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Name and describe the three parts of an anchors ground tackle.
1. The Anchor
2. The Chain
3. The Rode
When studying at a chart to determine a good anchorage, M, S, C, Oz, Rk and Co indicate what kind of bottom?
1. Mud
2. Sand
3. Clay
4. Ooze (very soft mud or sludge)
5. Rock
6. Coral
A good anchorage must have what four qualities?
1. Shelter
2. Room to swing on the anchor
3. Sufficient depth (full swing)
4. Good holding ground
When entering a harbor, green bouys are kept to which side?
Port
What is the best kind of rope to use for these applications and why:
1. Dock lines
2. Sheets
3. Anchor rodes
4. Halyards
5. Ski tow lines
6. Flag halyards and lanyards
1. Nylon twisted - stretches and high recovery
2. Dacron braided - slight stretch
3. Nylon twisted
4. Dacron braided
5. Polypropylene -low stretch, floats
6. Cotton - low strength
Soundings are measured in units of
___________, _____________ and ___________.
Fathoms, Feet and Meters
A junction bouy indicates where a river or channel...
splits into two routes.
Name the six common points of sail.
1. Head to wind (in irons)
2. Close hauled
3. Close reaching
4. Beam reaching
5. Broad reaching
6. Running
Coast Guard regulations require a minimum of safety equipment depending on the length of the vessel. Name the five most common items needed.
1. Personal floatation device for each person on board
2. A class B fire extinguisher
3. A horn, bell or whistle audible for one mile
4. Visual distress signals (day and night)
5. A throwable floatation device.
Coast Guard regulations require a minimum of safety equipment depending on the length of the vessel. Name the five most common items needed.
1. Personal floatation device for each person on board
2. A class B fire extinguisher
3. A horn, bell or whistle audible for one mile
4. Visual distress signals (day and night)
5. A throwable floatation device.
A short blast of the horn indicates...
that you intend to leave the other boat to port.
Two short blasts of the horn indicates...
that you plan to leave the other boat to starboard.
Three short blasts indicate that the vessel is...
operating in reverse
A sailing vessel under power at night will display which lights?
1. Sidelights (red/port and green/starboard
2. A sternlight (white)
3. A steaminglight (white) on the masthead
The criteria for a masthead light is:
1. Color
2. Angle
3. Use
4. Other names
1. White
2. 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on both sides
3. Used by any boat while under power
4 Steaming light, bowlight
The criteria for sidelights is:
1. Color
2. Angle
3. Use
1. Red to port, green to starboard
2. Directly ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam
3. All vessels underway at night. They must be lower than the masthead light.
The criteria for a sternlight is:
1. Color
2. Angle
3. Use
1. White
2. Visable astern from an angle of 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on either side.
3. USed by all vessels underway at night.