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The direction in which a vessel's bow points at any given time.
The forward part of a boat.
A mark or permanent line on a compass indicating the direction forward parallel to the keel when properly installed.
In back of the boat, opposite of ahead.
A bar or handle for turning a boat's rudder or an outboard motor.
A boat's propeller.
Toward the stern of the boat.
The kitchen area of a boat.
A permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof.
The area of a ship's side where people board and disembark.
A collective term for the anchor and its associated gear.
The greatest width of the boat.
A storage space in a boat's stern area.
The centerline of a boat running fore and aft; the backbone of a vessel.
A tool for opening the strands of a rope while splicing.
A structure, usually masonry, projecting out from the shore; a jetty may protect a harbor entrance.
The position of anchor as it is raised clear of the bottom.
To swing or steer off course, as when running with a quartering sea.
The palm of an anchor.
A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo.
The depth of water a boat draws.
The wheel or tiller controlling the rudder.
To put an item in its proper place.
Cabin or saloon floor. Timber extensions on the bottom of the rudder. Also the molded fiberglass deck of a cockpit.
An opening in a boat's deck fitted with a watertight cover.
The sides of a boat aft of amidships.
The weight of water displaced by a floating vessel, thus, a boat's weight.
To turn over.
The main body of a vessel.
An arrangement for securing a boat to a mooring buoy or a pier.
A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.
The after part of the boat.
The left side of a boat looking forward. A harbor.
Technically, the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the bottom of the water. Usually six to seven to one for calm weather and more scope in storm conditions.
The upper edge of a boat's sides.
A vertical plate or board for steering a boat.
The interior of the hull below the floor boards.
A rope ladder, lowered from the deck, as when pilots or passengers come aboard.
A marine toilet. Also the upper corner of a triangular sail.
A sudden, violent wind often accompanied by rain.
The right side of a boat when looking forward.