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What does a boat’s capacity plate designate?

The maximum number of person and weight the boat should carry.

Where must registration numbers be displayed?


Which is a characteristic of a Type III life Jacket?

It will not turn most unconscious wearers face up.

When selecting a life jacket, what should be the most important consideration?


Which safety precaution should be taken first by a boat operator when boating in stormy weather?

Make sure all aboard are wearing USCG-approved life jackets.

When is a USCG-approved life jacket considered not serviceable?

When it has a rip or tear.

How many fire extinguishers are required aboard an 18-foot powerboat with installed fuel tank(s)?


When paddling a canoe at night, which piece of equipment should be carried to help avoid a collision?


What does the letter "B" on a B-1 fire extinguisher indicate?

The type of fire it is designed to extinguish.

What should you do before an inboard gasoline engine?

Operate the blower for at least four minutes.

Which device(s) must vessels have aboard when operating between sunset and sunrise?

Navigation lights.

According to the navigation rules, which must be aboard a 22-foot powerboat?

A whistle or horn.

Which is a common first indicator of an approaching thunderstorm?

A buildup or dark clouds.

Which is the characteristic of low head dams?

They pose hazard both above and below dams.

A float plan should contain what information?

A date and time to contact the authorities.

What is the first thing you should do after retrieving a boat onto a trailer?

Pull the trailer well away from the boat ramp.

In what part of the boat are gasoline fumes most likely to accumulate?


What safety precaution should you take while filling the fuel tank of a gasoline-powered boat?

Keep engines, motors, and fans turned off.

Why should bilges be kept clean and free of trash?

To reduce the risk of fire.

On a recreational boat, the location of emergency equipment should be reviewed before departure _______which persons?

_____everyone aboard.

To stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species, it is best to clean your boat…..

Before you leave the ramp area.

Where may untreated human waste be dumped overboard while on inland waters?

It may never be dumped in inland waters.

When operating a boat near other boats or when entering a congested area, why should you watch your wake?

It may cause personal injury or damage.

How does alcohol use affect boat operators or passengers?

Physical reactions become slower.

When can a Navigation Rule be overlooked?

If necessary to avoid immediate danger.

Maintaining a proper lookout using human sight and hearing applies to boats under what circumstances?

All boats at all hours

According to the Navigation Rules, what is the give-way vessel’s responsibility?

To take early and substantial action to keep well clear of the stand on vessel

According to the Navigation Rules, what is the stand-on vessel responsibility?

Maintain present course and speed.

According to the Navigation Rules, what factor should be considered in determining a safe speed?

The state of visibility.

A boat operating in a narrow channel is required to keep as close as is safe to what side of the channel?

Starboard side.

A 14-foot boat operating under oars after dark must show what color light to prevent collision?


Regulatory and informational markers are easily identified through which features?

White color with orange geometric shapes

When returning to port from seaward and you see a red buoy, how should you respond?

Keep the buoy on your starboard side.

The proper method for anchoring is to slowly lower the anchor….

From the bow

Which is the best precaution against carbon monoxide poisoning?

Keep air flowing through the vessel.

The duty to render assistance to another boat or boater involved in an accident only applies when….

Doing so would not endanger your own boat or passengers.

What should you do if your boat capsizes?

Stay with the boat.

What should you do to avoid capsizing or swamping?

Anchor from the bow, rather than the stem.

When separated from your boat in a swift river current, you should float on your back with your feet…


Which is the major cause of fatalities involving small boats?

Falling overboard and drowning.

The danger of hypothermia is greatest for a person in which situation?

Immersed in cold water.

How should hypothermia victims be treated?

With medical treatment.

Where should you aim a fire extinguisher’s stream when extinguishing a fire?

Aim at the base of the fire and use a sweeping motion.

If your inboard/outboard boat runs aground and is not leaking, you should shift the weight away from the point of impact and then….

Stop the engine and lift the outdrive.

Under which conditions do most boating accidents happen?

During calm, clear weather with light winds.

Which action may cause the loss of steering______PWC?

Letting off the throttle control.

What is the purpose of the safety lanyard on a PWC?

To shut off the engine if the operator falls overboard.

The USCG requires which type of fire extinguisher to be on-board of a PWC?

Type B.

When reboarding a PWC after a fall, how should it be rolled?

In the direction marked on the hull.

Which is recommended water-skiing safety practice?

Holding up a ski after falling.

A vessel’s registration is valid for how long?

3 years.

According to Nebraska law, persons less than_____years of age must wear a USCG-approved life jacket while on board or being towed by a vessel.


Every person, on board a PWC must…

Wear a USCG-approved life jacket.

On Nebraska state waters, all vessels less than 26 feet in length are required to carry on board…

A whistle or horn.

No one under the age of_____may operate a motorboat or PWC on Nebraska public waters.


It is illegal to attach your boat to….

A lateral buoy or regulatory marker.

Which is not an example of unlawful vessel operation in Nebraska?

Loading a vessel with less than the recommended capacity.

It is illegal to operate at a speed greater than____wehn with 30 yards of any vessel, harbor, marina, landing pier, fishing pier, anchorage, or bathing beach.

5 mph.

Nebraska law states that a person is considered to be operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of…

0.08 or greater.

In which of the following accidents is the vessel operator not required to file a written report?

Someone falls overboard.

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