Answer the following 15 questions and you will get a good indication of your boating/skipper knowledge. The questions are typical of questions which will be asked during the SAMSA exam.

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1. Which organisation regulates water going vessels in South Africa?


2. When must a person have a skipper license for a boat or jet ski?


3. What is the minimum age for someone to get a leisure (non-commercial) skipper license?


4. According to law, when must a life-jacket be worn?
(Multi answers. Will get a minus for incorrect answer – so do not select all!)


5. What is a Certificate of Fitness (COF)?



6. What are the 3 basic requisites for a boat’s engine to work?
(Multi answers. Will get a minus for an incorrect answer – so do not select all!)


7. Select the advantages of correct trimming.
(Multi answers. Will get a minus for an incorrect answer – do not select all!)


8. What is the minimum number of  fire extinguishers a twin engine vessel should have on board?


9. In maritime terms, on which side of a vessel is starboard? 


10. What is the use of a “weak link” on an anchor?


11. What is the meaning of one blast from a vessel’s hooter?


12. In which direction will the compass needle point to when cruising South?


13. What is the built-in buoyancy requirements for a vessel on inland waters?


14. How much extra fuel should you have on board when going on a cruise?


15. What is a weather forecast?