CAPSIZE - To turn over.
DEAD RECKONING -Aplot of courses steered and dis-
tances traveled through the water.
CAPSTAN - A machine that moves a cylindrical device
on a shaft for the purpose of hauling up an anchor.
DECK -Apermanent covering over a compartment, hull
or any part thereof.
CAST OFF - To let go.
DINGHY - A small, open boat used for ship to shore
CATAMARAN - A twin-hulled boat, with the hulls being
DISPLACEMENT - The weight of water dislocated by
CHINE - The intersection of a boat’s bottom and side. If the hull of a vessel.
this intersection is rounded, it is a “soft” chine. If the
intersection is squared off, it is a “hard” chine.
DISPLACEMENT HULL - A hull that “displaces” a vol-
ume of water equal to the weight of the boat. A hull
CHOCK - 1. A fitting or hole in a railing or deck through designed to run in the water rather than on top of the
which a mooring or anchor line is routed. 2. A wedge water. When a displacement hull moves through the
used to secure an item in place.
water, it pushes that water out of the way. Water will
CIRCUITBREAKER -Adevice used to interrupt an elec-
trical circuit when current flow exceeds a predetermined
DOCUMENTED VESSEL - Documented yachts have
been specially registered with the U.S. Coast Guard. All
CLEAT - A double-ended deck fitting to which lines are documented yachts must have their name and home
secured; usually anvil-shaped.
(hailing) port marked on some conspicuous place on the
hull. Numbering is not required. Advantages include
COAMINGS - Raised lips around cockpits or hatches legal authority to fly the yacht ensign, privilege of record-
used to keep water from entering
ing bills of sale, and other instruments of title with fed-
eral officials, and preferred status for mortgages. Docu-
COCKPIT - An exposed deck area (usually aft) that is mentation does not exempt the unit from any State or
substantially lower than the adjacent deck.
Federal taxes. All safety and equipment regulations still
COMBER - A wave on the point of breaking. A comber
has a thin line of white water on its crest, known as “feath- DOLPHIN - A group of piles driven close together and
bound with wire cables into a single structure.
COMPANIONWAY - The steps or ladder leading down- DRAFT - 1. The depth of a boat from the actual water
ward from a deck.
line to the bottom of the lowest part of the boat (e.g., the
propeller tip or rudder). 2.The depth of water necessary
to float a boat.
COMPARTMENTS - Rooms divided by bulkheads.
COUNTER - The overhang at the stern of a boat.
DROGUE - Any device streamed astern to check a
vessel’s speed, or to keep its stern up to the waves in a
CRADLE - A framework, generally made of wood, used following sea.
to support a boat when it is out of the water.
DYE MARKER -Abrightly colored chemical that spreads
CREST - The top of a wave, breaker or swell.
CUDDY - A small sheltered cabin in a boat.
when released into water; normally used to attract atten-
EBB TIDE - A receding tide.
CURRENT -1. The movement of water, 2. The flow of
EVEN KEEL - To be floating evenly without listing to ei-
DEAD AHEAD - Directly in front of the boat.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
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