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DECK GENERAL (Marlinspike Seamanship) Quiz

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You would whip a fiber line:

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Line with a right hand lay should be coiled:

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Wet manila line should be stowed after you:

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When placed in a line, which of the following would be strongest?

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When passing a line through a block, which of the following would pass easiest?

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You put a short splice in a line. Which of the following would be true?

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While docking your vessel you see another vessel’s lines on the bollard you need to use. What is the best procedure to use?

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A “spring line” is:

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Your line has parted while tied to a dock. Which is the best method of making a temporary eye in the end of a line?

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The best knot to use to make a line fast to a piling or spar is a:

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You have two lines of the same diameter and need to quickly join them. You would use a:

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If you have to join two lines of different diameters, you would use a:

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Which of the following would a figure eight knot be used for?

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If a line is under strain, which type will stretch the most?

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What is a “chock”?

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Which of the following is a metal object on the pier that is used to receive mooring lines?

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The line that will prevent sideways motion of a vessel when it is moored to a dock is:

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You are towing another vessel alongside. Your stern should extend aft of the two in order to:

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A mooring buoy should be approached:

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You are anchored in calm seas. It is best to:

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Which is the best technique to stop a vessel dragging anchor?

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You are towing a disabled vessel. Which is true concerning your towing line?

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The best method of towing astern is “in step”. What does this mean?

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The danger of your vessel capsizing while towing astern would increase the closer you secure the towline to your vessel’s:

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You secure a towline to your stern to initiate a tow. This action will:
​I. Prevent your stern from swinging properly in response to your rudders.
​II. Increase maneuverability.

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If you “belay a line” you:

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To make a permanent loop in a line you would use a:

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The proper anchor scope for each foot of depth under normal conditions is:

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Which of the following would you use at the end of a heaving line?

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Which of the following would be true by putting a splice in a line?

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