Boating Terms (bow, stern, aft, beam, etc.)
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Boating Terms (bow, stern, aft, beam, etc.)


heytarzan - 12/18/2012 10:37 AM
Took the family on a Disney cruise over Thanksgiving. Pointing at the signs with the nautical term for the elevator at the rear of the boat, I’d ask my wife, "Honey, you need an Aft Lift?" It was funny until my 3rd grader figured out the meaning and suggested mom kick my Aft Hull.
Eve - 12/18/2012 10:39 AM
Greg - 12/18/2012 10:40 AM
lol, that is great!
Eve - 12/18/2012 7:39 AM
funny stuff, but glad Greg is learning this, good to know once you start Captaining the boat.
Greg - 12/18/2012 9:20 AM
I already knew most of this, just sharing the knowledge. Does your comment mean you’re buying me a boat for Christmas?
Eve - 12/18/2012 9:55 AM
I might be re gifting since we have a large one here in the yard! what color ribbon would you like ?
badintexas - 12/17/2012 1:03 PM
Haha.. Ya’ll are great Raymond and Progrower! Great jokes!
Eric_R - 12/17/2012 11:43 AM
Stern, is the look your wife gives you when you buy new things for your boat.
Beam, is the look your wife has when you buy new things for her.
LatitudeAdjustment - 12/17/2012 9:47 AM
Bow, sometimes refered to in the dive briefing as "the pointy end"

Bow Candy, the dive chic top sides on the pointy end. Ladies, if the crew ask you to go look for dolphins :)

Stern Candy, a whole differnt story

The head, used to be at the bow on old sailing ships, hence the name, now located down below. Usually comes with wet toilet paper and no hand holds.

Gunnel, the side rail the bubblewatcher(s) chums over