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Facilities Project Blogs Review & Commentary
 
Cal Boating has developed project blogs, web logs or online journals that chronicle the progression of Cal Boating-funded projects. Here you can stay informed of a projectís status through blog entries containing text and images. More Information More...
 

 
Two-Stroke Engines
 
Carbureted and electronic-injection two-stroke engines are considered high emission engines and are prohibited on some lakes. Two-stroke engines are not "banned" for use on all waterways in California, nor is there any plan to do so. More Information More...
 

 
Danger: Carbon Monoxide Kills
 
Exhaust from your boatís engine or generator contains carbon monoxide, which can collect on or near your boat. Donít let a boat outing turn deadly.  More Information More...
 
Changes in Californiaís Motorboat Noise Laws
 
As of January 1, 2005, marine law enforcement officials are using a safer & more efficient method to measure and enforce existing maximum noise levels for recreational motorboats. More Information More...
 
 

 

 

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  Boat Trail Guides

American River (South Fork) - Boating Trail Guide
American River Pkwy Nimbus Dam to Sacramento River Boating Trail Guide
American River(North and Middle Forks) - Boating Trail Guide
Colorado River (Blythe to Imperial Dam) - Boating Trail Guide
Colorado River (Davis Dam to Parker Dam) - Boating Trail Guide
Kern River - Boating Trail Guide
Klamoth and Salmon Rivers - Boating Trail Guide
Merced River (Bagby to El Portal) - Boating Trail Guide
Sacramento River (Redding to Red Bluff) - Boating Trail Guide
Sacramento River (Woodson Bridge to Colusa) - Boating Trail Guide
Smith River - Boating Trail Guide
Trinity River - Boating Trail Guide
Tuolumne River (Don Pedro Dam to Yosemite Park) Boating Trail Guide

 

  Safe Boating Hints

Colorado River - Safe Boating Hints
Delta - Safe Boating Hints
Fire Extinguishers - Safe Boating Hints
Hunters and Fishermen - Safe Boating Hints
Lakes and Reservoirs - Safe Boating Hints
Morro Bay - Safe Boating Hints
Northern Coast - Safe Boating Hints
Paddle Craft - Safe Boating Hints
Personal Flotation Devices(English) - Safe Boating Hints
Personal Watercraft (English) - Safe Boating Hints
Sacramento River - Safe Boating Hints
Salton Sea - Safe Boating Hints
San Francisco Bay - Safe Boating Hints
Southern Coast - Safe Boating Hints
Tomales Bay - Safe Boating Hints
Towing Tips for Trailer Sailors - Safe Boating Hints
Water-Skiing - Safe Boating Hints
Windsurfing - Safe Boating Hints

 

  Other Publications

ABC's of the California Boating Law (English)
ADA Ė ABA Accessibility Guidelines Review & Commentary
AquaSMART Activity Book for Kids (English)
AquaSmart Safety Checklist
Basic Safety Rules for Boating Sticker
Boat Launching Facilities - Design Guidelines
Boater Alert - Hydrilla
Boater's Pumpout Map & Guide San Francisco Bay
Boater's Pumpout Map & Guide San Joaquin & Sacramento Delta
Boating Safety and Environmental Hints for Lake Tahoe
Boating Safety Card
BUI Information Card
California Boating Safety Course (Includes 2 Scantron forms: Only 1 form is required for the test. The extra form is provided for your convenience.)
Carbon Monoxide Danger Brochure/Decal Set 
Chart Agents List
Clean Boating Habits
Colorado River, Tri-State Boating Safety Guide
Drowning Prevention Checklist (English)
Facts About Boating and Alcohol(English)
Facts About Boating Safety Classes
Facts About Marine Pollution Laws
Guide to Clean, Green Boating
How to Buy a Used Boat
Marina Berthing Facilities - Design Guidelines
Marine Security
Publications List
PWC Safety Course
Quiet Boating for Everyone
Rescue Breathing Card (English)
Shipshape Sanitation, MSDs and Pumpouts
Vessel Repair Law
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