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Stanchion

Holds up a rail

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Starboard

The right side of a boat, looking forward. From Norse "stjorn board"

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Aft

Toward the back of a boat

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Head

A marine toilet.

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Transom

The stern cross section of a square stern boat.

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Planing hull

Rise up on top of the water when it has enough speed.

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Outboard

Engine mounted on the transom

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Tender

A boat that transports people and gear.

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Bowrider

A runabout with seats in the front. Do not confuse with bowriding, a dangerous practice of sitting on the bow of a power boat.

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PWC

Personal watercraft, "jetski"

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The shortest distance from the waterline to the top of a vessel's sides or transom is its:

Freeboard

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Select your boat to suit your

Needs

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A vessel is anything used on the water for

transportation

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The part of a stern-drive engine that is outside the vessel is called the

outdrive

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If a boat weighs more than the water it displace, it

sinks!

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Skiffs, jonboats, houseboats, and pontoon boats should be used only

in sheltered waters

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The primary responsibility for the safety of all persons on board a boat whether rented or privately owned belongs to

the boat operator

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The mean of propulsion often used in rocky, shallow water where propellers are easily damaged is

a jet drive

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When selecting a powerboat, consider

a boat that matches your intended use.

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If you are buying a used boat, have it examined for possible defects by

a marine surveyor

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The forward part of a vessel is called the

bow.

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Fiberglass is a popular boatbuilding material because it is

strong, heavy (question this one), easily molded, easily repaired -- all of the above.

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From the Norse, we got the term "steering board" which eventually became

starboard.

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The keel and planks of a boat together make up the

hull.

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Which of the following is a vessel?

a raft
an inflatable
a PWC
ALL of the above

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A bass boat can become dangerous in rough water because of

its low freeboard.

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A planing-hulled vessel

rides on top of the water at cruising speed.

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The flat, vertical surface on the aft portion of boats is called the

transom

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The top speed of a displacement-hulled vessel depends primarily on its

length.

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In the water, and especially when it is rough, the easiest type of engine to work on is

a stern drive