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