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Nautical Quiz 242
1. The ‘Brow’ of a vessel is:
q The bow section of a Flush Deck
q A gangway or loading ramp
q A canopy over a lookout station
2. A ‘rabbit’ in Admiralty parlance is a:
q Incision in timber to receive a beam
q Fellow seaman with whom one
q Article converted to private use
from a ship’s store
3. To ‘swing the lead’ is to:
q Take depth soundings using a
q Pretend to be ill so as to avoid work
q Be early for an appointment
4. In NSW, a Personal Watercraft
Behaviour Label is required:
q Unless the PWC is to be driven only
by its owner
q If it is to be driven at over 20 knots
q To be fixed and readable from the
5. A ‘foiling tack’ on America’s Cup
2017 yachts will enable:
q Quick reversal of a tack to confuse
q Staying on the foils while tacking
q Casting a wind shadow on a
6. October 2016 is notable
q There is a New Moon on the first
and last days of the month
q Spacecraft Juno will arrive on the
q Crepuscular rays are expected at
7. The largest battleships in World
War 2 were operated by:
8. The only Protected or Recreational
species for which some NSW fishing
is allowed is:
q Grey nurse shark
q Green sawfish
q Southern Bluefin Tuna
9. The Semaphore code for ‘R’ is:
q Both arms outstretched
q Both arms held up at 45 degrees
q Left arm angled up and right arm
down with flags in line
10. The distance between knots on a
rope to measure speed reflected:
q Length of the vessel concerned
q Average local wind and currents
q A convenient period to measure
with a sandglass
Last month’s winners –
Michael Neville, Merewether, NSW;
Ellie Cathcart, Battery Point, TAS.
1. The worst known pre-20th century maritime
disaster was the destruction from conflict
and storms, of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
An estimated 4,000 lives were lost.
2. A vessel ‘in the offing’ can be seen from
a harbour entrance. The ‘offing’ is the sea
visible from a harbour or river entrance,
but can be a vessel’s safe distance from
3. The countries with greatest merchant fleet
capacity are Greece (around 275 million
Dead Weight Tons), Japan (235) and China
4. Sydney Harbour Bridge Transit Zone
maximum speed limit is 15 knots;
anchoring or drifting are prohibited except
5. A sextant is so called because its frame
is in the shape of a sector approximately
1⁄6 of a circle (60°).
6. Australia’s first Olympic 2016 sailing medal
was a Gold medal won by Tom Burton in
the Laser (dinghy) class.
7. Australian Olympic 2016 sailors also sailing
in the 35th America’s Cup are Nathan
Outteridge and Iain Jensen, who are
America’s Cup title holders in US owned
8. Early chronometers differed from watches
in that they were able to compensate for
temperature variations by a compensated
balance. Accurate chronometers allowed
determination of longitude at sea.
9. A Bahamian Moor is system of anchoring
with two anchors, in strong tidal currents
that reverse every six or so hours.
10. The Gold Medal champion in Olympic 2016
Women’s Single Sculls is Kim Brennan.
Answers to Nautical Quiz 241
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