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Old 14-11-2014, 15:50   #1
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French labels - need translation

Ok, I have started to sort thru the maze of old, older and original wiring on my "new" boat. In my quest to find the controller for the windlass, I found a group of masking tape labels in French. Can anyone read these well enough to translate for me? Or course they all disappear behind a bulkhead that I have not yet figured out how to access.
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Re: French labels - need translation

The first one is the Port Berth Light. Can't make out the others.

baBord - port
couchette - berth
feu - fire or light
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Jimmy Hoffa under the port bunk. Actually, it's feu which means fire.
The other two mention boite, which is box
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I thought Jimmy Hoffa was Italian??

darn French boat - blue = ground and none of the original wire is tinned...
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Re: French labels - need translation

feu does mean "fire", but it also means "light." my french/english dictionary reminds me that "couchette" is used for a train berth, as well as a bunk on a boat. I mis-translated it at first, and thought it meant the port settee light.

As stated above, "boite," means "box." And I couldn't make out anything significant of the other words from the pic, either, sorry. However, I believe them to relate to electrical service, because they've all been done the same way. Trace the wires to find the answer, or see if you can pm one of the multilingual Europeans, like Carstenb, Boatman61, or Atoll, who may be more used to reading European handwriting than I am.

Sorry to not be more help.

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Feu as light in French refers to traffic light. I haven't heard it used in any other way, but I don't have a full vocabulary of boat words in French either.
Naturally, 'light' would make more sense in the given context, but have a peek and see if anything's burning, just in case. jk.
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Re: French labels - need translation

To sailormaned

Having a list of nautical terms in French and English would be helpful.

If you find such a list, or if you develop one, please let me know. Send me a pm.
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et voilà!
http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/En...ical-Terms.pdf

yes, indeed, 'feu' is used as 'light' for nautical French. Good to know.
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Re: French labels - need translation

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Having a list of nautical terms in French and English would be helpful.

If you find such a list, or if you develop one, please let me know. Send me a pm.
Dunno if it is still in print, but have a look for:

"Yachtsman's Eight Language Dictionary" by Barbara Webb, published by Adlard Coles Ltd in the UK.

Has English and 7 other major European languages, including, of course, French, and covers many boat and navigation related terms.

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et voilà!
http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/En...ical-Terms.pdf

yes, indeed, 'feu' is used as 'light' for nautical French. Good to know.
Perfect! Thanks for the link.
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Snort - excellent link. I have been looking for terms in Chinese.
I downloaded the French and Spanish as well - will be useful to have.
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Re: French labels - need translation

Well I am French but I can't be any more helpful than the previous ansewers.
Writing is too faded or cut off. I agree with "Port birth light" for the first one but the second and third show only one legible word :" boite" which makes little sense on a boat...Sorry. But do not hesitate to contact me if you need further help to translate any mysterious French markings on your boat.
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Re: French labels - need translation

Hello ,

Recently registred on Cruisers Forum and being french ( I know , nobody's perfect ) this may help :

On the firts tape one can read " portboard cabin ligth" ( feu can mean fire or lights of any sort on a boat , plane , etc...)

The 2 others might be " connection box " so check if any on the line ...

The wiring colours are red for live and black for ground as a standart , but this wiring looks like a exotic one so anything like blue , brown , black are for ground ...

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Re: French labels - need translation

Google translate can translate most anything

https://translate.google.com/?hl=da#sv/da/

Boite = box
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Re: French labels - need translation

Yeah, boite is box, but what kind of a box or case? is it a junction box? an ice box? and then freezer? or maybe a terminal strip? That's why I suggested tracing the wires,

SailormanEd, what if you, who are there, transcribe what is written there that we can't make out from the picture, and take a picture of your transcription? If we could only see all the letters, I'm fairly sure someone could help you with this, especially someone who is aware of the thought patterns in French.

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