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ASA 116 Going Ashore Made Easy

ASA 116 Going Ashore Made Easy

Knowing how to operate and maintain a dinghy and outboard is essential to seamanship. Dinghies help us get ashore, transport provisions, and travel between vessels. Going Ashore Made Easy: The Essential Dinghy And Outboard Manual is a must-have for every sailor and powerboater.

Not only are dinghies effective, but they can be much fun. These tiny crafts can often reach areas where larger boats are unable. Crowded marinas, scenic island getaways, and ocean-side restaurants are all examples where dinghies can help you get access that would be difficult or impossible in a bigger vessel. Please note that the textbook is not included but it is recommended - to order you’re ASA 116 Going Ashore Made Easy Textbook online today (available on the ASA website)


Here are some common uses for dinghies:

  • Transportation ashore to collect supplies and spares
  • Shuttling crew and guests
  • Socializing with other cruisers
  • Taking soundings in anchorages
  • Setting a second anchor
  • Checking anchor security
  • Towing a disabled boat
  • Water skiing or tubing
  • Fishing, diving, snorkeling

ASA 116 Going Ashore Made Easy

  • ASA 116 Going Ashore Made Easy




    - Use of dinghy, engine, oars, lifejackets, dock

    - Federal Safety Requirements Equipment, fuel



    • Dinghy types: hard shell, folding, soft inflatable, rigid inflatable
    • Outboard Motors: gasoline, propane, electric
    • Equipping – USCG and more
    • Motor connection and start
    • Embarking/Disembarking Safety
    • Underway: Forward, Reverse, Planing
    • Approaching a boat or dock
    • Beach landing and departure
    • Traditional Transportation
    • Utility & recreation
    • Towing
    • Hoisting to Foredeck
    • Davits & Cranes
    • Security & Loss Prevention
    • Inflatables & hulls
    • Outboards: components and servicing
    • Tools & Spares
    • Troubleshooting
ASA 103, Coastal Cruising
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