Flashcards in Practice Questions Deck (165)
When must immediate notification be made of a boating accident?
if a person dies or is lost during an accident
How many life jackets are required to be on board a boat?
for everyone on board the boat
Where could you be in danger of poisonous carbon monoxide gas?
near engine exhaust outlets when turned on
When do boats powered by a water jet drive have reduced or no steering?
reducing speed rapidly
When picking up a mooring buoy and there is no current, how should you make your approach?
bow pointing into the wind
What is a required of a federally documented boat?
display hailing port on the stern.
What is the primary purpose of a float plan?
to inform people of your planned arrival in case you need to be rescued by the USCG.
For best performance, which of the following apply to propellers on slow-speed boats?
larger diameter and lower pitch
In North America, what direction does weather generally move?
west to east
When retrieving an anchor, how should you break it free from the bottom?
pulling directly upward on the anchor line
What is the definition of current?
is the horizontal flow of water.
What is the sound signal for a boat under sail in fog?
one prolonged blast and two short blasts every two minutes
Which of the following can be found on the U.S. Coast Guard approval notice on a life jacket?
size for wearer
What is the proper method of using a safety lanyard to activate the ignition cutoff switch?
attach one end to driver and other end to switch.
When are you allowed to waterski under U.S. federal regulations?
sunrise until sunset
If you are firmly aground with no injuries or damage to the boat and the tide is rising, what action plan should you take?
set an anchor and wait for the tide to float the boat off
When rescuing a person in the water (PIW), how should you make your approach?
bow first heading into the wind
What is a distress signal used to indicate a grave and imminent life-threatening danger?
making a VHF Mayday call
How should a fire extinguisher be used to put out a fire?
sweep its discharge across the base of the flames
What is the suggested scope to use when anchoring for a brief stop in a sheltered place during the day?
How long should the engine blower be on before starting a gasoline engine?
If a neoprene sleeve breaks while underway, what should you do?
try motoring slowly to safety.
When changing gears, what should you do to avoid possible damage to the engine or transmission?
pause briefly in neutral.
What is a requirement for a boat’s state registration certificate (or certificate of number)?
it must be aboard when the boat is in use.
What should you do if there is no water flowing from the inspection outlet of your outboard motor?
turn off the engine immediately.
If you have anchored your boat, what light(s) are you required to display at night?
an all-round white light
When operating in a channel with adequate water depth outside the channel for your boat, what should you do if you meet a ship?
don’t impede its way, move out of channel
What type of boats are required to carry one Type IV throwable device?
any boat 16 feet or over in length
What is the right side (when looking forward) of a boat called?