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Boating Handbooks

ABCs of California Boating Law
California Boating Safety Course

Boating Tips for Different
Bodies of Water

Lakes and Rivers
Northern Coast

Southern Coast

Sacramento River
The Delta
Tomales Bay
Morro Bay
Salton Sea
Colorado River



Boating Tips for Different
Boating Activities

Personal Watercraft

Hunters and Anglers

Tips for Boaters

How to Register a Boat
Life Jackets and Personal Flotation Devices
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Trailer Sailors
How to Buy a Used Boat