A, B, Sea. A Loose-Footed Lexicon by Jack Lagan

By Jack Lagan

A, B, Sea is an interesting, accomplished advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's word list of nautical phrases contains 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. filled with sensible recommendation, it is a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated via passages from vintage books of the ocean, others via the author's stories aboard an American schooner with a eu engine and packing containers of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and unique dictionary contain:

Bermuda Triangle: Given a call among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you'll want to vote for the latter at any time when. the U.S. Coast safeguard definitely does.
carry away, to: while any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it...

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Four months later, the electrics had been rewired, furniture had been added to the main cabin, a flash instrument panel to the cockpit and the installation of a hydraulic steering system, which relegated the mechanical one we already had to the role of backup. Then came the problem of the books. We already had a shelf that ran along the back of the sofa. It had a fiddle that ran along the edge but I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach: it wasn’t going to do the job. Something more substantial was needed but we had to get out of that damn boatyard and start traveling.

About, going about the act of going from one tack to the other through the eye of the wind; see tacking. abyss any part of the ocean deeper than 300 fathoms (about 600 meters) accommodation the living space on a vessel. If it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive, it is even better to travel comfortably. I would draw the line at chintz curtains, but especially if you are going to live aboard, maximizing the comfort of the living space should be a priority. Yacht designers seem to have a preoccupation with maximizing the apparent number of berths instead.

Diesel wins out with most boat owners for the following reasons. • Although diesel engines cost more than petrol engines, they are more than twice as economical to run. 75 kW). 75 kW). In most countries, diesel fuel is considerably cheaper than gasoline. The effect of this difference is that diesel-powered yachts need carry much less fuel for an equivalent number of hours under power. And that fuel costs less. • Unlike petrol engines, diesel units need no electrical power while operating. This is good news on a boat where electrical circuits are usually the first to be attacked by any ingress of water.

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