The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms: 2,000 Essential Terms for Sailors & Powerboaters

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 168 pages
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From "abaft" to "Zulu," including terms as new as "bowrider" and as old as "starboard," here is the language of pleasure boating--clearly defined terms that today's sailors and powerboaters rely on to make their way safely and happily upon America's waters. Families of related terms are grouped together in special sections.QUIZ: What do the following phrases mean: head up, harden up, come up, round up, freshen your wind, sharpen up, sharpen your wind, heat it up?ANSWER: The same thing: "steer closer to the wind."
 

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
20
Section 3
32
Section 4
47
Section 5
55
Section 6
57
Section 7
69
Section 8
76
Section 13
101
Section 14
104
Section 15
114
Section 16
115
Section 17
146
Section 18
155
Section 19
157
Section 20
159

Section 9
81
Section 10
84
Section 11
92
Section 12
97
Section 21
166
Section 22
168
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About the author (1998)

John Rousmaniere has sailed in over 35,000 miles of offshore voyaging and racing. He crewed on the 48-foot Toscana in the fateful Fastnet Race of 1979.

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