SPECIAL EDITION 2 - NAUTICAL FUN FOR ISOLATION
Themed pub trivia quizzes are much-loved pass times, so with pubs and bars currently closed, who said you can’t create your own quiz fun at home? Quizzing on a video call is a great way to connect with friends (and show off all of your boatie knowledge), so for your next virtual catch up, Captain Frank has you sorted with a boatie trivia quiz night.
Take the quiz yourself and check your answers at the bottom of the post, before testing the knowledge of all your boatie friends!
BOATIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS
If you are on the water, and you see this iconic landmark, what harbour are you in?
If someone were to say they are on the starboard side of the vessel, where are they positioned?
A catamaran will always have two of these, as a distinguishing feature?
Where is the ‘bilge’ on a vessel?
What is the name of the process, where you join or connect (a rope or ropes) by interweaving the strands at the ends?
If someone was to say that they are going ‘aft’, where are they going?
What is the main purpose of the navigation lights on a vessel?
When is it COMPULSORY to carry an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)?
- (a) When crossing a coastal bar
- (b) When operating a vessel less than 5 metres in length on enclosed waters
- (c) At all times
- (d) When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast
Someone asks you, “How much does she draw?” They want to know your boat’s… ?
If a vessel sounds three short blasts, what does this signal mean?
At night, a vessel at anchor MUST display:
- (a) Sidelights
- (b) Masthead light forward
- (c) All-round white light
- (d) No lights are required
What channel on a VHF radio is the distress channel?
When crossing a bar, do life jackets need to be worn by all people on board?
Where should you drive a vessel when in a channel?
- (a) On the port (left-hand) side
- (b) In the middle of the channel
- (c) On the starboard (right-hand) side
- (d) On any side – it does not matter as long as a collision does not occur
What is an anchor used for?
Answers: 1. Sydney Harbour / 2. On the right side when facing forward / 3. Two hulls / 4. The lowest compartment at the boat’s bottom / 5. Splice / 6. Going towards the rear of the boat / 7. To indicate a vessel’s position to other vessels between dusk and dawn / 8. (d) When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast / 9. Draft / 10. Vessel manoeuvring astern (reversing) / 11. (c) All-round white light / 12. Channel 16 / 13. Yes, this type of crossing can be dangerous so life jackets are compulsory for all / 14. (c) On the starboard (right-hand) side / 15. It is used to secure the vessel to the sea bed.
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