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Old 09-10-2012, 21:36   #31
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

According to my daughter it's a ship if it has a "Twirly Thingy" (Open array RADAR) on top.
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Old 09-10-2012, 22:52   #32
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

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Boat vs Ship - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

They way my old Navy Grandfather explained it to me as a kid was that boats can go on a ship.
The above is the answer I have seen and liked the most.

As far a subs go, the reference to them as boats is historical (early 1900's) from when they were a lot smaller and the terminology never changed.
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Old 10-10-2012, 00:30   #33
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We had a saying in the Navy. Only two kinds of boats .... Subs..... and Targets!
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:17   #34
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I am thinking about taking my 18' kayak out to my boat/ship/yacht (I call her Chanticleer) Saturday morning so I can be lazy and not have to haul the dingy/skiff/tender/boat over to the town landing.
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:40   #35
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Gee bash, Ive never seen a kayak advertised as a kayak boat ?? Have you ?? just sayin you own it you call it whatever you want !! not trying to make big deal about it !!
just sayin?

I spend a great deal of time kayaking, and I do at least one multi-week international trip every year. I don't know any serious kayaker who doesn't call his/her boat a "boat."

You want advertisements? Both my boats are Eddylines, so I jumped on their website to see what whether people are using the term "boat" to apply to their boats. Guess what? Almost every kayak owner who is quoted in the ads uses that terminology.

Look for yourself (scroll down to the testimonials): Night Hawk 16 - Thermoform Kayak Models - Eddyline Kayaks & Swift Paddles
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:48   #36
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BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand

SHIP = Sign Here In Person
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

Here is a boat on a ship?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/3...latform300.jpg
or something like that

Hint MV swan and HMS Nottingham
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Old 10-10-2012, 15:39   #38
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

I run a boat that is definitely a boat that leans outwards on turns, planing or not. So that definition can be untrue.
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

Our "boat" is a LLoyds registered ship.

So - how about the "ferryboat YORKTOWN" Boat or ship?
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Old 10-10-2012, 23:35   #40
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

If it looks anything like mine, it's a BOAT.

If I can't afford it, it's a YACHT.

If I'm afraid of being run down by it, it's a SHIP.



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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

Looks like Mike definition i pretty close to true

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Got me thinking.......

A Ship is a vessel that needs crew.

A boat is a vessel where crew is optional or "only" very useful.


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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

What about U-Boats?
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

I can afford a boat.
I can't afford a ship.
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

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They're all boats.
Viz: I have a small boat which I keep on the deck of my big boat. My neighbour has a bigger boat than me. There are much bigger boats than that. Take the USS Enterprise as an example.
Now that's a f****n' big boat!
All ships are boats. But not all boats are ships...
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