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I just received the approval letter to test at the REC in Baltimore for my sailing endorsement. The letter states my test will be Module018-Deck Safety and Rules of the Road 70% pass. I called Martinsburg WV, but they didn't really answer my question. I thought the test was a 10 question format about sailing trim and such. Can anyone shed some light with their experience?
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Years ago I sat for the exam for the original license. I recall it had a sailing addendum of questions (some of which were pretty archaic in subject matter). I would think that's what they would give you in addition to the rules of the road, which they tend to give you whenever you upgrade or renew a license.
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I only found one sample test at Boatsafe.com. Had questions about gaff rigs and square rigs. Archaic stuff. I'm just curious why it's titled Deck Safety on my letter.
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When I took my tests the sailing endorsement test was I believe a ten question test on sailing related items. It sounds like they are going to make you take the Deck and Rules sections again in addition to the sailing section.

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I have that endorsement. There were 10 questions on my test covering sail nomenclature, sailboat configurations, points of sail, sail trim, rules of the road, and parts of the sailboat. I don't remember it being difficult if you've got a bit of experience and give the handout a good look. My license shows Aux. Sail Endorsement though.

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I have that auxillary sail endorsement too and I recall a couple of the questions were archaic, as posted above, and dealt with care of canvass sails. Maybe this has changed since I took the test some decades ago!
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I do remember the pictures being really old. Almost as if the sloop/cutter hadn't been invented.

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Well, finally took the test today at the CG Exam Center. 20 questions, got a 90%. Had some simple ones like what is a gooseneck on the mast for, but some archaic quesitons pertaining to caulking a wood hull. I said drydock and caulk wet. Don't know if that was right, but kinda made sense to me. Figure if I am ever in a position to do that, someone will tell me what to do. Thanks for the replies.
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