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Seamanship quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute
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Evening light

Camera: Canon EOS-10D

Shutter speed: 1/10 second
Lens focal length: 14mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100

This image originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.

   

The business end

Camera: Canon EOS-1v

Shutter speed: 1/500 second
Aperture: f/5.6
Lens focal length: 300mm
Media: Fuji Velvia film

This image originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.

   

Hand worn

Camera: Mamiya M7

Shutter speed: 1/250 second
Aperture: f/8
Lens focal length: 43mm
Media: Fuji Velvia film

This image originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.

   

Q&A ditch bags

What should be carried in a ditch bag?

The contents of a ditch bag will vary from boat to boat, whether you’re an ocean voyager or a day tripper. Well-provisioned ditch bags can be purchased from a variety of sources and manufacturers. As expected, the higher the price, the more (or better) gear that’s included. But whether you purchase a prepacked ditch bag or assemble your own, start by considering how and where you use your boat, and consult experts for suggestions.

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