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Old 02-12-2012, 06:34   #1
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Yachting Misnomers

Excerpts from Bob Kittredge book " Self Taught Navigation"

Yacht- The most expensive way yet discovered to go third class

Jibe- An (unintentional) maneuver that gave the Boom its name

Anchor- A device for fastening yourself back on the planet, when you dont want to get on it all the way

Free-Board- What most crew sign on for

Bullhorn- A device used by the Skipper for lowering his voice

Gaff- Spare boom carried aloft

Bowspirit- A helpful device if you signed on too many crew

Overhang- That extra part of the hull designed to float on air

Double Night Watch- period of incessant talk

Baggy-Wrinkle- The Skipper's lower eyelids the third day of a storm

Dalmation Half-Tangled- The knot most heaving lines assume in mid-air

Companionway- Where every companion aboard seems to congregate

Heave-To- Second occurrence of seasickness

Down Guys- Crew who wont get out of their bunks

Dead Reckoning- Logical conclusion of seasickness on second day without respiration

Come About- Phrase usually preceding an exaggerated estimation of day's run

Crew- Those wonderful people who you take with you and who you cant wait to fly home at your expense

Porthole- Result of encountering a barnacled log on left side of the hull

Cockpit- Depression in deck intended for chicken fights, now degraded primarily just for cocktails and chicks

Pulpit- Approaching harbor, the source of much non-ecclesiastical blasphemy

Clew- That corner of the sail that helps you remember the names of the other two corners

Nautical Mile- A land mile swollen by getting wet

Cockpit Dodger- The one dry guy after the big wave

Doghouse- A shelter in which much growling is heard and from which an old sea dog emerges in bad weather.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:41   #2
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Re: Yachting Misnomers

This is from a book that Captain Shelly let me borrow. The title of the book is Self-Taught Navigation " Ten East Steps to Master Celestial Navigation" by Robert Y Kittredge copyright 1970. Captain Shelly is going to teach me Celestial Navigation...pretty cool I think!!
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Re: Yachting Misnomers

Fun definitions for certain!
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This is from a book that Captain Shelly let me borrow. The title of the book is Self-Taught Navigation " Ten East Steps to Master Celestial Navigation" by Robert Y Kittredge copyright 1970. Captain Shelly is going to teach me Celestial Navigation...pretty cool I think!!
Captain Shelly sounds like a keeper - is she hooked up?

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