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Are you ready for the 'CT boating license test questions and answers?' For this quiz, you must ascertain the two types of boat hulls, how many different engines are there, what a capacity plate entails, the hull identification number, why alcohol, drugs, and boating do not mix, and describe the float plan. This quiz aims to get you prepared to take the Connecticut Boating Exam. Please answer all the questions correctly, and we hope you attempt all the questions for good preparations. Let's see how well you perform! We sincerely wish you good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the two types of boat hulls?

    • A.

      Planing and Displacement

    • B.

      Displacement and Rounded

    • C.

      Planing and Flat

    • D.

      Flat and Rounded

    Correct Answer
    A. Planing and Displacement
    Explanation
    Planing and Displacement are the two types of boat hulls. A planing hull is designed to rise up and skim across the water's surface at high speeds, using the water's resistance to lift the boat. This type of hull is typically found in speedboats and racing boats. On the other hand, a displacement hull is designed to displace the water as the boat moves through it, creating a wave and moving through the water rather than skimming on top of it. This type of hull is commonly found in sailboats and larger recreational boats.

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  • 2. 

    What are the three types of hull-bottoms?

    • A.

      Vee-Bottomed, Round-Bottomed, and Planing

    • B.

      Flat-Bottomed, Plow-Bottomed, and Round-Bottomed

    • C.

      Vee-Bottomed, Round-Bottomed, and Flat-Bottomed

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Vee-Bottomed, Round-Bottomed, and Flat-Bottomed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vee-Bottomed, Round-Bottomed, and Flat-Bottomed. These are the three types of hull-bottoms commonly used in boat design. A Vee-Bottomed hull has a V-shaped bottom, which allows for better performance in rough water and higher speeds. A Round-Bottomed hull has a rounded bottom, providing stability and smoother ride in calm waters. A Flat-Bottomed hull has a flat bottom, making it more stable and suitable for shallow waters.

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  • 3. 

    What are the four types of engines?

    • A.

      Inboard, Outboard, Stern-Drive, Bow-Drive

    • B.

      Inboard, Frontboard, Stern-Drive, Jet-Drive

    • C.

      Outboard, Bottom-Drive, Bow Drive, Inboard

    • D.

      Jet-Drive, Outboard, Stern-Drive, Inboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Jet-Drive, Outboard, Stern-Drive, Inboard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jet-Drive, Outboard, Stern-Drive, Inboard. These are the four types of engines commonly used in boats. A jet-drive engine uses a jet of water for propulsion, an outboard engine is mounted on the back of the boat, a stern-drive engine is located in the stern and uses a combination of inboard and outboard technology, and an inboard engine is located inside the hull of the boat.

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  • 4. 

    What Laws are PWCs subject too?

    • A.

      Same laws as boats

    • B.

      Same laws as cars

    • C.

      Same laws as all other maritime vessels

    • D.

      Same laws as boats in addition to laws specific to PWCs

    Correct Answer
    D. Same laws as boats in addition to laws specific to PWCs
    Explanation
    PWCs, or personal watercraft, are subject to the same laws as boats, but they also have additional laws specific to them. This means that PWC operators must follow general maritime laws, such as navigation rules and safety regulations, just like any other boat. However, they also have specific laws that apply only to PWCs, which may include restrictions on speed, operation in certain areas, and requirements for safety equipment. These additional laws are in place to ensure the safe and responsible operation of PWCs on the water.

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  • 5. 

    A Capacity Plate Indicates...

    • A.

      Maximum Weight Capacity and Maximum Person Capacity

    • B.

      Horsepower

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      Maximum Weight Capacity or Maximum Person Capacity

    Correct Answer
    A. Maximum Weight Capacity and Maximum Person Capacity
    Explanation
    A capacity plate indicates both the maximum weight capacity and the maximum person capacity. This means that the plate provides information about the maximum amount of weight that a vehicle or structure can safely carry, as well as the maximum number of people that it can accommodate.

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  • 6. 

    What should you file before going out on a PWC or Vessel?

    • A.

      Float Plan

    • B.

      Flight Plan

    • C.

      Certificate of Safe-Boating

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Float Plan
    Explanation
    Before going out on a PWC or Vessel, it is important to file a Float Plan. A Float Plan is a document that outlines important details about your trip, such as your intended route, departure and arrival times, and emergency contact information. Filing a Float Plan is crucial as it helps authorities to locate you in case of an emergency or if you fail to return as scheduled. It ensures your safety and provides peace of mind to your loved ones. A Flight Plan is used for aircraft, not for PWC or Vessels. A Certificate of Safe-Boating is not required to be filed before going out on a PWC or Vessel.

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  • 7. 

    What should be on the float plan?

    • A.

      Names of people, their addresses,

    • B.

      Boat description including make, model, registration number, license number

    • C.

      Details of trip and contents of boat including location, destination, estimated time, and number of life jackets, phones

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The float plan should include the names and addresses of the people on board, as well as the boat description including make, model, registration number, and license number. Additionally, it should include details of the trip such as the location, destination, estimated time, and the number of life jackets and phones on board. Including all of this information in the float plan ensures that all necessary details are provided for safety and identification purposes.

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  • 8. 

    What should always be on board for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the vessel is being operated?

    • A.

      Certificate of Safe-Boating and Certificate of Registration

    • B.

      Certificate of Number or Connecticut Certificate of Decal

    • C.

      Certificate of Connecticut Decal and Certificate of PWC operation

    • D.

      Certificate of PWC operation or Certificate of Decal

    Correct Answer
    B. Certificate of Number or Connecticut Certificate of Decal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Certificate of Number or Connecticut Certificate of Decal. This document is required to be on board for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the vessel is being operated. It serves as proof that the vessel is properly registered and in compliance with the state's boating regulations.

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  • 9. 

    Numbers on Gunwhale/Bow for registration should be:

    • A.

      Block Letters and 3 in. high

    • B.

      Balloon Letters and 4 in. high

    • C.

      Block Letters and 2 in. high

    • D.

      Block Letters with no height requirement

    Correct Answer
    A. Block Letters and 3 in. high
    Explanation
    The numbers on the gunwale/bow for registration should be block letters and 3 inches high. This is likely because block letters are easier to read from a distance and provide clear visibility. The height requirement of 3 inches ensures that the numbers are large enough to be easily seen and identified, even from a distance or in unfavorable weather conditions.

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  • 10. 

    The Hull Identification Number:

    • A.

      Is a series of digits on the back of the hull placed by the manufacturer

    • B.

      Is engraved on fiberglass boats or on a metal plate and placed on transom

    • C.

      Is on all boats made after October 1st, 1972

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a unique series of digits that serves as a boat's fingerprint. It is typically located on the back of the hull, engraved on fiberglass boats, or on a metal plate placed on the transom. The HIN is a requirement for all boats manufactured after October 1st, 1972, and it helps identify the manufacturer, serial number, and other important information about the boat. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" as all the statements mentioned are true regarding the Hull Identification Number.

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  • 11. 

    If you already have a Safe Boating Certificate and want a PWC Certificate:

    • A.

      You may keep it and apply for a Personal Watercraft Operation Certificate as well

    • B.

      You may give it to a friend after obtaining your PWC certificate

    • C.

      You must return it when applying for your certificate of PWC as you cannot have two certificates

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    C. You must return it when applying for your certificate of PWC as you cannot have two certificates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that you must return your Safe Boating Certificate when applying for your Personal Watercraft Operation Certificate because you cannot have two certificates at the same time. This means that you cannot hold both certificates simultaneously and must surrender one when obtaining the other.

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  • 12. 

    Unless taking off or landing a water-skier, it is is illegal to operate at greater than _____ speed at a distance of _____ for boats and _____ for PWCs.

    • A.

      10mph, 50ft., 100ft.

    • B.

      Slow, No Wake Speed, 75 ft., 100 ft.

    • C.

      20mph, 100 ft, 200 ft

    • D.

      Slow, No Wake Speed, 100 ft., 200ft.

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow, No Wake Speed, 100 ft., 200ft.
  • 13. 

    Riding on the _____ is not permitted because there is a chance of falling overboard.

    • A.

      Bow, Stern, Transom, Raised Seats, Lawn Chairs

    • B.

      Bow, Transom, Hull

    • C.

      Bow, Gunwhale, Transom, Seat Backs, Seats on Raised Decks

    • D.

      Bow, Raised Decks, Transom, Hull, Stern

    Correct Answer
    C. Bow, Gunwhale, Transom, Seat Backs, Seats on Raised Decks
    Explanation
    Riding on the bow, gunwale, transom, seat backs, or seats on raised decks is not permitted because there is a chance of falling overboard.

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  • 14. 

    Alcohol and drugs cause:

    • A.

      Impaired Balance, Poor Vision

    • B.

      Bad Coordination, Impaired Judgement

    • C.

      Slower Reaction Times

    • D.

      All of the Above

    • E.

      Good times and lots of lulz

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Alcohol and drugs can cause a range of negative effects on the body and mind. Impaired balance, poor vision, bad coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times are all well-documented consequences of consuming alcohol and drugs. These substances can interfere with the normal functioning of the central nervous system, leading to these impairments. It is important to be aware of these risks and make responsible choices to ensure personal safety and the safety of others.

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  • 15. 

    The law of CT states that a person is under the influence of the concentration of alcohol in their blood is _____ for an adult and _____ for anyone under the age of 21.

    • A.

      1.0%, 0.08%

    • B.

      0.06%, 0.05%

    • C.

      0.08%, 0.02%

    • D.

      0.04%, 0.02%

    Correct Answer
    C. 0.08%, 0.02%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 0.08%, 0.02%. The law of CT states that for an adult, a person is considered under the influence if the concentration of alcohol in their blood is 0.08% or higher. However, for anyone under the age of 21, the legal limit is much lower at 0.02%. This is because the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, and there are stricter regulations in place to discourage underage drinking and driving.

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