Boater's Book Of Nautical Terms / Edition 1

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Overview

After years of writing award winning articles for major boating magazines, David S. Yetman had compiled over one thousand nautical terms and phrases every boater should know. The next logical step: writing an excellent reference book containing these terms and phrases. This book contains the phonic pronunciation for the appropriate entries and many illustrations to further explain the text.

During the past several hundred years, the boating community has developed a language all its own. This book is not intended to list every obscure term, but it will give the reader a broad cross-section of those which arise in the course of boating.

Most people use at least a few of these terms or phrases in everyday conversation without realizing the nautical nature of the term. The first entry in the book is a prime example - we are taken aback by an unmanageable condition. Sometimes, we take a sounding to see how much leeway we have and grant a wide berth to those who may be off-course.

Reading a boating-related magazine or having a conversation on the dock will be much less puzzling after reviewing the entries in this book. Regardless of your familiarity with boats, you will find this to be an excellent reference tool to add to your boating library. Enjoy the knowledge!

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Editorial Reviews

Lakeland Boating Magazine
Say What Sailor?
Dave Yetman's Boater's Book of Nautical Terms provides a handy reference to the unique language that has been developed by the boating community over the years. With more than 1,000 terms and phrases, precise pronunciations and useful illustrations, this book is an ideal resource for new boaters and old salts alike. Boating magazines and dockside conversation will be much less confounding after reviewing the entries in the book.
Power & Motoryacht Magazine
What started as a list for David's own use eventually grew to become The Boater's Book of Nautical Terms. The book's contents are alphabetically arranged and terms are clarified with word meaning plus tips on usage and phonetic pronunciation. Appropriately "climate controlled", the book was manufactured to withstand life on a boat. A handy compendium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892216113
  • Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publications
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Foreword

During the past several hundred years the boating community has developed a language all its own. This book offers over a thousand examples of nautical terms and phrases from that language. There are, many more, some so esoteric that they're used by just a small group. People who are new to the world of boats often have difficulty understanding the meaning of many of the new words to which they are now exposed Often, it must seem as though they're listening to a language other than English.. This book is not intended to list every one of the obscure terms, but I hope it will give the reader an understanding of a broad cross-section of those that may arise in the course of being a boating enthusiast.

Most people use at least a few of these terms or phrases in everyday conversation without realizing the nautical nature of the term. The first entry in this book is a prime example - we are taken aback by an unmanageable condition. Sometimes we take a sounding to see how much leeway we have and grant a wide berth to those who may be off-course. And the phrase bitter end takes on a special meaning for anyone who's been unfortunate enough to see the loose end of their anchor rode disappear over the bow and into the deep.

I hope that reading a boating-related magazine or having a conversation on the dock will be much less puzzling after browsing through these pages and that you'll find the book useful as a handy reference even after you've become an old hand.

Enjoy your newfound knowledge.

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