Boating Requires Responsibility
Spending a day at the helm of your own boat is one of the most liberating and rewarding things to do.
Cruising with friends, visiting a beautiful sandbar, and enjoying waterfront restaurants are all things we love to do.
However, THESE SIMPLE TASKS AREN'T SO SIMPLE FOR THE NEW BOATER.
Instead of learning incorrectly and jeapordizing your day, IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU LEARN THE PROPER TECHNIQUES AND TURN THE STRESS AND ANXIETY INTO ENJOYMENT.
**This course helps you attain that result.**
About This Course
This Course Will Teach You How to:
- FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR BOATS COMPONENTS AND OPERATION
- CONFIDENTLY NAVIGATE YOUR LOCAL WATERS
- CONFIDENTLY SPEND THE DAY AT THE SANDBAR
- CONFIDENTLY DOCK YOUR BOAT ANYWHERE
- CONFIDENTLY KEEP YOUR PASSENGERS COMFORTABLE AND SAFE
My course utilizes bite-sized video tutorials for real-world, ease of understanding. In addition, you'll only be taught the most important things rather than wasting your time on information you'll never use. Proper boating isn't as complicated as some make it seem.
You can watch this course anywhere and anytime, making this the most convenient boating course of its' kind. In addition, you can easily select certain lessons, making it super-convenient to refer to them if you need a refresher on a specific topic.
For about the cost of filling up your boat ONE TIME, you get an enormous amount of essential content. The content is delivered over 28 lessons and in five modules. The cost of this course is much cheaper than an on-the-water boat course and much easier to use than traditional courses or YouTube videos.
Learn and Earn!
Upon Completion You'll Earn 40% Off From The Qualified Captain
After you complete the course, it's only fitting that you reward yourself for being "qualified" with major discounts at TheQualifiedCaptain.com. The Qualified Captain is probably the most popular boating channel on Instagram and they also sell awesome merchandise. You'll receive your coupon for 40% off in the final lesson.
28 Lessons Within 5 Modules
Nearly 2 Hours of Video Content
- Nautical Terms You'll Need to Know (5:54)
- Through Hulls, Boat Plug & Battery Switch (8:07)
- Dashboard Gauges & Controls (5:07)
- Why You Should Wear an Engine Cut-Off Device (2:54)
- Digital & Analog Gauges and PowerPole Operation (5:04)
- Chartplotter & Depth Sounder/Sonar Operation (5:43)
- VHF Radio Basics (5:14)
- Proper Types of Lines & Rope (4:51)
- Intro to Tying to Cleats & Pilings (4:17)
- Tying to Dock Pilings (4:18)
- Tying to a Dock Cleat & How to Flemish a Line (7:32)
- How to Properly Dock a Boat (4:57)
- Boat Slip Docking - Bow First (4:03)
- Boat Slip Docking - Stern First (4:30)
- How to Properly Fuel a Boat (6:02)
- Using a Boat Lift (5:27)
- Before You Leave the Dock (3:46)
- Proper Boat Speed (7:55)
- More on Proper Speeds (2:41)
- Stopping Drills (1:23)
- The Importance of Situational Awareness (7:58)
- Courtesy on the Water (6:29)
- Trim Tab Operation (3:47)
- How to Navigate Boat Wakes (5:23)
- Anchoring Basics (5:48)
- Boat Handling Drills - Channel Marker Practice (4:05)
- Boat Handling Drills - Canal Practice (5:17)
- Multi-Engine Manuvering (5:34)
- Joystick Piloting (1:25)
- Intro to Boating at Night (4:28)
- Reading the Water and the Benefit of Polarized Sunglasses (2:51)
- Choosing the Right Boat Trailer (6:19)
- How to Properly Fit a Boat on a Trailer (5:53)
- How to Properly Maintain a Boat Trailer (5:51)
- Preparing to Trailer Your Boat (8:28)
- Underway Trailering - Mental Checklist & Things to Consider (2:59)
- Boat Ramp Arrival - Prepping at the Staging Area (2:12)
- Launching Your Boat (4:47)
- Parking Your Truck & Trailer (2:09)
- Retrieving/Loading Your Boat Back on the Trailer (4:05)
- Preparing for the Journey Home (1:22)
- Vehicles & Ramps: Important Concepts to Understand (5:18)
- Boat Ramp Disaster #1: Tires Lose Traction & Vehicle Slides Into the Water (8:11)
- Boat Ramp Disaster #2: Emergency Brake Malfunction or Non Use (5:09)
- Boat Ramp Disaster #3: Runaway Trailer (2:27)
- Boat Ramp Disaster #4: Boat Slides Off Trailer (2:24)
- Preparation Intro (0:59)
- Understanding the Effect of Tide, Wind, and Swells (2:12)
- Understanding Inlet Characteristics & Properly Marking Entrances (10:44)
- Exiting an Inlet Overview (3:14)
- What is a Proper Speed? (2:02)
- Effect of Different Tides (2:24)
- Entering an Inlet Overview (4:41)
- Video of Me Running Haulover Inlet (3:32)
- Keeping Your Passengers Safe & Comfortable Overview (7:30)
- Links to Safety Examples
ENROLL ONCE, LEARN FOREVER
PURCHASING THIS COURSE PROVIDES YOU WITH PERPETUAL ACCESS TO ALL THE CURRENT LESSONS AND ANY FUTURE ADDITIONS.
CONSEQUENTLY, THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TAKE THEIR TIME OR TO REFER TO SPECIFIC LESSONS IN THE FUTURE.
"I ordered your course a couple of weeks ago. It has given me the confidence to take my kids out on the water by myself. My husband has a very rigorous work schedule and too many beautiful boating days were being missed. Even though I knew things here and there about boating, I never felt confident to get out there alone. After taking the course, I couldn’t wait to just start practicing. I started with short trips in good weather, to last week taking my girls to the sandbar, and even gassed up on the water on the way! I have made a couple minor mistakes, but continue to learn. Looking forward to your next course!
Just wanted to give you some positive feedback. I also have shared your course with a few friends and told them how it helped me."
Additional User Feedback
“I finished the course finally and I really enjoyed it. I will recommend it to others and make my son, who is 14 and wants to get his boating certificate here in New York, watch it as well. It is very practical.”
“Just completed the course! Appreciate all the info and detail in all the videos. Nice to have a one stop shop for reference on specifics. Very helpful! I found you from “The Qualified Captain” so I knew it was well worth it. But, overall the course was perfect. It confirmed a lot that I had already learned from growing up boating as a Floridian, as well as give me better insight to navigation and what not to do. This course is perfect for beginners and regular boaters alike.”
About the Author
Ever since I was a kid I've grown up with a passion for boating. Over the past 35 years I've owned countless boats of all different styles and lengths, navigated almost every part of Florida and the Northern Bahamas, and spent the last 20 years as a Crewman and Coxswain in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. I'm a licensed Captain and in my late 20's I worked and trained directly with a Coast Guard Small Boat Station in SW Florida. While there, I worked as a Crewman and Radio Watchstander while gaining incredible experience and insight from numerous search & rescue missions. I bring my extensive experience and knowledge to this course in order to help you become the confident boater you want to be.
You'll Also Help a Great Cause
A percentage of each sale will go directly to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program. CGMA is the official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard. While CGMA works closely with the Coast Guard, it is an independent non-profit charitable organization. Established and operated by Coast Guard people for Coast Guard people, CGMA provides a way to extend compassion to one another in times of need. It serves as a vital financial safety net, promoting financial stability and general wellbeing, fostering high morale and encouraging a sense of loyalty to the Coast Guard.stablished and operated by Coast Guard people for Coast Guard people, CGMA provides a way to extend compassion to one another in times of need. It serves as a vital financial safety net, promoting financial stability and general wellbeing, fostering high morale and encouraging a sense of loyalty to the Coast Guard.