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Old 03-07-2014, 17:12   #1
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Maritime Dictionary

So as I get older I realize I suffer from CRS (Can't remember sh!t)

I was googling for a nautical term and found this - Pretty comprehensive so I thought I would share.

MARITIME DICTIONARY – Officer of the Watch

Unfortunately I still didn't find the word I was looking for...

So what is the passage through a bulkhead called that allows water to drain to the bilge? Scuppers drain water off the decks but there is a specific term and I am blanking...
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Re: Maritime Dictionary

Freeing ports was my first thought.

Gusset the second

Limber holes the 3rd
.....But I just woke up....should have waited for the coffee... )
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Re: Maritime Dictionary

Bingo - Limber holes! Thanks!

From the Maritime dictionary... (I searched for bulkhead and limber hole it wasn't associated with that word)

Limber chains Chains passing through the limber holes of a vessel, by which they may be cleared of dirt.
Limber hole Small hole or slot cut in a structural member to permit the drainage of liquid.
Limber holes Holes in the bottoms of floors throught which bilge water runs through tank sections to a seepage basin, where it is then pumped out. The row of holes constitutes the limber passage.
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Thanks for the link
That dictionary is a great tool
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Re: Maritime Dictionary

Now for thread drift - I have 3 "compartments" that accumulate water, 2 are under the yet to be installed new bilge floor. I am trying to decide whether to add small rule pumps to pump two of the compartments into the one or drill/cut limber holes.

One of the "bulkheads" is the engine bed and I am not sure I want to drill a hole through it...

The issue is that the compartments fill and don't drain until well heeled. At that point they spillover, overwhelm the bilge pump momentarily then spill over that compartment to the salon floor.

I'll figure it out, I guess.. First step is fixing the ingress (warped cockpit locker lids)

Boating would be great if it wasn't for all this damn water...
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Re: Maritime Dictionary

Random, but I almost lost my drink when I was scrolling down and saw the term for Steward’s quarters.
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I need one with pronunciation.
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