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carbon monoxide

formed by incomplete combustion of fuel

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PWC

a power driven vessel (one type)

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hypothermia

reduction of a body's core temperature

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safety lanyard

shuts off engine if operator falls overboard

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wearing a life jacket

best defense against drowning

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riding aboard a PWC

each person must wear a life jacket

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center of gravity

center of a mass

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a first sign of hypothermia

gooseflesh

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human error

main cause of boating accidents

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center of buoyancy

center of mass of water a boat displaces

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A major cause of small boating fatalities is

falling overboard and drowning

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A boat is less stable and more likely to capsize when it is

overloaded

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PWC operators and riders should wear

life jackets
goggles or wraparound eye shields
wet suits in cold weather
ALL of the above

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Which of the following fabrics will protect you most from hypothermia when they are wet?

wool

also true for some synthetics, but not nylon

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The best thing you can do for a hypothermic person is

get immediate medical help

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Motorboats are often disruptive of sailboats when

sailboats are mooring,
there is little wind,
they block the wind,
ALL of the above!

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Which of the following is correct?

about half of all boating fatalities occur on lakes, ponds etc.
over half of boating fatalities occur on weekend afternoons
about half of all boating fatalities occur in calm weather, daylight
ALL of the above

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Standing in a boat raises its

center of gravity

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Dangerous loss of steering ability on a PWC results from

releasing the throttle

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Which of the following is true?

hypothermia occurs more rapidly if you are wet
hypothermia occurs more rapidly in women
hypothermia can occur in a strong wind even if you are dry
ALL of the above ( I think #2 is wrong )

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The best thing you can do to ward off hypothermia if you find yourself in cold water is

assume the HELP position

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A hazard can be created in jet-drive boats by

debris caught in the intake

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The best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is to

keep air flowing through the vessel

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What percentage of people who drown in boating accidents are able to swim?

D 90%

Actually, none of them. They are dead.

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Small motorboats (less than 20 feet long) have

b capacity plates

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If your boat capsizes

climb up on the boat and out of the water, if possible

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Which of the following is correct?

the skipper is responsible for what happens to or on a PWC
the skipper is responsible for damage caused by a PWC
the skipper is responsible for seeing that a PWC is operated legally
ALL of the above!

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In comparison to cold air, cold water robs the body of heat

much faster than air

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Under which of the following conditions will you lose heat MOST rapidly in cold water?

A swimming

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Sailboats can sail toward the wind by

tacking

back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, like slow yawing