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Private Boat Handling Instruction,
Services & Safety

Boating instruction on how to safely and comfortably handle your boat ON YOUR BOAT ! The best way to receive boating lessons.

One on one with you on your boat.

 We Serve the east coast and are available to travel if your budget allows.

Everyone gets into boating to spend more “Quality Time” with their family. Too often that becomes “Bad Quality” because you do not know how to handle your boat.

Contact us at On The Water Training: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445

Captain Phil Cusumano is a U.S.C.G. Licensed 100 ton Master with 35 years experience. Captain Phil is patient and understands that there is a big difference between knowing how to run a boat and teaching someone else to do so. Whether it’s docking, maneuvering, or running your boat or basic safety and seamanship, Captain Phil has done it all from Maine to Key West, to the tropical water of the Florida Gulf coast on boats from 15ft. to 150ft.

Learn how to properly tie-up, do a pre-cruise inspection of your boat, read charts, use the latest electronics, and all of the other skills that you just can’t learn from the books, videos and classrooms! 

Call or e-mail us today to discuss our programs and how affordable safety can be!

 

Private Docking Lessons, Boat Handling
& Instruction Services


 
There are plenty of schools you can travel to and receive basic training. Some even on board a boat along with 10 or 12 other students or in a class room with 15 or 20 other students. But what if your boat (or intended boat) is larger than about 30 feet? Or if your plans involve something more intensive than the comfort of someone else’s boat or a class room? Traveling is expensive and time consuming, Try a more personalized approach to a School of Seamanship.
 

On The Water Training personalized school of seamanship can travel to you so you receive private instruction aboard your boat in your waters.

On The Water Training's clients fall into several categories:

Contact us at On The Water Training: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445

1. New Boat Owner. Planning a lifestyle change? Want to buy a boat and retire but don't have the experience? Capt. Phil Cusumano will work with you and your insurance company (if necessary) to enable you and your mate to comfortably accomplish your goals.

2.
Coastal/Offshore cruising. Learn what you need to know about weather planning, navigation, crossing bars, entering foreign harbors, communications, and diesel maintenance. You and your crew will build confidence quickly.

3.
Docking. Let's face it: docking is the most stressful part of operating a boat for most people. Spend a couple days with Capt. Cusumano and you will learn tips and tricks that few recreational boaters know - even after a lifetime of experience.

4.
"Spouse." The mate of an avid boater may want to know what to do in case the captain becomes suddenly incapacitated. The benefit is that both participants have more fun as both become partners, not just skipper/ma
te.

Whether you are novice or advanced (even Tiger Woods has a coach), have the North Star Team help you close learning gaps.

Everyone gets into boating to spend more “Quality Time” with their family. Too often that becomes “Bad Quality” because you do not know how to handle your boat.



Call or e-mail us today to discuss our programs and how affordable safety can be!

Topics May Include:
• Approaching a dock in heavy side wind
• Proper anchoring techniques
• Crew training
• Use of spring lines to move heavy boats
• Single handed docking
• What to do when you are pressed against a dock by wind/current
• Electronics: depth finder, radar, chart plotters, electronic ch
arts

Docking - twin and single engine 
Learn tips and tricks for successfully handling single and twin screws in a variety of docking situations. Also the proper use of springlines and thrusters.

Diesel Maintenance 
An in-depth presentation that demystifies basic diesel components and operational principles. Also included are tips for assuring your diesel gets thousands of hours of trouble free operation. Easy to follow organization equips boat owners with the confidence to tackle routine maintenance.

Docking - on-the-water
Techniques for "Docking" are demonstrated hands on which including springlines, backing into a berth, back and fill, and wind/current management strategies. All done on your own boat so that you will have a practical understanding of your boat at your marina or boat ramp..

 


 

 
Contact us at On The Water Training: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445

 

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