Raleigh, NC, 24 November 2016 – The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) announces the debut of its streaming media video focused on maneuvering on plane in its Digital Media Library (DML) online at www.uspsdml.org and as a free mobile app.
The new “Maneuvering on Plane” video shows viewers how to steer a straight course in their boats at a high speed in a predetermined direction for fifty boat lengths.
Viewers will also learn how to make course alterations by smoothly turning their boats at high speed and assuming new headings 45 degrees to port and starboard using appropriate throttle controls.
Also featured are special tips on crossing waves or wakes by using an appropriate angle of approach and controlling the boat’s speed for the given wake or wave size and frequency, avoiding collisions by maintaining a proper lookout, demonstrating frequent 360-degree visual checks, and assessing potential hazardous situations and taking early and decisive action.
Along with the new video, the USPS DML is adding a related boater education slideshow on Advanced Powerboat Handling as well as several new safe boating images.
The USPS Digital Media Library is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the US Coast Guard.
The United States Power Squadrons is the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914.
The USPS DML has as its partner BoatUS and is cosponsored by Discover Boating with a contribution from Weems & Plath.
As a USPS DML Partner, the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) has been looking after the interests of recreational boaters since its founding in 1966.
BoatUs is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, with over half a million dues-paying members.
BoatUS provides a diverse offering of marine services for the recreational boater.
As a USPS DML Sponsor, Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry.
Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability, and accessibility of the boating lifestyle.
As a USPS DML Contributor, Weems & Plath offers the SOS Distress Light, an LED visual distress signal Device that meets US Coast Guard requirements to replace traditional pyrotechnic flares.
USPS Digital Media Library Website: www.uspsdml.org
United States Power Squadrons Website: www.USPS.org
US Coast Guard Website: www.uscgboating.org
BoatUS Website: boatus.com
Discover Boating Website: discoverboating.com
Weems & Plath Website: weems-plath.com