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Boating Safety Course - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Schedule

Boating Safety Course

Presented by Flotilla 48

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

About Boating Safely
Start Date:
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
8:30 AM     –  4:30 PM
8 Hours
Bouchelle Island Clubhouse   
409 Bouchelle Island Drive  
New Smyrna Beach,  FL     32169    
Bill Mead    
(386) 402-8778            
Course Cost:
Register By:
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Box Lunch Included


    If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course.

    This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.


Introduction to Boating - Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.

Boating Law - Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.

Boat Safety Equipment - Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. About Boating Safely

Safe Boating - Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.

Navigation - The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."

Boating Problems - Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.

Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat - Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.

Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating - Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Public Education Classes - Find By Zipcode

Suzuki Outboards - To reset the oil change reminder system alarm

You're out on the water, your oil change reminder alarm has gone off. You are due for your scheduled maintenance but want to finish the day without the alarm simply follow the below instructions and call us to schedule your maintenance 386-424-9000. 

To Reset The Oil Change Reminder System Alarm - CABLE WIRE ( DF9.9B ~ 250SS )

1. Turn the ignition switch on

2. Remove the emergency stop switch lanyard

3. Pull out stop switch button 3 times in 10 seconds - hear beep

4. Turn ignition switch off and install the stop switch lanyard

To Reset The Oil Change Reminder System Alarm - FLY BY WIRE ( DF9.9B ~ 250SS )

1. Turn the ignition switch on

2. Remove the emergency stop switch lanyard

3. Start stop button 3 times

4. Turn ignition switch off and install the stop switch lanyard

How to Place your FL Registration Numbers - Vessel FL #'s

Congratulations on your new boat! 

If you are unsure how to place your vessel decal or FL registration numbers follow these instructions below

All vessels registered and titled in Florida must display three types of identification:

  • Florida registration number
  • Hull identification number
  • Registration Decal

FL Registration Numbers

The Florida registration number issued to a vessel is permanent and remains with the vessel as long as it is operated or stored in Florida, even though ownership may change. The Florida registration number is used for identification purposes and must be painted or permanently attached to both sides of the bow (forward half) in block letters and numbers at least three inches high. The number must read from left to right, contrast in color with the vessel and be maintained in readable condition (see image below).

boat FL numbers vessel-registration-1-300x170

FL Decals

A decal identifying the year that the vessel registration is valid will be issued with each registration certificate. The decal must be displayed on the port (left) side of the vessel, immediately before or after the registration number (see image below). Decals from expired registrations must be removed from the vessel.

boat vessel-decal

For more information - Visit Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles page - 

Vessels / Numbering and Decal: