Thursday, July 28, 2016

Try Your Hand At Our Quick Boating Quiz

If you were born after January 1, 1984, you need to have a Missouri Boating Education Card to operate one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals. If you do not fall into that category, it's still a good idea to review the boating education study guide so that you know the safest way to operate a watercraft. 

Even seasoned boaters can benefit from brushing up on their skills occasionally. BomBay Boat Rental Co. has come up with a short quiz from things you will find in the Missouri Boater Education study guide. How well do you think you'll do?

1. A person must be how old to legally operate a motorboat or PWC without adult supervision?

  • A - 12
  • B - 14
  • C - 16

2. What do you need to have attached to you so that the jet ski will turn off if you fall off?

  • A - Safety Lanyard
  • B - A Beeper
  • C - Another rider

3. A float plan is...
  • A - A map of the coves you will float in.
  • B - A list of items you will take with you on the boat.
  • C - A form that lets someone on land know trip details, like where you will be, who is with you, and when you plan to be back. 

4. Sound signals let other boaters know what you plan to do. Two short blasts of sound indicate...
  • A - You will be passing on the port (left) side.
  • B - You will be passing on the starboard (right) side.
  • C - You are backing up.

5. Lower the boat's anchor from over...
  • A - The stern
  • B - The bow
  • C - Starboard

6. A skier-down flag must be displayed when someone is in the water. The color of this flag is...
  • A - blue or green
  • B - yellow or white
  • C - red or orange

7. A U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be readily accessible for...
  • A - Everyone on board
  • B - Every other person on board
  • C - The captain

8. "Swamping" means...
  • A - The boat is turned completely over.
  • B - You are boating on the Bayou.
  • C - The boat is filling up with water.

9. A fathom measures how many feet deep?
  • A - 3
  • B - 6
  • C - 9

10. The measure of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour is a...
  • A - Knot
  • B - Lee
  • C - Keel

Was it a piece of cake, or did you have to consult the study guide a few times? We want to make sure every one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental customers are safe while they are out on the water, and knowing all of the rules and regulations about boating can help to keep you safe. Also, when you boat safely, it means that you will be able to come back many times to visit us here at BomBay Boat Rental Co. and get out on that beautiful lake. 

ANSWERS: 1-B / 2-A / 3-C / 4-B / 5-B / 6-C / 7-A / 8-C / 9-B / 10-A


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