Motors and Motoring

As a sailor, our lives are dictated by the wind. However, that doesn’t mean that we do not use engines.

As a sailor, our lives are dictated by the wind. However, that doesn’t mean that we do not use engines. As you work through the ranks of ASA certifications, you will soon become familiar with internal combustion engines and how to handle your boat under power. Understanding the techniques required by both skipper and crew, in order to safely and efficiently operate an auxiliary powered sailboat, is essential for any cruiser planning a bareboat charter or even coastal cruise. Auxiliary power engines come with a new set of skills of how to maintain and operate them. Every boat system is a bit different, so if operating a boat under power, it is important to understand the basics of how all internal combustion engines work. This quiz will help sailors sharpen up on knowledge to exit and enter a slip safely, configure dock lines, maneuver in tight quarters, and use the boat’s engine in the correct way for safe handling.

Number of Questions: 12

Estimated Time: 10 Minutes

References: Coastal Cruising Made Easy

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