33 CHAPTERS - 1000 PAGES
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 ladders
 
CHPATER 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 - Material Safety Data Sheets (Safety Data Sheets) - Safety Symbols - Dangerous Goods Code
 
CHAPTER 6
IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM & OTHER 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
 
CHPATER 7
ANCHORING SYSTEMS
Includes Anchoring Terms - Chains - Capstan - Windlass
 
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
INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL COLLISION PREVENTION REGULATIONS
 
CHAPTER 12
LAWS & REGULATIONS: COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL VESSELS, POLLUTION & ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
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 - NMSC - 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), AIS & ELECTRONIC CHARTS
Includes GPS - DGPS - GLONASS - GALILEO - Electronic Charts - Plotters - RTK Machinery Guidance System - AIS Automatic Identification System - Buying GPS & AIS
 
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 17.1
NAVIGATION - COMPASSES, BEARINGS & HEADINGS
Includes Magnetic, Gyro & Fluxgate Compasses - Pelorus - Relative Bearings - Azimuth Mirror - Compass Error - Transits
 
CHAPTER 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
 
CHAPTER 17.3
NAVIGATION - TIDES & CURRENTS
Includes Tide Calculations - Rule Of Twelfths - Form AH130 - Tidal Streams in Torres Strait, Sydney & Broome - Surface Currents around Australia
 
CHAPTER 18
RADIO, SATELLITE & EPIRB COMMUNICATION
Includes Operator Certificates - GMDSS - DSC - GPIRBS - LEOSAR - GEOSAR - INMARSAT - SafetyNET - Phonetic Alphabet & Numerals
 
CHAPTER 19.1
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY - FIRST AID
Includes Marine Animal Bites & Stings - Seasickness
 
CHAPTER 19.2
WHS - FIRE PREVENTION & CONTROL
Includes Portable & Fixed Fire Extinguishers - Pressure Tests - Inspections - Hoses - Fire Detectors
 
CHAPTER 19.3
WHS - SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SEA SURVIVAL & RESCUE
Includes Pre-departure Check List - NMSC Standard - Search Patterns - Abandoning Ship - Helicopter Rescue - Assisting Others in Distress - Safety Drills - Emergency Station List - MASTREP - REEFREP - Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race Safety Recommendations
 
CHAPTER 19.4
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY, CROUD CONTROL, SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION & VESSEL SECURITY
Includes WHS (OH&S) Act (ref) - Privacy Act (ref) - Duty of Care - Risk Management - Safety Checklist - Galley Safety - Confined Spaces - Alcohol Consumption - Human Behaviour - Discrimination - Bullying - Harassment - Conflict Resolution - Industrial Relations - Team Work - Permit to Work System - WHS (OHS) Consultative Committees
 
CHAPTER 19.5
WHS - SAFE OPERATIONS REGULATIONS
 
CHAPTER 20
METEOROLOGY (WEATHER)
Includes Barometer - Relative Humidity - 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
 
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
 
CHPATER 28
LPG & LPG ENGINES
 
CHAPTER 29
BILGES, PUMPS, AUXILIARY POWER, REFRIGERATION & PLUMBING
Includes Hot & Cold Water - Cabin Heaters - Refrigeration - Toilets - Drains - Holding Tanks - Colour Coding of Pipes
 
CHAPTER 30
SOLAR & OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Includes - Electrical Installations - Batteries - Generators - Shore Power - Inverters
 
CHAPTER 31
RUDDERS & STEERING SYSTEMS
Includes Requirements for Commercial Vessels
 
CHAPTER 32
INDEX
 
CHAPTER 33
CONTACTS - EMERGENCIES, WEATHER & WEBSITES