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C

Yes.

See also: Signals.

Cable

One tenth of a nauticle mile.


Cable Ship


Cabin

A room within the boat.


Cab-Over

A boat in which the driver sits in front of the engine. Such a boat usually has a pickle-fork bow.


Canals

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......

Canard

A small wing, usually mounted between the sponsons.


Canoe

A portion of a three-point hydroplane, comprising the sponson, chines, and air trap, molded as a single piece.

Captain

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.


Car Carrier


Car Ferry


Cargo Liner


Cargo Passenger Liner


Carrying Plank

Stretcher for moving wounded men down hatches.


Catamaran

A boat with two hulls.

Cathead

Timbers jutting from the side of the ship above the hausehole. Used to help support the anchor.


Cavitation

Air trapped around the propellor making it inefficient or at worst completely ineffective.

Reference: Cavitation - diracdelta.co.uk.


Chains

Metal straps or chains bolted to the ship's side to which the standing rigging to support masts is attached.


Chain-Wale

Flat plates jutting out from ships' side to give the chains more leverage. Usually just referred to as the 'chains'.


Chine

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.


Clipper


Clipper Bow

The basic form of the clipper bow:

See also: Bow.


Coaming

Raised lip around a hatchway.


Coastal Patrol Craft


Coastal Tanker


Coaster

A vessel that carries out local port to port operations.


Coastguard

The body responsible for the well being of vessels located in the waters under their control.


Cockbill, cockabill

Not level, crooked.


Collier


Commando Ship


Companionway

Covered stairway between decks.


USS Constellation

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.


Container Ship

A vessel that carries containers - characterised by containers being on top of the deck.


Corvette


Course

Lowest and largest sail on each mast. Called "Fore Course" or "Main Course," depending upon the mast the sail is on.


Crosstrees

Attach point for topmast and t'gallantmast.


Crows Nest

The look out position atop the main mast.


Cruise Liner


Cruiser


Cutter


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