toward the rear, or transom, of a ship.
a heavy iron instrument, usually connected to the vessel by a chain or rope, that is used to grip the sea bottom to hold the boat in place.
underwater plateau that rises up from the ocean floor, creating shallow water where fish feed.
a boatís widest point, usually near the middle of the boat.
method of fishing which uses a beam to hold open a net at its mouth.
beneath or under the deck.
Block and tackle:
arrangement of pulleys and line which increases hoisting power for heavy work, such as pulling in the sail in a strong breeze.
long piece of wood which runs perpendicular to the mast, to which the foot (bottom edge) of the sail is attatched.
the front section of a boat.
a distinctively marked object that floats in the water as a navigational marker.
ability to float or rise in a fluid.
a map of part of the sea, showing currents, depths, islands, coasts, etc.
an instrument for showing the directions of north, south, west, & east.
method of fishing in which a net is pulled behind the boat.
unit of water depth equivalent to 6 feet.
any "stuff" floating - trees, driftwood, wreckage, etc.
toward the bow or stem.
the body of a boat.
those things that sink in the water - they donít float like flotsam.
to throw overboard.
speed through water; the velocity in nautical miles (6,080 feet) per hour. Also, turns taken in a line for fastening.
what you are if youíre not a seaman.
underwater rock ridges and mountains that rise near the surface of the sea.
a group of symbols and definitions on a chart or map.
a record of details of a voyage made by a shipís captain or crew. Also. A device for measure.
a new boatís first trip.
located on or near the sea.
a measurement used by sailors that equals 6,080 feet (a land mile is 5,280 feet) .
to steer or manage a ship, to sail or voyage over water.
left side of vessel when facing forward.
an area of the sea that is shallow, especially at low tide.
the captain of a ship.
right side of the vessel when facing forward.
private cabins in a ship.
the rear section of the boat.
large ship powered by wind and sails, used for pleasure cruising.