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IPhone "NavStation" App Competition

Digital Forge "NavStation".

Simply answer the questions below and the first ten correct entries PM'ed to tdw will win the apps.
(Info on the product can be obtained at iPhone Apps from The Digital Forge - Sailing, Navigation, Travel, Music, Education, Games)

Digital Forge are really just looking for sailors with Iphones to start using their app and if you are happy with the result then you'll tell your friends, who can then buy from the IPhone store for less than a couple of dollars.

Competition is restricted to US residents (cos the code is only good for the US)
In no way shape or form does SailNet endorse the product.
Winners must use the code within 30 days.
We'll put the winners in touch with DF as soon as we get ten correct entries.
Winners will be based on order in which correct entries reach my inbox.

Question One

Tightening the backstay on a fractional rigged boat......
a) bends the mast and loosens the forestay flattening the mainsail but powering up the jib.
b) bends the mast, tensions the forestay, flattening the mainsail and jib at the same time that it opens the leech on both sails
c) bends the mast, tensions the forestay, flattening the mainsail and jib at the same time that it tightens the leech on both sails.

Question Two
On a pound for pound basis which is the correct order in from strongest to weakest in terms of strength in bending?
a) Steel, GRP, cold molded cedar, ferrocement.
b) Steel, Ferrocement, GRP, Cold molded cedar
c) Cold molded cedar, GRP, Steel, ferrocement
d) Ferrocement, Steel, GRP, Cold molded cedar

Question Three
You are sailing along on a starboard tack keeping an eye on an approaching freighter to weather that might be on a collision course. Still some distance away, the freighter sounds two blasts. You should.....
a) immediately tack to give her clear passage, leaving you on her port side
b) hold your course, as she has indicated she will leave you to starboard
c) hold your course, after all you are on starboard tack
d) gybe away and sail a parallel course

Question Four
You are sailing in relatively open water in North America and in the distance you spot a navigation buoy. It is yellow and black, with top marks two black pointing-down cones. This means the hazard it is marking is to the.....
a) north
b) south
c) east
d) west



Answers
Q1 -
Q2 -
Q3 -
Q4 -


Good Luck.

Remember - Don't post your answers. PM then to TDW.






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Hey Fuzzy,

Didn't see any info on the app at their website... iPhone apps don't even appear to be mentioned on their site.

As for the answers...X.X.X.X

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Whoops....

Spot the deliberate mistakes......

Don't post your answers.....PM them to me.

Weblink is fixed.
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i dont have an iphone so i wont bother, any gifts for trying?
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i dont have an iphone so i wont bother, any gifts for trying?
Only the self satisfied smugness that comes with knowing that if you did have an IPhone, the goodies would be yours.
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Competition Winners.

OK....no losers in this one.

sailingdog
silverbranch
pegasus1457
funjohnson
quickstep192
sarafinadh
stewardsw
smackdaddy
alwheeler98

Answers were B..C..B..A

It must be admitted that only SailingDog, Silverbranch and Pegasus1457 actually got all four correct. Most of the rest fell down on Question 2.

DigitalForge will contact winners by PM.

Thanks to them for putting up the prize and thanks to you who participated.

Disgruntled Canadians and Moderators...your views have been noted and ignored.
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Nice going Silver and Peg - givin' the Dog a run for his appz. Yeah!

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oh cool! Thank you!

Hey, where did you find the tensile strength info? I couldn't find anything that indicated ANY wood product came close to steel on the scale. I thought the cold process wood was pretty interesting...
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Smack...don't try that on smart arse....you got two of them right. I'm sure glad you are not my navigator.....

Saraf.....you'd have to ask Jeff_H for that info. He came up with the question but I thought that was the correct order. ColdMoulded has immense strength for its weight while steel carries a major weight penalty in order to get the strength. As the owner of a smallish (34') steel sloop I can tell you that compared to her cold moulded or glass sisters she is less than nippy in light airs. Raven carries a couple of thousand pound extra compared to her siblings and what is worse a lot of that extra weight is in the hull, deck and superstructure, not down in the keel where it would do the most good.

Ref Question two....I'd like to know where aluminium fits into the mix. I'd have guessed at number one, followed by CMC, then GRP etc etc.

Van de Stadt 34
Displacement (steel) 5.40 t 11900 lbs
Displ. (aluminium/timber) 4.50 t 9900 lbs

Ballast (steel) 1.80 t 4000 lbs
Ballast (aluminium/timber) 2.00 t 4400 lbs
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