Coastal Skipper - Ashore

Coastal Skipper Advanced Coastal Skipper - Ashore Details

Ashore Portion - Topics Covered:

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Sail Materials
General Care of Sails
Prerequisite Knowledge For Advanced Sail Trim
Wind Instrument

Center of Lateral Resistance
Center of Effort, and Combined Center of Effort
Draft
Depth
Position
Mainsail Draft
Mainsail Draft Position
Adjusting Mainsail Draft Position
The Halyard
The Cunningham
The Outhaul
The Adjustable Backstay
Adjustable Backstay Tensioner
Mainsail
Foresail
Running Backstays
Masthead Boats
On Frantionally Rigged Boats
Adjustable Babystay
Foresail/Headsail Draft
Adjusting Foresail Depth
Adjusting Foresail Draft Position
Foresail Halyard Tension
Twist
Adjusting Mainsail Twist
When Going To Windward
When Reaching
Foresail Twist
Adjusting Foresail Twist Using the Sheet
Adjusting the Forsail Twist Using the Fairlead Car
Angle of Entry and Angle of Attack
Angle of Exit
Adjusting Mainsail Angle of Attack
Adjusting Foresail Angle of Attack

Mainsail/Trim Shape Controls
The Traveler
The Boom Vang
Close Reaching and Close Hauled
Beam and Broad Reaching Allowing the Full Use of the Mainsail
Running Down Wind

The Flattening Reef
The Mainsail Leech Line
The Foresail Trim/Shape Controls
The Genoa The Driver


Basic Trim as a Start Point
Basic Mainsail Trim
Basic Genoa Trim
Advanced Sail Trim
Powering Up
Powering Up in Very Light Winds up to 5 Knots
In Smooth Water Flatter to Medium Sail Shape
In Rough Water Medium to Full Sail Shape
Power Up in WindsUp to 20-30 knots
To Maintain the Drive Through a Heavy Sea

Pointing
Pointing in General Requires...
Mainsail Tips
Genoa Tips
De-Powering
De-powering Capability Reaches its Maxium When..
Reefing Down
Man Overboard (MOB) Under Sail
Advantages
Disadvantages
Which Procedure
MOB Method 1 Used When Sailing ANywhere Between Close-Hauled and A Beam Reach
MOB Method 2 Used When Broach Reaching or Sailing Down Wind

Sailing Under Control in Confined Waters
Exercises for Increasing Your Level of Ability to Control Boat in a Confined Area Under Sail
Steering Using the Sails
Spilling and Filling
Sailing Onto A Mooring Buoy or a Spot You Want To Anchor
Approaching Close Hauled Against the Current
Approaching On a Close Reach Against the Current
Approaching on a Beam Reach Against the Current
Approaching on a Broad Reach Against the Current
Approaching Downwind Against the Current
Always Have and Abort and Exit Plan
When Leaving a Mooring Buoy Under Sail
When Anchoring Under Sail
When Picking Up The Anchor

Symmetrical Spinnakers
Screechers
Code Zero
The Cruising Spinnaker
Asymmetrical Sails
Asymmetrical Sail Shape
Basic Rigging
Basic Rigging Layout
Bowsprit
Conventional Spinnaker Poles
Preparing the Asymmetrical Sail for Setting
The Duffle or Turtle Bag Set
A Duffle or Turtle Bag Douse
Packing the Asymmetrical Into the Turtle
Sleeve (or Sock Set)
Dousing with a Sleeve
Trimming the Asymmetrical
For Close Reaching and Beam Reaching
For Borad Reaching
Down Wind
Gybe

Knotmeter
Use of the Knotmeter and Engine RPM to Determine
  Hull Speed and an Economical Crusing Speed
Depth Sounders
Depth Safety Margin
Advanced Docking
When Tying to a Fixed Dock in Tidal Waters or Locks
Rafting at a Dock
Mediterranean Moor
Tying "Stern To" a Dock With The Bow Between Two Pylons
Advanced Anchoring Methods
Bahamian Anchoring
Two Anchors Off The Bow
One Cnchor Off the Bow And Stern Line To The Shore
One CAnchor Off the Bow and One Anchor Off the Stern
Using a Breast Anchor To Hold A Vessel Off
Freeing a Buried Anchor (No Trip Line)
Kedging Off
Storm Protection

Stability
Oerloading a Vessel
Buoyancy
Maintaining Waterplane Area
Maintaining Freeboard
Rolling and GM Metacentric Height
Stabilizers on Larger Recreational Vessels
Center of Gravity and Center of Buoyancy
Estimating Sea Height
Roll Over in A Havey Sea
Broaching
Pitch-Polling
Swamping

Weather
Clouds Viewed From Below
Sources of Weather Information
Barometer
Conditions Indicated fomr the Information on Pressure Changes (Barometer)
Winds
The Coriolis Effect
Terrestrial Winds
Surface Winds
Local Winds
Behavior of Winds In Coastal Areas
Inshore Breezes and the Formation of Fair Weather Cumuls
Offshore Breezes
Katabatic Winds
What To Expect from Katabatic Winds
Lee Effect
Anabatic Winds
What To Expect from Anabatic Winds
How Sea Surface Effects Wind Direction
How Islands Effect Wind Direction
Gap Winds
Funneling
Local Gusts
Channeling
Dangerous Headlands
Wind Direction Indicators
The Effect of Wind on the Seas
Fetch
Duration
Wind Waves
Swell
Cross Waves
Wind Over Tidal Current/Wind over Tide
Tidal Rips
Overfalls
Freak Waves
Dew Point
Rain
Snow
The Formation of Fog
Advection Fog
Radiation Fog

Boat Systems
Shore Electrical Power Supply
When Connecting Shore Power
When Disconnecting Shore Poer
Electrical System
Batteries
Exemples of Circuits Onboard Vessels With One Or Two Engines
Battery Types
Starting (Cranking) Batteries
Deep Cycle Batteries
Dual Purpose
Testing Battery Condition
State of Charge Versus Hydrometer Readings
Maintenance Free Batteries
Charging Your Batteries
Sulfating
Re-Charge Procedures
Auxiliary Battery Chargers
The Heart Interface Ech-Charge
Inverter Chargers
The Link 2000
High Power Alternators
The Regulator
Resh (Potable) Water System
Water Usage
Typical Fittings Found in the Potable Water System
Hot, Fresh Water Can Be Supplied
Cooking Stoves and Their Fuels
The Fuels
When Lighting the Stove
Cooking Underway
When at Dock
Refrigeration And Ice Boxes
Systems
Evaporator Systems & Holding Plate Systems
Keel Water Cooled
Water Cooled
Espar Combination Hot Water and Heating System
Domestic Hot Water
Cabin Heat
How the Heater Works
Hot Air Cabin Heaters
Espar Hot Air Heating System
Operation
Hot Air Heater Layout
Typical Air Conditioning Unit Installation
Marine Sanitation Devices
Systems Installed Below the Waterline
Mobile Pump Out Station
Sstems Installed Above the Waterline
Sequence of Operaiton
Electric Marine Toilets
Three Types of Steering Systems
Simple Cable System
Simple Mechanical System
Hydraulic System
Autopilot Systems
Advanced Sterring Technology
Autopilot Systems Aluminum and Zinc Anodes
Cooling System Sacrificial Zinc Anode

Provisioning And Food Storage
Looking After Your Crew
Seasickness
The Fundamental Causes of Seasickness
Prevention or Slowing the Progress Down
Heatstroke, Dehydration and Sunburn
Signs to Look For
Heatstroke First Ai
Hypothermia
Causes of Hypothermia
High Risk Groups
Contributing Factors
Prevention
Signs and Symptoms
First Aid for Hypothermia
If A Casualty Is Unconscious

Loud Noise
Diving and Swimming from a Vessel
Courtesy Flags
Sailboats
Power Boats
Customs and Immigration Procedures

Engines General
General Inboard Engines
Tools for Coasal Cruising
Compatible With The Engine and Transmission
Others
Spares for Coastal Cruising
General Diesal Engines
Gas Engines
Typical Engine Panel Instrumentation Found on Most Vessels
The Fuel Tanks Diesel or Gas
Fuel Filters
Never Trust Any Fuel Gauge
Factors which Adversely Affect the Fuel Consumption
Engine Belts
Replacing or Adjusting Engine Belts
Inboard Engine Cooling Systems Gas and Diesel
Director or Raw Water Cooled System
Indirector or Heat Exchanger System
Raw Water Cooled System
Flushing the Raw-Water Cooling System
Replacing the Raw-Water Impellers
Fault Finding in the Raw Water System
Indirect Or Heat Exchanger System
Bombined System
Coolant System
Raw Water System
Checking the Level in the Coolant Overflow Resevoir
Check Coolant Sealed System Mix
Replacing the Coolant
Fault Finding in the Internal Or Sealed Cooling System
Exhaust System
Waterlocks
Anti-Siphon Valv
Flapper Valve
The Dangers of Carbon Monixide
Concerns Over Boating Safety
Changing the Engine Oil And Filter
Engine Oil Pressure Low
Daily Checks
Check Throttle and Gear Shift Linkages

More Engines General
Engine and Transmission Controls
Binnacle Type
Typical Powerboat
Electrical Mechanical Systems
Inboard Engine Transmissions
Types of Drives
V-Drives
V-Drive Installation With No Angularity Built Into the Casing
V-Drive Installation With Angularity Built Into the Casing
V-Drives WHich Include an Integral Marine Transmission
The Cutlass Bearing
The Flange Coupling
The Propeller Shaft
Propeller Shapft WIth Nut or Glad Type Stuffing Boxes
Stuffing Boxes
The Nut Type Stuffing Box
The Gland Type Stuffing Box
Aligning Prop Shafts by Adjusting Engine Mounts
Engine Mounts
Aligning the Engine To The Shaft
Flexible Couplings
Transmission Maintenance
Transmission Trouble Shooting
Lubricate Shift Linkage

Outboard Engines
Significant Parts
Securing tothe Transom
Correct Depth of the Propeler
4 Stroke
2 Stroke
Ignition System
Cooling System
Routine Maintenance
Battery Installation
Fuel System
Connecting the Fuel Tank to the Outboard Motor
The Outboard Motor Starting Procedure
Never Under Any Circumstances
Outboard Motor Starting Problems
Most Common Running Problems

Gas Inboard Or Inboard/Outboard Engines
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Pump
Electrical Fuel Pumps
Priming the Electric Fuel System
Flame Arrestor
Engine Electrics
Main Circuit Breaker
Ignition Fuse
Ignition Circuit
Starting
Stopping the Engine
Freezing Temperature Operation
Operation in High Debris Areas
Possible Causes of Starting Problems

Diesel Inboard or Inboard/Outboard Engines
Parts of the Diesel Engine
The Diesel Fuel System
Starter Turns, Engine Will Not Fire
The Starter Circuit

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