Boater Education Classroom Course - 07/08/2017 - (210970)

Class #210970

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Jul 8
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Seabrook Fire Department
1850 E Meyer
Seabrook, TX 77586
Classes conducted in the training room at the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department.Get directions
Instructor: Robert Rice

About the Course

Anyone born on or after September 1, 1993 who wishes to operate certain vessels on the public waterways of Texas. See Water Safety Act for details. Boating courses are taught by US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron and trained volunteer instructors, as well as teachers, and game wardens. With more and more people enjoying the lakes and rivers every year, it's important, for everyone, that boaters educate themselves on boating skills and seamanship. All classes are a minimum of six hours. More questions? Check our FAQ page.

Texas Safe Boating Course - Offered the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Safe Boating course offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  This class meets the safe boating class required under Texas law for all boaters born on or after 9/1/1993. The class is suitable for all Texas boaters, whether your preferred boat has an outboard motor, an inboard, or sails. This class-room course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Some boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. TOPICS INCLUDE
  • Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
DATE:  July 8, 2017 TIME: The class begins at 8:00am and runs to approximately 5:00pm.  Course books, test materials, and lunch will be provided. COST: Course fee is $45.  ($35 for the class & take-home reference guide, plus $10 to state of Texas).  Each additional attendee from same family, pays only $25.   Pay at the class, check payable to "US Coast Guard Auxiliary" or cash, sorry no credit cards. LOCATION:  Seabrook Fire Department.  One block East of Hwy. 146 on E. Meyer.  West of Hwy. 146 the street name changes to Repsdorph Rd. There is a traffic light at the intersection on 146 and E. Meyer with an AutoZone store on the Southeast corner and a CVS pharmacy on the Northeast corner.