What is the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course?

Powerboat Level 2 Objective: To educate watercraft handling as well as seamanship in powerboats.

Introducing and also recuperation
Use a trailer or introducing cart
Factor to consider of launching as well as sea conditions, consisting of risks as well as obstructions
Variety of individuals called for to launch/recover
Building and construction, size and problem of slipway
Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
Treatment of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and also winch
Trailer auto parking
Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, security tools, fuel tanks, lines and safe equipment aboard
Boat handling
Packing: impact on handling and efficiency, impact on balance and also trim, CE Plate as well as supplier’s referral
Displacement watercrafts: managing in advance and astern, bring way
Staff participants: minimum number in broadband craft, maintaining a look-out
Understanding of other water users, including effect of laundry
Steering, controls, impact of present or tidal stream
Broadband manoeuvring: planing, trim tabs as well as power trim
Planing boats: propeller angle and also immersion, shallow drive, high/low speed handling, tiller/console guiding
Execute pre-start checks, engine starting and also stoppping
Show the usage of an appropriate size eliminate cord whatsoever times
Lug out reduced rate manoeuvres including: turning in a constrained location, result of wind on bow and also resisting. Show an awareness of the threat of flooding when going astern
Carry out high speed manoeuvres including S-turns and also U-turns
Securing to a buoy
Prep work of mooring warp
Usage of a watercraft hook
Method of approach
Team communication
Making quick
Treatment when overshooting
Technique and secure to buoy
Securing
Method of strategy in various problems
Taking method off
Crew communication
Check holding
Depth of water, holding ground, range called for
Kinds of anchor
Stowage and add-on to watercraft
Preparation of anchor, chain as well as warp
Weighing support
Technique and support appropriately
Evaluate support properly
Leaving as well as coming along with
Preparation as well as usage of painter, lines and also fenders, attachement to watercraft, stowage in progress
Speed and also angle of technique
Wind effect
Approach of technique in tidal stream or present
Make quickly alongside
Usage springs
Leave – in advance or astern
Man crazy
Recovery or guy over the top
Take prompt activity
Observe the male over the top
Accomplish the right return with recognition of propeller
Technique as well as recoup the male in the water
Concept
Kinds of craft: benefits and also disadvantages of various hull forms with respect to sea maintaining capacity
Engines and drives: advantages as well as drawbacks of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin screws, choice and also usage of fuels
Siting of fuel tanks, gas lines, batteries, electrical wiring, fire extinguishers
Regular engine maintenance checks, standard fault diagnosis
Close down treatment
Guidance to inland vehicle drivers concerning seaside waters
Use as well as constraints of GPS
Application of regional byelaws, particularly around business delivery
Sources of climate details
Awareness of various other water individuals
Interaction with other craft – hand and audio signals
Disabled craft
Emergency action, stopping sinking
Adrift – alternate means or propulsion
Towing and also being towed
Fire safety measures as well as fire combating
Ropework
Distress signals and also the Mayday telephone call
Apply IRPCS, primarily guidelines 5,7,8,9,12-19
Coastal
Pilotage and also flow preparation
CG66 Small Craft Safety Scheme
Charts, graph signs, buoyage systems
Trends and also tidal streams
Use steering as well as hand bearing compasses
Apply Section A on seaside waters