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3. Wipe up any spills, open any hatches, ports, or windows,
run the mechanical blower for at least 4 minutes, use
your nose to sniff for vapors
4. At least 4 minute

1. Right is starboard, left is port
2. For determining what safety equipment to carry, and
the registration fee
3. Inboard engine with a water jet pump

Chapter 6
1.	 Maximum	engine	horsepower,	maximum	weight	of		
	
	 people,	gear,	and	engine,	maximum	number	of	persons

Chapter 3
1. All motorized boats
2.		NYS	Department	of	Motor	Vehicles	
3. NY 1234 AB or NY-1234-AB reading from left to right on each
side of the boat
4. Aft (toward the stern) of the registration numbers
on each side of the boat
5. Assist the USCG with product recall, and law enforcement
in identifying stolen boats

2. Distribute weight of gear and people evenly, keep weight
low, especially heavy objects, secure heavy objects from
	 shifting,	and	don't	exceed	capacity	limits
3. Operator boards first and helps passengers in, step into
the center of the boat, stay low, load gear from the dock
after boarding, stay seated once you are moving
Chapter 7
1. To insure that someone will contact help should you become
overdue
2.	 Head	for	the	safety	of	shore	if	possible.		Keep	the	bow
of the boat heading into the waves and wind. If you see
lightning place fishing rods on the deck and lower or
remove antennas where possible.
3. Let them know where the safety equipment is located.
They should know how to wear a PFD, and how to
	 operate	a	fire	extinguisher	and	radio.	They	should		
	
know the location of visual distress signals and what
to do an emergency including anchoring and line
handling as well as what to do in a man overboard
or rough weather situation.
4. To reduce the likelihood of having problems or an
emergency while out on the water
5. The Safety and wellbeing of the passengers

Chapter 4
1. One USCG approved, in serviceable condition, readily
accessible, and properly sized for each person on a boat
2. Children under the age of twelve onboard a pleasure boat
under 65 feet, rowboat, canoe, or kayak while underway
unless they are in a fully enclosed cabin, anyone on
a personal watercraft, anyone being towed, and anyone on
a boat less than 21 feet between November 1st and May 1st
3. Mounted near the helm and most importantly serviceable
and readily accessible
4. During the daytime, regardless of the distance from shore,
	 any	pleasure	boat	16	feet	or	longer,	except	sailboats	less		 	
than 26 feet not equipped with mechanical power,
must carry day and night signals. PWC are required to carry
an orange distress flag or other appropriate USCG approved
	 daytime	VDS.		All	boats,	except	rowboats,	canoes,	and		 	
kayaks, regardless of size must have nighttime signals
between sunset and sunrise. The signal requirements
do not apply if the boat is participating in an organized
race, parade or regatta.
5. A horn or whistle capable of producing a blast that can be
heard for at least a half mile

6. The ball and hitch should be the same size, hitch the
safety chain in an X pattern, check lights, and brakes if
so equipped, check tire pressure and that the bearings
have been greased
7. Load gear into the boat, insert the drain plug, remove
the tie downs, but not the attachment to the bow,
and run through a pre-trip checklist
Chapter 8

Chapter 5

1. Federal waterways - US Coast Guard, NYS waters - NYSDEC
2. Can be used as a holding tank only, Y valve must be locked,
wired shut or the handle removed.
3. No
4. Before leaving the launch ramp, empty bilge and live wells
or bait buckets, remove vegetation and mud from motor,
trailer, & equipment, clean the hull with hot soapy water
and dry, do not release plants, fish, animals, or vegetation
from one body of water into another

1. Moor the boat securely to the dock, remove all
	 passengers,	extinguish	all	galley	fires,	don't	smoke,	shut	
off engines and electrical equipment, close all hatches
and ports, fill portable tanks on the dock, keep fuel nozzle
in contact with fill opening, replace fuel fill cap tightly, wipe
up any spilled fuel, check bilges for leakage
2. To keep static electricity from building up and causing a
	 spark	which	could	cause	an	explosion
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