Boating Glossary of Terms
Alpha - AL-fah = I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.
To force air and oxygen into livewells to keep fish or bait alive. Also, to force air under the running surface of a hull.
The rear of the boat.
Sleeping quarters beneath the aft or rear section of the boat (sometimes called a mid cabin when located beneath the helm).
The side of a boat or object away from the direction of the wind.
Above deck in the rigging.
aluminum fish boat
Small, lightweight, durable trailerboat constructed of aluminum that is either welded or riveted; generally used for freshwater fishing.
Center section of a boat.
A location intended or suited for anchoring.
A special paint applied to a boat's hull to prevent marine growth.
The direction and velocity of wind as felt in a moving boat.
The direction toward or beyond the stern.
Perpendicular to a boat's centerline
An anchor that is off the bottom.
The relationship of revolutions of a tow vehicle's axle to that of its driveshaft or transaxle, e.g. 2.74:1.