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Boating Quiz #1
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Personal floatation device
Type I PFD
Safest type of PFD - will turn an unconscious person face up
Type II PFD
PFD that looks like type I but will not necessarily turn unconscious person face up. Meant for calmer waters where rescue would be quick.
Type III PFD
PFD that is good for water sports. Will not turn unconscious person face up.
Type IV PFD
PFD that is not worn but thrown. Includes ring type found at most pools and cushion.
Mounted on boat near steering wheel - tells how many people and how much weight a boat can hold safely.
Time to replace PFD
When PFD has a rip or tear
Place to store fire extinguisher
Easily accessible and visible - within arm's length
Person responsible for telling passengers of safety practices and locations of PFDs and distress signals
Sign of dangerous weather
Dark clouds and shifting winds
Times to turn off boat engine
When passengers are boarding or falls in the water - helps prevent propeller strikes
Main reason to wear a PFD
Minimizes risk of drowning
Vessel(s) responsible for avoiding a collision when approaching each other
Both vessels are responsible
How to move while in a boat to reduce risk of falling overboard
Keep 3 points of contact (example - railing and a seat)
1st thing to do if a boat operator witnesses an accident
Reason to keep a lookout while operating a vessel
To avoid collisions
What to do in case of fire on a boat
Shut off fuel supply (motor) and put out fire with fire extinguisher
Alcohol and boating
Increases likelihood of accidents and operators will be tested if arrested
Location of registration for vessel
On both sides of bow (front) of the boat
Where is the effect of alcohol greater - on land (in a car), on water (in a boat) or in the air (on a plane)?
On the water
Safe speed to drive a boat
Slow enough to avoid a collision
How vessel operator knows that everyone on board knows what to do in an emergency
Conduct an emergency drill
What a vessel operator should check before allowing another to operate their boat
Make sure they know how to operate it safely
How do paddlers protect against capsizing a canoe or kayak?
Keep low center of gravity and 3 points of contact (1 foot and 2 hands touching the vessel)
What age of person MUST wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD?
Major factor is determining safe speed for your boat
What should be done in foggy conditions to avoid collision
Reduce speed to minimum (and still be able to stay on course)
Upper edge of boat - under NO circumstances should someone sit on this when the boat is moving
Ignition Safety Switch / Killswitch
Shuts off vessel if the operator is thrown overboard
Vessel operator should be looking out for _______________
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