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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Riviera
    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is one very nice looking boat.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here we go again. USS Nautilus is a submarine not a ship.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am not sure how it sailed to the Antarctic in 1900 as according to my information the keel was laid in 1900 and the ship launched in 1901.

    https://www.dundeemaritime.co.uk/RRSDiscovery
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I wasn't going to answer as the question is stupid. However I guessed right. The actually answer is not there. "Sheer Stupidity" is the correct answer. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree with you Singingpug. If the question setter cannot be bothered to do the research in the first place what is the point. All of the % I have lost have been over questionable answers. I must admit I like doing the research to find the answers because it keeps the old grey matter ticking but we need better QC in the setting of the questions. No I am not volunteering. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I got it wrong. No surprise. I picked "B" because the actual answer was not there. Grace Darling Lighthouse is actually Longstone Lighthouse. I didn't know it had been renamed I just thought it had an association with Grace Darling the keepers daughter. It is an actual fact that Trinity House do not call it Grace Darling. They call it Grace Darlings home. It is not the name of the lighthouse.

    https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/news/grace-darlings-lighthouse-home-reopened-to-v
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think this should have been worded "What was the first metal used to build a ship" the correct answer would be "Iron" because it asking about the whole ship. However the way it is worded the could well be copper. Anyway I got it right ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I got this right the last time it was asked. I thought it was worded slightly different and they were trying to catch me out. So I chose B. Piloting is only used in restricted waters where you can see a landmark or other navigation point.โ›ต๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If anyone is interested in how a ships log gets it data this site is interesting.


    https://maritimesa.org/nautical-science-grade-12/2020/09/20/ships-log/
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here we go again. The answer given as correct is wrong. The sheer is the curvature of the deck line it is not the curvature of the main hull. Ref:

    https://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/what-is-sheer-flare-and-camber-
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I got that wrong as it was a pure guess.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The only horn I could think of was Foghorn Leghorn. Maybe it would play a looney tune. ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another one of those strange questions and answers. The first type of steam ship which was given credit for circumnavigation of the globe was HMS Driver a royal navy paddle driven "sloop" . There seems to be a blurred line between sloops and frigates and sometimes only the number of gun decks was the difference. However according to all the references I could find one of the options in the answers should have been sloop.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well another interesting answer. I was going to tick Phoenicians but couldn't find anything that would convince me they started the first organised navy. They were a great maritime force but not a united fighting force. However the Romans did organise a navy because they could see it would help conquer the world as it was then. As they say "You live and learn" ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well after reading up about all of the people in the options I ruled out Sir William Petty but should have realised it was him as he had an interest in naval architecture. Samuel Pepys was in the British admiralty so I chose him. Interesting thing is Samuel Pepys and Sir William Petty knew each other. John Harrison invented the marine chronometer and Sir Francis Drake was a privateer. I like questions like this because it increases your knowledge while doing the investigation work ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here we go again. I was going to click Sloop so why did I click cutter? Old age I think ๐Ÿ˜€. Anyway a cutter generally has the mast set further back than a sloop so maybe that is why.

    https://uk.boats.com/on-the-water/sailing-boats-sailboat-types-rigs-uses-definit
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here I was pondering on the answer for a while because I thought it was a trick question ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! No longer a case of dรฉjร  vu, more like ground hog days.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Oh my. I have a terrible feeling of dรฉjร  vu ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok. I will get back on board, but you might need to whistle me aboard even if I am just a Chief Petty Officer ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well you learn something new every day. My dad who was in the RAF always told me that SOS was "Save Our Souls" so I have never questioned it, but I suppose they had to put some meaning to it. So as the questions and and answers are getting questionable and my average over the past few months has dropped from 93% to now 69% I am thinking of giving up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here we go again. I did use carpenters glue but moved on to CA a long time ago. Trick question me thinks ๐Ÿ˜

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree the answer could be right or wrong. If anyone watched "Acorn to Arabella" or the rebuild of "Tally-Ho" (Samson Boat Company) on YouTube they would understand the process and the terms. Not all decking or as I call it frame cladding of the hull has to be steam bent. I chose steam bending because it was what I had just been doing on a model boat for the decking.๐Ÿ˜‚



    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This one I got right and only because I realised it didn't have to refer to nautical navigation. I have a very keen interest in all things that fly as well as boats and my father in law (deceased) taught navigation in the RAF so I have had some good conversations with him.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Duh. I should read more carefully. When facing the bow doesn't mean looking at the bow from the front. The question does assume you are in the boat.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Although I chose the right answer as far as the options were concerned. My answer is wrong because the Mull of Kintyre runs into the "North Channel" and that separates Scotland and Northern Ireland.๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Smaragd Restoration
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just acquired one of these at a reasonable price. It sails well but I was thinking of refurbishing so it will be really good to see your finished boat. Keep up the good work. It looks like you are going to run a genoa (genova) on it. Is that correct?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well there you go. I wouldn't use a razor saw for that job. I don't even own one.๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow. I had to think about that one ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think the question could have been better worded, such as, "What is the term for the difference between magnetic north and true north" then I might have got it right ๐Ÿ˜€



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