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10-02-2013 11:53 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

That ones easy - lacking in saltiness.

Ignorance of seafaring routines & procedures.
10-01-2013 10:44 AM
Slayer
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

How about "landlubberliness?" Better look it up fast because it's up for deletion from from some dictionaries this year.
10-01-2013 04:47 AM
Unkle Toad
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

in the last 3 minutes Ive learned more reading this thread then Ive learned in the last week reading programiing text books.
09-30-2013 11:59 PM
Faster
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

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Originally Posted by paulk View Post
Never heard of larboard being anything but the opposite of starboard. (And not used much, because it's too easy to confuse with the way starboard sounds. That's why Port is used instead of larboard.) We've always called the after port side the Port quarter, and the after starboard side the Starboard quarter. That's where the boat's Quarter Wave shows up. That's why bunks located there are called quarter berths.
That ^^
09-30-2013 11:11 PM
paulk
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

Never heard of larboard being anything but the opposite of starboard. (And not used much, because it's too easy to confuse with the way starboard sounds. That's why Port is used instead of larboard.) We've always called the after port side the Port quarter, and the after starboard side the Starboard quarter. That's where the boat's Quarter Wave shows up. That's why bunks located there are called quarter berths.
09-30-2013 10:56 PM
Harborless
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

Heres a silly question i could easily google but its appropriate to ask here.
what is the aft port side of a boat called?
like I know the aft starboard is called larboard. What of port?
09-30-2013 08:40 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

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Originally Posted by ccher View Post
Ah so. Thanks RainDog. A big mystery to me solved. I can now go ask my neighbor who has an H34 if he knows the answer.
Make sure his baggy wrinkles are in order too.
09-30-2013 06:04 PM
ccher
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

Ah so. Thanks RainDog. A big mystery to me solved. I can now go ask my neighbor who has an H34 if he knows the answer.
09-30-2013 05:58 PM
RainDog
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

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Originally Posted by ccher View Post
And while asking about sailboat lingo what does "B&R" stand for? Usually seen it to describe the swept back spreader rig used on many Hunters.
Bergstrom & Ridder
09-30-2013 05:39 PM
ccher
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

And while asking about sailboat lingo what does "B&R" stand for? Usually seen it to describe the swept back spreader rig used on many Hunters.
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