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==Section One — Aids to Navigation and Rules of the Road==
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<li>Introduction to aids to navigation</li>
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<li>Buoyage system</li>
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<li>Chart symbols and letter designations</li>
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<li>Primary shapes for buoys</li>
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<li>Obstruction, mid-channel, and special types of buoys</li>
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<li>Beacons and daybeacons</li>
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<li>Ranges, range markers</li>
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<li>Intracoastal waterways, lakes, and rivers</li>
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<li>Class project—Develop buoy recognition game using flash cards</li>
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<li>Reasons for rules of the road</li>
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<li>The danger zone</li>
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<li>Windward and leeward clearances</li>
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<li>Stand-on and give-way vessels</li>
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<li>Sailboat right of way</li>
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<li>Sailboat rules</li>
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<li>Lights required on boats</li>
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<li>Emergency lights</li>
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<li>Sound signals</li>
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<li>Safety equipment</li>
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<li>Visual signaling devices</li>
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==Section Two—Boating Safety==
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<li>Boating safety and first aid</li>
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<li>Checking the hull</li>
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<li>Motor size compared with the boat</li>
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<li>Fueling—dangers, precautions, and procedures</li>
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<li>Loading a small boat</li>
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<li>When not to go out</li>
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<li>Operating</li>
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<li>Distress signals</li>
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<li>Equipment</li>
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<li>Equipment—anchors, line, signaling, first aid kit</li>
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<li>Project — Have class develop a checklist.</li>
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<li>Seamanship—Review sea terms (see glossary).</li>
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<li>Knots — Have class learn to tie overhand, square, sheet bend, bowline, clove hitch, two half hitches, and belaying to a cleat.</li>
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<li>Class project — Prepare to cruise. Have class demonstrate on an actual boat the checklist, and procedures covered in items 1–12.</li>
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<li>Types and uses of anchors</li>
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<li>Wind and current</li>
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<li>Conclusion — Present Small Boat Handler’s Bar, No. 04052, to those successfully completing the course.<br/>
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<b><i>Note:</i></b> 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
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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.</li>
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