Smart Boating with Captain Steve
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Smart Boating with Captain Steve

A Professional Guide for the Average Boater
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Created by Christopher Reid
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Everything you need to know about navigation, safety, maintenance in boat operation.
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Requirements
  • None
Description

This smart boating video course has more content than any other recreational boating course available. It is the definitive "Professional Guide for the Average Boater," loaded with real-world examples from a licensed captain with over 30 years of experience. Captain Steve will take you from basic boating to professional-level instruction all in four entertaining lesson sections.

Smart Boating will also fully prepare you for any state's certification test with over 250 engaging questions that reinforce the materials learned.

This course includes over 10 hours of lessons featuring on-the-water instruction in topics that include:

  • Docking Procedures for Single and Twin Engine Boats
  • Navigation
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Launching and Loading for Trailer Boaters
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Rules of the Road
  • Understanding Buoys and Markers
  • Personal Watercraft (PWC) Operations
  • Canoeing and Kayaking

The course also makes available a number of helpful resources to download, including:

  • Printable Float Plan
  • Complete Copy of The Coast Guard Rules of the Road
  • Nautical Dictionary
  • Complete List of All VHF Marine Radio Frequencies
  • State Towing Laws
  • Pre-Departure Checklist
  • Fuel and Oil Use Graphing Program

...and much more. We're here to help get you confident and out on the water in no time!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to learn to operate a boat.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
06:34:02
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GETTING STARTED
3 Lectures 01:34:09
  • Which Boat is Right for You
  • Types of Propulsion
  • Where Will You Keep It?
Preview 15:49

Getting Started Question 1
1 question

Getting Started Question 2
1 question

Getting Started Question 3
1 question

Getting Started Question 4
1 question

  • Your Responsibilities
  • Terminology and Learning the Ropes
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Boating
  • Negligent Operation
  • Conduct When Being Stopped or Boarded
Pre-Boarding
26:35

Pre-Boarding Question 1
1 question

Pre-Boarding Question 2
1 question

Pre-Boarding Question 3
1 question

Pre-Boarding Question 4
1 question

Pre-Boarding Question 5
1 question

  • Required Equipment
  • Recommended Equipment
Requirements
51:45

Requirements Question 1
1 question

Requirements Question 2
1 question

Requirements Question 3
1 question

Requirements Question 4
1 question

Requirements Question 5
1 question
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BASICS OF NAVIGATION
3 Lectures 01:31:51
  • Overview
  • Lateral Aids
  • Characteristics
  • Non-Lateral Aids
  • Intracoastal Waterway Marks and the Western Rivers System
Aids to Navigation
15:29

Aids to Navigation Question 1
1 question

Aids to Navigation Question 2
1 question

Aids to Navigation Question 3
1 question

Aids to Navigation Question 4
1 question

  • Overview
  • Safe Speed
  • Risk of Collision
  • Sound Signals in Good Visibility
  • Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility
  • Navigation Lights
Basic Rules of the Road
39:22

Basic Rules of the Road Question 1
1 question

Basic Rules of the Road Question 2
1 question

Basic Rules of the Road Question 3
1 question

Basic Rules of the Road Question 4
1 question

Basic Rules of the Road Question 5
1 question

  • Overview
  • Plotting Position by Longitude and Latitude
  • Chart Symbols and Navigation Aids
  • Some Definitions
  • How to Plot a Course
  • Time/ Speed/ Distance Calculations
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Determining ETA
  • Final Word on GPS
Basic Navigation
37:00

Basic Navigation Question 1
1 question

Basic Navigation Question 2
1 question

Basic Navigation Question 3
1 question

Basic Navigation Question 4
1 question
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GETTING UNDERWAY
3 Lectures 02:14:22
  • Trip Planning
  • Consider the Weather
  • Fueling Procedures
  • Filing a Float Plan and Loading the Boat
  • Pre-Departure Checklist
  • Starting Up
  • Casting Off
  • While Underway
Getting Underway
42:01

Getting Underway Question 1
1 question

Getting Underway Question 2
1 question

Getting Underway Question 3
1 question

Getting Underway Question 4
1 question

Getting Underway Question 5
1 question

  • Overview
  • Preparing to Dock
  • Approach Practice Maneuvers
  • Docking
  • Tying Up
  • Maneuvering on Spring Lines
  • Dock Courtesy
  • Anchoring
  • Operating on Locks
  • Training Your Family as Crew
  • Foul Weather Handling
Basic Boat Handling
47:16

Basic Boat Handling Question 1
1 question

Basic Boat Handling Question 2
1 question

Basic Boat Handling Question 3
1 question

Basic Boat Handling Question 4
1 question

  • Basic Emergency Management
  • Man Overboard Procedure
  • Taking on Water
  • Swamping
  • Running Aground
  • Capsizing
  • Towing vs. Salvage
  • Fire Fighting
  • Hypothermia
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Getting Rescued
  • Rendering Assistance
  • Filing an Accident Report
Emergencies Afloat
45:05

Emergencies Afloat Question 1
1 question

Emergencies Afloat Question 2
1 question

Emergencies Afloat Question 3
1 question
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MAINTENANCE AND MISCELLANEOUS
2 Lectures 01:13:40
  • Overview
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Trailering Your Boat
Courtesy, Maintenance, and Trailering
39:58

Courtesy, Maintenance, and Trailering Question 1
1 question

Courtesy, Maintenance, and Trailering Question 2
1 question

Courtesy, Maintenance, and Trailering Question 3
1 question

  • Overview
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling and Scuba
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
Additional Water Activities
33:42

Additional Water Activities Question 1
1 question

Additional Water Activities Question 2
1 question
About the Instructor
Christopher Reid
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Captain at Udemy

Growing up near the water in Connecticut, Chris started out working at yacht clubs 18 years ago where he discovered his passion for the sea.  He worked his way up the ladder as a deckhand, mate and Captain, on a variety of vessels from private sailing yachts to tugboats.  Having put in the miles and earning a USCG 1600 Gross Ton License, among a handful of other endorsements, Chris brings with him a very diversified background to.   He is currently a part of Venture Yachting, a yacht management company, and like Steve Chris is also a test captain with Boattest.   


CAPT. STEVE (on-screen)

Capt. Steve is the founder and president of Maritime Smarts, the innovative marine
education company dedicated to creating a better method of learning recreational
boating.

His boating career started when he was spending time on the family boats while
growing up on the coastline of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. During his teenage years he
signed aboard a local deep sea fishing boat as mate, marking his first professional job
on a commercial operation. Within two years, he was promoted to senior mate and
started freelancing in the winter months on Florida’s Atlantic coast. By 18 years of age,
he started studying for his Captain’s exam and in 1980; he took his test at the Miami
Regional Exam Center becoming, as the examiner put it, the “youngest licensed
Captain on the Eastern Seaboard”.


Upon returning to Cape Cod, Capt. Steve would take over as Master of the same boat
that he started his professional career on. Soon after, he would become owner of the
company, taking part in its expansion with the purchase of a second deep sea fishing
boat, and ultimately, a third boat for sightseeing.


Since the company was located in the Atlantic Northeast, winters would always find
Capt. Steve heading back to south Florida. This allowed him to develop experience in
ever-changing conditions on a wide variety of vessels from private yachts to offshore
“draggers” to dinner and excursion vessels. He is also a “test captain” and you can see
his testing videos on BoatTest dot com.


As you might expect, throughout this professional career, Capt. Steve was among
maritime professionals who had insights on nearly every topic of nautical life and would
never hesitate to share their knowledge with him. After 30+ years of working on the
water, this wealth of information and insight became second nature. It is his desire to
bring you this maritime education, so that the most common, and uncommon, dangers
that can adversely affect the recreational boater may be avoided from the beginning.

We sincerely hope that you find it informative as well as enjoyable.

See you on the water!