Saturday, 11 February 2012

Boaters Alphabet (R)

This is one of an occasional series of entries into my blog. The "Boaters Alphabet" today's letter is R and is for Rudder the steering device mounted at the stern of the boat that controls boats direction. Rudders come in all sizes and shapes from the very ornate to the very simple and plain.

is for Running lights that are essential navigation lights that a vessel uses at night to indicate its position and also its status.

is for Renaissance the bringing back to life of a very special part of our history as a leisure amenity the canals and rivers. A long slow revival done by the work of volunteers the unsung hero and heroines of our way of life.

its a hard life aboard a boat, cruising the canals, rivers and backwaters of our inland waterways system. Its not easy and someone has it to do. Today I have volunteered my time once again.

Now where did I put my volunteers mug of tea, all hot and sweet just like me!

Range - Distance a boat can travel on a tank of fuel.
Reach - To sail across the wind.
Ready about - Last warning given by a helmsman before tacking and turning the bow into the wind.
RIB (rigid inflatable boat) - An inflatable boat fitted with a rigid bottom.
Rigging - Wire cables, lines, hardware and other equipment that support and control the mast and spars.
Rode Line - A chain, cable or any combination of these used to connect the anchor to the boat.
Rubbing Strip - Protective outer bumper that runs around the boat at the point where the top deck meets the hull.


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