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Answer these questions by circling T for true or F for false.

1. If you have a ventilation system, it is not necessary to close all ports, hatches and openings before refueling T F

2. An anchor rode is a shelf that holds the anchor while the boat is underway. T F

3. Never anchor within a restricted zone near a dam T F

4. Never anchor from the boat's side or stern T F

5. When you are ready to leave, head the boat away from the anchor T F

6. The bowline is a handy knot that is easy to untie T F

7. Your boat will last longer if you maintain it T F

8. You should check oil and fluid levels once each season T F

9. You don't have to worry about oil and grease buildup on an engine T F


Inflatables are a special type of boat. Some inflatable boats have a rigid hull. They are very stable and can carry significantly larger loads than traditional boats of a similar size. They are frequently used as dinghies or sport boats, and may be towed astern, hoisted by davits, stored on deck, or deflated and stored in a locker. They may be powered by outboard motors or oars. Infla-tables use several air chambers to prevent disaster if one chamber is punctured.


Powerboats have many different types and uses, with a variety of engines and hull designs. See page 35 for general boat anatomy.

Power boats come in classes, determined by length, and each class has its own set of rules and regulations for trailering and required safety equipment. More than half the recreational power boats in California are less than 16 feet long. The four classes common to recreational boating are:

1. Less than 16 feet. 3. 26 feet to less than 40 feet.

2. 16 feet to less than 26 feet. 4. 40 feet to no longer than 65 feet.

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