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