Displaying the Registration Number and Validation Decal

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Animation: Can You Label the Parts of a Boat?

Topic 4: Types of Engines and Drives

Topic 5: Personal Watercraft (PWCs)

Animation: Introduction to Personal Watercraft

Parts of a PWC From a Side View and Operators View

Animation: Can You Label the Parts of a PWC?

Topic 9: Fuel Your BoatSafely

Choosing the Right Trailer and Towing Vehicle

Before Leaving Home With Your Boat and Trailer

Backing the Trailer Into the Water During Launch

Retrieving Your Boat Onto a Trailer

Video: Why You Should Not Power Load Your Boat

Animation: Learn to Tie Nautical Knots

Topic 12: Taking Care of Your Boat and Engine

Casting Off With No Wind or Current

Casting Off With Wind or Current Toward the Dock

Animation: Casting Off With Wind or Current Toward the Dock

Casting Off With Wind or Current Away From the Dock

Animation: Casting Off With Wind or Current Away From the Dock

Animation: Docking With No Wind or Current

Docking With Wind or Current Toward the Dock

Animation: Docking With Wind or Current Toward the Dock

Docking With Wind or Current Away From the Dock

Animation: Docking With Wind or Current Away From the Dock

Topic 3: Navigation RulesTraffic Laws of the Waterways

Three Major Responsibilities of Every Boater

Rules for Encountering Other Vessels

Power-Driven Vessel Encountering Power-Driven Vessel

Animation: Meeting Head-OnPower vs. Power

Animation: Paths That CrossPower vs. Power

Animation: OvertakingPower vs. Power

Power-Driven Vessel Encountering Sailing Vessel

Animation: Meeting Head-OnPower vs. Sail

Animation: Paths That CrossPower vs. Sail

Animation: OvertakingPower vs. Sail

Sailing Vessel Encountering Sailing Vessel

Animation: Sailing Vessel Encountering Sailing VesselWind on Same Side

Animation: Sailing Vessel Encountering Sailing VesselWind on Different Sides

Animation: Meeting Head-OnPWC vs. PWC

Animation: Paths That CrossPWC vs. PWC

Animation: OvertakingPWC vs. PWC

Operating During Restricted Visibility

Additional Information About Navigation Rules

Animation: Common Navigation Lights

Typical Recreation Vessels Navigation Lights

In a Power-Driven VesselIf You See a Green and a White Light

Animation: When You See a Green and a White Light

In a Power-Driven VesselIf You See Only a White Light

Animation: When You See Only a White Light

In a Power-Driven VesselIf You See a Red and a White Light

Animation: When You See a Red and a White Light

In a Power-Driven VesselIf You See a Red, a Green, and a White Light

Animation: When You See a Red, a Green, and a White Light

In Any Type of VesselIf You See a Red and a Green Light But No White Light

Animation: When You See a Red and a Green Light But No White Light

In Any Type of VesselIf You See Only a Green Light or Only a Red Light

Animation: When You See Only a Green Light

Animation: When You See Only a Red Light

Towing Lights on Commercial Vessels

Sound Signals Used for Encountering Situations

Examples of Sound Signals Used for Encountering Situations

Sound Signals Used to Alert or Warn

Unit 3: Navigation and Safe Operation

Topic 1: U.S. Aids to Navigation System (ATON)

Lateral MarkersColors and Numbers

Lateral MarkersOther Kinds of Buoys and Markers

Lateral MarkersRed Right Returning

Animation: Waterway With Buoys and Markers

Anchoring Your BoatStep-by-Step

Allowing for Swing Room When Anchoring

While Anchored and When Retrieving an Anchor

Animation: Dangers of Low-Head Dams

What Boaters Should Do When Using Locks

Dangers of Fluctuating Water Levels

Topic 6: Personal Watercraft (PWCs)

Video: Personal Watercraft: Preparing To Ride

What Happens When You Release the Throttle

Animation: Steering and Stopping a PWC

PWC SafetyStay Aware of Traffic

Animation: PWC SafetyStay Aware of Traffic

PWC SafetyBe Aware of Blind Spots

PWC CourtesyLimit Your Noise

PWC CourtesyKeep Your Distance

Video: Personal Watercraft: On the Water

Environmental Considerations for PWCs

Topic 7: Ignition Safety (Engine Shut-Off) Switches

How an Ignition Safety Switch Works

Use of Ignition Safety Switches Helps Prevent Injuries

Topic 8: Avoiding Jet Stream and Propeller Strike Injuries

The Most Gruesome of Boating Accidents

Devices that Reduce Propeller Strikes

Unit 4: Floridas Legal Requirements of Boating

Displaying the Registration Number and Validation Decal

Other Facts About Titling and Registering Your Boat

Penalties for Boating Under the Influence

Penalties for Underage Boating Under the Influence

Topic 5: Staying Clear of Other Boats

Topic 6: Personal Flotation Devices (Life Jackets)

Federal PFD Requirement for Children

PFD TypesTYPE I: Offshore Life Jackets

PFD TypesTYPE II: Near-Shore Vests

PFD TypesTYPE III: Flotation Aids

PFD TypesTYPE IV: Throwable Devices (Not Wearable)

PFD TypesTYPE V: Special-Use Devices

Requirement to Carry Fire Extinguishers

Number and Type of Required Fire Extinguishers

Keep Fire Extinguishers Accessible and Usable

Fire Extinguisher Charge Indicators

Lights Required for Power-Driven Vessels Less Than 65.6 Feet When Underway

Lights Required for Unpowered Vessels Less Than 65.6 Feet When Underway

Lights Required for Unpowered Vessels Less Than 23 Feet When Underway

Lights Required for All Vessels When Not Underway

Topic 10: Federally Controlled Waters

Which Waters Are Federally Controlled?

Topic 11: Signaling and Sound Devices

Requirement to Carry Visual Distress Signals

Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals

Non-Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals

Combinations of VDSs That Meet Requirements

Requirement to Have Sound-Producing Devices

Topic 12: Additional Regulations and Safety Considerations

Liveries (Boat/PWC Rental Facilities)

Topic 13: Personal Watercraft (PWCs)

Requirements for Towing a Person With a Vessel

Lawful Operation While Towing a Person With a Vessel

Topic 15: Waste, Oil, and Trash Disposal

Overview of Pollutant Disposal Laws

Discharge of Oil and Other Hazardous Substances

Protect Floridas Waterways from Invasive Aquatic Plants

Topic 17: Boating Accidents and Casualties

Boating Accidents and Casualties … What the Law Requires You to Do

Topic 18: Enforcement and Penalties

Increased Risk Due to Boating Stressors

Minimize Risk by Wearing PFDs (Life Jackets)

Animation: Reach, Throw, Row, or Go

Topic 3: Capsizing, Swamping, or Falling Overboard

When Boaters End Up in the Water Unexpectedly

Preventing Capsizing, Swamping, or Falling Overboard

What To Do If You Capsize, Swamp, or Fall Overboard

What To Do If Your Boat Sinks or Floats Away

What To Do If a Passenger Falls Overboard

Preventing Falls Overboard from Small Boats

Topic 5: Dealing With Fire Emergencies

What To Do If a Fire Erupts on Your Boat

What To Do If Your Boat Runs Aground

Topic 7: Cold Water Immersion and Hypothermia

The Four Stages of Cold Water ImmersionStages 1 and 2

The Four Stages of Cold Water ImmersionStages 3 and 4

Preparing for Possible Cold Water Immersion

Treating a Victim of Cold Water Immersion

Topic 8: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Preventing CO Poisoning While Boating

Preventing CO Poisoning Before You Go Boating

CO Poisoning SituationsBlocked Exhaust or Another Boats Exhaust

CO Poisoning SituationsTeak Surfing

CO Poisoning SituationsSlow Speed or Station Wagon Effect

If Caught in Severe WeatherPrepare Your Boat and Passengers

If Caught in Severe WeatherGo to Shore or Ride it Out?

What You Need on Board To Summon Help

Topic 1: Responsibilities of a Boat Operator

Responsibility to Others You Allow To Operate Your Boat

Responsibility to Others You Allow To Operate Your PWC

Responsibility to the EnvironmentKeep Waterways Clean

Responsibility to the EnvironmentPractice the Three Rs

Responsibility to the EnvironmentProtect and Preserve

Responsibility to the EnvironmentAvoid Using Toxic Substances

Common Ways Boaters Harm the Environment

Responsibility to Others Using the Waterways

Topic 2: Small Boats and Paddlecraft (Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts)

Preparing for Safety While Paddling

What To Do If You Capsize While Paddling

Topic 4: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Boaters and Divers Need To Be Cautious

Anglers and HuntersRemember You Are a Boater

The vessels registration number and validation decal must be displayed as follows.

Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the bow and placed where it can be observed clearly.

Number must read from left to right on both sides of the bow.

Number must be in at least three-inch-high

Numbers color must contrast with its background.

Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen equal to the letter width:

Decal must be affixed to the port (left) side of the vessel within six inches of the registration number. The decal may precede or follow the number.

PWCs also are required to display the registration number and validation decal.

If your vessel requires registration, it is illegal to operate it or allow others to operate your vessel unless it is registered and numbered as described above.

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