Have a detailed knowledge of the steering and sailing rules for power and sailing
vessels and show by demonstration, using diagrams of models, that you have a
practical knowledge of local waters, including:
craft and fishing grounds.
Alteration of course and turning signals.
Know the safety precautions necessary in power craft, including the proper use
and stop the engine when going slow ahead.
That you can recognise the minor faults in an engine.
Take charge of a small crew and prepare the boat for service, to include the
Show that you can operate the correct towing procedure, including disposition of
crew, and that you are familiar with the use of the kedge anchor in an
Respond to a 'distress' signal, take charge of the crew, cast off with the tide (or
current) astern, using the spring and headrope method and proceed to a
'stranded craft' (aground in confined waters). Approach across the tide (or
current) and take aboard a 'survivor'; manoeuvre clear, using reverse gear, and
proceed to pick up a 'body' (not an actual person) from the water. Bring your boat
alongside with tide (or current), using reverse gear, giving appropriate orders to
crew, and make fast. Supervise preparations necessary to disembark the
Include use of engine safety cut-out (kill cord).
(a) Include some 'additional practical knowledge in care and maintenance of
outboard engine' and 'mixture of fuel and lubricant'.
(b) Modify accordingly.
(c) Substitute 'veer down on wreck using anchor'.
Holders of the R.Y.A. National Powerboat Certificate 2 qualify automatically for
knowledge of a canal including:
Suitable places to moor and wind;
Locks, bridges and local hazards;
Water points, sanitary stations;
Shops and telephones.
Know the safety precautions necessary in narrowboats including:
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