Boating On Rivers Locks And Lakes

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Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes

Learn the locking, boat handling, and navigation skills you need to boat on major inland waterways.


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Confidently boat in safe water in fickle rivers, develop the special skills you need to deal with currents and shallows, know how to maneuver through locks, and learn the correct ways to maneuver in the presence of commercial vessels when you are boating on major inland waterways.

What's included?

  • Special navigation rules for rivers
  • The Western Rivers System of buoys and marks
  • River currents
  • "Reading" a river
  • Jetties and wing dams
  • Intricacies of locking through
  • Communicating with lockmasters and bridge tenders