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Unformatted text preview: Boating Terms Terms you need to know on the water! aground • Touching bottom. anchor • A object that holds a vessel in place. Abeam • Straight out from amidship at a right angle. Amidship • While facing forward, it is the middle of the ship. Bearing • The 360 points on a compass that shows direction. Bow • The front part of the boat. Capacity Plate • Plate on the inside of the vessel that displays maximum weight capacity and horsepower rating. Can Buoy • Green buoy, odd numbered on the left side while returning from the sea. Capsize • To turn over. Cardinal Points • The four main points of a compass; north, south, east and west. Come About • To change course, or tack, in a sailboat. Compass • Instrument that shows the heading of a vessel. Displacement Hull • The type of hull that plows through the water. Draft • The depth of the vessel below the water line, measured vertically to the lowest part of the hull. Float Plan • Information left with someone concerning your boating trip Give-Way Vessel • Yields the right of way to avoid collision when nearing another vessel, also the burdened vessel. Gunwale • Top edge of the vessel. Hypothermia • A physical condition where the body loses heat faster than it can produce it. Nun Buoy • A Conical, red buoy bearing an even number and marking the starboard side of a channel from seaward. • Remember – “red, right, returning” PFD • Personal flotation device (life-jacket). Planing Hull • Type of hull that is shaped to lift out of the water at high speeds and ride on the surface. Port • The left side of the boat when facing the bow. Privileged Vessel • Vessel with the right of way and must hold its course and speed. Rules of the Road • Set of guidelines that operators follow for safety on the water. Starboard • The right side of the boat when facing the bow. BOATING TERMS FOR TEST!! THE END ...
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