Test your Knowledge

Answer the following 14 questions and you will get a good indication of your boating knowledge. The questions are typical of questions which will be asked during the SAMSA exam.

Note: Although this quiz is a ‘monkey’ puzzle the SAMSA exam will be in a written format.

We will show you the answers at the end of the quiz.

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. What is a Certificate of Fitness?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

6. How many fire extinguishers must a twin engine vessel have?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

8. When approaching another vessel from behind, on which side can it be passed?

 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

11. What is the build-in buoyancy requirements for inland waters?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

13. What is a weather forecast?

 
 
 
 

14. A falling barometer, indicating reduced pressure, shows that a low-pressure mass of air is approaching. Such low-pressure systems generally bring good weather. True or False?

 
 

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