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Old 21-06-2014, 21:48   #1
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Sailing knowledge Quiz

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This looks like an informative quiz.
How do you read those #s on question #5?

Anyone know all the right answers? I don't, but it looks worth knowing.
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The depths shown on the chart are in meters, that's enough of a clue for you, i think.

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The hard ones for me are those markers floating on the water. Are they standard all over the world?
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The hard ones for me are those markers floating on the water. Are they standard all over the world?
For Colregs regulated waters they are. Inland water ways may have different markers.
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The hard ones for me are those markers floating on the water. Are they standard all over the world?
Cardinal markers and markers of interest are the same throughout all IALA regions. Lateral channel markers are reversed in IALA regions A & B

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Small boat theory
This looks like an informative quiz.
How do you read those #s on question #5?

Anyone know all the right answers? I don't, but it looks worth knowing.
The lower case number of a sounding on a metric chart is a decimal of 1 metre, hence the depth shown is 11.3 metres

Answer to the question is 11.3 + 2 = 13.2 metres

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Old 22-06-2014, 05:38   #7
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Cardinal markers and markers of interest are the same throughout all IALA regions. Lateral channel markers are reversed in IALA regions A & B cheers, JJT
That's a good one Jack! You really simplified it for the noob.
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Cardinal markers and markers of interest are the same throughout all IALA regions. Lateral channel markers are reversed in IALA regions A & B

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What he means is the rest of the world is different from the US which makes up its own ass about face rools..
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I thought Stumble's Colregs answer was correct. Jack's answer was more obfuscatory than helpful; a needless show of intellectual firepower.

So Boaty, you're referring to the Inland rules I take it. I dunno why they are like they are but I suspect it's because the US is so big and beautiful that one could put all of the E.U. in just one of our medium-sized states. Plus, we are the land of the free and home of the brave. Even our mountains have a purple majesty. And our plains are fruited. Small country rules don't work here.
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Anyone who has a problem with that test needs to pick up a book and actually study it!
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Just two of the many IALA references on Googs:

IALA - Home

www.ialawyers.org/
Iranian American Lawyers Association (IALA), the first association of Iranian American attorneys in the U.S., is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed in ...


The Iowa assisted living association, IALA

www.ialaonline.net/
The Iowa assisted living association was formed to provide a focus for the promotion of assisted living residences within the State.
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So Boaty, you're referring to the Inland rules I take it. I dunno why they are like they are but I suspect it's because the US is so big and beautiful that one could put all of the E.U. in just one of our medium-sized states.
No, he's talking about the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Buoyage System which has two regions. Most of the world has one set of rules for lateral buoys, aka channel markers (Region A) but the Americas, Japan and Philippines follow a different system (Region B).

They are like that because the various national authorities couldn't agree on a common rule when IALA was formed in 1979.
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I thought Stumble's Colregs answer was correct. Jack's answer was more obfuscatory than helpful; a needless show of intellectual firepower.

So Boaty, you're referring to the Inland rules I take it. I dunno why they are like they are but I suspect it's because the US is so big and beautiful that one could put all of the E.U. in just one of our medium-sized states. Plus, we are the land of the free and home of the brave. Even our mountains have a purple majesty. And our plains are fruited. Small country rules don't work here.
Not an attempt at intellectual firepower,
Just a simple, clear and concise answer,
If anyone doesn't understand what I said, all they have to do is ask and I will try and explain in more detail.

7th on my list of results in Google was this:

http://www.sealite.com.au/files/pdf/wp/8_stg_pdf.pdf

It pretty much explains what you need to know.


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In the USA it is "Red right returning" in the rest of the world almost; it is the opposite.
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Thanks Jolly Jack Tar, that's just the info I needed. I've been wondering about that for a while.
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