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  1. #21
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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Trouble is. It would clean away the new forum along with the oil, TCM has cleaned the whole Meditaranian sea away!!

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    Default Re: Charity

    I'm sure all the old salts out there are glad to know that there are those around still prepared to give so selflessly...

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Originally a ship was a three masted square rigged sailing ship, thus two masted vessels were brigs, snows and brigantines etc.

    More recently a ship has been defined as one that carries its own boats. Thus all submarines, which do not carry boats, are referred to by their crews as boats. And that includes the big ones that carry missiles.

    I don't know if carrying an inflatable on davits at your stern counts

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Story I heard was that a ship could stay out in any weather, but a boat had to run for port if it got too manky...

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Not just three masted and square rigged, but square rigged on all three masts. So Barques, three masted brigantines etc weren't ships.

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    " don't know if carrying an inflatable on davits at your stern counts "
    Yup any boat that can carry another boat is a ship

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    It's like an elephant. Hard to describe, but you'll recognise it when you see one.

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    So what's a yacht then?

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  9. #29
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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Something that never goes any faster than 6kt's and hates MoBo wash. They also have a tendancy to turn in a very annoying way when heading towards the wind, some people tell me this procedure is called,,Ta,,,,,Ta,,,,,,ack,,,,,,,tack,,,,,,ing,,,, ,,tacking.

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    Default Re: When does a boat become a ship? NM

    Nasty stutter you've got there, bin eating to many leaves? They have a habit of fermenting in the tummy, causing all kinds of overpressure!!

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    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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