Old Willow Temporary Skippers License Test

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This test covers the most important topics that you, as a self-drive houseboat skipper need to know in order to qualify for a temporary Skipper's Certificate of Competency. This test should be completed before you arrive for your charter, so that we can be sure that you, the designated skipper, know the basics for your charter.

  
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  • 1. 
    This temporary Skippers' Certificate of Competency entitles me to:
    • A. 

      Skipper any boat on any waters in South Africa

    • B. 

      Skipper an Old Willow self-drive houseboat on the Vaal Barrage only

    • C. 

      Skipper any boat on inland waters in South Africa only


  • 2. 
    When being overtaken by a boat, the skipper must:
    • A. 

      Maintain your course

    • B. 

      Put down your drink and wave your flag

    • C. 

      Maintain your speed


  • 3. 
    I can drink and drive on a boat, because it is different from drinking and driving on the road.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    The 'starboard' side of the boat is on the _______________hand side.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements are true regarding the wearing of life jackets
    • A. 

      Skippers and crew must wear life jackets all the time

    • B. 

      It is not necessary to wear life jackets in bad weather or water conditions

    • C. 

      Children under 12 years old must wear life jackets at all times while on the water.


  • 6. 
    As skipper of a boat, I am responsible for the safety of:
    • A. 

      All passengers and crew on my houseboat

    • B. 

      All other people around my houseboat

    • C. 

      All wildlife I encounter while skippering the houseboat


  • 7. 
    If my houseboat is on a head-on collision course with another watercraft, I must:
    • A. 

      Stop and reverse as quickly as possible

    • B. 

      Turn to starboard (to the right)

    • C. 

      Shout and wave my arms at the boat


  • 8. 
    All watercraft must travel on the (Port / left or starboard / right) side of the river.
    • A. 

      Starboard / right

    • B. 

      Left

    • C. 

      Clockwise


  • 9. 
    My motorized houseboat must give way to all stationary craft, unpowered craft like sailboats and canoes, and to any watercraft towing skiers or wakeboarders. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    If i experience mechanical failure, I must turn off my engine, and:
    • A. 

      Secure the boat by dropping my anchor

    • B. 

      Call the Old Willow emergency assistance line for help

    • C. 

      Swim to shore for help


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