Boats and Watercraft

You will find questions about any Vessels or Watercrafts for pleasure, sport, racing, or other purpose, including the care and maintenance.

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Boats and Watercraft
Water Skiing

What do you call a person who drives a boat?

In ships or ferries, the person who steers is called a helmsman. In relatively small boats, the person that steers the boat is called a skipper.

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Boats and Watercraft

Why do you move forward and a boat moves backward when you jump from a boat to a pier?

The boat goes back word because when you jump your tippy- toes are the only thing left on the boat, and then your feet push forward to do the rest, which makes the boat go backwards.

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Boats and Watercraft

Use oars to move boat and noisy fight what is the homograph?

row.

They rowed the boat down river. (row rhymes with oh)

The neighbours are always having a row. (row rhymes with cow)

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Boats and Watercraft

Calculate the average speed of a boat that travels 600 meters in 40 seconds?

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Ghosts
Boats and Watercraft
Canoes and Kayaks

What is the summary of ghost canoe 11-14?

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Sailing
Powerboats
Boats and Watercraft

What action should be taken when a sailboat under sail and a power-driven vessel are about to cross paths?

The power-driven vessel should change course and speed.

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Boats and Watercraft
Canoes and Kayaks

How did the tainos make canoes?

The Tainos were a tribe which inhabited the northern part of South America. They used dugout canoes, which are made by hollowing out a tree trunk.

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Boats and Watercraft
Latitude and Longitude

You are on a boat which is crossing the prime meridian the altitude of polaris is 50 degrees explain how you know the boat's location is 50 degrees north latitide and 0 degrees longitude?

The Prime Meridian is by definition 0 degrees longitude.

So that part is a given simply because you're at the Prime Meridian.

Polaris is directly over the North axial pole. If you were at the equator, Polaris would be right at the horizon (zero degrees above the horizon). If you moved 10 degrees north, Polaris would appear above the horizon by the same amount.

So if Polaris is 50 degrees above the horizon, you must be 50 degrees north of the equator (meaning you're at 50 degrees North latitude).

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Physics
Boats and Watercraft

A speed boat is moving at a velocity of 25 ms runs out of gas and drifts to a stop 3 minutes later 100 meters away What is the rate of deceleration?

0.14

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Boats and Watercraft

A large boat?

a ship

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Ireland
Boats and Watercraft

How long would it take to get from Ireland to America on boat?

That would depend on the kind of boat and the way it was powered, like whether by sail or engine. By sail it would take several weeks. With an engine it can done in a few days.

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Boats and Watercraft

How old are boats?

I had research and it looked like the oldest boat was a doug out boat or called a log boat from about 7-10 thousand years ago i can never find any answers i want so hopefully that answers yours later:)

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Boats and Watercraft
Improbable History

Who first built boats?

Recently discovered in Egypt, the Abydos Boats are estimated to be 5000 years old and are now known to be the World's oldest boats

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Boats and Watercraft

Which of the following is true about congressional spending power?

It needs to be in pursuit of the general welfare

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Sailing
Powerboats
Boats and Watercraft

A motorboat is approaching a sailboat head-on What should the motorboat do?

The power driven vessel should give way to the sailing vessel in most cases. The action taken shall be taken in good time, be obvious and seamanlike and should result in the give way vessel passing at a safe distance.

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Physics
Boats and Watercraft
Oceans and Seas
Oceanography

Why doesn't a boat move forward with the water waves?

To some extent they do. When a wave creates a 'slope' underneath the boat, the boat will act to move down that slope - it's basically how surfing works. Most waves on their own are too small to cause significantly noticeable motion on a large object in this manner.

The wave displacement itself is an elliptical retrograde motion - that is, the wavefront moves along the surface, causing water along it to move in sort of circular loop, but ending up roughly where it was before the wavefront passed through. Try to think of the wave as a movement of motion (sounds odd) rather than as a movement of water, and it might make a bit more sense. This sort of wave motion simply doesn't transfer significant energy in any consistent direction in order to move something very far.

A current however, will tend to transfer energy to the boat in a direct and consistent manner (causing motion).

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Boats and Watercraft
Bass Boats

If|| Hi Rats!?

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Boats and Watercraft

What is the name of the pilgrim fathers 's boat?

The Mayflower

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Boats and Watercraft

What two things must be aboard every personal watercraft?

Fire extinguisher and emergency signaling devices must be aboard every personal watercraft.

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Boats and Watercraft

A float plan should contain what information?

a date and time to contact the authorities.

The purpose of filing a float plan is to provide important information in case of an emergency. A float plan includes a description of your boat, who is on board, a description of the safety equipment you are carrying, where you expect to be, and when you expect to be there. Instruct the person holding the float plan to notify the Coast Guard or other appropriate agency if you do not return within a reasonable time after your scheduled arrival (taking into account weather, etc.).
A float plan should contain the following information: 1. Date. 2. Time to contact the authorities.

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Boats and Watercraft

When returning from sea a green navigational buoy should be passed in what manner?

Always keep on the port side

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Boats and Watercraft

A boat operating in a narrow channel is required to keep as close as is safe to what side?

Side closest to starboard.

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Powerboats
Boats and Watercraft

When is a sailboat the stand-on vessel in relations to a recreational power boat?

Only when under sail alone and is crossing the path of the powerboat.

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Thunderstorms and Lightning
Boats and Watercraft

What is the best course of action if you see a thunderstorm approaching?

stay in your house-Lightning can DAMAGE you.

On the water:

Put your life jacket on, secure crew and gear, and keep a sharp lookout.

(Ref: TP-13)

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Boats and Watercraft

Which of the following is considered a safe refueling practice?

Closing all hatches and doors while refueling

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