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bow to stern ——- longest

all-round light ——– seen from back of the boat

front of the vessel ——- bow

rotates and moves boat forward and back ——- propeller

the rear of boat ——– stern

body of vessel ——– hull

the upper edge of vessels side —— gunwale

the right side of the boat ——- starboard

the left side of the boat ——- port

red and green lights —— sidelights

check weather forecast —— to see if it is safe where you will be

check fuel to make sure ——- you have enough and you know where to get more

check battery and fire extinguisher to ——– see if they are fully charged

check blidge plug —— to see if it is placed and secure

checks to see if VIIDS ——- are in a dry location

calm waters best suited for the —— throwable device

skiing on calm waters ——-  floating aid

boating on calm water ——- inflatable device

check lights to see —— if they turn on

boating near shore ——- near-shore vest

paddleboarding in calm water ——- special use device

boating rough and cold water —— offshore life jacket

at night, what light must be visible from all directions? ——- white light

which statement about PFDS is true? —– at least one for each person

most important for a PFD ——– passenger weight and size

what did troy use to make sure he had everything? ——– pre departure checklist

what happens if a boat is overloaded? ——- it is harder to control

red flare ——- day or night

orange smoke ——- day

orange flag ——- day

electric light —— night

red meteor —— day or night

floating orange smoke —— day

when should pfd be replaced? —— when it is slightly torn

which of these should you leave with a friend before you leave? —— float trip plan

best place to store fire extinguishers on the boat? ——- mounted in accessible location

mr Willards warning about the fog was an example of what type of safe boating? ——- local hazards and conditions

serviceable condition PFD? ——– zippers and buckles work

casting off with wind away from the dock?  ———– cast off bowline, cast off stern line, use oar or boat hook, let the wind carry the boat away, once clear shift into forward gear,hazards to vessels: orange with diamond

entering from open water —–  (green 5, green 13, green 7, and green 9)
the left side of the channel all has odd numbers

returning from open water ——- red buoys mark the starboard side, (red 2, red 6, red 12, red 4)

safe water markers ——- (A red and white buoy, and red and white line bouy)

you should not pass between the marker and the shore —– Black and white buoy

a place to tie up the boat ——– (blue & white tall buoy and blue and white circle buoy)

water rescue —— reduce speed, toss PFD, determine direction, pull alongside victim, shut off the engine, pull victim on board

what is most likely to be impaired by alcohol —— balance and coordination

maria pulls up to the dock and bumps it —— reaction time

to many people on the boat ——- judgment

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not attach the key tie to wrist ——- judgment

slow to respond to another person’s horn —– slow reaction time

what makes it harder to control the boat and complete tasks? ——– alcohol

how does the effect of alcohol compare to when on land? ———- much greater

the first thing to do when you see a boat emergency/wreck ——— is provide assistance

what is a major factor in boating deaths? ———— intoxication

if there is going to be alcohol, how should you make it safer? ————— set one person to control the boat not to drink any.

main function engine cut off switch ———- to shut off the engine if the driver if thrown off

what is the most important thing to remember about steering a pwc? ——–you may lose all steering control when the engine is idling or shut off.

what is the main role of the second person on a vessel towing a skier?——-  act as an observer

of which action may cause the loss of steering ability in a PWC? —— letting off the throttle control.

what about PFD is true? ——– they are more difficult to put on in the water.

purpose of lanyard attacher to a PWC engine cut off? ——– to shut off the engine if the driver falls off.

how long should tow lines be when towing two skiers? ——– both tow lines should be the same length.

what should you do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while boating? ——– never allow swimmers to enter under an enclosed area even for a second.

what condition is often confused with the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poison? ——- sea sickness.

your vessel has run aground and you have determined there are no leaks, what should you do next? ——– try to shove off with a paddle of boathook.

which of the following are early symptoms of carbon monoxide? ——–
headache and nausea

what is the best way to avoid running aground? ——– know locations of submerged objects

you are trying to free an outboard boat that has run aground, where should you place the weight of the boat? ——— shift the weight away from the point of impact.

which direction does most bad weather arrive? ——— west

correct order to anchor a boat? ——- location, wind, anchor, let out anchor line, slowly reverse boat, look for landmarks

white and green light ——- boat is going right.

only green light ——- going right.

white, red and green light —— boat coming toward me.

only white light —— boat moving away or anchored

red light only —— boat going left

red and green ——- coming toward me

red and white —— boat going left

docking with the wind blowing away from dock ——- approach slowly at a sharp angle, use reverse to stop, forward gear, slowly turn the wheel away from the dock, secure stern

troy seeing diver down flag, what should he do? ——– stay a minimum distance away from it

what should a boat owner do before letting others drive the boat? ——- make sure they know how to use it safley

how does the driver keep a proper lookout? ——– by watching and listening

who should be included in safety equipment review? ——- all passengers

red triangle bouy  ——- keep on starboard

putting out a fire —— P.A.S.S pull pin, AIR, SQUEEZE HANDLE, SWEEP

casting off the boat with no wind ——– cast-off bowline, cast off stern line, shift into forwarding gear, slowly move forward, turn away from dock

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launching from a trailer ——– prepare to launch, back trailer down ramp, parking brake, start the engine, undo winch, back vessel off trailer

retrieving your vessel ——- back trailer down, set parking brake, move vessel onto the trailer, attach winch, shut off the engine, pull the trailer out of water.

fueling the vessel——-
shut off anything that might cause spark: before

maintain nozzle contant with fill pipe —— during

put out all flames —– before

avoid overfilling —— during

the closing opening that could allow vapors in —— before

stiff all compartments for fuel odors —– after

ventilate until odors are removed —– after

wipe up fuel spills immediately —— during

where are fuel vapors likely to gather ——- blige

what precautions should anglers and hunters take when fishing or hunting on cold water? ——- wear layers under life jackets

what should you do immediately after launching a vessel from a trailer? ——- move the vessel away from launch lane

which of these boating activities violates homeland security restrictions? ——-
stopping or anchoring under a bridge or in a channel

what should you do immediately of a boat motor catches fire? ——- shut off the fuel supply

what is the leading cause of death of paddlers in small craft? —— falling overboard

which condition is a person’s greatest risk for hypothermia? —— immersed in cold liquid/water

what causes hypothermia? —— cold pulling heat from the body

how should you pull someone overboard back onto the boat? ——- over the stern with engine turned off

visibility is restricted due to dog, what should the vessel operator do to avoid the risk of a collision? ——— reduce speed

you meet another vessel head-on —— toot horn, turn right(starboard)

in fog signal one prolonged toot at intervals of —— not more than 2 minutes

you are crossing paths with another vessel on your port —— no action is required

you are crossing paths with another vessel on your starboard ——- one toot and turn to starboard

when several vessels are in the same area, which operators are responsible for a safe speed? —– all

motorboat is crossing paths with PWC, what action should be taken? ——- the vessel on the left should give way

when can navigation rules are overlooked? ——- when necessary to avoid danger

what should the vessel operators do to keep our waterways safe and secure? ——observe and avoid all security zones

best way to clean the hull of your vessel to protect the environment? —— plain water

when replacing parts on a vessel —— never use automotive parts

what should a motorboat operator do when approaching a sailing vessel head-on? ——- take early action to stay clear

on how often to check vessel oil? ——- before each outing

which of the following accurately describes the two types of diver down flags? —— a blue and white flag and a rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe

Missouri alcohol blood limit? —– 0.08%

who must complete an approved boating safety course in Missouri? ——- any person born after January 1, 1984

what crime is a person guilty of if convicted for the first time of operating a vessel intoxicated? ——- class b misdemeanor

which action is legal when towing a water skier behind a vessel? ——– being towed behind a PWC operator and observer on board