Electronics : (ship's systems, navigation &
- SHIP'S SYSTEMS MONITORS & CONTROL
- (Located port hull next to nav desk)
- Fisher Panda gen. remote control
- Heart Link 2000 12 vdc monitor
- 2x Trace inverter/charger remotes
- Dual Richie 6" ship's compasses
- Tank Tender tank monitor system
- Brass large ship's chronometer
- Brass ship's standard barometer
- Brass ship's recording barometer
- LCD display panels and TVs throughout.
- SHIP'S ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS
- Salon: TV, AM, FM, CD, VCR
- Guest cabins: TV & book shelves
- NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS
- Nav desk is amidships port hull
- Robertson AP20 primary autopilot
- Robertson AP200 backup autopilot
- Trimble Navtrak GPS plotter
- Garmin GPSMap 220 chart plotter
- 3 B&G wind, speed & depth helm
- 1 B&G network disp (nav station)
- Furuno radar display & radome
- Icom M700 150 watt SSB radio
- Icom automatic antenna tuner
- Icom 25 watt marine VHF radio
- Icom M59 25 watt marine VHF
- Icom M55 5 watt HH VHF radio
- Ship's intercom sys
Abandon ship! :
An imperative to leave the
vessel immediately, usually in the face of some imminent danger.
A direction at a ninety degree
angle the longitudinal axis of a boat.
In the direction of the stern/ back end of a boat.
Automatic Identification System. AIS is an automated tracking
system used on ships for identifying and locating vessels by electronically
exchanging data with other nearby ships and shore stations. AIS information
supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of
collision avoidance. An active transponder aboard the ship sends out its
location, course, and speed, as well as a unique vessel identifier.
Apparent wind :
The combination of the true
wind and the headwind caused by the boat's forward motion. For example, it
causes a light side wind to appear to come from well ahead of the beam.
Drifting before the wind, sometimes used to ride out storms.
Long lines or cables, reaching from the rear of the vessel to
the mast heads, used to support the mast.
The width of a vessel at the widest point, or a point
alongside the ship at the mid-point of its length.
Bow or Bows :
The front of the boat.
A boating supply store, for nautical supplies of most every
kind. Most often located at a marina or harbor.
A critical supply for seafaring. Lack of coffee has been
known to cause mutiny, death, or worse.
The point of sail when the wind blows
from aft of the yacht's beam.
Emergency position-indicating radio beacon; a small unit that
transmits your position, obtained via GPS, to a satellite.
Long lines or cables, reaching from the sides and front of
the vessel to the mast head, used to support the mast.
A wind averaging more than thirty knots. When it exceeds and average of fifty
knots it becomes a storm.
A rope which raises or pulls up the sail.
The wheel (Atlantis has two; one port and one starboard)
Jackstay : A heavy steel-cored
cable running along the port and starboard sides of a boat, and used to
attach a safety-harness tether to.
Jibing : Changing from one tack to the other
away from the wind, with the stern of the vessel turning through the wind.
Latitude : The latitude of a place on the Earth's
surface is the angular distance north or south of the equator. Latitude is
usually expressed in degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the Equator
to 90° at the North and South poles. The latitude of the North Pole is 90°
N, and the latitude of the South Pole is 90° S.
Longitude : Similar to latitude, the longitude of
a place on the Earth's surface is the angular distance east or west of the
prime meridian or Greenwich meridian. Longitude is usually expressed in
degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the Greenwich meridian to 180°
east and west. Sydney, Australia, for example, has a longitude of about 151°
east. New York City has a longitude of about 74° west. For most of history,
mariners struggled to determine precise longitude. The problem was solved
with the invention of the marine chronometer, the direct ancestor of the
watch. Longitude can be calculated if the precise time of a sighting is
When a sail is eased so far past trim
that airflow over the sail's surface is disrupted. An example would be
releasing the main sheet and allowing the boom to swing freely, swinging
downwind of the mast. The flapping motion of the sails, akin to the flapping
of a flag in the wind, is called luffing.
The triangular sail that is aft of the mast and attached to the
Nautical Mile : 1.15 standard
miles, and 1 minute of longitude (at the equator) or latitude.
Navigation lights :
to indicate the existence of the vessel, and its course. Red for port side (left) and green for starboard
The control line which loosens or
tightens the foot of a sail, particularly the mainsail. It is very important because it matches the shape of the sail to
the strength of the wind.
Pitchpoling : Capsizing
a boat end over end,
rather than by rolling over.
Points of Sail :
The terms for the various directions of travel, relative to
Nautical term for the left side of a ship or boat (when facing forward.)
Rage Sea :
A condition, often resulting in violent seas, caused by a
strong current running in the opposite direction of the wind. In the Florida
Strait, the Gulf Stream runs north, and a wind from the north opposing it
can create rough, chaotic seas in excess of thirty feet.
Radio direction finder - it is a radio received used to
determine the direction of a radio wave source
Reefing : Reducing the sail area to suit the
wind and sea conditions.
Sail trimming : Adjusting the sails to ensure that
they are optimized for given wind and sea conditions, to acheive the optimum
performance. This is done frequently.
Salon : Sometimes also
called a saloon, the salon is the main room of the boat; a central lounge,
and usually the largest enclosed area.
A line that controls sails and
adjusts their angle of attack and their trailing edge.
in the direction of travel of a boat from horizontal to vertical (downwards)
resulting in a new destination; the bottom of the sea. Generally viewed as a
intense burst of wind with passing clouds, essentially a microburst.
Starboard : The right hand side of the boat when
Stern : The rear, also
called the aft, end of the boat.
Tacking : Changing the direction of the boat by
bringing the bows into the wind.
the sail to make it the right shape and angle for the wind.
True wind : The actual or true
direction of the wind, which is often very different from what you feel when
moving (apparent wind).
Wind Direction : The wind direction
is named for the direction from which it comes; a north wind comes from the
north, a westerly comes out of the west, etc.
When a boat turns to port
or starboard, such as under the influence of the rudder, or in heavy seas,
when the boat is twisted to right or left of her course by the uneven impact
of a wave. As seen from above, a partial rotation to the right or left.