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Major cause of small boat fatalities is

Falling overboard/drowning

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

Overloaded

2

PWC operators should wear

Life jacket
Goggles
Wet suits

3

Which protects best from hypothermia when wet

Wool

4

The best thing you can do for. Hypothermic person is

Medical help

5

Motorboats are often disruptive of sailboats when

Moored
Little wind
Blocked wind

6

Standing in a boat raises it's

Center of gravity

7

Dangerous loss of steering on a PWC results from

Releasing the throttle

8

Best thing you can do to ward off hypothermia is

Help position

9

Hazard can be created in jet drive boats by

Debris caught in intake

10

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Keep air flowing through the vessel

11

What % of people who drown can swim

90%

12

Small Motorboats less than 20 feet have

Capacity plates

13

If your boat capsizes

Climb on boat and out of water

14

Compared to cold air, cold water robs the body of heat

Faster than air

15

Position in which you will loose heat most rapidly

Swimming

16

Sailboats can sail toward wind by

Tacking