The official web site of the
Lake Silkworth Protective Association
 


TOPICS INCLUDE:
Introduction to Boating - Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
Boating Law - Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
Boat Safety Equipment - Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. About Boating Safely
Safe Boating - Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
Navigation - The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
Boating Problems - Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat - Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating - Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.
If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course.
This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.
MAY 2014
Presented by Flotilla 053-15-03
Wilkes Barre, PA
Course:About Boating Safely
Start Date:Tue, 13 May 2014
End Date:Wed, 14 May 2014
Hours:6:00 PM    10:00 PM
Duration:2 Nights
Lessons:2
Location: Harvey's Lake American Legion
Route 415
Harveys Lake,  PA  18618
Contact:R.j. Kwiatkowski
chevytunner97@aol.com
(570) 815-0471

Jim Sheridan
(570) 332-0146
Course Cost:$25.00

JUNE 2014
Presented by Flotilla 053-15-03
Wilkes Barre, PA
Course:About Boating Safely
Start Date:Tue, 17 Jun 2014
End Date:Wed, 18 Jun 2014
Hours:6:00 PM    10:00 PM
Duration:2 Nights
Lessons:2
Location: Harvey's Lake American Legion
Route 415
Harveys Lake,  PA  18618
Contact:R.j. Kwiatkowski
chevytunner97@aol.com
(570) 815-0471

Jim Sheridan
(570) 332-0146
Course Cost:$25.00
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APRIL 2014
Presented by Flotilla 053-15-03
Wilkes Barre, PA
Course:About Boating Safely
Date:Sat, 12 April 2014
Hours:8:30 AM    4:30 PM
Location: Harvey's Lake American Legion
Route 415
Harveys Lake,  PA  18618
Contact:R.j. Kwiatkowski
chevytunner97@aol.com
(570) 815-0471

Jim Sheridan
(570) 332-0146
Course Cost:$25.00