Marine Technology 10 is a safe boating course that students can take to get their Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC). A PCOC is required to operate a power boat legally in Canada. The local power squadron will come into the class and administer the test at the end of the course. For fun, and to develop design & build skills, the students will construct a cardboard boat and race against each other at Comox Lake.
About Writing the PCOC Test
Safe Boating Guide
Transport Canada publishes the Safe Boating Guide for Pleasure Craft Operators. The information in this guide is what needs to be known in order to both pass the PCOC test and be safe while operating motorized vessels on the water. Below is a link to the complete guide, as well as links to its various sections for convenience.
When speaking about boating, it isn’t long into a conversation before the use of nautical terms becomes necessary. When studying for your PCOC these boating specific terms and descriptors need to be learned from the outset for everything that is to follow depends on their understanding.
The following will help you to develop an understanding of boating terminology:
In boating, there are many useful knots to know. Students will learn to tie these knots (Bowline, Clove Hitch, Round Turn and Two Half Hitches, Sheet Bend, Square Knot, Cleat Hitch, Figure Eight) in class and will be tested on them.
We’re going to get started by learning how to model objects in a 3D computer environment, ‘3D modelling’. You’re going to start by following 4 tutorials. These will take you through the basics of using Fusion 360. You will be making a complete modeled object, an electrical junction box. And from this model you will created a 2D drawing, the type you would be given if you were assigned the job of making it.
Setting Up an Account and Obtaining An Education License
You will need to setup an Autodesk account and apply for a Fusion 360 free education license
Keep in mind the useful features built in to YouTube when working through tutorials (something you will be doing often).
— Pause, rewind, slow down & speed up
Tutorial – Drawing a Boat