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What is the beam of a sailing ship called?
Moreover, what is beam and draft on a ship?
Beam: It's width at the widest point, the more narrow it is when compared to length generally the faster the ship was designed to go but with a loss of stability. Draft: The distance from the waterline to the bottom of the hull. AKA: how much of the ship is physically in the water.
Furthermore, what are some nautical terms? Nautical Terms
|abaft||toward or at the stern of a ship; further aft|
|affreightment||hiring of a vessel|
|afterdeck||deck behind a ship's bridge|
|afterguard||men who work the aft sails on the quarterdeck and poop deck|
Besides, what are the parts of a sailing ship?
Parts of a Sailboat
- Block. The nautical term for a pulley.
- Boom. A horizontal pole that attaches to the mast and is used to extend the foot of the mainsail.
- Bow. The forward part of a boat.
- Centerboard. A pivoting plate used to balance a boat and lessen leeway.
- Cleat. A fastening around or in which lines can be secured.
What is maximum draft?
Maximum draft (also called 'deep load draft') occurs when the ship sinks to its Plimsoll line. Practically all ships have parallel horizontal lines drawn on both sides of front (bow) and back (stern) to mark each foot of draft.