NEW CLASS UPDATE!!***ORIENTAL: OUPV July 10, 2020; Assistance Towing July 14, 2020; Upgrade to Master 100-Ton July 18, 2020**License Renewal August 4, 2020 *****GRAFTON, IL: OUPV July 13, 2020; Assistance Towing July 15, 2020; OUPV Upgrade to Master 100-Ton July 19, 2020*****
$175 - (4 hours) - The student will gain a working knowledge of the “72 COLREGS Navigational Rules and Regulations Handbook”. Other topics covered include a basic knowledge of vessel day shapes and light configurations, international and inland Rules of the Road, Bridge-to- Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations and Vessel Traffic Management Regulations.
$175 - (4 hours) - The student will become proficient in all aspects of chart reading and plotting. Topics include how to plot multiple positions and determine speed, time and distance for your planned route.
Deck General/Deck Safety
$175 - (4 hours) - This class covers Marlinspike Seamanship basic-knot tying and splicing, as well as deck safety, familiarization with mooring/unmooring and the identification of deck fittings and their usage.
Marine Outboard Motor Maintenance / Familiarization
$175 - (8 hours) - The student will become familiar and capable of performing routine general maintenance and replacement of parts for various types of marine outboard engines.
$300 - (16 hours) - This course is designed to teach the recreational mariner basic engineering troubleshooting techniques for both outboard and inboard engines. Topics will include Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Safety that includes a hands-on practical and classroom lecture portion for theory and familiarization. Other topics will include: Intro to Hand Tools, Auxiliary Cooling Systems, Basic Electricity, Intro to Diesel Engines, Intro to Outboard Engines, and Diesel Propulsion Machinery. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to recognize potential problems with the engine system and conduct routine preventive repairs and maintenance to service each different type engine.
Small Boat Handling Skills
$350 - (16 hours) - This course is designed to teach small boat handling skills to each student who needs the confidence and experience to operate a vessel on the water. The course will give each individual student the knowledge and experience in the following topics through lecture and hands-on practical applications: Vessel equipment & Nomenclature, Steering & Throttle control, Engine safety Trailer safety, Launch and recovery via boat ramp, Mooring and Unmooring to the dock or pier, Anchoring, Heavy Weather Boat Handling, Aids to Navigation and Basic Rules of the Road, Shallow Water Maneuvering, Stability & Trim, and Emergency Procedures.