First Captains Boating Services Orientation Syllabus

  1. INTRODUCTIONS
  2. WALK-THROUGH VESSEL
  3. SIT DOWN ( INFORMATION SHEET)
  4. START - VESSEL ORIENTATION. (lDENTIFY COMPONENTS AND WHAT THEY DO. FEATURE / BENEFIT)
    1. ENGINE COMPARTMENT
    2. COCKPIT- STARTING ON TRANSOM, MOVING TOWARDS HELM STATION
    3. CABIN INTERIOR - AFT CABIN MOVING TOWARDS THE BOW BERTH
    4. FOREDECK AREA- STARTING AT THE WINDSHIELD TO BOW PULPIT
  5. TRIP PLANNING - WEATHER, FLOAT PLAN, BASIC RULES, BASIC NAVIGATION PREPARATION TO GETTING UNDERWAY / TRAILERING - FUEL STOP, PUMP OUT, WATER, TANK FILL-UP
  6. TRAILERING AND LAUNCHING
  7. UNDERWAY - RIDE AND PLANNING (SWEET SPOT)
  8. DOCKING AND MANEUVERING ANCHORING AND RAFT-OFF
  9. PREPARATION TO DOCK
  10. DOCKING / APPROACH TO LAUNCH RAMP
  11. SECURING THE VESSEL IN SLIP / LIFT / TRAILER
  12. SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES - LEAVING THE BOAT UNATTENDED
  13. REVIEW
  14. QUESTIONS - DEALER QUESTIONNAIRE
  15. FIRST CAPTAINS CERTIFICATE
  16. GOOD BYES! THANK YOU'S !

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