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Sailaway - Questionnaire - First Part - Manoeuvres

  First Part - Manoeuvres  
  Is this sailing vessel ready to tack ?  

  The topping lift has to be slackened during navigation.  

  To lower the traveller of the mainsail will make the vessel  
  bear away
  luff up

  To give a slant to the mainsheet you have to  
  tighten the clew outhaul
  ease the boom vang
  ease the mainsheet
  pull in the backstay

  To tighten the boom vang when you are on a close hauled sailing course is of no use.  

  To prevent a line is pulled out of its rigged path (through pulleys or blocks) you should end it with a certain knot. Which one ?  
  With a bowline
  With a clove hitch.
  With a figure of eight knot.
  With an overhand knot.

  What do you check immediately after having started the engine ?  
  Whether the tension of the driving belt is adjusted properly.
  Whether the oil level is correct.
  Whether water is coming out of the exhaust.

  What is the main disadvantage of a bowline ?  
  A bowline cannot be untied under load.
  That it is difficult to untie after having been under load for some time.
  It slides.

  When tacking the sail you mainly work with is the  

  When gybing you pull in the mainsheet completely ...