Boating Frequently Asked Questions
71 Essential Answers For Every Boater
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Author: Bruce Stott, owner of Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. Bruce is
a Canadian Yachting Association Cruising and Powerboat Instructor Evaluator and Transport
Canada Accredited Instructor.
"In my years on the water I have seen boaters make numerous mistakes from docking unsafely, being unaware of the
Rules of the Road and not knowing where they were."
You can benefit from Bruce's 40
plus years of experience teaching sailing and powerboat programs on vessels ranging from 13' -
Although I have been boating all my life, the book still provides a useful reminder of
the essentials of boating. This book includes knowledge that any boater must have for
safe boating. The book is readable and informative. Well done!
|Frank Langer Nanaimo, BC
Skippers, crew members and guests will benefit from the "71
Essentials Answers for Every Boater". For safety reasons, it is essential that at least one other
person aboard is able to handle the vessel in the event the skipper is
information contained in this book will assist you in handling your vessel safely, make your boating more
enjoyable and allow you to boat with increased confidence. Once you read "71 Essentials Answers for
Every Boater" you
will be well prepared to handle your vessel.
covered in the E-book "Boating Frequently Asked Questions"
Navigation - chart symbols and abbreviations and the common mistake many boaters make regarding currents
- Regulations and Licensing - what Regulations apply to Pleasure and Non-Pleasure
Chartering and Instructing - what do I need to charter a vessel and how to become an
- Safety - mandatory equipment, float
plan, pre-departure checklist
- Anchoring - choosing an anchorage, scope, anchoring procedure
- VHF Radio - operator certificate,
- Electronics - navigational aids, radar, GPS and depth sounder
- Boat Handling - tiller steering, docking, twin engines
- Knots - knots, bends, hitches and their uses
- Flag Etiquette -
where to fly flags
- Emergencies - First Actions
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