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Pick a boat of your choice. If you own a boat you should know this, if not, you are excused.

If no one has posted the correct answer I will give the answer at 6:00pm Central time.

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Its a navigation term that determines right of way.

Coast Guard Regulations

Stand On Vessel:

Rule 17

(a)      

Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep her course and speed.

The latter vessel may however take action to avoid collision by her maneuver alone, as soon as it becomes apparent to her that the vessel required to keep out of the way is not taking appropriate action in compliance with these Rules.

(;)     When, from any cause, the vessel required to keep her course and speed finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision.

©     A power-driven vessel which takes action in a crossing situation in accordance with subparagraph (a)(ii) of this Rule to avoid collision with another power-driven vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, not alter course to port for a vessel on her own port side.

(d)     This Rule does not relieve the give-way vessel of her obligation to keep out of the way.

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Its a navigation term that determines right of way.

Coast Guard Regulations

Stand On Vessel:

Rule 17

(a)      

Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep her course and speed.

The latter vessel may however take action to avoid collision by her maneuver alone, as soon as it becomes apparent to her that the vessel required to keep out of the way is not taking appropriate action in compliance with these Rules.

(;) When, from any cause, the vessel required to keep her course and speed finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision.

© A power-driven vessel which takes action in a crossing situation in accordance with subparagraph (a)(ii) of this Rule to avoid collision with another power-driven vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, not alter course to port for a vessel on her own port side.

(d) This Rule does not relieve the give-way vessel of her obligation to keep out of the way.

Ding, Ding, Ding...We have a winner.

The stand on boat(vessel) has the right of way, but may alter course to avoid a collision. It should maintain course and speed when being approached, approaching, or being passed by another vessel.

Thank you Wayne P

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If you are returning from seaward and approaching a red buoy, which side of the boat should it pass on?

White buoy with orange rectangle with orange circle in the rectangle. What does it mean?

26' sailboat has what lighting requirements?

What are the two distress signal makers required on a boat over 26' and less than 65'?

Guys, if you cannot answer these questions and 45 more like them you cannot pass a safe boating course.

If you would like to see how much you do not know, go to www.boatsafe.com to find out. Click on your state and take the preview test(It's free). You will be surprised by the questions. If you want to certify, you can click on take the test, pay a small fee, and get your basic boat certification.

I spent two hours last night to re certify myself. I made a 98 by the way, but I took the preview and made an 82 before I went over the course. The buoy section gave me problems and I had to study it some to bone up.

It could save your life or someone else.

Good luck

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If you are returning from seaward and approaching a red buoy, which side of the boat should it pass on?

Red, right, return.

Correct?

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If you are returning from seaward and approaching a red buoy, which side of the boat should it pass on?

Red, right, return.

Correct?

Yes. Keep the reds to your right(Starboard side) and the greens to the left(Port side) when entering a river or bay from seaward.

Good job, now go get your certification. I had not taken it in years and I learned things I had either forgotten or never knew. It was a great exercise.

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Here are more:

What is freeboard?

Fire extinguishers A, B, C, and D. What does each work best on?

What is the depth in feet of three fathoms?

What is the most common cause of boat breakdowns?

What is a Type IV PFD?

What type of boat is legal at night carrying either a lighted lantern or an electric torch in white?

Good luck.

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What is freeboard?

Distance from water line to Gunwhale

What is the depth in feet of three fathoms?

18 feet 6 feet = 1 fathom

What is the most common cause of boat breakdowns?

Out of fuel

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What is freeboard?

Distance from water line to Gunwhale

What is the depth in feet of three fathoms?

18 feet 6 feet = 1 fathom

What is the most common cause of boat breakdowns?

Out of fuel

Numbers one and two were correct. The boat breakdown was electrical problems.

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Guys, if you cannot answer these questions and 45 more like them you cannot pass a safe boating course.

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Unfortunately,  the vast majority of boaters on the waters these days would've answered the stand on boat question as

"the boat I'm standing on while I'm drinking my beer."

Sadly, whether one knows the rules of the road for boating or not, the whole system only works if everyone does and follows them.  I've found it's literally an every man for themselves enviroment on most lakes and never, ever trust anyone to do what the handbook says.  

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Guys, if you cannot answer these questions and 45 more like them you cannot pass a safe boating course.

...

Unfortunately, the vast majority of boaters on the waters these days would've answered the stand on boat question as

"the boat I'm standing on while I'm drinking my beer."

Sadly, whether one knows the rules of the road for boating or not, the whole system only works if everyone does and follows them. I've found it's literally an every man for themselves environment on most lakes and never, ever trust anyone to do what the handbook says.

Very well said. I posted this information with the hope that a few would at least research the information and make the decision on their own to either study the info or at least remember a few of the rules

It is not a law that you pass or even take the test(Yet); however, if just one individual reads and remembers something from the course that keeps an accident from happening it has done it's job.

Just as a drivers license does not regulate stupidity, it will not keep someone from making a mistake or possibly an error in judgement that could take a life.

Personally I enjoyed taking the course and am now working on the advanced course that is offered. JMO

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I took the boaters saftey course when I was like 15 so I could operate a Jet Ski when I went to PA for vacation on the kinzu dam. I don't remember what I got on the test but I still have my boater saftey card in my wallet.

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Fishfordollars, you are absolutely right. As I mentioned when we talked last night, I took the safe boaters course a couple of years ago and passed it with flying colors. However, when you mentioned the white buoy with the orange colors, I realized that I had forgotten some things.

For those of you who have never bothered to take the course, many of these "things" change, depending upon which state you are boating in. For example, the red and green buoys could be reversed. Usually the phrase "Red Right on Return" applies when one is returning from the sea. However, in many large reservoirs , the same phrase may apply when returning to the dam, regardless of the direction of the dam. Or, it might be just the opposite. Confusing isn't it? I strongly suggest you take the course not only for the state you live in but also immediately prior to launching your boat in any state you plan to visit. The practice courses will cost you nothing, and may save your life.

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If you are on an inland lake in New Hampshire and use the redrightreturn rule you are apt to end up sitting on a pile of rocks.

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