2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

ABAFT - Toward the rear of a boat.
ABEAM - At right angles to the keel of the boat.
ABOARD - On the boat.
BEAM WIND - A wind blowing against the  side of the
vessel, perpendicular to the long axis of the vessel.
BILGE - The lowest interior area of a hull, used to col-
lect water that has entered.
ABREAST - Side by side.
BILGE PUMP - A pump intended for removal of spray,
rainwater, and the normal accumulation of water due to
seepage and spillage; not intended for damage control.
ADRIFT - Loose, not on moorings or towline.
AFT - Moving toward the stern, you are going aft.
AGROUND - Stuck fast to the bottom.
AHEAD - In a forward direction.
BINNACLE - The stand or support for a magnetic com-
pass occasionally used to mean helm.
BITT - A heavy and  firmly mounted piece of  wood or
metal used for securing lines.
ALEE - Away from the direction of the wind; opposite of    BLOCK -Awooden or metal case enclosing one or more
pulleys and having a hook, eye, or strap by which it may
be attached.
ALOFT - Above the deck.
BOLLARD -Asingle post (wood, metal, or concrete) on
AMIDSHIPS - 1. An object or area midway between the    a dock, pier, or wharf used to secure a vessel’s lines.
bow and stern. 2.An object or area midway between the
port side and the starboard side of a vessel.
BONDING - The electrical connection of exposed me-
tallic, non-current carrying  components to a  common
AMPERE - The standard unit used to measure the draw   point on the main engine block.
of an electrical current.
BOW - The front end of the boat.
ANCHOR RODE OR ROPE - The line (chain) connect-
ing a vessel to its anchor.
BOW LINE - A docking line leading from the bow.
ANCHOR BALL - A black, circular, day signal hoisted to   BREAKER -Asingle breaking, plunging or spilling wave.
show that a vessel is anchored. Replaced at dusk by the
anchor light.
BREAKER LINE - The outer limit of the surf.  However,
all breakers may not be in a line.  They can occur out-
ASTERN - Anywhere behind the boat, a reverse direc-     side the breaker line.
tion, opposite of ahead.
BRIDGE - The main vessel control station.
ATHWARTSHIPS -Aline,  or anything else, running per-
pendicular to the fore-and-aft center line of a boat.
BROACH - The turning of a boat parallel to the waves,
subjecting it to possible capsizing.
BATTEN -  A strip  of  wood or  metal used  to  secure
tarpaulin(s) in place over a hatch. To batten down means  BULKHEADS - The interior walls of a boat.
to secure for rough weather.
BULWARK - The side of a vessel when carried above
BEAM - 1. The widest distance across a boat  from the     the level of the deck.
outside skin on one side to the outside skin on the other.
A transverse structural member that stiffens and sup-    BUOY - An anchored float used for marking a position
ports a portion of the deck.
on the water, a hazard, or a shoal.
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shaun on Jul 07, 2014. s

great very informative. should not have to fill this out for a manule though

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