1 BoatUS Foundation Trip Planning and Preparation - Chapter 3 Worksheet Tides, current and wind can have an effect on how your boat _____. while maneuvering. Hull _____ also has an effect on how you boat _____ . (FILL IN THE BLANKS). Tide tables provide a wide range of information about tides, including when high and low tides will occur and what high and low tides will be at a given location. (TRUE / FALSE). List some of the ways to get weather When experiencing foggy conditions it is information: (LIST) usually best to hug the shore and head _____ back to harbor rather than heading to an _____ uncongested and deep area of water and _____ waiting. (TRUE / FALSE).
2 _____. _____. List some of the things you should do if you are about to be caught in a thunderstorm: (LIST). _____. _____. _____. _____. _____. Thunderstorms generally move in what direction? a) From W to E. b) From N to S Lightning is usually accompanied by tall c) From NW to SE anvil shaped clouds called d) From ESE to WNW _____. (FILL IN THE BLANKS). Copyright Foundation Lightning is unpredictable and very _____. Define Small Craft Advisory: _____. _____. _____. What are thru-hull fittings? _____. _____. Think about where they are on your boat or on the boat you typically operate. Do you know where all of the fittings are and have you inspected them recently to know they are in good shape and will operate trouble-free?
3 (YES / NO). More boats sink at the _____ than they do in open _____. (FILL IN THE BLANK). Think about the boat you typically operate When you store your boat for extended and list five things you can do to prevent it periods of time list some of the things you from sinking. (LIST) should do when you store it so you will _____ have a hassle-free experience when the _____ time comes to get going again. _____ _____. _____ _____. _____. _____. Check the items that are important in order According to safety experts, it is to keep your fuel clean and your boat recommended that you not exceed what running trouble-free. percent of a trailer's gross vehicle weight rating when loading your trailer?
4 (SELECT). _____ Install and maintain a fuel water filter a) 50%. _____ Keep fuel fill cap tightly closed and inspect O-ring b) 85%. _____ Use your boat often so you are c) 100%. always adding fresh fuel d) 125%. _____ Keep fuel lines, filters and tanks clean and replace if needed Copyright Foundation The ideal tongue weight of a trailer What does boat ramp etiquette mean to should be approximately _____% you? What will you do so that you're not of the total loaded weight. If the weight that guy at the boat ramp? _____. is too little it could cause the trailer to _____. _____ and if the weight _____. is too _____ the vehicle might be _____. difficult to _____.
5 _____. _____. What is the purpose of safety chains and _____. how should they be attached to the tow _____. vehicle? _____. _____ List and define at least one law regarding _____ trailering that you didn't know before _____ reading this chapter. _____. _____. _____. _____. Gasoline vapors are LIGHTER / HEAVIER. than air and can accumulate in LOW / HIGH. places INSIDE / OUTSIDE of the boat and you should always LISTEN / SNIFF for a dangerous situation. (CIRCLE). Put the following refueling procedures in the proper order. (NUMBER in ORDER). List at least 5 things that you should inspect on the boat trailer before making a _____Do the sniff test _____Open all ports, hatches and doors trip.
6 (LIST). _____Fill carefully and always hold nozzle _____. _____Extinguish all open flames _____ _____Re-board passengers _____ _____Turn off engine/s _____ _____Remove all passengers _____ _____Operate blower for at least 4 minutes _____Start engines _____Close all ports, hatches, and doors Copyright Foundatio