FLIBS17: Test your mates

Nov 1, 2017 by Triton Staff

  1. What does the yellow and black L, or Lima, flag mean at sea — and what does it mean in harbor?
  2. True or false: A boat on starboard tack is required to give way to a boat on a port tack?
  3.  Describe freeboard.

 

 

 

 

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ANSWERS

  1. At sea: “You should stop your vessel instantly.” In harbor:  “The ship is quarantined.”
  2. False
  3. Technical: The vertical distance from the upper edge of the deck line to the load line. Casual: The height of a ship’s side between the waterline and the deck.
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