Complete Study Guide
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In 1997, power boating surpassed swimming as the specific recreational activity
accounting for the most water-related deaths. (more)
The operation of a pleasure craft is subject to several sets of legislation which
govern everything from life jackets to required markings and rules to avoid collisions.
The outboard motor is a spark ignition engine. Fuel from the fuel tank enters the
carburetor where it mixes with air in a given proportion.
The Canadian Small Vessels Regulations and the International Regulations for preventing
collisions require all boats to carry a minimum of safety equipment.
The seaman’s life is not always as exciting as novels and adventure films would
have us believe. And yet, the seaman’s tasks are vitally important to navigation.
Today, there are many modern means of communication: radio, telephone, cellular
telephone, radiotelephone, etc.
The rules of the road in navigation are often similar to the rules on land. The
Collision Regulations contain many rules pertaining to navigation.
In 1983, Canada adopted the buoyage system, or aids to navigation. This system includes
port hand buoys, starboard hand buoys, cardinal buoys and special buoys.
Pleasure craft terminology including range beacons, small craft warning, port, power
driven vessel, windward side, passive radar reflector, etc...(more)