BoatFoundationUS chapter 4

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Which one of the following is true about can buoys?

They are cylindrical in shape

A yellow buoy may mark which of the following?

A spoil area

What should be avoided when anchoring?

Throwing the anchor as far away from the boat as possible and backing up

For most anchoring situations, which is the best type of anchor line?

Three-strand twisted nylon

When is a lookout on a vessel required?

At All Times

A mooring buoy is a white buoy with which color stripe


By operating a boat in Virginia, you have consented to what kind of test if directed by a marine patrol officer?


Which statement is true about red buoys under the Inland Rules?

They should be passed on your starboard side when going upstream

According to the Navigation Rules, which of the following is true?

Overtaking boats are give-way boats

What action should be taken when nearing a bend in a narrow channel?

Stay to the starboard edge of the channel and signal one prolonged blast

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

Side closest to starboard

On a recreational boat, the location of emergency equipment (life jackets, fire extinguishers, visual distress signals, radio, etc.) should be reviewed before departure with which persons?

Everyone Aboard

What should a boater do with a float plan?

Give it to a friend or relative ashore

In Virginia, boaters with blood alcohol content (BAC) over what percent are considered Operating Under the Influence (OUI)?


In Virginia, a person must be how old to legally operate a PWC?


What is the primary purpose of the Navigation Rules?

To prevent collision and accidents

What does it mean if you are the stand on vessel in an overtaking situation?

You are about to be passed and should maintain course and speed

Which of the following should you do when anchoring?

Pick a reference point on shore to gauge if you are dragging

What information is most important when passing near a lighthouse?

Water Depth

When returning from sea, a red navigational buoy should be passed in what manner?

Always kept on the starboard side

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

All boats at all hours

Regulatory and informational markers are easily identified through which features?

White color with orange geometric shapes

In Virginia, when hailed by a marine patrol officer, what must you do?

Stop and permit the officer to come alongside

In Virginia, what must you do when operating a boat or PWC within 50 feet of a dock, boat launch, or people in the water?

Proceed at slow-no-wake speed

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