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Old May 14th, 2003, 09:50 AM
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Default Nautical terms while at sea

take this with a "grain of salt" as that is what it is intended for. Your accomodations are a cabin, stateroom, or suite not just a room. The bathroom is called the "head" the front of the ship is the "bow" the rear of the ship is the "stern" when moving about the ship if you are heading toward the bow you are going "forward. If you are heading towards the stern that is "aft" the left side of the ship is"port" the right side is "starboard" you embark and disembark you do not get on and off the ship. Anything else??? <VBG>
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Old May 14th, 2003, 10:01 AM
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And for goodness sakes, it's a SHIP, not a BOAT!!!



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Old May 14th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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It's an overhead not a ceiling
It's a deck not a floor
It's a bulkhead not a wall
It's a skuttlebutt not a drinking fountain
It's a galley not a kitchen
It's a mess hall not a dining room
It's a brig not a jail
It's a hatchway not a door
It's a ladder way not stairs
It' the fantail not the back of the ship
It's a swab not a mop
It's chow not food
It's a slopchute not a snackbar
It's a frosty not a beer
It's geedunk not munchies
It's hooch not booze
And a whole lot more that I just don't remember right now.
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Old May 14th, 2003, 11:17 AM
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But how come my room always ends up being at the back of the boat?
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Old May 14th, 2003, 11:33 AM
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I think I'm paying too much for chow in a mess hall...and I sure don't want to eat from a slopchute!

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Old May 14th, 2003, 03:32 PM
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"Arrrrggggh me mateys, mark me words: Port is left and Starboard is right, and if you don't learn the difference I'll throw you out that little round window."

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Old May 14th, 2003, 05:03 PM
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Now why is this a "gripe?" I do remember a post where someone asked about cabins on either the port or stern sides of the ship; at least he got three out of four terms correct!

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Old May 14th, 2003, 05:13 PM
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I was going to cite Quint in the movie "Jaws:" "Front, bow, back, stern and if ye don't get it right, squirt, I'll throw yer *** out that little round window in the side!"--but mferranti beat me to it.



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Old May 14th, 2003, 07:14 PM
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I heard one recently on a Princess cruise:

An elderly gentleman asked me when we were scheduled to " DOCK OFF "

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Old May 15th, 2003, 05:41 AM
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Ok but all I want to know is which rooms are better? The ones in the front of the boat or in the back? When the boat parks at a dock where do you want to be? On the Left or right for the best views? <G>
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Old May 15th, 2003, 08:32 AM
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And when the Captain is at the Captain's reception and dinner, who's driving the boat?

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Old May 15th, 2003, 10:40 AM
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A helmsman drives the boat--well, nowadays a computer. By the way, while we're on the topic of nautical terms:

Speed is measured in Knots, not miles per hour.

A knot is equal to 1 nautical mile per hour. A nautical mile is equal to one minute of great circle arc at the Equator. Which means that 1 knot = 1 minute of arc and/or 1.15 land (statute) miles per hour.

A ship making 10KTS travels at the same speed as a car going 11.5 MPH.
A ship making 20KTS travels at the same speed as a car going 23 MPH.

And here's where it gets interesting. The old national interstate speed limit was 70 MPH. Why? Because 60KTS = A full degree of arc = 69MPH. A car traveling 70MPH could cover a little more than a full degree of arc in an hour. They simply rounded the 69 up to the next mutliple of 10.

Now, stuff that through that little round window in the side.



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Old May 15th, 2003, 10:59 AM
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Information overload!!!!! ARGGHHHH!!
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Old May 17th, 2003, 11:34 AM
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I think we shall not open our mouths on our upcoming cruise. Just point to where we want to go...wouldn't want to get the terms incorrect!. See you on the BOAT!! ...
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Old May 17th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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The Navy used to teach that the difference between a ship and a boat was that a boat could be lifted out of the water by a ship. Since ships could lift submarines out of the water, submarines were considered boats. Now, with floating drydocks and other large sea-going service vessels, the distinction between ship and boat has dimmed. I think the only true ships left by the old definition are aircraft carriers and possibly cruise ships.

And anything longer than your arm isn't a "rope"--it's a "line."

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Ya'll are killing me here. Stop it right now mateys!

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Old May 18th, 2003, 11:45 AM
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Thomas, do you mean "Belay that, Mateys!" or, possibly, "Avast! Yer killin' me!"?<>

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Old May 18th, 2003, 01:31 PM
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The true definition of a boat and a ship. "A boat is what you get into when the ship is sinking."
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So, what do you call a window what isn't little and round?

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hmmm.......a port window?
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Do you still call it a port window if it's on the starboard side?

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Hey! With the crappy cards I got at Blackjack on my last cruise, I think I discovered a new meaning to the nautical word "poopdeck". Either I was scuppered or I was "mizzen" something.

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TimT, could that be mizzenformed? {{lol}}

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Mark: I am often mizzenterpreted, but seldom mizzenderstood ;-)
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Hey, as long as a cruise is still a cruise I'm happy! I'm lucky if I know what side of the ship I'm on most of the time.....you know, the hooch and frosty's can get to ya. But be careful you don't want to find yourself in the drink!

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Old May 26th, 2003, 11:47 AM
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Very easy.

Ships carry boats.
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Here one for the books.

When a passenger falls overboard, you are instructed to shout " MAN OVERBOARD".
I suppose if you know it is a woman you keep quiet. ?
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Old May 28th, 2003, 04:35 PM
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Silly -

We all know that women are too smart to fall overboard thus it's always "Man Overboard" :-)
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But if they're thrown overboard.............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????

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If it's not big enough tot land an aircraft on, it's just a boat. (Works great when someone refers to their 26-footer as a "yacht").

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