Posted by john corso on November 09, 2004 at 14:37:21:
In Reply to: Re: It is the bow! - Tis' Not! posted by Patrick Smith on November 09, 2004 at 13:33:23:
Pat, (west coast Mr. Gentile)
You can only shoot some pixels of the bow!
bow.....the forwardmost part of the vessel, where the HULL curves inward to form the STEM. in the plural, "bows" means outside the forward end of the vessel,including the PORT bow and the STARBOARD bow,such as in the expression "off the bows." opposite of STERN
stern....the rear part or extreme AFTER end of a vessel. a vessel is said to be "down by the stern" if its stern is lower in the water than its BOW. see TRIM.
trim...Longitudinal inclination; the difference between a vessel's DRAFT from the BOW to the STERN.A vessel which draws more water at the front is said to be "down by the HEAD," while a vessel whose AFT end is lower in the water is said to be "down by the stern."When the forward draft and the after draft are the same, the vessel is said to be "on an even KEEL." Trim is adjusted by shifting BALLAST. DRAFT MARKS are placed on the STEM and the STERNPOST to help with equalizing the trim.A vessel in good trim is one which is well maintained and fit for travel.
Have a great day!
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