Idaho Safe Boating Course


CHAPTER 2: Boating Equipment


Now that we’ve reached the end of Chapter 2, you should be familiar with:

  • The different types of personal flotation devices or PFDs (also called lifejackets)
  • How many PFDs you need to have on board
  • How to fit a PFD for an adult and a child, and
  • How to care for your PFD.

You should also know about:

  • Marine fire extinguishers, including use and maintenance
  • Backfire flame arrestors
  • The different types of ventilation systems
  • What navigation lights you need on your boat
  • As well as different types of marine distress signals.

It’s time to test your knowledge of your boat’s safety equipment. Click next to start your Chapter 2 quiz.