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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2011, 04:24 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

For a moment I thought we were*referring to*lunatic.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2011, 03:03 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

*I would have guessed Moonshine.

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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 08:58 PM
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Posted By markpierce
Boat terms just for the fun of it

*Maybe not, but it pays to have a boat not looking like all the others.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/attachments/photobucket/img_49712_1_5d4a90db0866c1c4f6a136c9ef4ed39e.jpg

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Coast Guard,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 08:43 PM
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Posted By markpierce
Boat terms just for the fun of it

Coast Guard, this is 35-foot recreational vessel Carquinez Coot, dark hull, white superstructure, yellow pilothouse roof.* Do you see me?* Over.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

Eric, wikipedia seems to agree with my memory:

"Traditionally, sailing ships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_ship) were commanded from the quarter deck...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 06:37 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

The first powered oceancraft had side-wheel paddles.* The command center for the*boat was on a*literal open*bridge*spanning the distance between*the paddle wheels.*
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 12:47 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

*Chapman defines "topsides" as both (1) the sides of a vessel above the waterline and (2) on deck as opposed to below deck.

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Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2011, 03:45 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

Skipperdude, you seem to have the same habit as I of changing avatars frequently.* I think it is refreshing.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2011, 04:32 PM
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

Gash Fanny Refuse container or dustbin.
Futtocks Pieces of timber that make up a large transverse frame.
Midshipman's nuts Broken pieces of biscuit as dessert.
Reduced cat A light version on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By markpierce
RE: Boat terms just for the fun of it

Some marine terminology sounds humorous to me, like:

gash fanny

futtocks

midshipman's nuts

reduced cat
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