CHAPTER 1: The Boat
Welcome to Chapter 1
The first step in becoming a safe boat operator is getting to know your way around a boat. You need to be able to identify a boat’s different parts and know what they do.
Learning these boat basics is what we’re going to do in chapter one.
By the end of this chapter, you’ll know:
The different parts of a boat and what theyre called;
The different types of boat hulls;
The three main types of boat engines; and
The different classes of boat, as determined by their length.
You'll also know:
How to find out the maximum number of people your boat can carry;
The dangers of overloading or overpowering your boat; and
What a Hull Identification Number (or HIN) is.
Let's get started!