Sailing Quiz

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What is Hypothermia?

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Excessive perspiration and thirst resulting from exposure to the sun for a long period of time.

Abnormal lowering of the body's internal temperature due to exposure to cold air, wind or water.

Hallucinating reaction resulting from loss of moisture in brain tissue.

Abnormal raising of the body's internal temperature.

all of the above

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To avoid running out of fuel, determine the usable capacity of your fuel tank and your boat's rate of fuel consumption, and then:

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plan on enough fuel to get to the next fuel doc.

plan on 1/2 of the tank to reach your destination and 1/2 of the tank to get back to base.

plan to use 1/3 of the tank to reach your destination, 1/3 to get home, and have 1/3 left for emergencies.

bring extra fuel in any available containers.

run the engine slower than necessary.

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The term used to indicate that the sails are 'trimmed in tight' is when the boat is:

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in irons

in a close call

close hauled

close reach

broad reach

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When sailing in a narrow channel, the vessel must be:

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as close to the outer limit of the channel that lies to your starboard side as is safe and practicable.

as close to the center of the channel as is safe and practicable.

as close to the outer limit of the channel that lies to your port side as is safe and practicable.

with the wind and the current on your stern for best control.

moving slowly to avoid making a large wake.

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When a boat rides up on its bow wave at high speed it is said to be:

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planing

displacing water

achieving maximum transverse stability

cursing on the water

out of control


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