Coastwatch Vault Boating Videos

Pressure waves on coastal bars

You often hear the term "pressure waves" used when describing coastal bar conditions. This short video from the Coastwatch Vault explains what they are and has some basic bar crossing safety tips.

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Coastwatch Vault: From 1994 until mid 1999, Brownie's Coastwatch was a half hour TV show produced for Channel 7 Queensland. These videos are segments of that show.

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Night Lights

From the Coastwatch Vault this video shows the importance of having an anchoring light on your boat if you are fishing at night and carrying a torch to alert approaching boats of your presence

The importance of having an EPIRB

From the Australian Maritime Safety Authority this video shows the importance of carrying an EPIRB on your boat

Offshore anchoring

Anchoring when fishing offshore can be strenuous and potentially dangerous. This video from the Coastwatch Vault shows tips from experienced offshore angler Barry McDade on using a technique that's been around for a long time and makes it much easier and safer.

Trim Tabs

From the Coastwatch Vault this video shows the importance of having good trim tabs on your planing hull boat and how they work to keep the boat in optimum trim in all operating conditionsd.

Distress Flares

You musty carry distress flares on your boat. This video from the Coastwatch Vault has tips on your responsibilities on carrying and using flares.

Avoiding Collisions

Just like we need them on the roads, there are rules on the water that must be followed so we don't run into each other. Apart from always operating your vessel at a safe speed, the most basic of these rules is to always give way to a boat approaching from your starboard or right side and always turn to starboard to avoid a collision if one is imminent. This video from the Coastwatch Vault clearly shows how this rule works.

Fire Prevention

There's nothing more dangerous than a fire on a boat and a lot of boat fires occur when fuelling. From the Coastwatch Vault this video shows some of the things you can do to prevent a fire happening.

Buckets & Bailing

There's an old saying ... "it's remarkable how much water a desperate man can bail with a bucket from a sinking boat". This video from the Coastwatch Vault shows the importance of carrying a couple of buckets and the correct technique for using them to bail water out of the boat

Safety Equipment on Dams

Boating and fishing on dams can be just as rough in strong winds as it is in open bay or offshore waters. This story from the Coastwatch Vault shows the safety equipment you should carry when boating on dams

Bar Crossing Course

From the Coastwatch Vault this story of how to cross coastal bars was with shot Australian Boating College