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1

What is the basic rule of responsibility

Act in a prudent and reasonable manner consistent with the ordinary practices of boating.

2

What is the bullet list of the rules of responsibility?

Stay active
Stay alert
Respect: weather, water, passengers, fellow boaters, divers, swimmers, and property owners.
(Pay attention and operate vessels defensively)

3

What is a safe driving speed

One that gives enough time an distance to avoid collision. (based on conditions and experience)

4

What are some factors for determining safe speed

Visibility conditions
wind, water, current
Traffic density, types of vessels in area and their proximity to you
vessel responsiveness
proximity of hazards