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Old 20-09-2010, 17:08   #121
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32 which was a pass. Might mean that some of the ones I guessed at I got right ...

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Old 20-09-2010, 17:32   #122
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Scraped by, just like in school

35 for me. My twin engine cat experience proved to be a disadvantage on all the prop-walk questions. I did notice the barge behind the tug though. We have a lot of that around here, and hitting a towline, especially in the dark, is a recurring nightmare for me.


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Old 26-09-2010, 17:09   #123
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Never got any feedback from USSA. Whereas, I once sent feedback to NASBLA (US National Assn. of State Boating Law Administrators) and got feedback in about 24 hours.
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Old 26-09-2010, 17:42   #124
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34/44. I would have done worse if I wasn't studying for my six pack right now. And whatever the hell that test says if I saw a dredger, a fisher, and a ship not under command in a channel I'd get away and go do some varnishing till that situation stabilized. I've never seen a red over red in real life but would bug out in a heartbeat if I did.
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Old 26-09-2010, 18:14   #125
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Saw a red over red one night in october of 1970 when I as a junior woodchuck sailing for Capt Jordan on So Fong. We were a day out of NY and the skipper said to pass astern and keep going. What that old rickety schooner could do to help a freighter is still a mystery.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:34   #126
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22 but means nothing as I do not know how to do what know theoretically Next job..
We are all in the same boat. Be happy that not everyone is on your side.
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Old 05-02-2011, 18:23   #127
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31, but left a bunch blank -- didn't want to skew it by guessing. Definitely things I can work on. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 19:05   #128
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36, but I did catch the tug towing the barge.
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30 for me, I need to open the book again. I attribute this to being out of practice as it is winter here. I will retry when I get my sea-legs back.

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Old 05-02-2011, 21:07   #130
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35 - did catch the tug with the barge. Surprised myself
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:59   #131
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Got a few wrong

38 / 44, (86%)

What do I know where you yanks can dump your stuff?
Got a few of the engine questions wrong. Must look into that!!!

First attempt only got 32 / 44, (82%) because I miss read some questions. Question writer needs work some very ambiguous>

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Old 07-02-2011, 07:49   #132
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But in my defense I took the course from ASA not USSA :-)
Screwed up the prop-walk questions. Should have known if the prop walk is "right" the stern would go left. Since the stern on my boat goes to the right in reverse I guess my prop walk is "wrong".
I have no idea what they mean by "passive technique" although I did get that one right though. Good guess.
And it never occurred to me that was a tug with a tow. Looks like an island to me.
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The question about the Power boat? Said it was a "Power Boat" so not a Tug!

Had to guess some of the Q's about where you folks can dump your rubbish.
There were a couple of other Q's that were open to discussion at the very least.

Good fun though.

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39. IMO, this test was much about test-taking skills and not written very well.
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34, but I don't have an onboard diesel, I have a small outboard. I don't sail in channels while they are being dredged, and I don't cut in between tugs and their barges.

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