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See also: Signals.
One tenth of a nauticle mile.
A room within the boat.
A boat in which the driver sits in front of the engine. Such a boat usually has a pickle-fork bow.
There are over 2000 miles of canals in the UK. A few photographs have been provided here to give you a flavour and perhaps some inspiration for scale models of not just the boats, but the canals themselves. more......
A small wing, usually mounted between the sponsons.
A portion of a three-point hydroplane, comprising the sponson, chines, and air trap, molded as a single piece.
The person in charge of the ship, or in fact, in charge of any particular function: Captain of the waist, gun captain, etc. Also a naval rank; however, the term is also used to refer to a ship's commander regardless of his actual rank. The ship's Captain might hold only the rank of Lieutenant.
Stretcher for moving wounded men down hatches.
A boat with two hulls.
Timbers jutting from the side of the ship above the hausehole. Used to help support the anchor.
Air trapped around the propellor making it inefficient or at worst completely ineffective.
Reference: Cavitation - diracdelta.co.uk.
Metal straps or chains bolted to the ship's side to which the standing rigging to support masts is attached.
Flat plates jutting out from ships' side to give the chains more leverage. Usually just referred to as the 'chains'.
The line where the side and bottom of a v-bottomed boat meet; in a three-point hydroplane, the inclined side of a sponson or the hull.
The basic form of the clipper bow:
See also: Bow.
Raised lip around a hatchway.
A vessel that carries out local port to port operations.
The body responsible for the well being of vessels located in the waters under their control.
Not level, crooked.
Covered stairway between decks.
The Last Surviving Ship of the Civil War, and the last all sail powered warship built by the US Navy.
An article by Dennis Holmes on his scratch built model.
A vessel that carries containers - characterised by containers being on top of the deck.
Lowest and largest sail on each mast. Called "Fore Course" or "Main Course," depending upon the mast the sail is on.
Attach point for topmast and t'gallantmast.
The look out position atop the main mast.