About the Study Guide

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

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Boat parts, front view
  • Beam: Maximum width of a boat
  • Freeboard: Distance from water to lowest point of the boat where water could come on board
  • Draft: Depth of water needed to float a boat
  • Keel: Main centerline (backbone) of a boat or the extension of hull that increases stability in the water