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