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BOAT HANDLING & SAFETY
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DON'T HIT THE DOCK
the boaters guide to BOAT HANDLING & SAFETY
Marinas, Launches & Inlets

A Must-Have for Every Level of Boater!

Teaches Mooring & Docking, Wind & Current, Rules of the Road, Navigation Lights, Safety, Fuel & Waste Management

An excellent hands-on guide to boat handling and safety in a marina or harbor for the novice or refresher for the experienced boater. Divided into six sections, this program will help boaters gain valuable information about handling a boat safely and responsibly in and around marinas, launches and inlets.

Teaches:

General
• Weather
• Safety Equipment
• GPS,
• VHF Radio
• Dealing with Emergencies
• MOB
• Flooding
• MAYDAY


Mooring and Docking
• Types of Boats
• Paddle-wheel Effect
• Backing & Turning
• Effects of Wind & Current
• Types of Docks & Slips
• Approaching & Departing Docks
• Entering & Departing Slips
• How to Cleat a Dock Line
• Mooring Buoys


Rules of the Road
• Right of Way
• Boat Crossings
• Channels
• Great Lakes
• Sailing Vessels
• Restricted Visibility
• Navigation Lights & Sounds


Fueling the boat
• Ignition Potential
• Fuel Spill
• Starting the Engine


Waste management
• Gray & Black water
• Trash & Cleaning your Boat

N8996DVD
40 min.
SRP: $29.95

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US COAST GUARD LICENSE
USCG (Six-Pack) and 100-Ton Master

All the information you'll need to help you get your USCG Captains License Advanced Piloting & Rules of the Road!

The Coast Guard License is internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It will not only give you the freedom to carry paying passengers on your own vessel, but can be the ticket to many high paying and exciting jobs in the marine world. This program is ideal for mariners seeking a US Coast Guard License as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (Six Pack), or 100 Ton Master. To obtain a license, specific requirements are required. Licenses are usually awarded based on the number of years of sailing experience and the tonnage that the licensee can handle.

If you are planning to take paying passengers on your boat, you will need to pass the U.S. Coast Guard captain's exam. This program teaches all the information needed to prepare, study and pass the test. Not only does it cover the essentials of the license test, but it is the definitive program of the complete Rules of the Road, Advanced Piloting and much more. With detailed advice and exam practice, this program is your companion guide to passing the test and securing your license.

Subjects Covered Include
• Introduction
• Rules of the Road
• Right of Way
• Signals
• Arc & Visibility of Lights
• Pecking Order
• Lights & Dayshapes
• Distress Signals
• Navigation in General
• Tides
• Seamanship in General
• Marlinspike Seamanship
• Boat Handling
• Safety
• Regulations
• Stability
• Chart Navigation

N394DVD
53 min.
UPC: 097278003949
SRP: $44.95

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Smart Boating Boaters Guide Set

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Reg. $59.90 2 DVD Set
ONLY $49.90

Includes: Basic Navigation & Rules Of the Road

The definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples, this series takes you from boating basics to an advanced level in no time. Step-by-step lessons, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format, provides the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating. Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable material for download including navigational aids chart, PWIA riding rules, USCG Rules of The Road & more.

Teaches:
• Plotting Positions by Latitude & Longitude
• Chart Symbols & Navigation aids
• How to Plot a Course
• Time, Speed & Distance Calculations
• Dead Reckoning
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear & Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights


SSBS4DVD
$49.00



 

Smart Boating Rules & Navigation Set

SAVE $10! Get the 2 DVD Set!
Reg. $59.90 2 DVD Set
ONLY $49.90

Includes: Rules Of the Road & Aids to Navigation

The definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples, this series takes you from boating basics to an advanced level in no time. Step-by-step lessons, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format, provides the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating. Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable material for download including navigational aids chart, PWIA riding rules, USCG Rules of The Road & more.

Teaches:
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear and Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights
• Lateral Aids
• Non-Lateral Aids
• Intracoastal Waterway Marks


SSBSADVD
$49.90



 

Smart Boating Rules Set

SAVE $10! Get the 2 DVD Set!
Reg. $59.90 2 DVD Set
ONLY $49.90

Includes: Rules Of the Road & Requirements for Recreational Boaters

The definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples, this series takes you from boating basics to an advanced level in no time. Step-by-step lessons, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format, provides the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating. Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable material for download including navigational aids chart, PWIA riding rules, USCG Rules of The Road & more.

Teaches:
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear and Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights
• Required Equipment
• Recommended Equipment


SSBS2DVD
$49.90



 

Smart Boating Navigation Set

SAVE $20! Get the 3 DVD Set!
Reg. $89.85 3 DVD Set
ONLY $69.85

Includes: Rules Of the Road, Basic Navigation & Aids to Navigation

The definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples, this series takes you from boating basics to an advanced level in no time. Step-by-step lessons, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format, provides the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating. Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable material for download including navigational aids chart, PWIA riding rules, USCG Rules of The Road & more.

Teaches:
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear and Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights
• Plotting Positions by Latitude & Longitude
• Chart Symbols & Navigation aids
• How to Plot a Course
• Time, Speed & Distance Calculations
• Dead Reckoning
• Lateral Aids
• Non-Lateral Aids
• Intracoastal Waterway Marks


SSBS3DVD
$69.85



 

The Smart Boating Series

The BEST SERIES available & DEFINITIVE "MUST HAVE" GUIDE for the Boater!

"Smart Boating is filled with essential information that every boater needs to be aware of\85 beginners and professionals alike."
- Jeff Hammond, Founder, Power and Motoryacht Magazine


The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.

A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons. Highly recommended!

About the Host: Captain Steve Larivee is a licensed captain with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Maritime Smarts, the innovative marine education company dedicated to creating a better method of learning recreational boating. His wealth of information and insight is invaluable. It is his desire to pass on this knowledge, so that the most common and uncommon dangers in the water may be avoided.


 

Smart Boating DVD Set

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Reg. $149.75 5 DVD Set
ONLY $129.75

Includes: Rules Of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Basic Navigation, Emergencies Afloat, Requirements For Recreational Boaters

Bonus Material - Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.


Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


SSMART5DVD
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Smart Boating - Rules Of the Road

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.

A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

In this program learn an overview of the Rules of the Road that all recreational boaters need to know. You'll be exposed to everyday situations and learn how to handle each one correctly.

Subjects covered include:
• Right of Way
• Safe Speed
• Risk of Collision
• Sound Signals for both clear and Reduced Visibility
• Navigation Lights

Bonus Material

Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8981DVD
UPC: 097278089813
74 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Aids To Navigation

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

Few things can be more intimidating to any boater than the systems of buoys and beacons that decorate our waterways. Making sense of it all isn't really hard once you know how to look at the system from a different perspective. By looking at the big picture and breaking the system down, you'll get a better understanding of just why these markers and buoys are where they are and have a better handle on how to make sense of them. Join Captain Steve on a tour of both lateral and non-lateral aids to navigation, regulatory markers and the systems of both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Western Rivers.

Subjects covered include:
• Overview
• Lateral Aids
• Characteristics
• Non-Lateral Aids
• Intracoastal Waterway Marks

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8983DVD
UPC: 097278089837
26 min.
SRP: $29.95




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Smart Boating - Basic Navigation

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

So you've got a brand new Global Positioning System (GPS) and are ready to take on the oceans! Well what are you going to do if it fails? How do you know you've inserted your data correctly? How do you know if you're receiving correct information from the satellites? Navigation is invariably the basis by which you will first be judged by your passengers. This program relies on a number of sources of information to check navigation information. Captain Steve gives you the knowledge to use manual methods to cross check and support your electronic navigation and the tools to give your passengers the confidence to ride aboard with you whether you're heading across the river or across the ocean.

Subjects covered include:
• Plotting Positions by Latitude & Longitude
• Chart Symbols & Navigation aids
• How to Plot a Course
• Time, Speed & Distance Calculations
• Dead Reckoning

Bonus Material Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8982DVD
UPC: 097278089820
53 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Emergencies Afloat

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

Emergencies at sea can and do occur when you least expect them. The difference between a manageable emergency and an unmanageable one is usually based on how prepared you are to face the problem. In this program, Captain Steve Larivee takes you on a step-by-step breakdown of some of the most common and uncommon boating emergencies and gives you the tools to competently handle them.

Subjects covered include:
• Basic Emergency Management Procedure
• Man Overboard Rescue
• Taking on Water
• Flooding
• Swamping
• Running Aground
• Capsizing
• Fire Fighting
• Hypothermia
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
• Getting Rescued
• Towing v's Salvage

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8980DVD
UPC: 097278089806
77 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Smart Boating - Requirements For Recreational Boaters

The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time.
A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating.

The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons.

All boaters must ensure their boat is equipped with all the required equipment. You could just look at a list, but that won't explain the details of each item. In this program, Captain Steve takes you on a video tour of the equipment required on your boat and explains why they're required. Learn what characteristics to look for in the equipment and how to use each item. Also details the equipment recommendations that will make your boating smarter, safer and more enjoyable. Packed with engaging, interactive questions, Requirements for Recreational Boaters will have you equipped to handle whatever the sea or Mother Nature throws at you!

Subjects covered include:
• Required Equipment
• Recommended Equipment

Bonus Material
Each program comes with valuable bonus material for download. These forms can be accessed via your computer.
Includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning VHF Marine Radios Frequencies, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log.


N8984DVD
UPC: 097278089844
76 min.
SRP: $29.95


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Boaters Guide to Boat Handling Set

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Includes: Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge

An excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers. Take the next step to becoming a better boater by improving your boating skills and knowledge. Marine professionals teach you the how's & why's, practical boating tips, techniques & procedures to become a better boater.

Teaches:
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics
• Boat handling - single & twin outboards
• Trailering, launching & loading
• Docking & fueling
• Batteries & chargers
• Communications & electronics
• Advanced maneuvering skills
• Electronics, GPS, sonar
• Marlinspike seamanship
• Navigational aids
• Weather & sea conditions
• Safety on the water


$54.90 SBOATHDVD



 

Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Marine Radar Set

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Reg. $59.90 2 DVD Set
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Includes: Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling & Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

An excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers. Plus learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance.

Teaches:
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display


$49.90 SBOATSMDVD



 

Boaters Guide to Mayday, Marine Radar & Twin Screw Boat Handling Set

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Reg. $89.85 3 DVD Set
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Includes: Mayday, Mayday, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar & Twin Screw Boat Handling

Features the different types of VHF receivers available including transmissions, range and power while outlining U. S. & International requirements, how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the M MSI for DSC Radios. Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plues, an excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Basics of the controls
• Maneuvers
• Docking & undocking
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics


$69.85 SBOATU3DVD



 

Boaters Guide to Inboard Power & Twin Screw Boat Handling Set

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Reg. $64.90 2 DVD Set
ONLY $54.90

Includes: Twin Screw Boat Handling & Your New Inboard Powered Boat

Learn the basics of operating, maneuvering, docking, fueling & anchoring along with a "hands-on" course using single & twin engines to increase your knowledge & skills as a skipper. Learn the different types of inboard power, hull choices & drive options plus a basic do-it-yourself maintenance plan to keep your boat & engine in good working condition. Includes an excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling, in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections, this step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic & complicated maneuvers.

Teaches:
• Operating & maneuvering
• Docking, fueling & anchoring
• Basics of the controls
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics


$54.90 SBOATPBDVD



 

NEW! BOATER'S GUIDE TO RADAR, GPS & FUEL ECONOMY

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Reg. $89.85 3 DVD Set
ONLY $69.85

Includes: Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar, Fuel Economy & Boaters Guide to GPS

Valuable set for all boaters! Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plus if you want to learn HOW TO reduce the costs of boat operation & improve your boats fuel economy, this is just what you need! Offers tips for conserving fuel along with fuel saving suggestions for re-powering boats. By following a few simple steps and procedures, boaters can lower their vessel fuel costs without drastically changing day to day operations and boating activities. Discover the many ways GPS can assist on the water and just how easy it can be to take full advantage of this advanced technology. Learn the various ways your boat's position can be marked and saved, how remote locations can be entered as waypoints, how routes can be formed and saved using waypoints.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Engine & Hull Maintenance
• Propellers & Navigation
• Boat Operation & Fuel Saving Options
• What GPS can do
• Position Format
• Maps & Charts
• Speed & Course
• Saving Waypoints
• Forming Routes
• Recording & Following Tracks

140 mins.

$69.85 SBELE3DVD




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The Boaters Guide to Twin Screw Boat Handling

  • Teaches Maneuvers, Docking, Wind & Current, Controls & much more
  • Features detailed procedures, thorough explanations, illustrative examples & demonstrations filmed in real time that show what to do and what not to do, in split screen format

An excellent hands-on guide to the basics of twin screw boat handling for twin screw power boats in a variety of different situations. Divided into five sections this program covers: the basics of the controls, maneuvers, docking & undocking in slips, wind & current compensation and engine failure tactics.

This step-by-step approach to the basics of boat handling uses a "hands on" viewing system, which enables you to get a real feel of performing a variety of basic and complicated maneuvers. This format allows you to gain not only the knowledge, but also the experience of handling a twin screw power boat of any size.

Features illustrative examples and demonstrations filmed in real time, that show what to do and what not to do, in split screen, screen on screen format.

Several characteristics influence the control of any vessel. A basic understanding of how each of these characteristics influences boat handling is necessary before you can attain competence in handling a twin-screw vessel. A knowledge of the natural conditions that may also affect your boat's operation and the ordinary problems that can arise are essential to master the skills of twin screw boat operation.

DVD Menu:

The Basics
Covers all the controls and their positions.
• Steering wheel • Throttles • Shift Controls

Basic Maneuvers

Demonstrates actual movements and the effects created from using the controls.

• Steering with the wheel
• Spinning the boat using shift controls
• Spinning the boat using shift controls & steering wheel
• Spinning the boat using shift controls, steering wheel & throttle


Docking Maneuvers
Shows how to approach and enter a slip or dock and exit from these locations.

• Safely leaving the dock Returning to the dock
• Approaching the dock
• Pulling up slowly, only using shift controls
• Tying the boat up to the dock: the cleat hitch (coiling the line)
• Remaining in control until boat is secure
• Leaving the dock when in between two boats (fore & aft)
• Returning to dock and "parallel parking" between boats
• Pulling out of a boat slip
• Returning boat to the slip
• "Walking the boat" (making the boat go sideways)

Wind & Current
Teaches how to compensate for wind and currents in docking maneuvers.

• Compensating for effects of Wind
• Compensating for effects of current
• Pulling into slip
• Pulling back out of slip


Engine Failure
Having an engine go out is one of the major problems for twin screw boats. Learn the proper techniques to maneuver with only one engine.

• What to do when one engine quits on you
• Docking to Port with port engine out
• Docking to Port with starboard engine out
• Fending off, if things don't work out

40 mins.

$29.95 N8995DVD


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MARINERS' GUIDE TO VHF, RADAR & COAST GUARD LICENSE

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Reg. $104.85 3 DVD Set
ONLY $84.85

Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, The Coast Guard License, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

Valuable set for all boaters! Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance. Plus the essentials of the Coast Guard license, advanced piloting & rules of the road. Also includes the different types of VHF receivers available including transmissions, range and power while outlining U. S. & International requirements, how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the M MSI for DSC Radios.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Principles of Radar
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Interpreting the Display
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

140 mins.

$84.85 SBMAY3DVD



 

COAST GUARD LICENSE TIPS & VHS MADE EASY!

SAVE $10.00!
Reg. $74.90 2 DVD Set
ONLY $64.90

Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, The Coast Guard License
The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio. Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.
This set also includes the Coast Guard License, internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It covers the essentials of the license test, advanced piloting, rules of the road & seamanship.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

95 mins.

$64.90 SBCOVH2DVD



 

BOATERS GUIDE RADAR NAVIGATION & COAST GUARD LICENSE

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Reg. $74.90 2 DVD Set
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Includes: Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar, The Coast Guard License
The ultimate value of radar & all electronic equipment lies with the boater's ability to understand and properly use the information on the display. The primary purpose of marine radar is to serve as an aid to collision avoidance. It can increase boaters' safety on the water more than any other electronic devise allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog. Learn how radar can assist you on the water and how to use it as an aid to safe navigation & collision avoidance.
This set also includes the Coast Guard License, internationally recognized as one of the ultimate tests of boating ability. It covers the essentials of the license test, advanced piloting, rules of the road & seamanship.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• Radar System Configurations, Range & Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology, Controls
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Sea & Rain Clutter
• Aids to Navigation
• Interpreting the Display
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation
• Coast Guard license test & test taking tips
• Advanced piloting
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings, set & drift

95 mins.

$64.90 SBRAD2DVD



 

BOATERS GUIDE TO USING VHF & MARINE RADAR

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Includes: Mayday! Mayday!, Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

"In the hands of a knowledgeable user, radar is a valuable aid to safe navigation, allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog."
A VHF radio is one of the most important tools on board a boat. Like any other tool, however, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it. The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio. Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.
This set also teaches boaters' what radar is, how it works and how you can get the most from these important navigators. It teaches boaters how alarms can be set, to alert you that targets are entering a particular location or that your own boat is nearing a dangerous area. Radar can also be used to determine your position to back up chart information, electronic aids to navigation and used to navigate to a specific location.

Teaches:
• Principles of Radar
• Radar System Configurations, Range & Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology, Controls
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• Radar Picture & Marks (Range, bearing, AIS, ARPA)
• Sea & Rain Clutter
• Aids to Navigation
• Interpreting the Display
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation
• VHF Radio Basics
• VHF License, permit, MMSI & channels
• Placing Mayday & non-emergency calls
• Securite & Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast

80 mins.

$49.90 SBMARV2DVD




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MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

The Mariners' Guide to VHF Ship-to-Ship & Ship-to-Shore Communication

A VHF radio is one of the most important tools on board a boat. Like any other tool, however, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it. The quickest way to determine the competence of a boater is not by his docking abilities but by his use of the radio.

Although the VHF radio is relatively easy to operate, there are some very important features about the use and operation that all boaters must know. The VHF radio is one of the most valuable pieces of safety equipment you can have onboard. It can be used to deliver a call for assistance, provide the latest weather reports and keep you in touch with other boats and marine facilities on the water.

This program covers the different types of VHF receivers available including the types of transmissions, range, power and specific features. It outlines the U. S. and International requirements and provides information on how to obtain a VHF license, permits and the Maritime Mobile Service Identity or MMSI numbers for DSC Radios.

Included are the different VHF channels and their uses along with information on how to monitor the radio. It provides specific, step-by-step instructions on how to place both emergency and non-emergency calls including Mayday Calls, Securite Calls and Pan-Pan Calls. It also teaches what you should do when you hear a Mayday Call including Seelonce Mayday, Seelonce Distress and Mayday Relay.

Teaches:
• VHF Radio Basics
• License, Permit & MMSI
• Types of VHF Radios
• Channels
• Monitoring the Radio
• Placing Non-emergency Calls
• Placing Mayday Calls
• If You Hear a Mayday Call
• Securite Calls
• Pan-Pan Calls
• Weather Broadcast

40 mins.

$29.95 N8988DVD


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THE BOATERS GUIDE TO IMPROVING YOUR BOATS FUEL ECONOMY

Learn HOW TO Reduce the COSTS of Fuel Consumption & Boat Operation

If you want to learn HOW TO reduce the costs of boat operation & improve your boats fuel economy, the Boater's Guide to improving your Boats Fuel Economy is just what you need!

Increased fuel prices are hurting commercial and sport fishermen, charter boat operators and recreational boaters. Saving fuel is a complex issue, dependent largely on your particular vessel and how you operate. There isn't much boaters can do about the price of fuel, but they can follow some basic procedures to help reduce the amount of fuel needed and lower the cost of fuel consumption. Saving money on boat fuel can be as easy as simply slowing down or as complicated as replacing a boats engine and results vary greatly depending on the vessel. This program offers tips for conserving fuel along with fuel saving suggestions for re-powering boats.

By following a few simple steps and procedures, boaters can lower their vessel fuel costs without drastically changing day to day operations and boating activities.

If you're in the market for a new or used boat, you'll also find tips and suggestions to help you make the right purchase decisions.

Teaches:
• Engine & Hull Maintenance
• Propellers
• Navigation
• Weight Considerations
• Fueling the Boat
• Boat Operation
• Fuel Saving Options
• Purchasing Considerations

40 mins.

$29.95 N8990DVD


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The Boaters Guide to Using Marine Radar

Learn HOW RADAR can assist you on the water, HOW TO USE IT as an aid to SAFE navigation & COLLISION avoidance

"In the hands of a knowledgeable user, radar is a valuable aid to safe navigation, allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog."

Radar is the most interactive aid to navigation. Using it with competence demands far more expertise than with a GPS unit. The primary purpose of marine radar is to serve as an aid to collision avoidance. It can increase boaters' safety on the water more than any other electronic devise allowing boaters to "see" through rain, darkness, poor visibility and fog. It can confirm your position relative to landmarks and navigational aids and alert you to other vessels and coastal outlines.

However, the ultimate value of radar and all electronic equipment lies with the boater's ability to understand and properly use the information on the display.

Within the last few years the costs of radar units, especially the smaller LCD display units, have been substantially reduced, making it feasible even for small boats to take advantage of radar equipment.

This program teaches boaters' what radar is, how it works and how you can get the most from these important navigators. It teaches boaters how alarms can be set, to alert you that targets are entering a particular location or that your own boat is nearing a dangerous area. Echo trails can help you access the movement of targets relative to your own boat. Radar can also be used to determine your position to back up chart information, electronic aids to navigation and used to navigate to a specific location. For Fishermen, Radar is often used to locate sea birds that help them locate fish and improve their catch!

Teaches:
Principles of Radar:
• Types of Radar Antenna
• Types of Radar Displays
• What Radar - Can Do For You
• How Radar Works
• Radar System Configurations
• Radar Range
• Unusual Propagation
• Radar Terminology
• Radar Controls

Radar Picture and Marks:
• Measuring Range
• Measuring Bearing
• Sea Clutter
• Rain Clutter
• AIS
• ARPA
• Aids to Navigation

Interpreting the Display:
• Radar Picture & Target Properties
• Target Material & Reflected Echo
• Precipitation
• Influence of Waves & Precipitation
• Advanced Radar Operation

40 mins.

$29.95 N8991DVD


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THE BOATERS GUIDE TO GPS

GPS gives boaters the peace of mind of knowing where you are, where you've been & where you're headed. If you want to see just what GPS can do for you, how they operate along with the latest information on what's available, the Boater's Guide to GPS is just what you need!

Learn HOW GPS can assist you on the water & HOW TO USE IT to navigate back to your dock under any weather condition
All boaters have highly detailed digitized charts and GPS navigation available to them at a very reasonable cost. Even though these navigators are fairly simple to use, GPS devices can be intimidating to many users. By following this program, you can easily learn to operate GPS equipment with proficiency and confidence. This program shows you the many ways GPS can assist on the water and just how easy it can be to take full advantage of this advanced technology.

Most all boaters know that having a GPS navigator on board that takes them back to the dock or launch ramp under any weather condition is a huge advantage. GPS not only eliminates the worry of getting lost on the water, it shows you the way to any destination you want to go to. There are many valuable reasons for having a GPS chart plotter when you're out on the water. This program explains how satellite navigators are necessary for different applications ranging from inland lakes and waterways, to inshore and coastal waters, to offshore navigation on the high seas along with the different types of maps and charts that are available.

Learn the various ways your boat's position can be marked and saved, how remote locations can be entered as waypoints, how routes can be formed and saved using waypoints, maps or charts, how routes can be recalled and navigated to, how to record your boat's track and how alarms and alerts can be set up and activated. It also explains features such as weather map overlays, sun and moon rise and set times, tide and current charts, built-in points of interest and the various types of navigation displays available and those that are best for certain applications.

You'll learn:
• What GPS can do
• Choosing a GPS Unit
• Getting Started
• Position Format
• Accuracy
• Maps & Charts
• Speed
• Course
• Saving Waypoints
• Identifying Waypoints
• Going to Waypoints
• Checking Routes
• Routes
• Forming Routes
• Following Routes
• Navigation
• Tracks
• Recording Tracks
• Following Tracks
• Alerts & Alarms
• Sun & Moon Information

$29.95 N8987DVD 40 mins.


NEW! BOAT HANDLING KIT DVD SET
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Includes: What to Do When Things Go Wrong & Top 60 Tips Boat Handling
From break-downs to taking on water, this program helps you to understand some of the problems that can occur and how to work through them along with vital tips for boat handling.

Teaches:
• Safety & boat check
• Common problems & solutions
• Preventative maintenance tips & the fix-it shop
• Handling your boat in open water & close quarters
• Bad weather handling tips
• Docking under different wind & current conditions

$59.90 SBOAT602DVD


NEW! BOATING BASICS DVD SET
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Reg. $92.85 3 DVD Set ONLY $72.85

Includes: Boating Basics, On The Water Boating Tips & Encyclopedia of Boating Tips
Ideal for first time boaters & experienced skippers - hundreds of valuable tips!

Teaches:
• Navigation aids & getting underway
• Outboard power & propulsion
• Navigation & marlinspike
• Anchoring & maneuvering
• Rules of the road
• Anchoring, docking & gauges

$72.85 SBOAT3DVD


NEW! BOATERS NUTS & BOLTS DVD SET
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Includes: What to do When things Go Wrong, Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge, Inboard Power Boating
Our team of professionals will give you a "Hands-on" course to increase your knowledge & skills as a skipper.

Teaches:
• Operating
• Maneuvering
• Docking
• Fueling & anchoring
• Inboard power, hull choices & drive options
• Boat handling
• Communications & electronics
• Common problems & solutions
• Preventative maintenance tips
• The "fix it" shop

$84.85 SBOATNUT3DVD


NEW! US COAST GUARD LICENSE 6 PAC KIT
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Reg. $120.85 3 DVD Set ONLY $100.85

Includes: The Coast Guard License, Rules of the Road, Guide to Using Nautical Charts
This is the best set of programs to help you to obtain the internationally recognized U.S. Coast Guard License.

Teaches:
• The essentials of the license test & test taking tips
• Complete rules of the road needed for the examination
• Advanced piloting
• Rules of the road
• Arc & visibility of lights
• Lights & dayshapes
• Right of way
• Navigation, tides, seamanship
• Fixes & bearings
• Set & drift
• Lateral buoyage system
• How to read, use & interpret charts
• Capsizing & visual distress signals
• Navigational lights & day shapes
• Maneuvering & warning signals
• Sound signals, Distress signals
• Aids to navigation

$100.85 SCOAST3DVD


NEW! BOATERS HANDLING DVD SET
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Reg. $104.85 3 DVD Set ONLY $84.85

Includes: Inboard Power Boating, Improve Your Boating Skills & Twin Screw Boat Handling
A great way for the crew to master proper helmsmanship.

Teaches:
• Basics of operating
• Maneuvering & docking
• Do-it-yourself maintenance plan
• Advanced maneuvering skills
• Electronics, GPS, sonar
• Marlinspike seamanship
• Navigational aids
• Downloadable forms
• Wind & current compensation
• Engine failure tactics.

$84.85 SBOATHAND3DVD


NEW! CELESTIAL NAVIGATION & PILOTING DVD SET
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Reg. $64.90 2 DVD ONLY $54.90

Includes: Guide to Using Nautical Charts & Celestial Navigation Simplified.

Teaches:
• How to read, use & interpret charts
• Aids to navigation
• Useful knots
• Capsizing & visual distress signals
• Theory & practice of Celestial Navigation
• Noon shot
• GP, GHA and GMT
• Worth twelve weeks of night school!

$54.90 SCELE2DVD


NEW! BOAT HANDLING DVD SET
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Includes: Easy Fixes for Common Boat Problems, Inboard Power Boat.

Teaches:
• Review of your boats engine
• Wiring harnesses
• Steering systems
• Electronics & hardware
• Common maintenance tasks
• Maneuvering, docking & fueling
• Different types of inboard power, hull choices & drive options
• Basic do-it-yourself maintenance plan

$59.90 SBOATFIX2DVD


NEW! Boating Skills DVD Set
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Improve Your Boating Skills, Easy Fixes for Common Boat Problems, What to Do When Things Go Wrong, Inboard Powerboat

Teaches:
• Marine professionals teach practical boating tips
• Boat handling for single and twin outboards
• Trailering, launching & loading
• Docking & fueling
• Batteries & chargers
• Safety & boat check
• Common problems & solutions
• Preventative maintenance tips & the fix-it shop
• Inboard operating & maneuvering techniques
• Inboard power, hull choices & drive options
• Do-it-yourself maintenance plan
• Fueling & anchoring
• Review of your boats engine, wiring harnesses, steering systems, electronics &   hardware
• The most common structural, mechanical, electrical & operator boat problems
• Common maintenance tasks & easy repairs

$119.80 SBPOWERDVD


NEW! Boating Tips & Techniques DVD Set
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Includes: Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge, On the Water Boating Tips, Basics of Boating

Teaches:
• Boat handling techniques & procedures
• Navigation aids & getting underway
• Outboard power & propulsion
• Marlinspike seamanship
• Launching & loading
• Communications & electronics
• Anchoring & maneuvering
• Rules of the road
• Winterizing & Gel coat repairs

$79.85 SBTECHDVD


NEW! Waterfront Living DVD Set
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Includes: Boating Inland Waterways, Pontoon Boats & Deckboats, Houseboats Lifestyles of Luxury

Teaches:
• The in’s & out’s of houseboating
• Basics of operation, maneuvering & navigation skills
• Docking, anchoring & beaching
• How to choose the boat that’s best for you
• Pontoon boats styles & power options
• Launching, loading & maneuvering
• Discover isolated rivers & lakes for small boat recreation
• Pilot rules for inland waters
• River boating & state boating laws
• Aids to navigation & river & lake piloting
• Avoiding shoals & rocks

$74.85 SBWATERDVD


NEW! Boat Handling DVD Set
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Includes: Powerboat Navigation, Powerboat Handling Twin Screw, Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge

Teaches:
• The chart & compass
• GPS & radar
• Navigation rules & helmsmanship
• Boat handling
• Charting & plotting bearings
• Tidal current
• Basics of the controls
• Wind & current
• Launching & loading
• Communications & electronics

$84.85 SBHANDLEDVD


NEW! How to Buy a Boat DVD Set
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How to Buy a Powerboat, Top 60 Tips Purchasing, Pre-Purchase Survey

Teaches:
• The roles of dealers, brokers & surveyors
• Types of vessels, maintenance & construction
• Elements of a pre-purchase survey
• Thruhull fittings, blisters, hull to deck joints
• Engines, electronics & wiring
• Deck & hardware
• Guide through the purchasing process

$64.95 SBBUYDVD


The Perfect Gift for your Favorite Boater!
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NEW! Boating Tips & Techniques DVD Set

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Includes: Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge, On the Water Boating Tips, Basics of Boating

Teaches:
• Boat handling techniques & procedures
• Navigation aids & getting underway
• Outboard power & propulsion
• Marlinspike seamanship
• Launching & loading
• Communications & electronics
• Anchoring & maneuvering
• Rules of the road
• Winterizing & Gel coat repairs

$79.85 SBTECHDVD


NEW! Learn to Sail DVD Kit
Reg. $104.85 3 DVD Set ONLY $84.85

Includes: Basics of Sailing, Improve Your Sailing Skills & Cruising Under Sail.

Teaches:
• Rigging & parts of the boat
• Hoisting sails, gibing & coming   about
• Wrangling the spinnaker
• Navigation, sailing & seamanship   skills
• Steering & sail handling
• Intermediate sail trim & draft control
• Reefing, spinnaker, tacking & jibing
• Safety & Anchoring

$84.85 SSKITDVD


THE BETTER HALF OF BOATING - HOW-TO GUIDE FOR WOMEN BOATERS


The Better Half of Boating is a program designed to introduce women to the basics of boating. In this program, we’ll show you the “basics” of boat operations and give you some pointers on a variety of topics from docking, fueling, anchoring, launching & loading, handling emergencies, radio etiquette, basic navigation & Rules of the Road. Knowing the right things to do, how to do them & the ability to comfortably take the helm will make you a valuable asset on any boat.

60 mins.


$34.95 H4600DVD


Single Side Band


Designed to simplify all of the dials and switches to turn you into a SSB expert. Covers radio telephone, frequency, channel selection, antennas, tuners and grouding.

$29.95 N788DVD



Celestial Navigation For The Complete Idiot

Covers coastal piloting, magnetic compass rose, chart plotting, latitude & longitude, nautical & air almanac. 90 min.

$34.95 N359DVD

Buyers Guide to Owning Your Home On The Water DVD

"You'll find detailed descriptions and visual examples of some of the most important issues related to the world of houseboats. - Real boat owners, along with industry professionals, share their tips and secrets as they navigate through the process of determining you boating profile to help select the boat that will best suit you lifestyle. - This is truly a back to basics approach that anyone can benefit from."


Houseboats come in all shapes and sizes - from extravagant live-aboards, to the functional weekend getaway vessels that populate lakes, rivers & waterways. In this program, we’ll show you the in’s and out’s of houseboating & the basics of operation, maneuvering & navigation skills, docking, fueling, anchoring & beaching, along with some basic maintenance tips to keep your home away from home in tip top condition. We’ll also show you some of the newest styles and options, as well as how to select the boat that’s right for you - new or used.
60 mins.

$29.95 H4601DVD


Practical Boater : Pontoon & Deck Boats

In this program you’ll be introduced to the basic skills needed to safely operate & have fun with your deckboat or pontoon. Our team of professionals will show you the basics of operating, maneuvering, docking, fueling & anchoring, along with some basic maintenance tips to keep your watercraft in good condition.

60 mins.

$29.95 H4602DVD


Practical Boater Series: Your New Inboard Powered Boat DVD.


Whether your boat is gas or diesel powered there are considerations for safety, equipment & operation you’ll need to be aware of to be safe on the water. In this program our team of professionals will show you the basics of operating, maneuvering, docking, fueling & anchoring your boat along with a “hands-on” course using single & twin engines to increase your knowledge & skills as a skipper. You’ll be introduced to the different types of inboard power, hull choices & drive options (both with distinct advantages & applications) & a basic do-it-yourself maintenance plan to keep your boat & engine in good working condition.

60 mins.


$34.95 H4599DVD


PRACTICAL BOATER: EASY FIXES TO COMMON BOAT PROBLEMS.


Regular upkeep of your boat & detailed maintenance tasks are essential to keeping your boat in good working order. Most common boat problems can be categorized as Structural, Mechanical, Electrical or Operator Error. Our team of marine industry professionals will show you how to take care of the “problems” before and when they happen including a review of your boats engine, wiring harnesses, steering systems, electronics & hardware. Our Gadget Guru’s will give you pointers on electronics and in the “Fix-It Shop” chapter we’ll simplify some common maintenance tasks you can do on your own and show you a couple of easy repairs. Owning a boat is a lot of fun, and with a little TLC, you’ll keep your investment running & looking good for years to come.

60 mins.


$34.95 H4597DVD


PRACTICAL BOATER: YOUR NEW OUTBOARD POWERED BOAT


If you plan on purchasing an outboard powered boat – this program is for you. Boats with outboard engines are probably the most common combination for hull & power on the water today. Our team of professionals will show you the basics of operating, maneuvering, handling, docking, fueling & anchoring, along with maintenance tips to keep your engine in tip top condition. You’ll be introduced to several hull styles, single and multi-engines & outboard power options to give you a head start on what to expect from your new boat.

60 mins.

$34.95 H4598DVD


DVD Pleasure Boat Handling


An in-depth guide to safe boating and navigation from harbor to harbor for skippers and families of all boaters, power or sail. Covers boating basics, navigation, rules of the road, getting underway, rough water handling, anchoring, mooring and safety. .
60 mins.


$34.95 H363DVD



Improve Your Boating Skills & Knowledge

Take the next step to becoming a better boater by improving your boating skills and knowledge. Marine professionals teach you the how's and why's, practical tips, techniques and procedures of a variety of boating situations. Topics include: advanced maneuvering skills, electronics, GPS, sonar, marlinspike seamanship, navigational aids, weather and sea conditions, picking a used boat, safety on the water, handling emergencies, downloadable forms and much more.

$34.95 H4593DVD






DVD Back to the Basics of Boating: What To Do When Things Go Wrong & How to Prevent Them

An information packed program that explains anchoring, navigation, rigging tips, and how to set up your boat for fishing. Basic rules of the road are covered, along with navigating in reduced visibility. There are several do-it-yourself projects to make your time on the water more productive, safe and enjoyable.
40 mins.


$34.95 H4594DVD




DVD Boating At Night

For boaters who want to enjoy the adventure of cruising after dark. Learn how to avoid problems at night, see and be seen in the dark and how to safely pilot your boat. Includes tips on plotting, running your course, radar and electronic charts, onboard lights, piloting procedures and night vision equipment.
40 mins.


$29.95 H460DVD



DVD Powerboat Handling Trailering (Single Screw)

Divided into five sections, this program covers the basics of the controls, maneuvers, docking and undocking in slips, wind and current compensation and engine failure tactics. A great way for the crew to master proper helmsmanship.
55 mins.

$34.95 H362DVD


Single Engine Powerboat Handling

At last a video for trawler-type boat owners. Covers everything from basic understanding of proper mooring techniques to maneuvering under power and much more. 45 min.

$29.95 H389DVD

Handling Your Twin Outboard

A step-by-step video guide that teaches you how to handle your twin outboard engine and the effects of using each of the controls and instruments. Teaches docking procedures, turning, backing, trim tabs, power tilt & trim, entering & departing slips and much more. 50 min.
$29.95 H452DVD

Handling Your Single Outboard

Discover how to handle your single engine outboard efficiently using a step-by-step approach that gives you a real "feel" for operating your boat. Covers entering & departing slips, wind & current, docking & undocking, backing, power tilt & trim and more. 50 min.

$29.95 H453DVD

Boating Inland Waters

Far more boating takes place on inland waterways than offshore waters. Some of the best cruising is found on networks of inland lakes and rivers and interconnecting waterways. In the United States, there are more than 30,000 miles of inland navigable waterways. In addition, there are numerous isolated rivers and thousands of lakes suitable for small boat recreation. Covers: Pilot Rules for Inland Waters, river boating, state boating laws, planning the cruise, aids to navigation, river piloting, lake boating, avoiding fog, lake piloting, river seamanship, canal boating, avoiding shoals & rocks. 2004 Release - Pre-Order Now! 50 min.
$34.95 H4588DVD

 



DVD Powerboat Cruising


Learn all the procedures to make your next boating trip more enjoyable. Subjects covered include: determining where to cruise, anchoring, communications, maintenance, supplies, plus overseas custom requirements.
30 mins.



$29.95 H461DVD



DVD On The Water Boating Tips


An excellent guide teaching vital tips that will make your next boating adventure exciting, fun and safe. Covers anchoring, maneuvering, GPS, docking, un-docking, rules of the road and much more.
40 mins.


$29.95 H8384DVD



DVD Trailering Your Boat


Learn all the procedures to make your next boating trip more enjoyable. Subjects covered include: determining where to cruise, anchoring, communications, maintenance, supplies, plus overseas custom requirements.
30 mins.


$29.95 H463DVD



DVD Living Aboard Powerboats


Learn how to select the right trailer for your boat, as well as selecting the right vehicle to tow your boat. Also covers tips and pointers on checking your trailer prior to departure, towing your boat, maintenance, plus handling your boat and trailer at the ramp.
30 mins.


$29.95 H465DVD



DVD Boating's Top 60 Tips Purchasing


Designed to help you through the purchasing process irrespective of the size and type of boat you are considering. A valuable guide for all boaters providing many tips in many key areas often overlooked.
45 mins.



$29.95 H468DVD


Boating's Top 60 Tips - Navigation

Produced in association with BOATING MAGAZINE.

Covers all the basic navigation requirements required plus several vital tips that will make navigating from one point to another much simpler and safer. Boaters of all ages and levels will discover vital steps that will make your boating experience more enjoyable. 45 min.
$29.95 H473DVD

Modern Coastal Piloting

"This tape is well planned and executed and is well worth viewing by those who want to recall or launch themselves for the first time into the fundamentals of marine coastal navigation." - Navigator's Newsletter

With this tape, not only will you learn the traditional methods of coastal piloting, compass use, speed/time/distance equations, deviation and variation, bow and beam bearings, running fixes, lat and long, navigation aids, but also the modern ways of position determination; Loran, Radar and T.D.'s. 68 min.

$29.95 N391DVD

Wm. F. Buckley Jr.'s Celestial Navigation Simplified

Join this world-renowned personality for the most unique program on celestial navigation ever. Mr. Buckley simply and clearly explains the theory and practice of Celestial Navigation and teaches the noon shot. Using computer graphics, he illuminates on the finer points of GP (Geographical Position), GHA and GMT. Worth twelve weeks of night school! 39 min.

$29.95 N203DVD


DVD Twin Engine Boat Handling


A great introduction for the new twin engine boat owner. Covers all the basic handling & maneuvering exercises you need to know to safely leave the dock and enjoy a cruise.
30 mins.

$29.95 H929DVD


Mastering Marine Radar

This program features segments on the basic principles of radar navigation, interpreting radar displays along with all the features, functions and types of radar displays available to the boater. Covers radar horizon, displaying targets, range of bearing, interfacing, echoes and more. 40 min.
$29.95 N8985DVD

Powerboat Navigation With John Rousmaniere

Hosted by World renowned expert John Rousmaniere. Learn Navigation Rules, Plotting Bearings, Chart & Compass, Radar & GPS & much more! Produced in cooperation with the UNITED STATES COAST GUARD.

This program teaches the step-by-step techniques for navigating with both classic dead reckoning piloting and electronic navigation instruments. Clear demonstrations are shown on the water and the simular of a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Detailed close-ups, graphics and imaginative presenations of how objects appear on the chart, radar scope and water are shown in both good and bad visibility. Subjects Covered Include: The chart and compass. GPS satellite navigation. Radar for navigating & avoiding collisions. The navigation rules. Taking & plotting bearings. Allowing for tidal current. Navigating in fog & at night. Tips & tricks for making quick decisions. JOHN ROUSMANIERE, is the author of the highly praised, THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP - "The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available" according to the American Sailing Association. As one of the sports' most acknowledged authorities, John Rousmaniere has covered more than 30,000 miles of blue water and has written 15 books on boating. Rousmaniere holds a Coast Guard unlimited radar observer certificate.

68 min.
$34.95 N375DVD

Rules Of The Road & Aids To Navigation
Contains 2 Programs

This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters. Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable. Subjects covered include: Requirements for navigational lights and day shapes, Maneuvering and warning signals, Towing and pushing, Sound signals, Distress signals, Sailing and steering rules for different size vessels. Our waterways are controlled by a system of markers commonly known as "Aids to Navigation." This consists of a system of buoys, daybeacons, lights, light platforms, radio beacons and foghorns. Whether a powerboater or sailor, this excellent guide will teach you how to read these markers to improve your overall boating skills and enhance your enjoyment on the water.

95 min.
$40.95 N3775DVD

Boating Basics

The complete video encyclopedia of boating for beginners covering the same information covered in State Boating courses. Covers information on choosing the right boats, boating laws, navigation rules and aids, getting underway and how to come back safely from each outing. 75 min.
$29.95 H600DVD

Boating's Top 60 Tips - Boat Handling

Learn how to handle your boat in open water and close quarters. Covers boat handling for inboards/outboards and entering or departing your slip or dock under different wind and current conditions. Plus handling tips in bad weather, narrow channels, rough inlets, following seas, head-on seas and running in the trough. Discover how handling your boat in a crowded marina, busy narrow channel or rough inlet can be much easier and safer. 45 min.
$34.95 H474DVD

Handling Your Twin Engine Inboard/Outboard

Learn to handle your twin engine inboard/outboard efficiently in both tight quarters and open water using a step-by-step method of approach that gives you a real "feel" for operating your boat. This DVD covers all the controls and related instruments typical of twin engine inboard/outboard powered craft, as well as the effect of using each of them through basic to advanced maneuvers. Whether you boat for pleasure, fishing or skiing you'll find all the skills needed to ensure safe and confident boat handling.
Covers trim tabs, backing, power tilt & trim, docking procedures, turning at low speeds, launching & loading, effect of wind and current and entering & departing slips. 50 min.
$34.95 H450DVD

Handling Your Single Engine Inboard/Outboard

Learn to handle your single engine inboard/outboard efficiently in tight quarters and open water. Covers docking, undocking, backing, turning at slow speeds, entering & departing slips, effects of wind & current and more. 50 min.
$34.95 H451DVD

Heavy Weather Powerboat Handling

This guide teaches you how to be prepared for bad weather before boating and how to deal with it if you are ever confronted at sea. Not only will it show you how to avoid bad weather if possible, but also includes handling and maneuvering techniques for your boat in heavy seas, anchoring under adverse conditions, as well as covering all the equipment you'll need for bad weather cruising. 46 min.
$34.95 H455DVD

Handling And Anchoring Your Boat

For single and twin screw power or sail. Covers all aspects of boat handling, docklines-how to run them and tie them, docking and undocking, effect of wind and currents, steering, "walking" the boat and maneuvering with no engine. The anchoring section will de-mystify the whole subject and show you types of anchors, how to select them, chain and line rode, selecting an anchorage, setting the anchor, dragging surge, retrieval and stowing. This DVD even has a section on man-overboard featuring the new lifesling. 75 min.
$34.95 H392DVD

Celestial Navigation For Beginners: Sextant Use & Noon Shot

Chapters Covered Include: Latitude & Longitude, Declination & GHA, Nautical Almanac, Geographical Position, GMT and Local Noon Reading The Sextant, Sextant Corrections, The Noon Shot Work Sheet & A Sun Noon Shot.

Skipper Gene Grossman starts out right at the beginning by showing that anyone, any age, can use a sextant to navigate. Learn what celestial navigation measures, what the sextant does and how to use the Nautical Almanac. Subjects also covered include: Latitude & Longitude, Declination & GHA, Nautical Almanac, Geographical Position, GMT and Local Noon Reading The Sextant, Sextant Corrections, The Noon Shot Work Sheet & A Sun Noon Shot. The second section features Paul Miller, former instructor at the United States Naval Academy and owner of the California Sailing Academy. He teaches how to hold, adjust, use and read a sextant and takes you through a sun shot at Local Apparent Noon, filling in each line of the worksheet as he goes along. This program is a complete introductory course in Celestial Navigation. Numerous sailors have made ocean crossings, navigating by the Sun Noon Shot. 120 min.
$34.95 N303DVD

Guide To Using Nautical Charts

This interactive DVD contains official USCG training footage. It teaches you how to read, use and interpret charts with segments on aids to navigation, useful knots, capsizing and visual distress signals. 120 min.
$34.95 N201DVD

DVD The Encyclopedia of Boating Tips

Hundreds of must-have boating tips with amazing video and stunning 3D graphics!

The Encyclopedia of Boating Tips DVD includes over 31/2 hours of video and thousands of tips gleaned from experts and veteran boating enthusiasts alike.
If you have a boat or if you're thinking about getting a boat or just know someone with a boat, you need the Encyclopedia of Boating Tips.

Expert Tips and Tricks Include:

Basic Skills
Anchoring
Docking
Trailer
Electrical
Basic Electricity
Batteries
Inverters
Gauges, panels, shorepower
Sailing

Maintenance
Basic Tools
Plumbing
Painting
Engines
Galvanic Corrosion
Hardware & Cordage

Navigation
Compass
Rules of the Road
Binoculars, Charts, Guides

Electronics
GPS
SSB
Radar
VHF
Computers, phones
Depth Sounders
Autopilot
Entertainment, family radios

Safety
Life jackets with bonus explanation
Safety harness
Lifesling
Distress signals
Life rafts -- EPIRBS
Fire extinguishers
Lightning Protection. 127 min.
$27.95 H4595DVD


DVD Navigation Gift Set

2 Program DVD set featuring: Powerboat Navigation with John Rousmaniere and Rules of the Road. SAVE $10.00!

All boaters have to follow the appropriate regulations with respect to their operation on the water. This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters. Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.

Also teaches the step-by-step techniques for navigating with both classic dead reckoning piloting and electronic navigation instruments. Clear demonstrations are shown on the water and the simulator of a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Detailed close-ups, graphics and imaginative presentations of how objects appear on the chart, radar scope and water are shown in both good and bad visibility. 127 min.
$65.95 SNAV


GDVD BOATING'S Top 60 Tips: Boat Handling

Produced in association with BOATING MAGAZINE. Learn how to handle your boat in open water and close quarters.

Covers boat handling for inboards/outboards and entering or departing your slip or dock under different wind and current conditions. Plus handling tips in bad weather, narrow channels, rough inlets, following seas, head-on seas and running in the trough. Discover how handling your boat in a crowded marina, busy narrow channel or rough inlet can be much easier and safer.

Step-by-Step Instructions Include:
Boat Handling.
Single & Twin Engine.
Entering & Departing a Slip.
Docking.
Following Seas.
Head-on Seas.
Wind & Current.
Running in the Trough.
Adverse Weather Conditions.
45 min.
$34.95 H474DVD


DVD BOATING'S Top 60 Tips Safety

An excellent program for any boater whether beginner or experienced and a valuable checklist that can be reviewed time and time again to ensure safe boating.

Subjects Covered Include: personal floatation devices, EPIRB'S, fire prevention, life rafts, weather considerations, fuel system safety, radar use, first aid, emergencies at sea, boat handling, VHF radio procedures, trailering safety tips, low visibility tips, distress signals.45 min.
$34.95 H469DVD


DVD Boat Handling Gift Set

2 Program DVD Set featuring:
Heavy Weather Power Boat Handling & Twin Engine Power Boat Handling. SAVE $10.00!

Learn maneuvers, controls, docking & undocking in slips, wind, current, engine failure & handling & maneuvering in heavy seas & anchoring in adverse weather conditions.

101 min.
$59.90 SBOAT

DVD Basic Training For Boaters: Boating Fundamental

Regardless of age, enjoyable boating is tied to knowledge, experience & attitude.

Captain Marc and his crew, with the help of members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, sailing instructors & state certified marine educators, teach boating fundamentals related to safety, the law, operation & the language of boating. 90 min.
$34.95 H4590DVD


DVD Back to the Basics of Boating: Boating Basics for New Boat Owners & Experienced Skippers

Includes downloadable forms for pre-launch checklist, float plan and creating your boating profile.

A comprehensive guide to the Basics of Boating for first-time boat owners as well as experienced skippers with easy to understand instruction on a variety of boating subjects.

Subjects covered include: navigation aids, getting underway, docking, fueling, trailering, safety gerar, outboard power & propulsion, winterizing, regular maintenance, basic navigation, marlinspike seamanship and much more.

Plus professional marine surveyors give tips on buying a used boat and fiberglass experts and detailers give tips on gel coat repairs and putting a new shine on an old boat.
80 min.
$34.95 H4592DVD




DVD 100 Boating Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Learning from your mistakes is definitely the hard way to go about improving your boating skills. This program includes a checklist of common and not so common mistakes that you want to be sure to avoid while boating. Subjects covered include: Running Aground, Wasting Fuel, Getting Lost at Sea, Loosing Someone Overboard, Running out of Fuel, Colliding with Another Vessel, Getting Lost in Fog, Getting Caught in Bad Weather, Fires Onboard, Extra Pounding in Heavy Seas, Electrical Failures, Anchoring problems

50 min.
$34.95 H457DVD



Boating Tips DVD Set

Top 60 Tips & 100 Boating Mistakes. Learn how to handle your boat in open water and close quarters along with over 100 of the most common boating mistakes & how to avoid them. SAVE $10.00!
$59.90 SBTIPSDVD

Boating Skills DVD Set

Handling Your Single I/O & Advanced Heavy Weather Boat Handling. A step-by-step guide to teach you how to handle your single engine along with a must-have training program for boat handling in heavy seas. SAVE $10.00!
$59.90 SBSKILLSDVD

Advanced Boating Skills DVD Set

Improve Your Boating Skills & What To Do When Things Go Wrong. An information packed set teaching boat handling, launching & loading, docking, anchoring, navigation, rules of the road & much more. Reg. $69.90 BUY both for ONLY $59.90.

80 mins.

$59.90 SADVBOAT

THE PRE-PURCHASE SURVEY FOR POWER & SAIL

This comprehensive program covers all the elements of an actual pre-purchase survey of both power and sail yachts in the 30 foot plus class. Features Jim Dias, of the Marine Surveyors Bureau, a World Class and highly respected surveyor. Packed with information on what surveyors look for in good and bad installations, this program covers everything from the props on up, including machinery, electrical, construction and domestics. Intended for the novice viewers and require some knowledge of marine terminology. Jim Dias Considered to be one of the world’s leading yacht surveyors, Jim Dias is a Certificated N.A.M.S. surveyor and the principal surveyor of the Marine Surveyors Bureau. Subjects Covered Include: Underwater Machinery, Thru hull Fittings, Coring Systems, Deck & Cockpit Moldings, Blisters/Delamination, Hull Construction, Keels/Rudders, Hull to Deck Joints, Deck Hardware, Propane Lockers, Corrosion, Stiffening Systems, Masts/Rigging, Sails, Propulsion Machinery, Auxiliary, Generators, 110 Volt AC/12 Volt DC Systems, Wiring, Pumping, Tankage, Accommodations, Safety, Sea Trial, Fire Fighting, Instrumentation, Spares.
80 mins.

$39.95 H188DVD

RADAR NAVIGATION & COLLISION AVOIDANCE

A home-study course and practical guide to radar observing techniques for the pleasure boat skipper and light commercial vessel captain. The invention of marine radar was a major contribution towards safer navigation. Casual radar observation often leads to misinterpretation of radar information, which has been the direct cause of major and minor marine casualties. Without understanding and applying the principles of “relative motion”, it is nearly impossible to correctly analyze a traffic situation on radar. Assumptions, guesswork and confusion are often the end result, which combined with low visibility and speed is courting with disaster. Doubts, guesswork and assumptions simply don’t belong on the bridge of any vessel, including small craft. Although there are thousands of radars in use aboard pleasure craft and light commercial vessels, no serious attempt has ever been made to introduce proper radar observation procedures and techniques to those who are responsible for the safe operation of those vessels. The main design criteria for this production was to provide the small to medium size commercial vessel captain and pleasure craft skipper, who are not required by law to demonstrate proficiency in radar observation, with a convenient home-study and reference material package, covering all aspects of practical radar observing and plotting procedures for their specific needs. Adding a sound knowledge of radar observer skills to your bag of nautical tricks will add a new dimension of pleasure to your boating and increase the safety afloat for all who share the water with you.
104 min

$39.95 N297DVD

How To Buy A Powerboat

Learn the roles of dealers, brokers, surveyors, insurance and bank finance agents when purchasing a new or used powerboat. Also covers types of vessels, maintenance and construction. 64 min.

$19.95 P396DVD


Dinghies and Inflatables

How to buy, maintain, tow, row, stow, sail & handle your dinghy or inflatable. Learn about hard vs. soft hulls; buoyancy, stability, stowability, durability, maintenance and repairs. Then compare rowing, sailing and mooring of the various hulls along with safety procedures, security, anchoring on the beach, rocks, getting through the surf and setting additional anchors. 49 min.

$24.95 H938DVD


PRACTICAL BOATER DVD SET

SAVE $10! Reg. $69.90 BUY both for ONLY $59.90.

2 DVD Set: Outboard Powerboat & Easy Fixes to Common Problems. Learn the basics of operating, maneuvering, handling, docking, fueling, & anchoring along with maintenance tips, engines, steering systems, electronics & hardware.

$59.90 SOUTBDVD


NAVIGATION DVD SET

SAVE $10! Reg. $59.90 BUY both for ONLY $49.90. 2 DVD Set: Powerboat Navigation & Navigation Robin Knox-Johnson. Featuring John Rousmaniere & Robin Knox-Johnson. Teaches step-by-step techniques for navigating, chart & compass, plotting bearings, tidal current & navigation rules.

$49.90 SNAVBOATDVD


BOATING BASICS DVD SET

SAVE $10! Reg. $69.90 BUY both for ONLY $59.90. 2 DVD Set: Boating Basics & Improve Your Boating Skills. Teaches navigation, getting underway, docking, fueling, winterizing, maintenance tips along with launching & loading tips & boat handling.

$59.90 SBOATBASICDVD

     
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