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Old 18-06-2013, 17:18   #61
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

The proper pronunciation for this application is Saloon.....when pronounced as Salon it is just another example of American ignorance showing itself as pretentiousness.
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

I don't know whats proper! but Ive always heard Saloon, like the western bar. At least the folks that had the BIG boats I met called it that ! We just called home ! LOL
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

Saloon (not pronounced "salon") is masculine where refreshments are served as on a boat/ship. Salon is feminine and is where nails and hair are done. So, do you have a "girlie" boat or a "manly" boat? So, you choose between salon and saloon.
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

I usually pronounce them both as 'cabin.'
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Old 19-06-2013, 10:20   #66
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

Salon/Saloon on a boat usually doesn't go into actually application. It's for vessels big enough to have "state rooms" and seperate rooms for eating. Basically it is fancier and takes up less room on the drawings than writing "dinning area". My boat is too small/simple to have a Saloon, the cabin area is divided at the mast with head and storage forward and main cabin w/pull out double bunk, coffee table and iceboa/chart table, there is a partial bulkhead dividing the galley from the rest of the cabin.

No one actually uses the term unless there "Yacht" is so incredibly big the rooms need to be named and/or someone wants to try an make people think it is so big the rooms need to be named.
But the to answer the question there are various definitons for the word Saloon

Saloon:
(1) : a usually large public cabin on a ship (as for dining)
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: the living area on a yacht
(3) :a room or place for general use for a specific purpose: a dining saloon on a ship.

In a search for Salon Nautical I came up with "Nautical Hair Salon" is located in Suisun City, Ca.
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Re: Salon or Saloon ?

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It's for vessels big enough to have "state rooms" and seperate rooms for eating.
Don't conflate the saloon and the mess. Those can be housed in different cabins as well. Some saloons are dining saloons, but a saloon can be any common area where people congregate socially, as opposed to a "study."
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