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John W E

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Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« on: August 07, 2008, 08:29:36 pm »

Hi All

This Quiz is just for fun, no prizes, its just for a laugh and to rattle some dust out of the grey matter so................here we go:

1.  Name the ship which took the part of the Graf Spee in the film 'Battle of the River Plate'.

2.  What is a 'Fisherman's Bend'.

3.  What is a 'Dan Forth'.

4.  Where will I find a back stay.

5.  Who wrote the novel 'The Cruel Sea'.

6.  What are Gimbles used for in a compass.

7.  Name the first model boat to successfully cross the English Channel.

8.  In old naval terms what does it mean to 'pay the seams'.

9. If you see a vessel at night, and it is not moving, but, it is showing three all around lights on a mast - top light is white; two lights below are red - what does it mean?

10.  Can you Translate this     - - \  - \  - - - \ \ \ - -


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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 09:21:14 pm »

Nice one Bluebird, great idea, not sure how you want the answers but as it's only for fun lets put up a couple to start with:

2. A rope knot
3. An anchor
4. At the rear of a mast
5. Nicholas Monserat
6. They are pivots that allow the compass to float on the level in all directions

That's my input I'm afraid!!
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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 09:59:38 pm »

A try from me

1. U.S.S Salem
8. Covering seams with hot tar, after calking.
9. Ship Aground
10. MAYHEM
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Proteus

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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 10:13:52 pm »

10       MAYHEM


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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 11:31:40 pm »

4 In a contralto's upper undergarments
6 The same thing as gimbals but they went to a comprehensive, innit?
7 "Jim" (a great name for a model boat, don't you think? Much better than Myrtle)
9 You're about to collide with a nuclear submarine
10 My place or yours?

Pleasure to be of help.

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GaryM

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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 01:51:33 am »

 {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 09:15:42 am »

Bored at work ::) ::) ::) ::) Thanks for the teasers O0 Thanks to Wikipedia {-) and some other sites!!
1. USS Salem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_the_River_Plate_(film)
2. A knot also known as the Anchor bend http://www.animatedknots.com/anchor/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com
3. An anchor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danforth
4. On a sailing boat between the mast and the transom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backstay
5. Nicholas Monsarrat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cruel_Sea_(novel)
6. To hold it level regardless of the sea state http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimble
7. No idea!! http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_first_Model_boat_across_the_english_channel
8. Waterproofing seams with pitch or tar http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/payed
9. Ship aground http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/boating/colregs.html Rule 30
10. Mayhem http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html

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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 09:14:33 pm »

Well done everyone; you have all of them right....apart from Number 7.

I thought Mr Bishop would know the answer to Number 7.

Here is the answer:

7.   .  Name the first model boat to successfully cross the English Channel.

Answer:    In September 1951 - Miss E. D. became the first and only model powerboat to make a successful radio control crossing across the English Channel - and this comes from the Guinness Book of Motor boating facts and feats.

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NEXT TIME; SHALL WE MAKE THE QUESTIONS SLIGHTLY MORE DIFFICULT  O0 :D {-)

FLJ - I thought your answers were the best  ::) ::) 
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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 09:26:32 pm »

And I thought that FLJ's answers were the correct ones  :embarrassed:
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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 09:28:50 pm »

Quote
I thought Mr Bishop would know the answer to Number 7.

Mr Bishop knew the answers to all of them but he didn't want to spoil the party.... ;)
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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 10:02:17 pm »

Yeah, I knew dem 2!
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Re: Pub Quiz Night - and its just for fun - no beer
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 10:24:41 pm »

hindsight? >>:-( ;D {-) :D
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