General Remarks:
  1. The GRADE 13 practical examination is mainly a power-control test of a vessel, resulting from the fact that a launch with a higher motor output is faster and more “agile” and therefore demands appropriate reactions from the operator
  2. The examination will be carried out along a course which is similar to the  course of the GRADE 12 examination: Four buoys forming a right-angled triangle, only in this case the perpendicular sides of that triangle will be  30  meters long.
  3. The examinee will bring  the launch alongside a jetty or a vessel.
  4. The examinee will carry out a power control test run (“Slalom”) among the course-buoys at a minimal speed of  15 knots,  in such manner as to finish the run at the starting point within  30  seconds  ( See page 13, paragraph  3,  for a detailed description of the control run.)
  5. The examinee will carry out a “Man Overboard” manouever to a buoy so that at it’s conclusion the launch  should be positioned half a meter from the buoy, the buoy being near the forward third of the launch’s length, to windward  -  and the launch  not making it’s way through the water.
  6. The examinee will carry out a “Bow-on” approach to a buoy, to a  position where the buoy is one meter ahead of the launch’s keel-line, the  launch not making it’s way through the water.
  7. The examinee shall bring-up a ski tow-rope to a buoy.
  8. The examinee will be asked questions concerning ASP  Regulations and Notices to Mariners in the following subjects:
    1. Approaching bathing beaches and diver’s  vessels
    2. Towing a water skier
    3. Towing inflatable recreation devices such as “Bananas” and inner tubes
We  hereby wish to remind the Grade  13  operators that they are permitted to tow the devices mentioned above (in paragraph  8) for private use only ! !