All the arts and skills of boat handling, ranging from maintenence and repairs to piloting, sail handling, marlinespike work, and rigging.


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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.

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

LOFTING

The technique used to convert a scaled drawing to full size used in boat construction.

BUMBOAT

A private boat selling goods.

LYING AHULL

Waiting out a storm by dousing all sails and simply letting the boat drift.

FOOTBOAT

A barges boat or dinghy.

GUARD BOAT

A boat which makes the rounds of a fleet at anchor to see that due watch is kept at night.

PITCHPOLE

To capsize a boat stern over bow, rather than by rolling over.

ICEBREAKER

A special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters.

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