Teaching Your Child to Safely Operate a Boat

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How do I safely teach my child to operate my boat?

Teaching Your Child to Safely Operate a Boat

It's preferable that you, the operator, be a skilled boatman before trying to teach your children, as this will allow you to teach them the proper way to operate the boat safely.

You and your children, if they are old enough, should attend a boating safety class. In some state like Massachusetts, there is a law that states: children under a certain age can drive a boat while alone if they have attended a state certified safety class.

Teaching a child like this not only will give them some confidence on the road, but will also make then very competent boat pilots as well. Not to mention the benefit of having a new family activity in which everyone can participate.



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