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Education is one of the most important aspects of boating and fishing safely and responsibly. Knowing the ins and outs of your boat, how to navigate waterways, how to read a nautical chart and how to operate a VHF radio are just a few important things to learn before going out on the water.
Every state has its own boating safety requirements and guidelines, but regardless of rules and regulations, successfully completing a boating course increases your water safety and boating skills.
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