May 16, 2011, 8:20 AM
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Re: [The Publisher] The not-so-nautical dictionary
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From Chris Caswell:
Sure, Eric, there are a lot more terms. Take, for example, all the strings on a boat. Up strings, in strings, down strings and just strings. And then there's the tree in the middle of the boat, too. Keep the tree pointed up.
From David Barrow:
Naughty names we used to call the galley the Kitchen and nav station the navigatorium but more often it was known as "the place opposite the kitchen where the maps go".
From Rich Hayes:
Yes, whilst we have guys, sheets, up & down hauls, halyards, kickers/vangs, cunninghams, topping lifts, preventors, warps, cables, etc, etc, actually it’s all just String. Blue string, yellow string, black string, white-with-red-bits string; big string, little string…
From Doran Cushing:
As told to me some years ago by some Hobie 33 racers, the bow was Adventureland and the cockpit was Fantasyland.