FLIBS18: Test your mates with our nautical quiz
How nautically minded are your crew mates? Find out with today’s questions in our little nautical quiz.
- How fast can you sync with times around the globe. If it is 9 a.m. at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, what time is it in Monaco, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Halifax, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Reykjavik?
- A boat in your danger zone, from dead ahead to two points abaft the starboard beam, is usually which: Give-way vessel, privileged vessel or burdened vessel?
(Scroll down for the correct answers…)
- Fort Lauderdale is UTC -4 hours. When it is 9 a.m. at FLIBS, it is 2 p.m. (UTC+1 hour) in Monaco; midnight (UTC+11 hours) in Sydney; 11 a.m. (UTC-2 hours) in Rio de Janeiro; 10 a.m. (UTC-3 hours) in Halifax; 10 p.m. (UTC+9 hours) in Tokyo; 3 p.m. (UTC+2 hours) in Johannesburg; and 1 p.m. (UTC) in Reykjavik.
- Privileged vessel.
Questions from Saturday:
- This instrument detects atmospheric pressure and scribes a line on a revolving drum marked in increments of time and millibars or hectopascals. The mariner is mostly interested in the trend of the pressure variations. A fast-dropping line usually indicates inclement weather on its way. What is this instrument? — A barograph
- If you are propelling a boat by pulling on the anchor chain with anchor attached, you are doing what? — Kedging off.
Questions from Friday:
- Where does the word “graving” come from in the term graving dock? — The word “graving” comes from the Dutch word “graven,” which means to dig. A graving dock is a “dug out” dry dock..
True or false: A boat on starboard tack is required to give way to a boat on a port tack. — False
Questions from Thursday:
- What is a seaman’s name for a reef knot tied upside down? — Rogue knot.
- A tide that has two equal daily high waters and two equal daily low waters is known as what? — Semidiurnal tide
- What does RADAR stand for? — The term RADAR was coined in 1940 by the United States Navy as an acronym for radio detection And ranging.
Questions from Wednesday:
- What does ARPA stand for? — Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
- Describe freeboard. — The vertical distance from the upper edge of the deck line to the load line.