Do you know the answers to the following five questions?
- How long should you run the blower before turning on the engine on your boat?
- How many points of contact should you keep at all times while boating?
- When traveling in opposite directions on inland waters, how should you signal the other boat to tell them that you intend to pass on their port side?
- Regulatory and informational markers are easily identified through which features?
- What color light is displayed on a boat’s starboard side?
If you were unsure of your facts or had to cheat and look below for the answers, it might be time to take a boating safety course. Not only will it help to refresh your safe boating skill set, it also will teach you what is required for safe boat operation in your particular state. And, successful completion of a boating safety course can result in a significant discount on your boat owner’s insurance.
There are a number of different types of boating safety courses available. For those who prefer a traditional, classroom course, you easily can find one offered by our partners at the U.S. Power Squadrons. Their organization has been teaching boating safety courses for over 100 years! Click here to find a local class near you.
For those who are more tech-savvy, you might be interested in taking a boating safety course online. Our friends at BoaterExam.com have just the course for you. The entire thing can be completed online from the comfort of your home, and you don’t have to pay any money until you pass the final test! Check it out at here.
- 4 minutes
- 1 whistle or horn blast
- They are white with orange geometric shapes.