Boating Safety Course: Motor boats over 25 horse power must complete a certified boater safety course. Boating safety certification is now required by law for many NH Boaters.
How to take the course:
Class Room Pre-registration is required and maybe done by visiting the NH Marine Patrol or Call 1-888-254-2125 or 603-293-2645.
Take the course on the Internet at www.boat-ed.com/nh
Get the Video Take the course in the convenience of your home. Call 1-800-830-2268
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The 10 Basic Rules of Boat Safety
1 – Carry adequate tools. Pliers, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, vise-grips, Sharp knife.
2 – Carry approved and suitable Personal Flotation Devices (Lifejackets). Enough Lifejackets for all passengers.
3 – Tell someone where you are going and carry a proper chart & compass.
4 – Know your boat and equipment.
5 – Watch the weather.
6 – Carry sufficient fuel and water. In heavy waves your boat will take more fuel to go the same distance.
7 – Guard against fire (ensure that there is no fuel in the bilge and that fuel lines are not leaking).
8 – Ensure that your engine will be reliable (service it regularly).
9 – Do not overload and distribute the load evenly.
10 – Do not mix alcohol or drugs and boating.
Tips Against Boat Burglary
1 – Do not make your boat an easy target. Use locks, alarm systems and theft-warning decals. (While anti-theft devices are not foolproof, they can make a boat theft difficult enough to discourage many crooks.)
2 – Remove valuable items, such as electronics, cameras and binoculars, especially if you plan to be away from your boat for a long time.
3 – If your boat is left on a trailer, either use a wheel or trailer hitch lock or remove one or more of the wheels. Do not park the trailer with the hitch facing out.
4 – Keep receipts for major equipment purchases and copies of boat ownership documents on shore in a secure place. It’s also a good idea to videotape or photograph your boat and its contents. For further tips check out.