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What is the beam of a sailing ship called?

Beam, Overall (BOA), commonly referred to simply as Beam- The overall width of the ship measured at the widest point of the nominal waterline.

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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

Word Definition
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.
  • Hull.
  • Keel.
  • Line.

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.

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