Nr. 30

Powerboating (R-30)

Bådførermærket

The requirements for the Power Boating Honor are as follows:

     

  1. Have the Advanced Beginner's Swimming Honor.

     

  2. Know the laws regulating pleasure boating in your state or province.

     

  3. Know what hazards of weather can affect boating safety and performance.

     

  4. Know the nautical rules of the road and waterway aids to navigation.

     

  5. Know what safety equipment, signaling devices, and lights are required on Class A and Class 1 boats.

     

  6. Know and practice boating safety rules.

     

  7. What should the passengers do if the boat capsizes?

     

  8. What is the General Prudential Rule?

     

  9. Know the meaning of the following boating terms:
    1. Abaft
    2. Abeam
    3. Aboard
    4. Aft or After
    5. Amidships
    6. Astern
    7. Beam
    8. Below
    9. Bend
    10. Bilge
    11. Bow
    12. Bulkhead
    13. Cleats
    14. Draft
    15. Freeboard
    16. Keel
    17. Leeward
    18. Port
    19. Starboard
    20. Stern
    21. Trim
    22. Windward

     

  10. Show how to properly operate a power boat by doing the following:
    1. Assist in putting a boat in the water from a boat trailer.
    2. Check for all safety equipment. Check fuel and motor.
    3. Start motor and get underway from a beach or dock.
    4. Drive boat in a straight line for one fourth of a mile. Make a 90-degree turn to the left and right. Make a 180-degree turn.
    5. From a stop, drop and retrieve the anchor.
    6. Dock or beach with proper tie up.
    7. Assist in loading a boat from the water onto a boat trailer.

     

  11. Know how to prepare and store a boat and motor for the off season.
Skill Level 2