A tool for opening the strands of a rope while splicing.
A rope ladder, lowered from the deck, as when pilots or passengers come aboard.
The after part of the boat.
Technically, the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the bottom of the water. Usually six to seven to one for calm weather and more scope in storm conditions.
The main body of a vessel.
The centerline of a boat running fore and aft; the backbone of a vessel.
In back of the boat, opposite of ahead.
A storage space in a boat's stern area.
Toward the stern of the boat.
The left side of a boat looking forward. A harbor.
An arrangement for securing a boat to a mooring buoy or a pier.
A collective term for the anchor and its associated gear.
A sudden, violent wind often accompanied by rain.
A marine toilet. Also the upper corner of a triangular sail.
The forward part of a boat.
An opening in a boat's deck fitted with a watertight cover.
The weight of water displaced by a floating vessel, thus, a boat's weight.
A boat's propeller.
The upper edge of a boat's sides.
The sides of a boat aft of amidships.
The greatest width of the boat.
The direction in which a vessel's bow points at any given time.
To put an item in its proper place.
The right side of a boat when looking forward.
The position of anchor as it is raised clear of the bottom.
The area of a ship's side where people board and disembark.
The wheel or tiller controlling the rudder.
To swing or steer off course, as when running with a quartering sea.
A bar or handle for turning a boat's rudder or an outboard motor.
To turn over.
A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo.
A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.
A vertical plate or board for steering a boat.
A structure, usually masonry, projecting out from the shore; a jetty may protect a harbor entrance.
A permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof.
The interior of the hull below the floor boards.
The depth of water a boat draws.
The palm of an anchor.
Cabin or saloon floor. Timber extensions on the bottom of the rudder. Also the molded fiberglass deck of a cockpit.
A mark or permanent line on a compass indicating the direction forward parallel to the keel when properly installed.
The kitchen area of a boat.