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Yacht Training
Tailor Made & Designed to You and your Yacht

Going boating with your family and friends can be fun and safe. Acquire the knowledge and skill to not only be confident but to also display confidence to all who join you for your boat vacations and outings. Upon completion of your training you will receive a certificate of achievement which you can take to your insurance company to reduce your costs. Training is done on your own vessel with as few or as many people (first-mate, mates, deck hands) you wish to join you in your training. Weekends suggested. Topics covered in your personalized training program are:

Lines / Ropes / Knots
     Cleats -
     Fenders -

Fun / Safety (Guests / Liability)
     1) Lifevests / PFD’s
     2) Fire Extinguishers
     3) Head / Toilet
     4) Water

Boat Handling
     Checking Engine fluids
     Electrical - Shore Power / Generator
     Hand Signals (Not - !@%#&!!!)
     Casting-off Check List
     Boat Maneuvering
     Docking - Touch and Goes
     Vessel Controls -
          Fwd/Rev / Rudder /
          Bow Thruster / Throttle
     Landing Check List

Vessel Systems
     Electrical
          12 / 24 / 36 Volt DC
               Batteries / Banks
               Chargers / Alternators
               Isolators / Combiners
          110 / 220 / 308 Volt AC
               Shore Power
               Generator(s)
               Inverters
     Fresh Water
          Acquiring
          Storage
          Use
          Evacuating
     Salt Water
          Wash down
          Bilges
          Engines / Filters
     Fuel
          Fueling
          Storage
          Management
     Head
          Proper Use
          Holding Tank
 

Precision Boat Handling
     Line Placement -
          Temp / Permanent / Storm / Casting-off / Landing
     Fender Placement - Docks / Pilings / Locks
     Engine Controls - Combinations
     Docking - Location / Wind / Current / Other Boats
     Departing Docks - Pushing off / Walking Fenders
     Emergencies - (Actual Drills)
          Engine-Out Maneuvering
          Fire / Abandon Ship / Man Overboard
     Going through Locks

Trip Planning
     Charts - Understanding Symbols
     Tools - Dividers / Rolling Ruler / etc
     Float Plan - 7 Steps to Safe Navigation
     Spare Parts / Tools
     Provisioning

Navigation
     Compass / Steering By
     Waypoints / Routes
     Following Time & Distance Float Plan
     Rules of the Road
     Test Test Test - (Actual Drills While Underway)
          Dead Reckoning / Fog /
          Night (windshield covered)

Electronics
     VHF Radio / Communication
     Depth Sounder
     GPS/Loran
     Radar
     Auto Pilot
     Plotter
     Weather Fax

Anchoring
     Site Selection
     Approach Technique
     Rode
     Weighing Anchor
     Stern Tie

Certificate of Achievement 

ProCAPTAINS
Ph 206-236-0099 * Cel 206-915-0099 * Fax 206-275-0055
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