Safe Boating Workbook 6th Edition



ISBN : 978-1-86283-169-8

Published Date : 01 June 2017

Product Code : BQ 01

Format : 80 page, full colour, wire bound, A4 textbook



ISBN : 978-1-86283-169-8

Published Date : 01 June 2017

Product Code : BQ 01

Format : 80 page, full colour, wire bound, A4 textbook

Teachers Information

Suitable for one day courses in Queensland

Support Material

Worksheets can be downloaded for free in our resources section.  Just find this book icon and download the file called Safe Boating Worksheets.

Answers at the back of the book


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2. The worksheets have not changed since the third edition.

Unit 1 Trip planning 
Safety obligations

General safety obligation
Alcohol and drugs
Marine parks

Main parts of a recreational vessel

Hull design
Ship’s master’s obligations
Outboard motor
Controls and steering
Fuel tank and consumption

Pre-departure checks 

Trip plan
Boat check
Spare parts and tools

Seaworthiness of the vessel 

Physical condition of the boat
Boat suitability and propulsion
Vessel stability and freeboard
Attachment of builders plates or capacity labels
Safety equipment
Water safety limit maps
Worksheet 1

Unit 2 Navigation 

Responsibility (Rule 2)
Proper lookout (Rule 5)
Safe speed rule (Rule 6)
Risk of collision (Rule 7)
Action to avoid a collision (Rule 8)
Speed limit of 6 knots
Rivers and channels (Rule 9)
When power meets sail
Overtaking (Rule 13)
Approaching bow of another boat (Rule 14)
Power driven boats crossing (Rule 15)
Responsibilities between vessels (Rule 18)
Restricted visibility (Rule 19)
Action by give-way vessel (Rule 16)
Action by stand-on vessel (Rule 17)
Water skiing rules
Large ships in rivers and channels
Vessel definitions and terms
Lights and shapes (Rule 20)
Definitions of lights (Rule 21)
Visibility of lights (Rule 22)
Lights for power driven vessels
Sailing vessels under way and vessels under oars (Rule 25)
Vessels restricted in their ability to manoeuvre (Rule 27)
Fishing vessels (Rule 26)

Navigation at night and poor visibly 

Boats at anchor (Rule 30)
Sound signals (Rule 32)

The IALA buoyage system A 

Lateral marks
Direction of buoyage
Cardinal marks
Isolated danger marks
Special marks
Middle channel marks
Emergency wrecks
Safe water marks
Lead lights
Sector and directional lights
Cable crossings
Boat ramp signs

Other navigation directives 
GPS navigation system use and limitations 

What you will learn in a GPS and navigation course
Suitability of the chart plotter

Unit 3 Weather and tides 

Sources of weather information
Main features of a weather chart
Land and sea breezes
Effect of forecasting on trip planning


Sources of tidal information
Basic causes of tides
Calculate depth of water under a boat
Working out tides in secondary locations
Worksheet 2

Unit 4 Emergencies 

First aid
Marine incidents
Fire on board
Marine radios
Emergency radio calls

Unit 5 Manoeuvring 

Departing the launching facility
Make an emergency stop
Pick up a mooring buoy
Man overboard
Tie a bowline in a length of rope
Anchor the vessel
Complete a figure of eight
Leave a jetty
Return to a jetty

Unit 6 Personal water craft 

General safety obligation
Types and propulsion
Pre-departure checks
Safety equipment
On the water
Worksheet 3
Worksheet 4

Glossary of terms



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