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<li>Ranges, range markers</li>
<li>Ranges, range markers</li>
<li>Intracoastal waterways, lakes, and rivers</li>
<li>Intracoastal waterways, lakes, and rivers</li>
<li>Class project—Develop buoy recognition game using flash cards</li>
<li>Class project — Develop buoy recognition game using flash cards</li>
<li>Reasons for rules of the road</li>
<li>Reasons for rules of the road</li>
<li>The danger zone</li>
<li>The danger zone</li>

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Section One — Aids to Navigation and Rules of the Road

  1. Introduction to aids to navigation
  2. Buoyage system
  3. Chart symbols and letter designations
  4. Primary shapes for buoys
  5. Obstruction, mid-channel, and special types of buoys
  6. Beacons and daybeacons
  7. Ranges, range markers
  8. Intracoastal waterways, lakes, and rivers
  9. Class project — Develop buoy recognition game using flash cards
  10. Reasons for rules of the road
  11. The danger zone
  12. Windward and leeward clearances
  13. Stand-on and give-way vessels
  14. Sailboat right of way
  15. Sailboat rules
  16. Lights required on boats
  17. Emergency lights
  18. Sound signals
  19. Safety equipment
  20. Visual signaling devices

Section Two—Boating Safety

  1. Boating safety and first aid
  2. Checking the hull
  3. Motor size compared with the boat
  4. Fueling—dangers, precautions, and procedures
  5. Loading a small boat
  6. When not to go out
  7. Operating
  8. Distress signals
  9. Equipment
  10. Equipment—anchors, line, signaling, first aid kit
  11. Project — Have class develop a checklist.
  12. Seamanship—Review sea terms (see glossary).
  13. Knots — Have class learn to tie overhand, square, sheet bend, bowline, clove hitch, two half hitches, and belaying to a cleat.
  14. Class project — Prepare to cruise. Have class demonstrate on an actual boat the checklist, and procedures covered in items 1–12.
  15. Types and uses of anchors
  16. Wind and current
  17. Conclusion — Present Small Boat Handler’s Bar, No. 04052, to those successfully completing the course.
    Note: Most of the requirements for earning the Small Boat Handler’s Bar are met by each state’s National Association of State Boating Law Administrators boating safety course. State agencies provide group instruction, as well as online instruction and testing. NASBLA-approved boating safety courses are also taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
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