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

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Nautical chart

Charts contain important information such as water depths and the locations of channels, sand bars, rocks, and vegetation. This is especially helpful when boating in bays or in large lakes. They also can be used to determine the most direct course possible for fuel conservation.