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

    So why is Royal Yacht Britannia a Yacht then? I don't see any sails and its a MOBO??

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

    The accepted defininition when I was a Cadet was....

    "A BOAT CAN BE HOISTED ABOARD A SHIP BUT A SHIP CANNOT BE HOISTED ABOARD A BOAT"

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

    Yacht comes from the Dutch (and German) "jagen" meaning to hunt or to chase. Therefore a swift vessel. For the French a Yacht is exclusively a mobo gin palace.

    John

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

    I believe it's a floating deathtrap referred to by some as a WAFI - Wind Assisted F***ing Idiot.

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

    so what is a ferry?

    Is that a ship or a boat! or just a ferry?

    and how big do the boats that the ship caries have to be?

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    Default keeping this forum alive

    unlike the Cheeta specis you show on your intro which is due to become extinct it a short while due to genetic problems

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

    A SHIP is a floating vessel that can propel itself with it's own machinary that has a




    FUNNEL

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

    "A SHIP is a floating vessel that can propel itself with it's own machinary that has a
    FUNNEL"

    If that's the case, what is HMS Victory?



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

    Quote - from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/>http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/</A>

    <font color=blue>HMS Victory was a First Rate</font color=blue><font color=red> Ship</font color=red><font color=blue>[/i] of the Line</font color=blue>[/i]

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

    I am sure they meant "is" a first rate ship of the line

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