The Triton

Boat Show News

PBIBS17: Take this nautical quiz

ADVERTISEMENT

Let’s see how nautical you (or your mates) are. Take this little quiz. Scroll down for the answers:

  1. Generally, where is the Panama Canal in relation to Palm Beach. (i.e., southeast, northwest, etc.)
  2. What does EPIRB stand for?
  3. What does “To drown the miller” mean? Lower the anchor; add water to your rum ration; use the head; drink too much.
  4. True or false: The banks of a river are designated right bank or left bank relative to a vessel’s course downstream, not to the vessel herself.
  5. Which nation has the most coastline?
  6. What are the chart abbreviations for fixed and flashing lights?

 

 

The answers are below.

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

  1. The Panama Canal is due south.
  2. EPIRB is an emergency position-indicating radio beacon
  3. To drown the miller means to add water to your rum ration.
  4. True
  5. Canada has the most miles of coastline: 56,453. The next closest country is Indonesia with 33,987 miles.
  6. F. and Fl.

Watch for more of this quiz on Sunday.

Related Posts...
About 1,200 yacht brokers and buyers attended the first edition Read more...
YachtieWorld was at the Palma International Boat Show talking with Read more...
By Dorie Cox Yacht crew competitions continue to gain popularity Read more...
Ever vigilant on the aft deck, crew welcomed visitors on Read more...
A sunny day and busy docks welcomed the 35th Palma Read more...

Share This Post

About Lucy Chabot Reed

Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

View all posts by Lucy Chabot Reed →

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris …

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

By Dorie Cox Two bids to develop a megayacht repair facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, are under evaluation. Derecktor Holdings Inc. and …

Events