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Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engines: Suggested Preventative Maintenance Tips and Techniques

Here are some helpful engine maintenance instructions and tips for sailors and boaters… 1. Spark Plugs There is one spark plug per cylinder, typically located near the aft end of…

Safety, Rescue & Mark-Set Boat Handling

This 10- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be operating a mark-set boat for a race, regatta or event. An operator of a mark-set boat is…

Person-in-Water (PIW)/Crew Overboard (COB) Rescue

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of taking immediate and proper action when a person falls overboard and to successfully maneuver back to the person in the water…

Safety & Rescue Boat Handling Instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION Safety Rescue and Support Boat Instructor – This hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

To responsibly operate a cruising powerboat within sight of land for multiple days in unfamiliar waters Equipment It is required that Inshore Powerboat Cruising courses and examinations be conducted on…

Person-in-Water (PIW) Retrieval (dockside)

Purpose-Value: Practice the skill of bringing a person in the water onboard a boat using appropriate equipment and techniques, and to determine limitations in successful retrievals. Setting Up the Drill:…

Tow & Be Towed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat, and being towed by another boat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and…

Tow Astern

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and 1 towing bridle for each boat…

US Powerboating and Partners to Exhibit at 2015 Newport International Boat Show

NEWPORT, RI (September 2, 2015) – US Powerboating and partner Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will be exhibiting at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show September 17-20 in Newport, Rhode Island. US…

Minimum Control Speed Formation

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of operating a boat with control at the slowest possible speed (slower than at idle speed) when docking, approaching a ramp or…