About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Maryland Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate.

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You've completed the material of Unit 1 of the online boating safety course!

You should now:

  • Be able to identify the different types of hulls and their performance characteristics
  • Be able to identify the basic parts of a boat, personal watercraft, and sailboats
  • Be able to identify the different kinds of engines and drives commonly found in recreational boats and their uses
  • Be able to locate and understand a boat's capacity plate
  • Know how to file a proper float plan
  • Be able to fuel a boat safely
  • Be able to launch and retrieve a boat from a trailer safely and courteously
  • Know the basics of boat and engine maintenance