Sailor Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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 Feb 26, 2019
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Question: 1/18Choose Your Answer:


If a sailor wants to draw attention they should shout, ""Boat ___!".
Four!
Head!
Ahoy!

Question: 2/18Choose Your Answer:


If you want to secure rigging on your sail boat, you better ____.
Know the string tops
Know the shoe tops
Know the ropes

Question: 3/18Choose Your Answer:


If you are sailing and desire food, where would you go?
The galley
The head
The keel

Question: 4/18Choose Your Answer:


If a sailor wants to clean his boat he would:
Heave down
Heave up

Question: 5/18Choose Your Answer:


The handle for turning a boat's rudder is known as the:
Transom
Rudder
Tiller

Question: 6/18Choose Your Answer:


If you are sailing towards the direction of the wind, your point of ___ is called “in irons.”
Sail
Flow
Coast

Question: 7/18Choose Your Answer:


A "dinghy" is a:
Raft
Tugboat
Small boat

Question: 8/18Choose Your Answer:


The "head" of a boat is the:
Steering wheel
Toilet
Shower

Question: 9/18Choose Your Answer:


Out of all the sailing knots, what is the king?
Sheet bend
Fisherman's knot
Bowline

Question: 10/18Choose Your Answer:


You need to pay attention when you steer the ___.
Keel
Helm
Mast

Question: 11/18Choose Your Answer:


True or False: If you want to change direction, you would "jibe".
True
False

Question: 12/18Choose Your Answer:


The small shelter cabin in a boat is referred to as a:
Cuddy
Hull
Tiler

Question: 13/18Choose Your Answer:


The bow is the...
Back of the boat
Front of the boat

Question: 14/18Choose Your Answer:


The stern is the...
Front of the boat
Back of the boat

Question: 15/18Choose Your Answer:


The forward motion of a boat is called the:
Headway
Boway
Sternway

Question: 16/18Choose Your Answer:


To board and disembark the boat, a person would use the ___.
Plank
Gangway
Hatch

Question: 17/18Choose Your Answer:


When your sailboat leans over because of the wind, it is:
Tilting
Drafting
Heeling

Question: 18/18Choose Your Answer:


Instead of ropes, what would sailors say while they are on their sailboats?
Mainsail
Tack
Lines
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