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Paint coating on the bottom of a boat to prevent marine fouling. Traditionally copper sheet was used.

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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.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HOLDING GROUND

The bottom ground of an anchorage. The expression is usually used with a modifying adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom

UP FLOW

The operation of an ion-exchange unit in which solutions are passed in at the bottom and out at the top of the container.

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

DAVY JONES LOCKER

An idiom for the bottom of the sea.

LOFTING

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