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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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You've completed the material of Unit 5 of the online boating safety course!

You should now:

  • Understand how to practice risk management while boating
  • Understand the effects of boating stressors
  • Understand how dehydration occurs and how to recognize and prevent it
  • Understand the increased effects of alcohol on the water
  • Be able to properly size a PFD for a wearer and check a PFD's condition
  • Know how to avoid collisions
  • Be able to take the proper safety actions if a boat capsizes, is swamped, or runs aground
  • Be able to respond properly to a fire emergency
  • Be able to prevent and respond properly to cold water immersion
  • Know how to prevent and be able to recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Be able to obtain weather forecasts, recognize weather warnings, and know what to do if caught in severe weather