Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Boaters Alphabet (H)

This is one of an occasional series of entries into my blog. The "Boaters Alphabet" today's letter is H and is a Hitch. The hitch is not a boating problem, hitch is a boating knot. The hitch knot is used to secure a rope to another object or to another rope, or to form a loop or a noose in a rope.There are a large number of knots used in boating sometimes used for mooring up or joining two ropes together.

is for happy a time when the first flowers of spring arrive. A time for planning a long cruise on the river. The frost and ice have gone and fresh shoots of grass hide the first daisy of spring. Happy hour is the bouquet of a glass of white wine and the heady bouquet of spring. Its a hard job, someone has it to do. Today it is my turn. 

Now where did I put my glass!

Haven - A safe anchorage.
Hatch - An opening in a boat's deck fitted with a watertight cover.
Head - A marine toilet.
Heading - The direction in which a vessel's bow points at any given time.
Headway - The forward motion of a boat.
Heather - Blogmiester on Nb Takey Tezey
Helm - The wheel or tiller controlling the rudder.
Helmsman - The person who steers the boat.
Hold - A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo.
Hull - The main body of a vessel.



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