A comprehensive guide to the Basics of Boating for first-time boat owners as well as experienced skippers with easy to understand instruction on a variety of boating subjects. Subjects covered include navigation aids, getting underway, docking, fueling, trailering, safety gear, outboard power and propulsion, winterizing, regular maintenance, basic navigation, and much more. Plus, professional marine surveyors give tips on buying a used boat, and fiberglass experts and detailers give tips on gelcoat repairs. Includes downloadable forms for a pre-launch checklist, float plan, and creating your boating profile. 80 min.