  Required when  Your boat is mostly operated or kept in Canada  Is powered by one or more motors adding up to 10 hp  It is to be displayed  Above the waterline on both sides of the bow  Using block letters at least 7.3 cm high  Safe Boating Guide pg 6 Advantage Boating, 20117

8  Preventing pollution of our waterways  If you accidently pollute the water or you witness or see the result of someone else – report it to federal government authorities * Even a small oil spill can have serious long-term effects  Safe Boating Guide pg 60  Preventing noise pollution  A vessel require(s) muffler(s) when operating within five (5) nm of shore Advantage Boating,

9  Verify the latest entry requirements with  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency  Department of Homeland Security Advantage Boating, 20119

10  Who may pull you over & inspect your boating activity…  RCMP  Provincial & Municipal police  Other authorized local authorities  Flashing blue lights  Carry with you  Proof of Competency  Photo ID  And if the motor is over 10 hp – your Pleasure Craft License Advantage Boating,

11 Sources of Marine Weather Information  Internet  VHF radio weather channel  Local weather office  TV weather channel  Newspaper  AM and FM radio stations Advantage Boating,

12 l Forecasts are generalized for a broad area and as a result local conditions can vary considerably l Changing wind strength/direction, wave heights, temperature changes, and clouds are all weather signs l If wind increases, temperature decreases, or barometer falls, deteriorating weather is indicated Advantage Boating,

13 Environment Canada's specialized terminology in marine forecast. (Safe Boating Guide page 13) l Light Winds - less than 12 knots l Moderate Winds - range of knots. l Strong Wind Warning - range of knots. l Gale Warning - range of 34 to 47 knots. l Storm Warning - range of knots. l Hurricane Force Wind Warning- 64 knots or more. 2 kilometers approximately equals 1 knot. Advantage Boating,


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