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  1. ... a colloquialism. It is very common in sailing to refer to a boat as she/her. Sailors see their ships as a lady, a provider...

    15 Answers · Education & Reference · 30/06/2019

  2. ...:// "He brought the boat into the wind …." means that he aligned the bow (front) of the boat...

    5 Answers · Education & Reference · 23/06/2019

  3. Whatever bursts your boil. Whatever pops your zit. Whatever relieves your hemorrhoid. Whatever clips your nails. Whatever hocks your loogey.

    10 Answers · Education & Reference · 12/06/2019

  4. Should you look in a dictionary (recommended) you will see one definition of "compensate" is "reduce or counteract (something unwelcome or unpleasant) by exerting an opposite force or effect.." In this case Kelly used the rudder to counteract the unwelcome effect of...

    5 Answers · Education & Reference · 07/06/2019

  5. It means "leaning" over some amount. So, in this case, the boat is leaning to the left due to the wind blowing. "to port is" to the left, "to starboard" means to the right.

    4 Answers · Education & Reference · 29/05/2019

  6. to tip, essentially. The wind pushed on the part of the boat above water, so the upper part of the boat moved with the wind, but the ...

    3 Answers · Education & Reference · 29/05/2019

  7. whatever is the source of the apparent problem (the thing you mentioned as possibly not right), it makes no difference to what we are doing right now. We can deal with the problem later. the problem is not pressing, is not an immediate need, it can wait until...

    2 Answers · Education & Reference · 28/05/2019

  8. ... what determines how hard the engine works and how fast the boat goes. On many boats, it's a stick that you push forward to...

    5 Answers · Education & Reference · 23/05/2019

  9. "Fixed" could be by drawing pins (Americans have different word) or sticky tape or by suitable weights. Note that the end of the sentence should be: "....on the table, to the right of the instrument panel" (or possibly but less likely: "..table, right next to the instrument...

    5 Answers · Education & Reference · 18/05/2019

  10. southerly course - going in the direction of south on the compass not outrunning it - not moving faster than the storm and it would catch up with him at some point

    6 Answers · Education & Reference · 11/05/2019

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