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At which part of a fire should you aim when using a fire extinguisher?

those 12 years of age or younger

In Kansas, children of what age are required to wear a PFD at all times while on board or being towed by a vessel?

Much greater effect when on land

How does the effect of alcohol consumed while boating comopare to the effect on land?

human error

What is the cause of most boating accidents?

to provide assistance

What is the first action required of a boat operator who witnesses a boating accident?

passenger's body weight and chest size

What is most important when selecting the right PFD for a passenger?

Remove any plants or animals you see on your vessel before leaving the area

How can you prevent transporting nuisance species (plants or animals) with your vessel from one waterway to another?

float plan for your trip

Which of these should you leave with a friend or relative before taking an extended outing on the water?

the operators of both vessels

When two vessels are operating in the same general area, who is responsible for avoiding a collision?

You are overtaking another vessel or it is anchored

When boating at night, what does a single white light on a vessel tell you?

base of the dam

What part of a low-head dam poses the greatest hazard from a strong, recirculating current or boil?

12 years of age

In Kansas, what is the minimum age to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft unaccompanied?

at least 200 feet

According to Kansas law, how far must a vessel stay from a marked swimming area?

when immersed in cold water

Under which condition is a person at the greatest risk of developing hypothermia?

Try to reboard your boat, even it is swamped

What should you do if you fall overboard into cold water?

Seek medical help immediately

How do you treat a victim of cold water immersion or hypothermia?

bow

What is the front of the boat called?

stern

What is the back of the boat called?

port

What is the left side of the boat called?

starboard

What is the right side of the boat called?

flashlight

When paddling a canoe at night, you should carry which piece of equipment to help avoid a collision?

grip

The end of the paddle that you hold onto

shaft

The middle part of the handle of the paddle

throat

Where the paddle's handle ends and the paddle gets wider

blade

The wide part of the paddle that goes in the water

tip

The bottom edge of the wide part of the paddle

thwart

One of the bars that goes across the canoe

gunwale

The side edge of the canoe

yoke

The middle bar across the canoe

keel

The center of the bottom of the canoe

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