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Re: Does SJ 23 Sink when holed or flooded?





-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Carr <jcarr@sprint.ca>
To: Thierry M. Carriou <TCARRIOU@piteau.com>; Christine & Wayne
<arondus@attcanada.net>; Chuck Van de Wetering <wwp62@rockisland.com>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 10:14 PM
Subject: Fw: Ah! the sailing life!


>
>
>>Thought you might all like this little ditty.
>>
>>
>>>Nothing to this sailing thing once you get the vocabulary down!
>>>
>>>Amidships -    condition of being surrounded by boats.
>>>
>>>Anchor -    a device designed to bring up mud samples from the bottom at
>>>inopportune or  unexpected times.
>>>
>>>Anchor Light - a small light used to discharge the battery before
>>>daylight.
>>>
>>>Berth - a small person's idea of a bed.
>>>
>>>Boom - sometimes the result of a surprise jibe.
>>>
>>>Bottom Paint - what you get when the cockpit seats are freshly painted.
>>>
>>>Chart - a type of map which tells you exactly where you are aground.
>>>
>>>Clew - an indication from the skipper as to what he might do next.
>>>
>>>Companionway - a double berth.
>>>
>>>Dead Reckoning - a course leading directly to a reef.
>>>
>>>Deadrise - getting up to check the anchor at 0300.
>>>
>>>Deviation - any departure from the Captain's orders.
>>>
>>>Dinghy - the sound of the ship's bell.
>>>
>>>Displacement - when you dock your boat and can't find it later.
>>>
>>>Estimated Position - a place you have marked on the chart where you are
>>>sure you are not.
>>>
>>>First Mate - crew member necessary for skippers to practice shouting
>>>instructions to.
>>>
>>>Foul Wind - breeze produced by an up wind crew member with gas..
>>>
>>>Freeboard - food and liquor supplied by the owner.
>>>
>>>Headway - what you are making if you can't get the toilet to work.
>>>
>>>Heave-Ho - what you do when you've eaten too much Ho.
>>>
>>>Jibe - either you like it or you don't and it gets you.
>>>
>>>Keel - term used by 1st mate after too much heel by skipper.
>>>
>>>Landlubber - anyone on board who wishes he were not.
>>>
>>>Latitude - the number of degrees off course allowed a guest.
>>>
>>>Mast - religious ritual used before setting sail.
>>>
>>>Mizzen - an object you can't find.
>>>
>>>Ram - an intricate docking maneuver sometimes used by experienced
>>>skippers.
>>>
>>>Rhumb Line - two or more crew members waiting for a drink.
>>>
>>>Sheet - cool, damp, salty night covering.
>>>
>>>Shroud - equipment used in connection with a wake.
>>>
>>>Starboard - special board used by skippers for navigation(usually with
>>>"Port" on the opposite  side.)
>>>
>>>Swell - a wave that's just great.
>>>
>>>Square Rigger - a rigger over 30.
>>>
>Cheers!!!!
>
>
>

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