The Small Craft Advisor
Trailerable Sailboat Seaworthiness Test
Prepared by John Vigor
with the editors of Small Craft Advisor
Internet edition by Gaetan Jette

Instructions

When answering the questions, you don't have to click exclusively on those tiny selection buttons: to make your choice, you can also click on the text itself for each option.

Once a question has been answered, the background color of that question will turn green, giving you a clearly visible cue of your progress in filling the questionnaire.

(These two features won't work with really old browsers)

When you have answered all questions, click the Submit button to see your score. If you have made a mistake or want to make a change, you don't have to start from scratch again: just make as many changes as you want and hit the Submit button again.

Pressing the Reset button will allow to restart from scratch, if you want to, for example, test a completely different boat.

Have fun.


1  Hull/deck design (Score) 
(1) 
(5) 
(10) 

2  Hull material (Score) 
(5) 
(4) 
(4) 
(2) 

3  Rudder (Score) 
(5) 
(2) 
(3) 

4  Keel / Centerboard etc. (Score) 
(15) 
(5) 
(7) 
(3) 
(0) 
(4) 
(2) 

5  Reducing sail (choose all applicable)  (Score) 
(5) 
(2) 
(3) 
(1) 
(4) 
(0) 

6  Heaving to (Score) 
(5) 
(4) 
(5) 
(0) 

7  Auxiliary power (Score) 
(6) 
(8) 
(10) 
(3) 

8  Terminal fittings on standing rigging (Score) 
(5) 
(5) 
(3) 
(1) 
(4) 

9  Is your boat's freeboard: (Score) 
(0) 
(10) 
(0) 

10  Flotation (Score) 
(4) 
(6) 
(5) 
(4) 

11  Cockpit size (Score) 
(0) 
(4) 
(8) 
(10) 

12  Cockpit integrity (choose all applicable)  (Score) 
(10) 
(0) 
(0) 
(5) 
(5) 

13  Cockpit lockers (choose all applicable)  (Score) 
(5) 
(3) 
(2) 

14  Rig (Score) 
(5) 
(4) 
(4) 
(3) 
(5) 
(4) 

15  Righting ability (Score) 
(10) 
(0) 

16  Is your boat beachable? (Draws less than 16 inches) (Score) 
(5) 
(0) 

17  Ground tackle (choose all applicable, 10 points max) (Score) 
(3) 
(6) 
(2) 
(2) 

18  Safety equipment (choose all applicable, 18 points max) (Score) 
(3) 
(2) 
(2) 
(2) 
(1) 
(1) 
(1) 
(2) 
(1) 
(1) 
(2) 

19  Your skill and experience in this boat (Score) 
(20) 
(10) 
(0) 

20  Boat's displacement (Score) 
(0) 
(5) 
(10) 
(15) 
(20) 
(25) 

21  Materials, construction, and overall condition of boat: (Score) 
(10) 
(5) 
(0) 

Scoring Key: The higher the score the more seaworthy your boat.
Press the Submit button to see your score.
Press the Reset button if you want to try the test again.

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