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Test Your Boating Knowledge

 


This is the first of several boating-safety quizzes offered to educate (or remind) boaters of some important guidelines. Although they may be helpful, it is recommended that all who recreate on and near the water take a boating-safety class. (See page 3 of this issue for a list of current classes.) This recommendation is for both new boaters and for seasoned ones who would benefit from an update.

There is a prize for the first one who answers all questions correctly and e-mails those answers to jim@azbw.com. The answers appear on another page in this issue.

Good luck!

1. What is the purpose of the rules of the road?

2. What is the arc of visiblity of a single side navigation light?

3. A power-driven boat leaving a berth or a dock must sound a warning signal of - ?

4. In Arizona, children of what age must wear a life jacket while underway?

5. What is wether?

6. In Arizona, children of what age must wear a life jacket while anchored?

7. On arizona lakes, the traffic pattern is - ?

8. In Arizona, twelve-year-old and a sixteen-year-old go out on a PWC; who is legal to drive it?

9. A vessel proceeding under sail when also being propelled by machinery shall exhibit forward where it can best be seen a - ?

10. Above a wakeless speed, how far away from other vessels must a PWC stay?

Click here for the answers.

 

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