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US COAST GUARD LICENSE
USCG (Six-Pack) and 100-Ton Master

All the information you'll need to help you get your USCG Captains License Advanced Piloting & Rules of the Road!

The Coast Guard License is internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It will not only give you the freedom to carry paying passengers on your own vessel, but can be the ticket to many high paying and exciting jobs in the marine world. This program is ideal for mariners seeking a US Coast Guard License as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (Six Pack), or 100 Ton Master. To obtain a license, specific requirements are required. Licenses are usually awarded based on the number of years of sailing experience and the tonnage that the licensee can handle.

If you are planning to take paying passengers on your boat, you will need to pass the U.S. Coast Guard captain's exam. This program teaches all the information needed to prepare, study and pass the test. Not only does it cover the essentials of the license test, but it is the definitive program of the complete Rules of the Road, Advanced Piloting and much more. With detailed advice and exam practice, this program is your companion guide to passing the test and securing your license.

Subjects Covered Include
• Introduction
• Rules of the Road
• Right of Way
• Signals
• Arc & Visibility of Lights
• Pecking Order
• Lights & Dayshapes
• Distress Signals
• Navigation in General
• Tides
• Seamanship in General
• Marlinspike Seamanship
• Boat Handling
• Safety
• Regulations
• Stability
• Chart Navigation

N394DVD
53 min.
UPC: 097278003949
SRP: $44.95

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The Smart Boating Series

The BEST SERIES available & DEFINITIVE "MUST HAVE" GUIDE for the Boater!

"Smart Boating is filled with essential information that every boater needs to be aware of\85 beginners and professionals alike."
- Jeff Hammond, Founder, Power and Motoryacht Magazine

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.

A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons. Highly recommended!

About the Host: Captain Steve Larivee is a licensed captain with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Maritime Smarts, the innovative marine education company dedicated to creating a better method of learning recreational boating. His wealth of information and insight is invaluable. It is his desire to pass on this knowledge, so that the most common and uncommon dangers in the water may be avoided.


 

Smart Boating DVD Set

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Reg. $149.75 5 DVD Set
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Includes: Rules Of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Basic Navigation, Emergencies Afloat, Requirements For Recreational Boaters

Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.

Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


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Smart Boating - Rules Of the Road

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.

A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

In this program learn an overview of the Rules of the Road that all recreational boaters need to know. You'll be exposed to everyday situations and learn how to handle each one correctly.

Subjects covered include:
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear and Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights

Bonus Material

Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8981DVD
UPC: 097278089813
74 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Aids To Navigation

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

Few things can be more intimidating to any boater than the systems of buoys and beacons that decorate our waterways. Making sense of it all isn't really hard once you know how to look at the system from a different perspective. By looking at the big picture and breaking the system down, you'll get a better understanding of just why these markers and buoys are where they are and have a better handle on how to make sense of them. Join Captain Steve on a tour of both lateral and non-lateral aids to navigation, regulatory markers and the systems of both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Western Rivers.

Subjects covered include:
• Overview
• Lateral Aids
• Characteristics
• Non-Lateral Aids
• Intracoastal Waterway Marks

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8983DVD
UPC: 097278089837
26 min.
SRP: $29.95




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Smart Boating - Basic Navigation

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

So you've got a brand new Global Positioning System (GPS) and are ready to take on the oceans! Well what are you going to do if it fails? How do you know you've inserted your data correctly? How do you know if you're receiving correct information from the satellites? Navigation is invariably the basis by which you will first be judged by your passengers. This program relies on a number of sources of information to check navigation information. Captain Steve gives you the knowledge to use manual methods to cross check and support your electronic navigation and the tools to give your passengers the confidence to ride aboard with you whether you're heading across the river or across the ocean.

Subjects covered include:
• Plotting Positions by Latitude & Longitude
• Chart Symbols & Navigation aids
• How to Plot a Course
• Time, Speed & Distance Calculations
• Dead Reckoning

Bonus Material Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8982DVD
UPC: 097278089820
53 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Emergencies Afloat

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

Emergencies at sea can and do occur when you least expect them. The difference between a manageable emergency and an unmanageable one is usually based on how prepared you are to face the problem. In this program, Captain Steve Larivee takes you on a step-by-step breakdown of some of the most common and uncommon boating emergencies and gives you the tools to competently handle them.

Subjects covered include:
• Basic Emergency Management Procedure
• Man Overboard Rescue
• Taking on Water
• Flooding
• Swamping
• Running Aground
• Capsizing
• Fire Fighting
• Hypothermia
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
• Getting Rescued
• Towing v's Salvage

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8980DVD
UPC: 097278089806
77 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Requirements For Recreational Boaters

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

All boaters must ensure their boat is equipped with all the required equipment. You could just look at a list, but that won't explain the details of each item. In this program, Captain Steve takes you on a video tour of the equipment required on your boat and explains why they're required. Learn what characteristics to look for in the equipment and how to use each item. Also details the equipment recommendations that will make your boating smarter, safer and more enjoyable. Packed with engaging, interactive questions, Requirements for Recreational Boaters will have you equipped to handle whatever the sea or Mother Nature throws at you!

Subjects covered include:
• Required Equipment
• Recommended Equipment

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8984DVD
UPC: 097278089844
76 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Boaters Guide to Boat Handling Set

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Includes: Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge

An excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers. Take the next step to becoming a better boater by improving your boating skills and knowledge. Marine professionals teach you the how's & why's, practical boating tips, techniques & procedures to become a better boater.

Teaches:
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics
• Boat handling - single & twin outboards
• Trailering, launching & loading
• Docking & fueling
• Batteries & chargers
• Communications & electronics
• Advanced maneuvering skills
• Electronics, GPS, sonar
• Marlinspike seamanship
• Navigational aids
• Weather & sea conditions
• Safety on the water


$54.90 SBOATHDVD



 

Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Marine Radar Set

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Includes: Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

An excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers. Plus learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance.

Teaches:
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display


$49.90 SBOATSMDVD



 

Boaters Guide to Mayday, Marine Radar & Twin Screw Boat Handling Set

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Includes: Mayday, Mayday, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar & Twin Screw Boat Handling

Features the different types of VHF receivers available including transmissions, range and power while outlining U. S. & International requirements, how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the M MSI for DSC Radios. Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plues, an excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics


$69.85 SBOATU3DVD



 

Boaters Guide to Inboard Power & Twin Screw Boat Handling Set

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Reg. $64.90 2 DVD Set
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Includes: Twin Screw Boat Handling & Your New Inboard Powered Boat

Learn the basics of operating, maneuvering, docking, fueling & anchoring along with a "hands-on" course using single & twin engines to increase your knowledge & skills as a skipper. Learn the different types of inboard power, hull choices & drive options plus a basic do-it-yourself maintenance plan to keep your boat & engine in good working condition. Includes an excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling, in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic & complicated maneuvers.

Teaches:
• Operating & maneuvering
• Docking, fueling & anchoring
• Basics of the controls
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics


$54.90 SBOATPBDVD



 

NEW! BOATER'S GUIDE TO RADAR, GPS & FUEL ECONOMY

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Reg. $89.85 3 DVD Set
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Includes: Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar, Fuel Economy & Boaters Guide to GPS

Valuable set for all boaters! Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plus if you want to learn HOW TO reduce the costs of boat operation & improve your boats fuel economy, this is just what you need! Offers tips for conserving fuel along with fuel saving suggestions for re-powering boats. By following a few simple steps and procedures, boaters can lower their vessel fuel costs without drastically changing day to day operations and boating activities. Discover the many ways GPS can assist on the water and just how easy it can be to take full advantage of this advanced technology. Learn the various ways your boat's position can be marked and saved, how remote locations can be entered as waypoints, how routes can be formed and saved using waypoints.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Engine & Hull Maintenance
• Propellers & Navigation
• Boat Operation & Fuel Saving Options
• What GPS can do
• Position Format
• Maps & Charts
• Speed & Course
• Saving Waypoints
• Forming Routes
• Recording & Following Tracks

140 mins.

$69.85 SBELE3DVD



 

MARINERS' GUIDE TO VHF, RADAR & COAST GUARD LICENSE

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Reg. $104.85 3 DVD Set
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Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, The Coast Guard License, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

Valuable set for all boaters! Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plus the essentials of the Coast Guard license, advanced piloting & rules of the road. Also includes the different types of VHF receivers available including transmissions, range and power while outlining U. S. & International requirements, how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the M MSI for DSC Radios.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

140 mins.

$84.85 SBMAY3DVD



 

COAST GUARD LICENSE TIPS & VHS MADE EASY!

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Reg. $74.90 2 DVD Set
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Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, The Coast Guard License
The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio. Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.
This set also includes the Coast Guard License, internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It covers the essentials of the license test, advanced piloting, rules of the road & seamanship.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

95 mins.

$64.90 SBCOVH2DVD



 

BOATERS GUIDE RADAR NAVIGATION & COAST GUARD LICENSE

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Reg. $74.90 2 DVD Set
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Includes: Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar, The Coast Guard License
The ultimate value of radar & all electronic equipment lies with the boater's ability to understand and properly use the information on the display. The primary purpose of marine radar is to serve as an aid to collision avoidance. It can increase boaters' safety on the water more than any other electronic devise allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog. Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance.
This set also includes the Coast Guard License, internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It covers the essentials of the license test, advanced piloting, rules of the road & seamanship.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• Radar System Configurations, Range & Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology, Controls
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Sea & Rain Clutter
• Aids to Navigation
• Interpreting the Display
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

95 mins.

$64.90 SBRAD2DVD



 

BOATERS GUIDE TO USING VHF & MARINE RADAR

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Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

"In the hands of a knowledgeable user, radar is a valuable aid to safe navigation, allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog."
A VHF radio is one of the most important tools on board a boat. Like any other tool, however, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it. The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio. Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.
This set also teaches boaters' what radar is, how it works and how you can get the most from these important navigators. It teaches boaters how alarms can be set, to alert you that targets are entering a particular location or that your own boat is nearing a dangerous area. Radar can also be used to determine your position to back up chart information, electronic aids to navigation and used to navigate to a specific location.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• Radar System Configurations, Range & Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology, Controls
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Sea & Rain Clutter
• Aids to Navigation
• Interpreting the Display
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast

80 mins.

$49.90 SBMARV2DVD




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MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

The Mariners' Guide to VHF Ship-to-Ship & Ship-to-Shore Communication

A VHF radio is one of the most important tools on board a boat. Like any other tool, however, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it. The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio.

Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. The VHF radio is one of the most valuable pieces of safety equipment you can have onboard. It can be used to deliver a call for assistance, provide the latest weather reports and keep you in touch with other boats and marine facilities on the water.

This program covers the different types of VHF receivers available including the types of transmissions, range, power and specific features. It outlines the U. S. and International requirements and provides information on how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the Maritime Mobile Service Identity or MMSI numbers for DSC Radios.

Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• License, Permit & MMSI
• Types of VHF Radios
• Channels
• Monitoring the Radio
• Placing Non-emergency Calls
• Placing Mayday Calls
• If You Hear a Mayday Call
• Securite Calls
• Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast

40 mins.

$29.95 N8988DVD


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THE BOATERS GUIDE TO IMPROVING YOUR BOATS FUEL ECONOMY

Learn HOW TO Reduce the COSTS of Fuel Consumption & Boat Operation

If you want to learn HOW TO reduce the costs of boat operation & improve your boats fuel economy, the Boater's Guide to improving your Boats Fuel Economy is just what you need!

Increased fuel prices are hurting commercial and sport fishermen, charter boat operators and recreational boaters. Saving fuel is a complex issue, dependent largely on your particular vessel and how you operate. There isn't much boaters can do about the price of fuel, but they can follow some basic procedures to help reduce the amount of fuel needed and lower the cost of fuel consumption. Saving money on boat fuel can be as easy as simply slowing down or as complicated as replacing a boats engine and results vary greatly depending on the vessel. This program offers tips for conserving fuel along with fuel saving suggestions for re-powering boats.

By following a few simple steps and procedures, boaters can lower their vessel fuel costs without drastically changing day to day operations and boating activities.

If you're in the market for a new or used boat, you'll also find tips and suggestions to help you make the right purchase decisions.

Teaches:
• Engine & Hull Maintenance
• Propellers
• Navigation
• Weight Considerations
• Fueling the Boat
• Boat Operation
• Fuel Saving Options
• Purchasing Considerations

40 mins.

$29.95 N8990DVD


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The Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

Learn HOW RADAR can assist you on the water, HOW TO USE IT as an aid to SAFE navigation & COLLISION avoidance

"In the hands of a knowledgeable user, radar is a valuable aid to safe navigation, allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog."

Radar is the most interactive aid to navigation. Using it with competence demands far more expertise than with a GPS unit. The primary purpose of marine radar is to serve as an aid to collision avoidance. It can increase boaters' safety on the water more than any other electronic devise allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog. It can confirm your position relative to landmarks and navigational aids and alert you to other vessels and coastal outlines.

However, the ultimate value of radar and all electronic equipment lies with the boater's ability to understand and properly use the information on the display.

Within the last few years the costs of radar units, especially the smaller LCD display units, have been substantially reduced, making it feasible even for small boats to take advantage of radar equipment.

This program teaches boaters' what radar is, how it works and how you can get the most from these important navigators. It teaches boaters how alarms can be set, to alert you that targets are entering a particular location or that your own boat is nearing a dangerous area. Echo trails can help you access the movement of targets relative to your own boat. Radar can also be used to determine your position to back up chart information, electronic aids to navigation and used to navigate to a specific location. For Fishermen, Radar is often used to locate sea birds that help them locate fish and improve their catch!

Teaches:
Principles of Radar:
• Types of Radar Antenna
• Types of Radar Displays
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• How Radar Works
• Radar System Configurations
• Radar Range
• Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology
• Radar Controls

Radar Picture and Marks:
• Measuring Range
• Measuring Bearing
• Sea Clutter
• Rain Clutter
• AIS
• ARPA
• Aids to Navigation

Interpreting the Display:
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation

40 mins.

$29.95 N8991DVD



Powerboat Navigation With John Rousmaniere

Hosted by World renowned expert John Rousmaniere. Teaches: Navigation Rules. Plotting Bearings. Chart & Compass. Radar & GPS.& much more!

This program teaches the step-by-step techniques for navigating with both classic dead reckoning piloting and electronic navigation instruments. Clear demonstrations are shown on the water and the simulator of a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Detailed close-ups, graphics and imaginative presentations of how objects appear on the chart, radar scope and water are shown in both good and bad visibility.

Subjects covered include:
The chart and compass.
GPS satellite navigation.
Radar for navigating & avoiding collisions.
The navigation rules.
Taking & plotting bearings.
Allowing for tidal current.
Navigating in fog & at night.
Tips & tricks for making quick decisions.

JOHN ROUSMANIERE, is the author of the highly praised, THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP - "The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available" according to the American Sailing Association. As one of the sports' most acknowledged authorities, John Rousmaniere has covered more than 30,000 miles of blue water and has written 15 books on boating. Rousmaniere holds a Coast Guard unlimited radar observer certificate.

68 min.
$34.95 N375DVD

Single Side Band


Designed to simplify all of the dials and switches to turn you into a SSB expert. Covers radio telephone, frequency, channel selection, antennas, tuners and grouding.

$29.95 N788DVD

Rules Of The Road - The Boater's Highway Code

Presented by BOATING MAGAZINE. Learn the Rules and Regulations for Maximum Boating Safety.

All boaters have to follow the appropriate regulations with respect to their operation on the water. This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters. Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.

Subjects covered include:
Requirements for navigational lights and day shapes
Maneuvering and warning signals
Towing and pushing, Sound signals
Distress signals
Sailing and steering rules for different size vessels.

52 min.
$40.95 N377DVD

Boating's Top 60 Tips - Navigation

Produced in association with BOATING MAGAZINE.

Covers all the basic navigation requirements required plus several vital tips that will make navigating from one point to another much simpler and safer. Boaters of all ages and levels will discover vital steps that will make your boating experience more enjoyable. 45 min.

$34.95 H473DVD

Modern Coastal Piloting

"This tape is well planned and executed and is well worth viewing by those who want to recall or launch themselves for the first time into the fundamentals of marine coastal navigation." - Navigator's Newsletter

With this tape, not only will you learn the traditional methods of coastal piloting, compass use, speed/time/distance equations, deviation and variation, bow and beam bearings, running fixes, lat and long, navigation aids, but also the modern ways of position determination; Loran, Radar and T.D.'s. 68 min. $29.95 N391DVD

$34.95 N391DVD

Wm. F. Buckley Jr.'s Celestial Navigation Simplified

Join this world-renowned personality for the most unique program on celestial navigation ever. Mr. Buckley simply and clearly explains the theory and practice of Celestial Navigation and teaches the noon shot. Using computer graphics, he illuminates on the finer points of GP (Geographical Position), GHA and GMT. Worth twelve weeks of night school! 39 min. $29.95 N203DVD

$34.95 N203DVD
Celestial Navigation Using the Air Almanac with Moon, Stars & Planets

This US Navy program takes you through basic celestial navigation all the way to practical application using the horizon system, the intercept method and Ho 249 through observation, computation and plotting. An easy alternative to noon shots enabling you to use all of the celestial bodies and will allow you to navigate inday or night.
$34.95 N204DVD

Celestial Navigation For The Complete Idiot

Covers coastal piloting, magnetic compass rose, chart plotting, latitude & longitude, nautical & air almanac. 90 min.
$34.95 N359DVD

Celestial Navigation Sextant Use

Covers the basics of celestial navigation, Sextant, lat. & long., GMT, zenith distance and navigating any where in the world. 120 min.
$34.95 N303DVD

DVD Guide To Using Nautical Charts

This interactive DVD contains official USCG training footage. It teaches you how to read, use and interpret charts with segments on aids to navigation, useful knots, capsizing and visual distress signals.120 mins

$34.95 N201DVD


DVD Navigation Gift Set

2 Program DVD set featuring: Powerboat Navigation with John Rousmaniere and Rules of the Road. SAVE $10.00!

All boaters have to follow the appropriate regulations with respect to their operation on the water. This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters. Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.

Also teaches the step-by-step techniques for navigating with both classic dead reckoning piloting and electronic navigation instruments. Clear demonstrations are shown on the water and the simulator of a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Detailed close-ups, graphics and imaginative presentations of how objects appear on the chart, radar scope and water are shown in both good and bad visibility.127 mins

$65.90 SNAV


DVD Rules of the Road and Aids to Navigation

This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters.

Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.

Subjects covered include: Requirements for navigational lights and day shapes, Maneuvering and warning signals, Towing and pushing, Sound signals, Distress signals, Sailing and steering rules for different size vessels.

Our waterways are controlled by a system of markers commonly known as "Aids to Navigation." This consists of a system of buoys, daybeacons, lights, light platforms, radio beacons and foghorns. Whether a powerboater or sailor, this excellent guide will teach you how to read these markers to improve your overall boating skills and enhance your enjoyment on the water.95 mins

$40.95 N3775DVD

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