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Foreword

Welcome, Washington boaters! Thank you for choosing this digital publication from Boat Ed, the official provider of Washington's boating safety course.

Boater headed to open waters

This handbook, approved by the Washington State Parks Boating Programs, introduces you to Washington laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.

Washington law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the laws and guidelines in this handbook as well as the rules of common courtesy while operating your boat.

Happy boating,
– The Boat Ed Team

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