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Seafaring Jargon

Seafaring Jargon

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever wondered why a vessel’s toilet is a head, and instead of turning left or right on the water, you’ll turn port or starboard? Such seafaring terms are almost exclusively used as part of the language we speak on the sea, but the language of long-gone sailors migrated inland, coloring our language and […]

The Language of Boating

The Language of Boating

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter storage of boats in the water is hard on vessels and the equipment aboard them. Warming weather and the rush to be back on the water can provide some surprises for the unprepared. A blocked scupper or failed thru-hull can leave an otherwise sound boat on the bottom of the marina.

Kids – Why Is Bathroom on a Boat called a Head

August 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Why Is Bathroom on a Boat called a Head? Kids fun facts.