Driving a Boat: 6 Tips for Operating with Confidence | Boating Basics: Pro Tips

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Learning how to drive a boat for the first time can be fun and rewarding. Get started with our beginner’s guide for operating a boat, 6 Tips on Driving a Boat, powered by Progressive®. Follow along for advice on how to attach a boat’s engine cut-off switch (ECOS), how to operate the throttle and trim a boat, and how to steer, slow down and avoid collisions. Plus, find tips on how to deal with different situations that could impact operation, such as wind, waves, and current. Always be cautious of speed, and remember, with practice comes confidence!

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Watch other episodes of Boating Basics: Pro Tips, powered by Progressive®
Episode 1 – Boat Checklist: 8 Things to Bring Onboard: https://youtu.be/vGA6kAtWFwg
Episode 2 – Launching a Boat: 9 Steps for Success: https://youtu.be/f5kY1Lx7qa0
Episode 3 – Docking a Boat: 6 Steps for Beginners: https://youtu.be/ZbzE-257UKM

Explore these additional boating resources on DiscoverBoating.com:
How to Drive & Operate a Boat- https://bit.ly/3bTNSvU
Boat Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS): Understanding the Basics – https://bit.ly/3D0f87I
How to Trim a Boat – https://bit.ly/306oqkg
10 Tips for Avoiding Boat Collisions – https://bit.ly/3bQb91K
Navigation Buoys and Channel Markers 101 – https://bit.ly/3wsX7g2

See you on the water!
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