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Under Florida law, a boater is considered to be under the influence if he or she has a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of what percentage or greater?
Two boats are operating in the same general area. Who is responsible for avoiding a collision?
the operators of both boats
What should you do if a fire breaks out in the back of your boat?
Head the boat into the wind.
When boating in shallow areas or seagrass beds, you see a mud trail in your wake where your boat has churned up the bottom. If you see this trail, you should:
accelerate to get out of the areastop your vessel and pole or walk it out of the area
You see a white buoy with a blue band. What type of buoy is this?
What should you do if you are operating a motorboat that is being overtaken by a sailboat?
Maintain present course and speed.
You are approaching another boat. Assume that according to the navigation rules, you are the stand-on boat. Which exception to the rules means you must give way?
The other boat has difficulty maneuvering.
When you are in a speed zone posted as "slow speed, minimum wake," your vessel should:
be completely settled in the water
According to Florida law, during which situation must children under six years of age wear a USCG-approved PFD (life jacket) at all times?
cruising on any vessel less than 26 feet in length
What should you do to avoid colliding with another vessel?
keep a proper lookout for other vessels at all times
In Florida, which of the following vessels may operate only from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset during unrestricted visibility?
Florida law prohibits anyone under the age of _____ from operating a personal watercraft (PWC):
What is needed for steering control on a PWC?
power to the jet drive
What is every vessel operator required to do?
Take all necessary action to avoid a collision.
Destruction of seagrass in aquatic preserves is a violation of Florida law and carries a penalty of up to _____.
You are traveling upstream on a river. You see a red triangular daymark. What should you do?
Keep the marker on your starboard (right) side.
Which side of a boat has a red light at night?
A motorboat and a PWC are approaching head-on. What action should be taken?
Both vessels should turn to starboard (right).
Two boats are operating near each other. Which is the boat that must maintain its course and speed?
the stand-on vessel
Under Florida law, when entering a "no wake" area, what action must a boater take?
Reduce speed to idle.
According to Florida law, PFDs (life jackets) on your vessel should be sized for which person on board?
its intended wearer
Which PFDs would be considered readily accessible?
PFDs located within easy reach of everyone on board
Which of these is a factor that determines if a speed is safe for your boat?
hazards in the water
In Florida, which is these is NOT legal on a PWC?
wearing an inflatable PFD
In Florida, what is the minimum legal age required to sign a contract to rent a personal watercraft (PWC)?
Which operation on a PWC requires more than idle speed?
What is the risk when a PWC passes too closely behind another boat?
The other boat may create a blind spot for the PWC operator.
What is the purpose of a lanyard attached to an engine cut-off switch?
to shut off the engine if the operator falls overboard
QuestionYour boat capsizes but remains afloat. What should you do?
Hang onto the boat or climb onto it.
To protect Florida's waterways from harmful invasive aquatic plants, you should always:
clean all aquatic plants (even small fragments) and mud from your boat and trailer before leaving a waterway
What color is a marker that indicates safe water on all sides?
white with red vertical stripes
Which light or lights are ALL vessels required to display when moored or anchored outside a designated mooring area between sunset and sunrise?
white light visible in all directions
A motorboat and a PWC are meeting head-on. Which one is the stand-on vessel?
You encounter another boat. You assess the situation and determine that you are the give-way vessel. What must you do?
Take early and substantial action to keep well away
When boating in Florida, who has the primary responsibility for the safety of all persons aboard a recreational boat?
Two boats are operating in the same general area. Who is responsible for maintaining a sharp lookout?
the operators of both boats
When towing someone with a PWC, one of the requirements is?
An observer or wide-angle rearview mirror is required.
Under Florida law, which persons on board a PWC must wear a PFD (life jacket)?
everyone on board
In Florida, which of the following is one of the legal requirements while operating a PWC?
attach the engine cut-off lanyard
What is the most important thing to remember about steering a PWC?
You lose all steering control when the engine is idling or shut off
You are operating a PWC. What will happen if you shut off the engine?
You will keep going in the same direction with no steering control.
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