Like jargon everywhere, most nautical words and terms serve practical purposes. They allow the use of one or two words to replace a long description. For example, it’s easier to type “planing” than “it is fast enough to create dynamic lift and skim across the water’s

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Boating

Boating3 min read
Installing An Adjustable Pedestal Seating System
DIY + Weekend Workbook SKILL LEVEL 2 OF 5 FINISH TIME Approx. 3 hours TOOLS AND SUPPLIES • Garelick Commander II 4.0 model 78325 pedestal system/seat base/footrest ($1,352.95, • Garelick model 4885015 deluxe helm chair ($1,214.95
Boating2 min read
Docking In Current
You drop off plane and approach the marina entrance slowly, with a glance at the water where it’s rushing by the pilings of the fuel dock out front. Of course, you don’t necessarily need that visual cue. The 2-knot current pushing from astern require
Boating2 min read
Blackfin 242 CC
Blackfin’s 242 CC impressed us with its solid ride, family comfort and hardcore fishability. The 242 CC operates above its paygrade, aggressively rigged with dual outboards to complement its aggressive fishing capabilities without forgetting that the