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Here are some additional terms that boaters should be familiar with before operating a boat:
near or at the stern of the boat.
- near or at the
rear portion of a vessel.
of the boat.
the width of a boat, also the direction at right angles to the centerline of a vessel.
- the width of a boat, also the direction at right angles to the centerline of a
any type of watercraft, including non-displacement craft and seaplanes used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
the lowest point of a boat's interior hull.
- the lowest point of a boat's interior
the body of a vessel.
the vertical distance from the waterline to the lowest point of the keel; the minimum depth of water in which a vessel will float.
- the vertical distance from the waterline to the lowest point of the keel; the minimum depth of water in which a vessel will float.
aboard a boat, the direction to the front, to the bow.
- aboard a boat, the direction to the front, to the bow.
the vertical distance between the top of the deck and the water line.
- the vertical distance from the waterline to the
the upper edge of a vessel's side.
the main structural member of a boat; its backbone; the lateral area beneath the hull that helps to provide stability and reduce the sideways drift of a boat.
- the main structural member of a boat; its backbone; the lateral area beneath the hull that helps to provide stability and reduce the sideways drift of a boat.
the intersection of a boat's hull and the water's surface.
- the intersection of a boat's hull and the water's surface.
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Boat Hull Design and Uses
Overloading or Over-Powering
Safe Loading Guidelines (For Small Boats)
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
Boat Registration Requirements
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 1 Review - Continued
Chapter 1 Summary
PFD Types and Carriage
Child Personal Flotation Devices
Other PFD Information
PFD Sizing and Availability
Proper Care of Your PFD
Back-Fire Flame Control Device
Navigation Light Equipment
Sailing Vessels 23 Feet or More In Length
Vessels Under Oars or Paddles
Visual Distress Signals (VDS)
Standard Marine Distress Signals (Anytime)
Standard Marine Distress Signals (Daytime)
Pyrotechnic Distress Signals
Non-Pyrotechnic Distress Signals
VDS Handling and Storage
Other Types of Visual Distress Signals
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 2 Review Continued
Chapter 2 Summary
Check Forecast and Monitor
Coping With Foul Weather
Checking Local Hazards
Filing A Float Plan
Boat Preventative Maintenance
Safe Towing Preparation
Gross Axle Weight Rating, ETC
Launching A Boat
Retrieving A Boat
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 3 Review Continued
Chapter 3 Summary
Capsizing / Falls Overboard
Stages and Effects
Surviving Cold Water
Fire Emergency Preparedness
Running Aground Prevention and Response
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 4 Review Continued
Chapter 4 Summary
Navigation Rules of the Road
Terms and Definitions
Sound Signaling Equipment
When and How to Sound Off
Rule of Responsibility
Collision Avoidance Rules
Two Power-Driven Vessels Approaching Each Other: Overtaking
Two Power-Driven Vessels Approaching Each Other: Meeting Head-On
Two Power-Driven Vessels Approaching Each Other: Crossing
Sailing Vessel and Power-Driven Vessel Approaching
Two Sailing Vessels Approaching Each Other
Operation Within Narrow Channels
Operation In Darkness
Actions For Operation In Darkness
Operation in Restricted Visibility
Chapter 5 Review
Aids To Navigation
The Uniform State Waterways Marking System
The Uniform State Waterways Marking System, Continued
Western Rivers System
Docking and Mooring
Tips For Anchoring
Locks and Dams
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 6 Summary
Personal Watercraft and Other Jet-Propelled Watercraft
PWC Load Capacities
Righting a PWC
The Purpose and Use of a Lanyard
The Purpose and Use of a Fuel Reserve Tank
Hunting And Fishing
Hunting and Fishing, Part 2
General Paddling Safety Guidelines
Environmental Laws and Regulations
Additional Environmental Considerations
Waste Management Plans
Human Waste Disposal
No Discharge Zones
Disposal of Toxic Substances
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 7 Review Continued
Chapter 7 Summary
Homeland Security Measures
Influence of Drugs and Alcohol on Boat Operation
Carbon Monoxide: Protect Yourself From This Silent Killer
Carbon Monoxide: What To Do
Facts About Carbon Monoxide
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 8 Review Continued
Chapter 8 Summary
Wyoming Registration Requirements
Certificate of Ownership
Wyoming PFD Requirements
Accident Reporting in Wyoming
Laws and Regulations
Hours of Operation
Towed Watersports in Wyoming
Diving and Snorkeling in Wyoming
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Wyoming MSD Regulations
Mufflers and Noise Levels