Vessel Operator Permit Test
Instructions:Read each question and answer carefully before choosing the ONE best answer. If you wish to change your answer, simply click on the answer you would like to change to and it will change automatically. Once you have completed the exam you will see your score.
Note: If you do not pass the exam, you may retake it once you feel you are ready to retest.
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Enter your first and last name, and your physical address. *
What is the designated flow of traffic for vessels operating on the lake? *
1 point
If an Associate member/owner of a vessel is participating in reckless operation with no regard for the safety of persons and property around him/her, a fine may be issued as well as the forfeiture of lake boating privileges. *
1 point
Vessels are prohibited from being beached or run aground on any lakeshore lot (not including the beach area). *
1 point
Who is required by California Boating law to wear a United States Coast Guard approved flotation device? *
1 point
According to SVLA rules and California Boating Law, a qualified water skiing observer must be at least __________ years old. *
1 point
The lake is open for boating activities for all non-summer months (or off season) during which of the following hours? *
1 point
All boats must have functioning navigational lights: *
1 point
Any vessel may tow another vessel in emergencies only. What should be done to advise others of the emergency? *
1 point
Who is responsible to maintain general boating courtesy that is essential for safe boating operation? *
1 point
If a wailing sound is heard from the lake siren, it means? *
1 point
All boats and vessels placed in or upon the water of Spring Valley Lake must be registered yearly?
1 point
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To operate a non-powered vessel on Spring Valley Lake, you must be an associate member or a guest of an associate member with a valid guest card. *
1 point
Tying up to or hanging on to any navigation buoy (except a mooring buoy) or beacon is prohibited. *
1 point
Once you receive your vessel operator permit, it never expires. *
1 point
If you are operating a non-powered vessel on the lake you must stay in the no-wake zone. *
1 point
What does the operator of a non-powered vessel need before launching his/her vessel on SVL water? *
1 point
All boats will terminate all water skiing activity________. *
1 point
To avoid the spread of an invasive species from one body of water to another, what are the steps you need to take? *
1 point
Non-powered vessel operators must carry a minimum of 1 personal flotation device for each person on-board. *
1 point
Water skiing activities will not start before: *
1 point
If you are operating a vessel on the water and are consuming alcohol, what is the best way to stay safe? *
1 point
What is not required while operating a non-powered vessel on SVL water? *
1 point
The maximum length of pontoon boats to be used on Spring Valley Lake is? *
1 point
To operate a non-powered vessel, you must be at least 16 years of age and must have a valid driver's license. *
1 point
All vessels are subject to a yearly inspection and may be subject to further inspection at any time as requested by a Public Safety Officer. *
1 point
Any vessel, powered or non-powered, that is found to be illegally beached, docked, or drifting may be towed to the Marina and the owner assessed a service fee. *
1 point
All accidents on the lake must be reported immediately to: *
1 point
"Main Lake Body" means *
1 point
Operators of personal watercraft must obey which of the following: *
1 point
Recreational boaters have no part in keeping our waterways safe and secure. *
1 point
Quagga/Zebra mussels in California waters could result in an environmental and economic disaster. *
1 point
California Boating Law prohibits the operation of personal watercraft from sunset to sunrise, even if the PWC is equipped with the proper legal navigational lights. *
1 point
What is the maximum number of skiers that may be towed by a vessel at one time? *
1 point
Non-powered vessels can be launched from which of the following areas: *
1 point
Personal Watercraft shall not utilize the wake of any vessel, skier, or towed object to turn, jump, or maneuver *
1 point
State Registration must be: *
1 point
Ignorance of California Boating Laws and SVL Rules and Regulations does not exclude an individual from any responsibility to follow those laws. *
1 point
The maximum speed for vessels on Spring Valley Lake is: *
1 point
While in the no wake zone vessels must follow which direction of travel? *
1 point
Only mushroom type anchors and/or sand bags may be used at Spring Valley Lake. *
1 point
A vessel should not closely follow another vessel or skier. A distance of ________ feet should be maintained between vessels. *
1 point
No vessel should be loaded beyond the capacity specified by the boat’s manufacturer and all occupants are to be inside whenever the vessel is underway (moving) except in the ordinary handling of sailing vessels. *
1 point
All powered vessel operators on Spring Valley Lake must possess a: *
1 point
Towing of person’s behind a boat on _____________ is prohibited *
1 point
Which of the following is not required to comply with California Boating Laws for minimum equipment? *
1 point
A red/orange flag will be displayed when: *
1 point
The nice thing about life jackets is that one size fits all. *
1 point
The minimum age to operate a power boat on Spring Valley Lake, with a state issued driver's license is: *
1 point
What piece of equipment is mandatory when operating a personal water craft? *
1 point
Vessels should keep a distance of at least '_______' feet behind and/or to the side of skiers. *
1 point
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