SailNashville RPBA Stern Drive/Outboard Course
Tennessee's Only Hands-On Powerboat Certification Course
SailNashville is an approved affiliate school of the Recreational Power Boating Association. SailNashville offers the only hands-on powerboat certification course in Tennessee.
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Course Offering: RPBA 1103 Stern Drive/Outboard
Length: Two-day course
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(lecture portion of the class may be conducted by Zoom during portions of the year over a 2 - 3 day period)
Class Size: Limit of three students per class
Offered March through November, weather permitting
Class Schedule: Tuesday - Wednesday each week
Cost: $995.00 per student, includes textbook, certification fees, and boat usage
Instruction Boat: 17' Zodiac Pro Cruise 550 DP, 90hp Mercury
Teaching Location: Hamilton Creek Marina, Percy Priest Lake
Topics to be Covered in RPBA 1103
Boat Handling Fundamentals and Control
Key elements affecting boat handling and control
- Hull type and shape
- Load and weight distribution
- Type of propulsion system
- Wind and current
- Jet Drive
- Single and twin configurations
DIrect Thrust Characteristics
- Jet Drive
Basic/Intermediate Maneuvers in Close Quarters
Advanced Skills for Tight Spaces
- Spring line, using pilings and docks
Vessel Control "Inputs"
- Pivot Point
- Steering with Directed Thrust
- Reverse Gear-Bow Swing
- Spring Lines
Safety Equipment Required
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