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