August 2007

Safety First: Whatís Your Score?

(Quiz #5)

Compiled By Tom Nunes

  1. Before fueling a boat with a built in fuel tank, you should
    1. close all portholes, doors, and hatches.
    2. keep all smokers at least 3 feet away.
    3. turn on the bilge blower if so equipped.
    4. open all portholes, doors, and hatches.
  1. Constantly watch the wake of your boat because
    1. you are responsible for injuries or damage to property caused by the wake of your boat.
    2. your wake must never be more than 3 inches high.
    3. it can disturb the smooth operation of personal watercraft.
    4. you can see beautiful colors created by the oxidation of phosphorous in the water.
  1. Under normal conditions, the recommended scope (length) of an anchor line relative to the depth of water should be approximately
    1. 25:1
    2. 15:1
    3. 7:1
    4. 2:1
  1. In order to water ski legally in Arizona, you
    1. may have only a boat operator aboard.
    2. must have a minimum of three people: an observer, a boat operator, and a skier.
    3. do not display a ski flag when a skier is in the water.
    4. can ski after sunset.
  1. A boat is considered to be “underway” when —
    1. it is aground.
    2. it is tied up to a pier.
    3. it is drifting.
    4. it is at anchor.
  1.  In Arizona all watercraft propelled by machinery —
    1. are not required to have a muffler type device to control engine noise.
    2. must not emit engine noise above 125 decibels.
    3. so not make a lot of noise.
    4. must be equipped with a device to prevent excessive noise and shall not emit a sound level in excess of 86 decibels at 50 feet or more.
  1. In Arizona, vessels driven by machinery must stay ______ feet away from other vessels while underway.
    1. 10 feet
    2. 400 feet
    3. 60 feet
    4. 200 feet
  1. Under the Navigation Rules, the vessel that must stay out of the way of another vessel’s way and take early and substantial action to do so by altering course and/or speed is called the —
    1. stand-on vessel.
    2. in-danger vessel.
    3. give-way vessel.
    4. high priority vessel.
  1. A safety-conscious skipper never starts an inboard gasoline engine on a boat before —
    1. all passengers are comfortably seated on the foredeck, gunwale, or transom.
    2. checking to see that there is enough alcohol and additives in the fuel.
    3. sniffing for fuel vapors in the engine and fuel compartments.
    4. checking the Sunday papers for a weather forecast.
  1. When boat “A” is overtaking boat “B” in a narrow channel, boat “A”
    1. is the give way boat.
    2. is the stand-on boat.
    3. must sound three short blasts on it shorn before overtaking.
    4. Has priority of movement if it is a sailboat.