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Smart Boating Series - Aids to Navigation

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  • Directors: Captain Steve Larivee
  • Producers: Captain Steve Larivee
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • DVD Release Date: June 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 26 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004WB18R2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,021 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The BEST SERIES available & DEFINITIVE GUIDE for the Boater! A professional, "must have" series for the Boater featuring detailed explanations, illustrative examples & demonstrations followed by question & answer format reinforcing the information learned. 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. 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. 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: Lateral Aids, Characteristics, Non-Lateral Aids, Intracoastal Waterway Marks. Bonus Materials - The Bonus Material section can only be accessed via your computer. Please insert the disc into your drive and navigate to the folder named "Bonus Materials". Bonus Material includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning, 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, VHF Marine Radios Frequencies.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 13, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This was an informative and interesting video presented well. The quizzes at the end of each segment helped to reinforce the material covered. I have been boating for decades but learned about quite a few nuances regarding shapes, colors, locations of buoys and how to use these.
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This DVD is a very basic guide to navigation covering mainly; channel markers such as buoys, beacons and day markers and how to navigate through or around them into and out of port.

I think it is worth watching since it provides important information but it is so basic you may only need to watch it a few of times.

To better understand aids and charts I recommend the following NOAA publication that is available online in PDF format. It is a large file, 6mb, and around 130 pages. It is also available in printed format from some different companies including Amazon. Check online at the NOAA site first so you know the current edition. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/ChartNo1.pdf
U.S. Chart No. 1
Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts
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By steven a mabe on February 6, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Lots of basic information & explained in simple terms. Has quiz at end of each section to reinforce topics discussed
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