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CHAPTER 1

BUYING & INSURING A BOAT

Includes… Options - Stability - Buoyancy - Inspections - Technical details - Tests - Sellers - Dealers

 

CHAPTER 2

TRAINING, CERTIFICATION & WHAT TO STUDY

Includes… Boat Licence - Recreation & Commercial Certificates - Competency based training – ABM study guide for Maritime (MAR) Training Package

CHAPTER 3

 

NAUTICAL TERMS, BOAT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, FITTINGS & RIGS

Includes… Helm orders - Points of compass - Keels - Parts of vessel - vessel design & construction – Watertight bulkheads – Watertight integrity – Hull & deck openings – Sails – Sailing rigs

CHAPTER 4

ROPES, KNOTS, SPLICES & SAFETY  

Includes… Bulldog grips - Berthing ropes - Rigging a stage - Rigging a bosun’s chair - Boarding

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CHAPTER 5

BOAT MAINTENANCE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & CARE OF SAILS 

Includes… Corrosion - Osmosis - Paints - Varnishes -Anti-fouling - Slipping - Trailer maintenance - Boat construction materials – Hull & superstructure maintenance – Dangerous materials & cargoes – Safety Data Sheets – Safety Symbols - Dangerous Goods Code

CHAPTER 6

CODES, LIGHTS, BUOYAGE & COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS 

Includes… International Flags and Pennants - Fire Extinguishers - Pyrotechnic Distress Signals - Symbols & Abbreviations Used on Charts - Marker buoys for safer boating - light characteristics - Morse code

CHAPTER 7

ANCHORING SYSTEMS

Includes… Anchoring Terms - Chains - Capstan - Windlass

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CHAPTER 8

BOAT HANDLING & TOWING 

Includes… Sailing theory - Trailers - Interaction - Bars

CHAPTER 9

LIFTING EQUIPMENT, WINCHES & SAFETY

Includes… Safe Working Loads - Purchases - Block systems - Cranes - Shackles - Hooks – Slings - Deck machinery maintenance & surveys – Cargo carrying regulations - Code of safe working practice

CHAPTER 10

 

WATCHKEEPING DUTIES & NAUTICAL EMERGENCIES

Includes… Reporting Marine Casualties & Incidents – Salvage Claims - Planned Grounding

 

CHAPTER 11

 

COLLISION PREVENTION REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 12

COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL VESSEL REGULATIONS, AUTONOMOUS VESSELS, REFUELLING & POLLUTION CONTROL

Includes… Equipment Standards - Length Measurement - Speed Limits - Restrictions - Jet Boat Regulations - Registration - National Compliance - Interstate Voyages - Overseas Voyages -  NAVAREA X – Navigational Warnings - Annual Notices To Mariners - Marine Orders & Notices – USL - NSCV – NSAMS – ISP code – Incident reporting - Surveys - Inspections - Competent Person - Operational Areas – Fast Craft - Seaworthiness - Hire & Drive - Ballast Water Management –

Static Electricity - Bird Droppings

CHAPTER 13

LOAD, BUOYANCY & STABILITY 

Includes… Why Boats Float - Draft Marks - Classification Societies - Load Lines Certificates - Boat Stability – Deck loading – Point loading - Angle of Repose

CHAPTER 14

 

GNSS (GPS), ELECTRONIC CHARTS & e-NAVIGATION, AIS

Includes… GPS - GLONASS - GALILEO - BEIDOU - Electronic Charts - Plotters - RTK Machinery Guidance System - AIS Automatic Identification System - Buying GPS & AIS

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CHAPTER 15

 

SOUNDERS, LOGS, AUTOPILOTS & ALARMS

Includes… Detectors - Indicators

 

CHAPTER 16

RADAR, ARPA, SART & OTHER RADAR TRANSPONDERS

Includes… Buying Radar - Horizon Distance Calculation – ARPA - Anti-Collision Radar Transponders - Radar Reflective Distress Signals – Buying a radar

 

CHAPTER 17

17.1     NAVIGATION – COMPASSES, BEARINGS & HEADINGS

Includes… Magnetic, Gyro & Fluxgate Compasses - Pelorus - Relative Bearings - Azimuth Mirror - Compass Error - Transits

 

17.2     NAVIGATION – CHART WORK & PASSAGE PLANNING

Includes… Plotting Instruments - Charts - Mercator & Gnomonic Projections - Rhumb Line - Great Circle - Speed, Time & Distance Calculations - Plotting Terminology - Set, Rate & Drift - Leeway - Geographical Range - Luminous Range - Logbook - Passage Planning

 

17.3     NAVIGATION – TIDES & CURRENTS

Includes… Tide Calculations - Rule Of Twelfths - Form AH130 - Tidal Streams in Torres Strait, Sydney & Broome - Surface Currents around Australia

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CHAPTER 18

 

TERRESTRIAL RADIO & SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Includes… Operator Certificates - Communication Stations – Equipment - GMDSS - DSC – EPIRBS - LEOSAR - GEOSAR - MEOSAR - INMARSAT - SafetyNET – Communications Procedures & Calls - Phonetic Alphabet & Numerals

 

CHAPTER 19

 

19.1     WHS - FIRST AID & BASIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS

Includes… First Aid, CPR Guidelines, Marine Animal Bites & Stings, Terrestrial Animals Bites and Stings, - Seasickness, First Aid Kits and Equipment, Working with Remote Medical Advice

 

19.2     WHS - FIRE PREVENTION & CONTROL

Includes… Portable & Fixed Fire Extinguishers - Pressure Tests - Inspections - Hoses - Fire Detectors

 

19.3     WHS - SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SEA SURVIVAL & RESCUE

Includes… Pre-departure Check List - Search Patterns - Abandoning Ship –

Helicopter Rescue – Assisting Others in Distress - Safety Drills - Emergency Station List – MASTREP - REEFREP – Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Safety Recommendations

 

19.4     WHS - RISK ASSESSMENT, WORK PRACTICES, CROWD MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION, INDUSTRIAL MATTERS, VESSEL SECURITY

Includes… WHS legislation – National Standards legislation - - Risk Assessment – Permit to Work Confined Spaces - WHS Consultation - Alcohol Consumption -- ISM Code - Communication - Human Behaviour – Writing a Formal Letter – Workplace Policies – Fair Work Ombudsman – Conflict Resolution – Teamwork – Vessel Security

 

19.5     WHS – MODEL LAWS, EMERGENCIES, SAFE OPERATIONS & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A supplement to Chapter 19.4

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CHAPTER 20

METEOROLOGY (WEATHER)

Includes… Barometer - Relative Humidity – Tropical Cyclone Contingency Plans & Safe Havens (examples)

 

CHAPTER 21

 

HOW ENGINES WORK & THEIR PARTS

CHAPTER 22

ENGINE LUBRICATION & COOLING SYSTEMS

CHAPTER 23

 

INBOARD DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM

Includes… EFI - Tanks Capacity - Safety - Terminology

 

CHAPTER 24

 

PROPULSION, GEARBOXES & PROPELLERS 

Includes… Jet Drive - Conventional In-Line Drive - Surface Drive -Stern (Sail) Drive - Vee Drive - Z Drive - Gearboxes - Shaft Installation & Alignment - Selecting the Right Propeller - Thruster Units

 

CHAPTER 25

ENGINE BEDS, EXHAUST, VENTILATION & SOUNDPROOFING

Includes… Engine Mounts - Vibration Isolators - Engine Inclination - Weight Distribution - Wet & Dry Exhaust Systems - Accumulation of CO - Machinery Noise

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CHAPTER 26

ENGINE OPERATION, ALARMS, CONTROLS & MAINTENANCE                                                                                             

Includes… Fuel Calculations - Starting Systems - Instruments - Alarms - Propulsion Control Systems - Diesel Engine & Generator Troubleshooting

 

CHAPTER 27

OUTBOARD ENGINES

Includes… Two & Four Stroke - Single & Twin Cylinder - EFI - Electric - Gearbox - Remote Control - Petrol & LPG Engine Troubleshooting

 

CHAPTER 28

 

LPG & LPG ENGINES

 

CHAPTER 29

BILGES, PUMPS, AUXILIARY POWER, REFRIGERATION & PLUMBING

Includes… Hot & Cold Water - Cabin Heaters - Refrigeration - Toilets - Drains - Holding Tanks - Colour

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Photo provided by Ethan Oneal

CHAPTER 30

SOLAR, WIND & OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Includes… Electrical Installations - Batteries - Generators - Shore Power – Inverters – Solar & Wind Systems

 

CHAPTER 31

 

RUDDERS & STEERING SYSTEMS

Includes… Requirements for Commercial Vessels

CHAPTER 32

 

INDEX

 

CHAPTER 33

CONTACTS - EMERGENCIES, WEATHER & WEBSITES

Highly Recommended By

Australian Sailing
Boating Industry Association
Marine Rescue New South Wales
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
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