What procedure should you use to dry wet
Hoist the flags on signal halyards
Hang the flags over the signal bridge life
Hang the flags from the dress ship lines
Dry them in the ships laundry
What type of bunting material should you use to
repair a cotton flag?
What publication should you use to find the
correct dimensions for flags and pennants?
ATP 1, Vol. II
Why has nylon line replaced cotton line for
1. Nylon line costs less
Stack temperature and gases cause rapid
deterioration of cotton
Cotton line is hard to get
Cotton line shrinks greatly when wet
How are halyard blocks attached to yardarms?
Clamped to a U-bolt
Sister hooked to a U-bolt
Turn buckled to a U-bolt
Spliced to a U-bolt
What is the correct procedure for reeving
halyards through a signal halyard block?
1. Aft to forward
2. Forward to aft
3. Inboard to outboard
4. Outboard to inboard
How are rings and snaps attached to halyards?
By using a square knot
By using a bucket bend
By using a halyard short splice
By using a halyard eye splice
How should signal halyards be secured?
Eased off if the weather is fair; taut if the
weather is wet
Taut if the weather is fair; eased off if the
weather is wet
Eased off no matter the weather condition
Taut no matter the weather condition
When you splice double-braided line, where
should the end of the line be worked into?
The center of the line
Near the end of the line
Near the beginning of the line
It is not worked into the line
What special tool is used for splicing if the line
circumference is larger than 3 inches?
1. Fid and pusher
2. Wire fid
3. Wooden fid
4. Marlin spike
What percent of an average new line strength
will be retained when you splice an eye splice
into new double-braided line?
The wire fid for splicing double-braided line is
two times as long as the tubular fid.