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Old 27-02-2015, 22:36   #1
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Pesky Words

Love this forum, but totally new to sailing. I'd like to suggest a glossary of nautical terms and boat terminology. I can't understand many of the abbreviations, acronyms and what have you. What do think, floatable idea? Thanks, chile1


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Old 27-02-2015, 23:46   #2
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Good idea but glossaries or dictionaries of nautical terminology are readily available either in printed from or on the Internet.

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Old 28-02-2015, 02:48   #3
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Welcome aboard, chile1. Is your name about Chile, the country, or the condiment?

There will mostly be internet slang abbreviations here, most boat things are written out in full the first time in a post, and may be abbreviated later. Not always, of course, just an observation.

FWIW, (for what it's worth) s/s means stainless steel. Do feel free to ask about anything that puzzles you.

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Old 28-02-2015, 03:25   #4
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Thanks for the welcoming words Ann. It's all about the country, not the condiment. Cruising Forum is inspirational; I'm 3 years from retirement. I live in Kyoto, Japan or I should say my body is here but my mind is out on the waves. John Montpetit.


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Old 28-02-2015, 03:30   #5
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Chile, Welcome to the community! Don't let the jargon slow you down.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, chile.
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Welcome aboard - Let me Google that for you...

Glossary; Over 500 sailing & nautical terms defined.

There are probably thousands more out there...
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Thank you ex-Calif.


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Welcome aboard. My wife and I lived in Talca for a year. Loved it! We now live on a 38 foot C&C. We are just costal cruisers. Shucks, we even own an automobile! I wanted to sell it when we downsized but the wife would not hear of it! Shuttling the car is a pain but it sure is nice when we stay in one place for more than a week or two.
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Old 28-02-2015, 07:30   #10
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on my boat " thingymabobs", " doodaas " and "whatchamacallits" are still to be found in abundance...
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Love this forum, but totally new to sailing. I'd like to suggest a glossary of nautical terms and boat terminology. I can't understand many of the abbreviations, acronyms and what have you. What do think, floatable idea? Thanks, chile1


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Visit the page on this link for starters: (and there are other videos there to chose from)

https://www.google.com/search?q=sail...ml%3B895%3B754


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on my boat " thingymabobs", " doodaas " and "whatchamacallits" are still to be found in abundance...
I got a lot them too, including thingamagigs, doohickeys, pointy things and others I don't remember
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galldangit, what are you people talking about
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Maybe you could stow a glossary by your binacle so you could tell wether you were stuffing a yankee or a mule into your lazzarette!
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Maybe you could stow a glossary by your binacle so you could tell wether you were stuffing a yankee or a mule into your lazzarette!
What's a mule? (were you talking weather or whether?)
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