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44 %100 smarty pants 8 4.42%
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:54   #136
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Re: Online Sailing Test

33 is a pass so they say, I am still gonna head out cruising and brush up on some things, great reminder, thanks for the suggestion and link. Yes, I too am running from the almighty dredging barge!
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Old 06-06-2011, 16:59   #137
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28. Not bad for a hundred hours and no serious night sailing.
A lot of reading but I have never handled an inboard motored boat and I'd take it out to play first.
In a single engined cat the bows will always go downwind first. In a channel it's either full ahead and hope to hell nothing crosses your path or slow so you have no way on as you hit things.
Please substitute I for you in the above text.
My much respected skipper got one more than me which is amazing. He;s spent years on the water and many many miles. Shows how relevant the quiz is.
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Old 06-06-2011, 22:35   #138
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I think I took this once before, better part of a year ago. Got 41 this time, disagreed this one answer.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:58   #139
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Dipping into the site gives other tests for different boats and styles. I got 7 out of ten for small boats which again has some irrelevant questions.
In the above quiz I do take exception to that tug towing lights. First it's in a channel so a timely change of course to clear the channel is appropriate and correct. With all those lights it's going to be visible at a couple of miles, and with restricted manouvreing it is not going to be doing mega knots. Silly to make only the tug skippers answer the right one.
Rather gives the feeling that those who wrote the questions are looking to catch folk out rather than educate and encourage. Not for me, thankyou.

And I still haven't learnt any nautical knots, or their many names, and haven't had a problem with that yet either.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:03   #140
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36, but I did catch the tug towing the barge.

But unless the tug is showing RAM dayshape...it's not the stand on vessel. I didn't notice that in the picture without my binocs...
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:30   #141
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I took this yesterday after it was bumped back up.

Scored 30, and expected to do better.

After sleeping on it, I'm not going to let it get me down.
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40

Also missed the tug towing that island but I'm sure I would have noticed if I was there.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:40   #143
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Also missed the tug towing that island but I'm sure I would have noticed if I was there.
Really shouldn't have mattered as the tug and tow have no special priveleges unless the tug captain declares RAM. The pic was not clear enough for me to see if dayshapes were present.

Of course if in extremis...wich does almost suggest in the pic...prudence would easily give way to tack behind the tow
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26, with a few guesses.

Little experience, most of that off Vancouver Island. Guess I need to take courses (but I knew that already, just wanted to see how I might end up.)

Good revelation of safety items such as lights etc. to know.
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Good one. And if you don't celebrate Christmas.

If it has more lights on then me, get the hell out of the way.
I'm with you, if it has more than a red green and a white all around its probably not going to move out of the channel, and will crush me like a bug if I don't move.

If I see a tow boat like vessel straining under throttle as it moves past, theres got to be a barge back there somewhere. These days if you don't recognise a shape or light pattern, get on the radio and ask. Then stay clear until you get a good answer.
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I'm with you, if it has more than a red green and a white all around its probably not going to move out of the channel, and will crush me like a bug if I don't move.

If I see a tow boat like vessel straining under throttle as it moves past, theres got to be a barge back there somewhere. These days if you don't recognise a shape or light pattern, get on the radio and ask. Then stay clear until you get a good answer.
as usual...there always rules and then there's reality...
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In other news, I'm happy to report that the poll results accurately mimic a proper test where the majority of testees fall into the "C" range.
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In other news, I'm happy to report that the poll results accurately mimic a proper test where the majority of testees fall into the "C" range.
For a licensed captain...they need 90% on the "rules of the road" part...I wonder how people would do if the test were broken down into sectional info like a captains test rather than all general knowledge.
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Scored 37. Not bad, but not fantastic either. It just shows how we all need to stay on top of this stuff.
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I passed, 34. I got everything correct except for any questions using imperial measurements, US specific environment laws and 110volts. What's Fahrenheit, a foot, and a 30amp socket?
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