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Old 22-04-2011, 16:46   #1
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How to Count Decks

"Deck -Nautical: a floorlike surface wholly or partially occupying one level of a hull, superstructure, or deckhouse, generally cambered, and often serving as a member for strengthening the structure of a vessel."
How should we count decks to describe our vessels?

My Coot has two exterior levels: (1) the main 360-degree deck and (2) the roof of the saloon.

The interior has four levels: (1) saloon, (2) engine room, (3) master stateroom, and (4) pilothouse. However, the first three are all at the "bottom" of the boat while the pilothouse is atop the enginehouse and is at the same level as the main exterior deck.

So, what's the total number of decks? Somewhere between two and six. But what's the "correct" number.

The builder owes me a "P."

PS. I'd say three.

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Old 23-04-2011, 07:22   #2
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Re: How to Count Decks

I'm thinking its two.

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Re: How to Count Decks

Looks to me like a 'main deck' and an 'upper deck'. This bit at the bottom would be called 'below decks', methinks. SO that would make two decks and a... erm...

Well, you could just pretend it's a house and called it thee stories!

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Re: How to Count Decks

one deck, two decks,.......
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