EVEN KEEL - To be ﬂoating evenly without listing to
FREEBOARD - The minimum vertical distance from
the surface of the water to the gunwale.
EXHAUST SYSTEM - The means by which the hot
engine (or generator) exhaust gases are moved from
the engine to an outboard port and then released into
FREQUENCY - The number of crests passing a ﬁxed
point at a given time.
FRONTS - Where opposing warm and cold air
masses meet, generally producing a band of wet,
stormy weather wherever they meet.
EYE SPLICE - A permanent loop spliced in the end
of a line.
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
difference exists between dissimilar metals immersed
in a conductive solution (e.g., salt water). If these
metals touch or are otherwise electrically connected,
FENDER - A device (usually constructed of rubber or
plastic) positioned so as to absorb the impact between this potential difference produces an electron ﬂow
vessels or dock.
between them. The attack on the less corrosion
resistant metal is usually increased and the attack on
the more resistant metal is decreased, as compared
to when these metals are not touching.
FETCH - The unobstructed distance that the wind can
blow over the water to create waves.
FLARE - 1. Outboard curve of the hull as it comes up
the side from the waterline; the reverse of tumble
home. 2. A pyrotechnic device used for emergency
GANGWAY - The area of a ship’s side where people
board and disembark.
GASKET - A strip of sealing material, usually rubber,
set along the edge of a water or gas tight door, port,
cover or hatch.
FLAT - A small deck that is built below decks,
speciﬁcally to support a piece of equipment.
GELCOAT - The thin outer layer of pigmented plastic
covering a ﬁberglass vessel.
FLEMISH - To coil down a line or rope on deck in
a ﬂat, circular, concentric arrangement.
GLAND - The movable part of a stufﬁng box, which
FLOTSAM - Floating wreckage, trash or debris.
FLUKE - The palm of an anchor.
when tightened, compresses the packing.
GROUND - Electrical term meaning the electrical
potential of the earth’s surface, which is zero.
FOAM CREST - The top of the foaming water that
speeds 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 or dockside.
FORE-AND-AFT - A line, or anything else, that runs
parallel to the longitudinal center line of a boat.
GUNWALE - 1. The line where the upper deck and
the hull meet. 2. The upper edge of a boat’s side.
FOREFOOT - The portion of a vessel’s keel that
curves upward to meet the stem.
HALYARD - A line used to hoist a ﬂag or pennant.
HATCHES - Cover on hatchways.
FOREPEAK - A compartment in the bow of a boat.
FORWARD - Toward the bow.
HATCHWAYS - Access ways through decks.
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|Tags||Four Winns Vista 338|
|Model Year||2007, 2008|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
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