Boating Blog

Safe Water Skiing Endorsement

WHAT IS THE SAFE WATER SKIING ENDORSEMENT The Safe Water Skiing Endorsement has been a part of Connecticut boating education since 2015.  In short, it is a “Plus” endorsement on your Safe Boating certificate.  It allows an operator to tow either a water skier or someone on an inflatable.   Incidentally, the old law allowed operators…

The Preferred Channel Buoys

PREFERRED CHANNEL BUOYS Ah the dreaded Preferred Channel Buoys, what are these beasts?  This buoy sinks vessels in the blink of an eye and has been known to cause magnetic disturbances, no of course NOT!   Read along and understand they’re not that complicated at all. Preferred Channel Buoys are very helpful and easy to understand.…

Boating and the Weather

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER WHILE BOATING Whether you are out on the lakes or on Long Island Sound weather plays an important role in everyday boating.  Weather traits are magnified on the water.  Hot days are hotter and cold days are colder.  The sun shines off the water into our eyes.  The winds get stronger…

The Information on a Capacity Plate is Vital

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY PLATE The Maximum Capacities Label or Plate is required on powerboats less than 20 feet with the exception of inflatable boats.  The information on a Capacity Plate displays the Maximum number of Persons and Maximum Weight which includes persons, engine and gear.  The information on a Capacity Plate also includes the…

Online Boating Courses are now being Taught

THANK YOU DEEP! The Connecticut DEEP approves online boating courses in 2021.  When the pandemic hit, the DEEP acted quickly and had classes open in a short time.  We are now able to bring boating education right to your door. In short Connecticut Boating Certificates LLC is having great success with the participation from the…

Age Restrictions for Boating

AGE RESTRICTIONS So everyone always asks what are the age restrictions for a boating, using a Personal Watercraft, and to Tow a skier.  There are a bunch of them!   Age restrictions are obviousy needed when it comes to operating any vessel.  The laws have been catered to the amount of responsibility one has.  The laws…