Maintenance and Safety Equipment (Pages 43 to 70)

Where is the best place to store batteries on your vessel? (page 43)

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How can you tell if your outboard motor impeller pump is working and its cooling system is functioning properly? (page 44)

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To help prevent contamination of a vessels fuel, portable fuel tanks need to be cleaned out. How often should portable fuel tanks be cleaned out? (page 44)

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When should you check your electric devices such as navigation lights, radio, depth sounder or GPS are working? (page 43)

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It is important to check that the fluid levels in your battery are correct. If you need to top up the fluid level what should you use? (page 43)

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With the exception of a PWC (jet ski) what sort of vessels need to carry a bailer or bilge pump? (page 49 and 51)

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With the exception of a PWC (jet ski) what sort of vessels need to carry a fire extinguisher? (page 49 and 52)

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With the exception of a PWC (jet ski) when is it compulsory to carry a suitable anchor and line? (page 49 and 54)

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When is it compulsory to carry an EPIRB? (page 49 and 63)

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When is it compulsory to have an approved marine radio on board? (page 49 and 66)

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If you are operating a boat with an inboard motor and you are planning to go more than 5 miles from the mainland shore, what safety equipment must you have on board? (page 49)

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If you are operating a boat with an outboard motor and you are planning to go 3 miles from the mainland shore, what is the minimum safety equipment you must have on board? (page 49)

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If your boat is over a certain length you are required to have a bilge pump instead of a bailer. What length? (page 49 and 51)

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What is the difference between protected waters and unprotected waters (page 49)

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You are operating a vessel with an outboard motor in a river (protected waters), what is the minimum safety equipment that you are required carry? (page 49)

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If a fire extinguisher is coloured red with a white band what sort of fire extinguisher is this? (page 52)

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How can you tell if your fire extinguisher is in good working condition and has a full charge? (page 53)

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What sort of an anchor would be most suitable to anchor a small boat on a sandy sea-bed? (page 54)

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What is the best way to tell if your boat is anchored properly and not dragging its anchor? (page 56)

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Of these choices which would be the best place to anchor? (page 55)

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You need to anchor your boat on a calm day. What length of rope and chain should you use to anchor your boat effectively? (page 55)

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It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 meters of chain attached to your anchor and anchor rope. How is the chain useful when anchoring? (page 55)

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With the exception of a PWC (jet-ski) operating less than 400 meters from the shore, what sort of life jacket must you carry if you take a motor vessel into unprotected waters? (page 57)

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What sort of life-jackets are approved for use with a motor vessel in unprotected waters? (page 57)

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You are in a distress situation and you need to get assistance! Its daytime and you are approximately 12 kilometres from the nearest land. Which flare would be best to attract attention from land in this situation? (page 61)

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With regards to orange smoke flares, which of the following is true? (page 61)

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You are in a distress situation during the daytime and need to get attention using a red hand-held flare. What is the potential sighting range of a red hand-held flare during the day? (page 61)

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Regarding EPIRBS, which of the following is true? (page 64)

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You are going to take a motor vessel more than 2 nautical miles out from the mainland shore. What type of distress beacon (emergency position indicating radio beacon) are you required to carry onboard? (page 49 and 63)

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What should you do if you accidentally set off an EPIRB? (page 64)

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You must carry an EPIRB if you go more than 2 nautical miles from the mainland shore. You must also carry an EPIRB if you go what distance from an island more than 2 nautical miles from the mainland shore? (page 49 and 63)

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You must have a marine radio license to use which type of radio? (page 67)

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Which of the following situations would you use the radio call “Pan Pan” (page 69)

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When is the radio call “Saycure-e-tay” used? (page 69)

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What are the distress and calling frequencies for 27 MHz and VHF marine band radios? (page 66)

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What does the radio distress call “Mayday” mean? (page 69)

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