Buoy & Float Resources

Rules and Aids to Water Navigation & Boat Safety – online brochures
The USCG offers various brochures (PDFs) on Navigation Rules and Aids to Navigation on waterways across the United States.

Boat Safety

Boating Safety Resource Center – www.uscgboating.org
Sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division.

Boat Owner Resources and Fun Facts

Six Knots You Need to Know
In this DIY Instructional video, you’ll learn six essential knots that every boater should know how to tie.

  • Simple Half Hitch
  • Square Knot
  • Sheet Bend (and a double sheet bend)
  • Classic Bowline Knot
  • Clove Hitch
  • Backhand hitch