By Jack Lagan
A, B, Sea is an interesting, complete advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's thesaurus of nautical phrases comprises definitions for and cross-references to every thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment version comprises many new entries, a few merely from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for critical sailors. choked with useful suggestion, it is a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated by way of passages from vintage books of the ocean, others via the author's stories aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and packing containers of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and unique dictionary contain:
Bermuda Triangle: Given a decision among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you want to vote for the latter whenever. the USA Coast safeguard definitely does.
carry away, to: while any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it...
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See also veer. It is easy to remember the difference; clocks go back—counterclockwise. 2. backing a sail is a useful technique for maneuvering a yacht; turning across the wind while leaving the sail sheeted on the old leeward side will cause it to back. Doing this with the foresail can be a means of using the wind to push the bow around. If you push the helm to the new leeward side, though, it can cause the boat to heave to—a quick way of stopping a yacht. backing down to maneuver a sport fishing boat in reverse in order to be able to gain line and, eventually, land a fish.
S3 L34 2003 2003000286 ISBN 978-1-57409-322-3 (pbk. : alk. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America Contents Contents Ten Remarkable Facts from the Loose-Footed Lexicon Introduction Preface to the Second Edition A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Selected Bibliography The A, B, Sea Nautical Trivia Quiz The A, B, Sea Nautical Trivia Quiz The A, B, Sea Nautical Trivia Quiz Ten Remarkable Facts from the Loose-Footed Lexicon 1. There are so many names for the different parts of a boat that even professional seamen would forget them.
Bargains shopping around is well worthwhile for many domestic items you need on a yacht. Chandlers tend to be on the expensive side, as do stores with the word “mountain” in their name. Camping stores are worth a try, but so is your local supermarket. It was in such a place that I discovered an excellent range of insulated plastic drinking mugs. They are double-hulled and have a shallow dished removable top with a small hole in it. As you tilt the mug, the tea, coffee or whatever flows into the top and allows you to drink it.