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1

What type of fire extinguishers must be present on the boat?

Type B

2

What should you do when you refuel?

Turn off engine, close all doors, after your done you open all doors and windows and turn on ventilation system for 4 minutes

3

True or false:
When a person is suffering from hypothermia they can be given liquids such as alcohol to warm them up.

False

4

Texas law requires a PWC to stay at least ____ feet from another boat, PWC, dock or shoreline unless the PWC is moving at headway speed

50 feet

5

What is a Type 1 PFD?

Off shore life jacket

6

While operating a vessel, you must have what on board?

A type I,II, III, V PFD for each person on board. and one type IV throwable PFD if the vessel is 16ft in length or longer

7

What are buoys used for?

To direct passage within a channel, to mark no wake zones and swimming areas, and to provide information like directions and distances

8

An anchor line should be what?

Lowered slowly from the stern

9

What do most boating fatalities result from?

Falling overboard, collisions, and capsizing

10

When are vessel collisions most likely to occur?

Vessel operators are not paying attention, consuming alcohol, fatigued

11

What must the PFD have to be legal?

US Coast guard approved, in good condition and of the proper size, readily accessible

12

A diver marks the diving area with what?

A red flag with a white diagonal stripe OR Alfa flag (blue and white)

13

In Texas, how many days do you have after purchasing a vessel to register and title the vessel?

20

14

How many persons must a PWC be rates for if an observer is used while towing a skier?

3

15

According to Texas law, children under the age of ___ must wear approved PFDs while underway in a vessel less than 26 feet long

13

16

Texas law states that you can be arrested, fined and serve jail time of you have a blood alcohol content of what?

0.08%

17

What's a good float plan?

Describes your vessel, lists where you are boating and when you plan to return, and give names and addresses of all passengers