The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another.

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CHINE

The intersection of the middle and sides of a boat

NAVAL TRAWLER

A converted trawler, or boat built in that style, used for naval purposes.

ACOUSTIC

A term pertaining to sound, or the science of sound.

HYDRAULICS

Engineering science pertaining to liquid pressure and flow.

GRID NAVIGATION

Navigation by the use of grid directions

HYDROGRAPHY

The science that deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and their adjoining coastal areas, with particular reference to their use for navigation.

HOMING

Navigation toward a point by following a signal from that point. Radiobeacons are commonly used for homing.

HYDROGRAPHER

One who studies and practices the science of hydrography

PNEUMATICS

Engineering science pertaining to gaseous pressure and flow.

TRIBOLOGY

The science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion, including the study of lubrication, friction and wear. Tribological wear is wear that occurs as a result of relative motion at the surface.

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