NT boaters - know the rules quiz

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NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 pm

Following the recent accident at the Finniss River, time to revisit the rules ...

I have attached marine "road rules" courtesy NT Marine Safety.

Safety equipment table ... https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_fil ... oating.pdf

A full safety guide ... https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_fil ... oating.pdf

And a quiz ... https://nt.gov.au/marine/marine-safety/ ... afety-quiz
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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by nomad » Tue May 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Years ago I took a laptop to the local fishing club for people to test their skills.
Not one person passed the test – these people had been driving boats for many years. A couple of them even held licences and one was a coxswain
Scary really

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Post by rumluck » Wed May 17, 2017 5:52 pm

If that quiz is right you must have an all round white light as well as red/green light whilst under way at night? Thought it was just the red and green....

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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by jeffish » Wed May 17, 2017 8:53 pm

Good thread Matt , I actually passed this time.

But knowing the rules is one thing , Negligence is another .

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Post by fatkid » Thu May 18, 2017 11:13 am

rumluck wrote:If that quiz is right you must have an all round white light as well as red/green light whilst under way at night? Thought it was just the red and green....
you did not read the question

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Post by nomad » Thu May 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Ive found that you cant rely on the all round light up here anymore. Ive had some very close calls with drunk skippers
I now use a hi vis strobe that flashes every second when im anchored or out to sea at night.

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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by goldfish » Thu May 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Re white light underway

as well as red /green : new info but still good to 2 know passed anyway ..
Tight lines 'n' keep the shiny side up people.

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Post by fatkid » Thu May 18, 2017 6:38 pm

it literally said 'not at anchor and drifting' where did you get 'under way'

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Post by goldfish » Thu May 18, 2017 7:08 pm

Ok
Tight lines 'n' keep the shiny side up people.

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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by nomad » Fri May 19, 2017 1:58 pm

fatkid wrote:it literally said 'not at anchor and drifting' where did you get 'under way'
drifting is underway
Under way = Not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground - if you are
drifting, you are under way

http://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/marit ... ting-terms

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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by rumluck » Sat May 27, 2017 9:18 am

I read the question fatkid.



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Re: NT boaters - know the rules quiz

Post by nomad » Sat May 27, 2017 10:44 am

Some NT boaters must have an exemption because they dont have any lights showing

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