Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY

AFTER READING CHAPTER 3, YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Why you should check the weather forecast during trip preparation and monitor the weather while out on the water
  • Severe-weather terminology used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • How to prepare for foul weather, and what to do when a storm hits
  • Local hazards to be informed of, and how to check for them
  • A float plan
  • Proper engine and general boat maintenance
  • Trailer classes, proper towing and trailering methods and regulations
  • How to launch and retrieve a boat
  • Fueling procedures
  • A pre-departure checklist.