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February 22, 2013 - 06:09:14 pm

SOUNDING - A measurement of the depth of water.SLACK - Not fastened; loose. Also, to loosen.SOLE - Cabin or saloon floor....

February 16, 2013 - 05:14:05 pm

THWARTSHIPS - At right angles to the centerline of the boat.TIDE - The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans....

February 08, 2013 - 05:06:18 pm

BATTEN DOWN - Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck.BEAM - The greatest width of the boat.BEARING...

February 01, 2013 - 04:25:51 pm

SOUNDING - A measurement of the depth of water.SPRING LINE - A pivot line used in docking, undocking, or to prevent the boat...

January 25, 2013 - 03:37:42 pm

SATELLITE NAVIGATION - A form of position finding using radio transmissions from satellites with sophisticated on-board...

January 18, 2013 - 04:07:42 pm

ABAFT - Toward the rear (stern) of the boat. Behind.ABEAM - At right angles to the keel of the boat, but not on the boat.ABOARD...

January 11, 2013 - 05:20:37 pm

Manifest: The ship captain’s list of individual goods that make up the ship’s cargo.Marine surveyor: Person who inspects a ship...

December 14, 2012 - 03:56:43 pm

Capsize - To turn over.Chafing Gear - Tubing or cloth wrapping used to protect a line from chafing on a rough surface.Chart - A...

November 30, 2012 - 01:49:11 pm

Beam - The greatest width of the boat.Bearing - The direction of an object expressed either as a true bearing as shown on the...

November 23, 2012 - 02:11:02 pm

 Standing Part  - That part of  a line which is made fast. The main part of a line as distinguished from the bight and the end....

November 16, 2012 - 05:03:16 pm

Scope - Technically, the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the...

November 09, 2012 - 02:06:31 pm

LATITUDE - The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.LAZARETTE - A storage space in a boat's...

October 12, 2012 - 02:03:13 pm

CABIN - A compartment for passengers or crew.CAPSIZE - To turn over.CAST OFF - To let go.CATAMARAN - A twin-hulled boat, with...

October 12, 2012 - 02:03:00 pm

CABIN - A compartment for passengers or crew.CAPSIZE - To turn over.CAST OFF - To let go.CATAMARAN - A twin-hulled boat, with...

October 05, 2012 - 12:55:31 pm

DOCK - A protected water area in which vessels are moored.The term is often used to denote a pier or a wharf.DOLPHIN - A group...

September 21, 2012 - 01:03:55 pm

GALLEY - The kitchen area of a boat.GANGWAY - The area of a ship's side where people board and disembark.GEAR - A general term...

September 16, 2012 - 05:32:11 pm

SQUARE KNOT - A knot used to join two lines of similar size. Also called a reef knot.STANDING PART - That part of a line which...

September 07, 2012 - 04:17:59 pm

Satellite Navigation - A form of position finding using radio transmissions from satellites with sophisticated on-board...

August 31, 2012 - 04:28:00 pm

 PIER -  A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore. PILE -  A wood, metal or concrete pole driven into the bottom...

August 13, 2012 - 11:50:03 am

Abaft - BehindAbeam - Area on either side of a ship near the mid section.About - Direction of travel opposite to that being...

August 06, 2012 - 01:47:57 pm

GUNWALE         Upper Edge Of The Side Of A ShipGYBE             To Swing A Sail From One Side To AnotherHALYARD         Rope...

July 27, 2012 - 04:17:23 pm

Dyogram         Ship's Chart Indicating Compass Deflection Due To Ship's IronEaring     Line         For Fastening Corner Of A...

July 22, 2012 - 05:03:21 pm

Word                             DefinitionBulwark         The Side Of A Ship Above The DeckBumpkin         Spar Projecting...

July 13, 2012 - 06:49:43 pm

Word                             DefinitionAbaft                          Toward Or At The Stern Of A Ship; Further...

June 29, 2012 - 04:51:09 pm

LAZARETTE - A storage space in a boat's stern area.LEE - The side sheltered from the wind.LEEWARD - The direction away from the...

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