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By Jack Lagan

A, B, Sea is an pleasing, complete advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's word list of nautical phrases comprises definitions for and cross-references to every thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment variation comprises many new entries, a few basically from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for severe sailors. full of functional suggestion, it is a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated by means of passages from vintage books of the ocean, others through the author's reviews aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and bins of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and enjoyable dictionary comprise:

Bermuda Triangle: Given a decision among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you might want to vote for the latter each time. the united states Coast defend definitely does.
carry away, to: while any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it...

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Nick, nowhere in the British Isles is more than ninety miles from the sea. A aback 1. when the wind strikes the low pressure side (or back) of a sail it is said to be “aback”; technique used when heaving-to, also the sad consequence of failing to free the windward sheet of a sail when going about. 2. ” abaft toward the stern or rear of a vessel. abandon ship the last thing you want to hear—or think about—when in trouble; probably the most difficult decision any seafarer will have to make. Your beloved boat can no longer provide security, but leaving too soon could significantly reduce your chances of being rescued.

They included books about sailing, boat-building, and navigation. After retrieving a few technical tomes, the rest were stowed on a dockside pallet under a tarp: a problem to be tackled later. The steel hull had been partially fitted out by the owner, a most accomplished ship’s carpenter. Sadly, he was a less-than-accomplished electrician and systems engineer. When I switched on the reading light over my berth in the fore-cabin, the steaming light came on. ) Four months later, the electrics had been rewired, furniture had been added to the main cabin, a flash instrument panel to the cockpit and the installation of a hydraulic steering system, which relegated the mechanical one we already had to the role of backup.

The top also helps to keep the drink warm and minimizes spillages. Brilliant! I later saw the same thing in a chandler’s for nearly double the price. It did have a little anchor decal on the side, though. Another possible source for more marine-specific bargains are the “boat jumble sales” held in the UK during the spring and summer, as well as car-boot sales, junk shops, charity shops, and even market stalls. In the US I have found shops specializing in second-hand chandlery and they must exist elsewhere.

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