EXHAUST SYSTEM - The means by which the hot en- FREQUENCY - The number of crests passing a fixed
gine (or generator) exhaust gases are moved from the point at a given time.
engine to an outboard port and then released into atmo-
FRONTS - Where opposing warm and cold air masses
meet, generally producing a band of wet, stormy weather
EYE SPLICE -Apermanent loop spliced in the end of a wherever they meet.
GALLEY - The kitchen area of a boat.
FAST - Said of an object that is secured to another.
FATHOM - Six feet.
GALVANIC CORROSION - A potential electrical differ-
ence exists between dissimilar metals immersed in a
conductive solution (e.g., salt water). If these metals
FENDER - A device (usually constructed of rubber or touch or are otherwise electrically connected, this po-
plastic) positioned so as to absorb the impact between tential difference produces an electron flow between
vessels or dock.
them. The attack on the less corrosion resistant metal is
usually increased and the attack on the more resistant
FETCH - The unobstructed distance that the wind can metal is decreased, as compared to when these metals
blow over the water to create waves. are not touching.
FLARE - 1. Outboard curve of the hull as it comes up the GANGWAY - The area of a ship’s side where people
side from the waterline; the reverse of tumble home. 2. board and disembark.
A pyrotechnic device used for emergency signaling.
GASKET -Astrip of sealing material, usually rubber, set
FLAT - A small deck that is built below decks, specifi- along the edge of a water or gas tight door, port, cover or
cally to support a piece of equipment.
FLEMISH - To coil down a line or rope on deck in a flat, GELCOAT - The thin outer layer of pigmented plastic
circular, concentric arrangement.
covering a fiberglass vessel.
FLOTSAM - Floating wreckage, trash or debris.
FLUKE - The palm of an anchor.
GLAND -The movable part of a stuffing box, which when
tightened, compresses the packing.
GROUND - Electrical term meaning the electrical po-
FOAMCREST-Thetopofthefoamingwaterthatspeeds tential of the earth’s surface, which is zero.
toward the beach after a wave has broken, commonly
referred to as “white water.”
GROUND SPEED - A vessel’s speed made good over
the earth’s surface along a course or track.
FOLLOWING SEA - A sea (waves) moving in the same
direction as a vessel.
GROUND TACKLE - The anchor, anchor rodes, and
other fittings that are used to secure a vessel at anchor
FORE-AND-AFT-Aline, or anything else, that runs par- or dockside.
allel to the longitudinal center line of a boat.
GUNWALE - 1. The line where the upper deck and the
FOREFOOT - The portion of a vessel’s keel that curves hull meet. 2. The upper edge of a boat’s side.
upward to meet the stem.
HALYARD - A line used to hoist a flag or pennant.
FOREPEAK - A compartment in the bow of a boat.
HATCHES - Cover on hatchways.
FORWARD - Toward the bow.
HATCHWAYS - Access ways through decks.
FREEBOARD - The minimum vertical distance from the
surface of the water to the gunwale.
HARDTOP -Apermanent cover over the cabin or cock-
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
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|Model Year||2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
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