Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

BalkanSabranje: Second DNF. Linilois, in case you do find this cache again I owe you a drink. [:D]
In any case, this cache will not be revived for a second time.

Thx to all the visitors,
BS/2

More
<

Sailor's Exam 1 (remake)

A cache by BalkanSabranje Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/29/2004
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

To find this cache, you will have to answer a few water sport related questions.
The above coordinates just give a general direction of where the caching area could be.


Question A
What do you see on the following picture:
lights
- the lights of a trawler longer than 50 meters, then A=052°
- the lights of a dredger restricted in its ability to manoeuvre, then A=106°
- the lights of a pilot vessel, then A=233°
- the lights of a hover craft, then A=349°

Question B
The old harbor of Dubrovnik is located at (WGS84):
- N 42°19.70', E 018°02.40', then B=088°
- N 42°24.60', E 018°10.30', then B=163°
- N 42°38.30', E 018°06.90', then B=215°
- N 42°43.50', E 018°17.80', then B=284°

Question C
The channel used for the DSC distress alert is:
- 16, then C=017°
- 55, then C=174°
- 70, then C=235°
- 83, then C=276°

Question D
The frequencies used for NAVTEX are:
- 480 and 508 kc/s, then D=0.048 nm
- 490 and 518 kc/s, then D=0.194 nm
- 500 and 528 kc/s, then D=0.236 nm
- 510 and 538 kc/s, then D=0.372 nm

Question E
The signal for a distress alert using the alphabetical flags is:
- Alfa and Golf, then E=5
- Charlie and Golf, then E=6
- November and Charlie, then E=7
- Quebec and November, then E=8

Question F
In a Croatian sea map, the letter "p" stands for:
- sand, then F=328°
- mud, then F=343°
- rocks, then F=358°
- sea weed, then F=013°


Before you start your search for the cache, be sure to use a magnetic compass, do not try it with a geographic north!

Start your search at the position where you can take a bearing of "A" to the tip of the tower of Ottensheim castle (see picture) and of "B" to the southern edge of the Ottensheim lock and power station (see picture).
From here, walk in a "C" direction for "D" nautical miles. After arriving at the number "E", walk in the direction of "F" for about another 20 fathoms.

The cache (second edition: illy can) originally comprised:
- log book and pencil (please do not remove)
- shell from the Belgian Atlantic coast
- dwarf
- rubber ball


Happy hunting (or sailing),
BalkanSabranje


Additional Hints (No hints available.)



 

Find...

22 Logged Visits

Found it 10     Didn't find it 5     Write note 3     Archive 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 9 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.