HomeFactopediaBrainoffsRankingsCommunityLog In
You know 0 facts





Sat 20 Jan 07 #1 
rp33333
Contributor


http://www.fortogden.com/nauticalterms.html
http://www.sailorschoice.com/Terms/scterms.htm
http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/gloss.htm



Lee side—Side of the ship sheltered from the wind
Footloose—Unsecured bottom portion of the sail dancing randomly in the wind
Booby hatch—Sliding cover to allow access or passage to the hold
Pooped—Swamped by a high, following sea
Skyscraper—Small triangular sail set above the skysail
Bitter end—End of an anchor cable fastened to the bitts at the bow
Toe the line—Call to attention—Crew forms up with toes touching a seam in the deck planking
Rummage—Ship’s cargo—Damaged cargo was sold at a “rummage sale”
Scuttlebutt—Water barrel with a hole cut for drinking water—Much gossip was exchanged around the water barrel
Marline—2-stranded twine of tarred hemp
Mizzen—Sail of a ketch, yawl, or 3-masted schooner on the aft mast
Reeve—Pass a line through a block
Reef—Reduce the sail area
Spinnaker—Light-weight, spherical sail used in reaching and running
Snub—Stop the running out of a line
Becket—Eye in the end of a block for securing a line
Bilge—Area of the hull below the waterline
Bollard—Strong post securing lines
Bowsprit—Spar attached to and extending forward from the bow
Burgee—Small flag flown from the starboard spreader on a sailboat—Denotes yacht club affiliation
Windlass—Raises or lowers the anchor
Tack—Go about and change direction
Hawser—Cable or line used for towing, mooring, or anchoring a large vessel
Kumatage—Bright appearance in the horizon, under the sun or moon
Dinghy—Small rowboat or inflatable—Also called a “dink”
Davit—Hoist that projects over the side of a ship
Lazarette—Stowage lockers in the cockpit
League—Three nautical miles
Leg—Distance sailed in one tack
Limbers—Holes in the bilge crossframes for drainage
Chandlery—Marine hardware store
Clovis pin—Pin that secures one fitting to another
Coaming—Low wall around a cockpit
Cuddy—Small shelter cabin in a small boat
Ama—Outboard hull of a trimaran
Avast—Stop or cease—From the Dutch “hould vast” or hold fast
Fathom—Six feet of depth
Fluke—Broad flat parts of an anchor designed to grab and hold in the bottom
Flotsam—Debris floating on the water surface
Flaw—Gust stronger than the prevailing wind
Fly—Wind direction indicator on the masthead
Jetsom—Goods cast overboard deliberately to lighten a vessel
Amidships—In or toward the center of the boat
Gunwale—Upper edge of a boat’s sides
Head—Marine toilet
Screw—Boat propeller
Sole—Cabin or saloon floor
Sounding—Measurement of the depth of water


Knows 91856 facts
like | send message


Sun 21 Jan 07 #2 
TeaBag
Contributor

Lee side -- Side of the ship sheltered from the wind
Footloose -- Unsecured bottom portion of the sail dancing randomly in the wind
Booby hatch -- Sliding cover to allow access or passage to the hold
Pooped -- Swamped by a high, following sea
Skyscraper -- Small triangular sail set above the skysail
Bitter end -- End of an anchor cable fastened to the bitts at the bow
Toe the line -- Call to attention -- Crew forms up with toes touching a seam in the deck planking
Rummage -- Ship’s cargo -- Damaged cargo was sold at a “rummage sale”
Scuttlebutt -- Water barrel with a hole cut for drinking water -- Much gossip was exchanged around the water barrel
Marline -- 2-stranded twine of tarred hemp
Mizzen -- Sail of a ketch, yawl, or 3-masted schooner on the aft mast
Reeve -- Pass a line through a block
Reef -- Reduce the sail area
Spinnaker -- Light-weight, spherical sail used in reaching and running
Snub -- Stop the running out of a line
Becket -- Eye in the end of a block for securing a line
Bilge -- Area of the hull below the waterline
Bollard -- Strong post securing lines
Bowsprit -- Spar attached to and extending forward from the bow
Burgee -- Small flag flown from the starboard spreader on a sailboat -- Denotes yacht club affiliation
Windlass -- Raises or lowers the anchor
Tack -- Go about and change direction
Hawser -- Cable or line used for towing, mooring, or anchoring a large vessel
Kumatage -- Bright appearance in the horizon, under the sun or moon
Dinghy -- Small rowboat or inflatable -- Also called a “dink”
Davit -- Hoist that projects over the side of a ship
Lazarette -- Stowage lockers in the cockpit
League -- Three nautical miles
Leg -- Distance sailed in one tack
Limbers -- Holes in the bilge crossframes for drainage
Chandlery -- Marine hardware store
Clovis pin -- Pin that secures one fitting to another
Coaming -- Low wall around a cockpit
Cuddy -- Small shelter cabin in a small boat
Ama -- Outboard hull of a trimaran
Avast -- Stop or cease -- From the Dutch “hould vast” or hold fast
Fathom -- Six feet of depth
Fluke -- Broad flat parts of an anchor designed to grab and hold in the bottom
Flotsam -- Debris floating on the water surface
Flaw -- Gust stronger than the prevailing wind
Fly -- Wind direction indicator on the masthead
Jetsom -- Goods cast overboard deliberately to lighten a vessel
Amidships -- In or toward the center of the boat
Gunwale -- Upper edge of a boat’s sides
Head -- Marine toilet
Screw -- Boat propeller
Sole -- Cabin or saloon floor
Sounding -- Measurement of the depth of water


Knows 30187 facts
like | send message


Sun 21 Jan 07 #3 
TeaBag
Contributor

If you are typing this in Word and having trouble with the dash thing .. if you "find" ^+ and replace it with (space--space) and then cut and paste when you are done, it should work.


Knows 30187 facts
like | send message


Mon 22 Jan 07 #4 
JUS
Contributor

Unless you need the long dash, you could disable the auto correct function by going to:-

Tools-Auto correct options-(Select the tab which says "Autoformat as you type")-Uncheck the box which says "Hyphens (--) with Dash (—)" then click OK

or if you move your mouse under the dash which appeared when you put -- in.........a lightning bolt with the words autocorrect options will appear..............click the little black down arrow and select "stop automatically creating dashes"


Knows 12923 facts
like | send message


Mon 22 Jan 07 #5 
JUS
Contributor

Done thanks :).............and ta 4 reformat TB


Knows 12923 facts
like | send message


Mon 22 Jan 07 #6 
TeaBag
Contributor

Genius JUS. I had tried the Autocorrect thing previously, but hadn't checked out the Autoformat As You Type tab ...


Knows 30187 facts
like | send message


Wed 24 Jan 07 #7 
rp33333
Contributor

JUS - Thanks - - I unchecked the autoformat box for hyphen.


Knows 91856 facts
like | send message


This topic is now closed.






   About - Terms - Privacy Log In