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1. Which type of PFD would you wear in the following situations?
a. PFD 3
b. PFD 3
c. PFD 2
d. PFD 3
2. If your aluminium dinghy capsized in the river, explain the stepsyou could take to get it back to shore.
Ans. Swim or if the current was too strong - stay with your dingy andfind the v - sheet or signal for help.
3. Why tie your baler onto the boat?
Ans. Fit the bailer on so you do not lose it overboard.
4. Why is it necessary to tell someone your planned leaving and returntimes, as well as where you intend to go, before going boating?
Ans. Planned leaving and return times as well as your plans for yourouting, ie: where you will be should be left with someone close to you incase of an accident. A search can be mounted if necessary.
5 Explain these statements using everyday English:
a. "Whale off the starboard bow."
Ans. There is a whale off the right front side of the boat.
b. "Full speed astern."
Ans. We are going flat out backwards.
c. "The draught of the Gaping Galah is 1 metre."
Ans. The 'Gaping Galah's' keel is 1 metre below. If the water is lessthan 1 metre deep the 'Gaping Galah' will run aground.
d. "Overloaded boats have little freeboard."
Ans. When a boat is overloaded it sinks down in the water so that thewater level is close to the gunwale.
e. "Outboard motors are fastened to the transom."
Ans. Outboard motors have clamps which are tightened onto the near boardof the boat.
6. Name any five strokes or manoeuvres you could learn while canoeing.
Ans: forward and reverse paddling; getting in and out; capsizing; forwardand reverse sweeps; and emergency stops.
7. In sailing, what do the halyards do?
Ans. They are ropes or wires used to make the sails go up and down.
1. Use the library to research the voyages and adventures of Sinbad thesailor.
Search under Sinbad.
2. See what you can find out about the Spice Trade and the voyages madefrom Europe to the spice islands.
Try East India Company
3. Who really were the first people to land in Australia and New Zealand?
Try Aboriginal or Maori history.
4. Talk to your teacher about setting up a simple experiment to testthe effects of salt and fresh water on the materials used to build boats.
Set up two sets of test tubes one with salt water and theother with fresh water. Now place different materials in each and leavefor a few weks to observe results.
Reference: Wet Paper book Marine Enviroenmt Manual. Exercise .. Page..
5. Look up the meanings of nautical terms at The SEA-MAN's Vade Mecumon the internet.
6. Go to the library or internet and research the design of the massiveships used by the Romans that were rowed by slaves.
a. How many levels of oarsmen were there?
b. How many men in each level?
c. How did they keep them rowing in time?
d. How long were there oars?
7. Search for boating history on the internet or in your library. Findout what was the coricle and who invented it.
Try http:// .......
8. Visit a maritime museum.
6. emergency position indicating radio indicating beacon
15. algal blooms