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ENVIBOATS

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    Aft

    Toward the rear of the boat.

    Ballast

    Weight, either fixed or movable, added to a boat to affect its trim.

    Bridgedeck

    Horizontal surface or deck of a boat where the helm is located.

    Deck

    Horizontal surface in a boat.  Uppermost deck of a boat forming the "roof" of a hull is sometimes referred to as a cap.

    Stern

    The back of a boat.

B

    Beam

    Measurement of the width of the boat.

    Bilge

    Enclosed portion inside the boat and below the sole.

    Bow

    The front of a boat.

    Bracket

    Platform attached to the stern or transom of the boat to which an outboard motor is attached.  In some parts of the world, this is also known as a Pod.

    Bulkhead

    Bulkhead

    A partition or wall inside the boat.

C

    Chine

    The place where the bottom of the boat transitions to the sides.

    Cold-mold

    The process of molding a boat, typically from wood, on or around a frame using glues that cure at ambient temperatures.

D

    Deadrise

    The angle formed between horizontal and the bottom of the boat.  Most often discussed at the Transom, Midships, and Entry point.

    Displacement

    Theory of flotation that states that the boat will float at the point where it displaces its own weight in water.

    Draft

    The distance down from the waterline to the deepest point of the boat

E

    F

      Floor

      Structural member of a boat that supports the sole

      Freeboard

      The vertical distance between the deck and the water.

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    H

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        K

          Keel

          The central longitudinal structural member of a boat located in the bottom.

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          M

            Midship

            The vertical line midway between the forward and aft ends of the waterline

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            O

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                R

                  Ribband

                  Longitudinal structure running down the sides of the jig.  The ribbands force the plywood into the proper location in between the stations.  [sometimes called 'battens']  The plywood is glued to the ribbands in some designs but not all.  This is a decision by the designer.

                S

                  Scantlings

                  Dimensions or specifications of materials used to build a boat.

                  Scuppers

                  Drains in a sole or deck to direct excess water overboard.

                  Sheer

                  Upward sloping sections of the gunwale toward the bow

                  Sheerband

                  Structural member that creates a gluing surface between the sides and the deck in a cold-mold boat (Also known as Sheer Clamp)

                  Sole

                  Horizontal surface of a boat on which you stand or walk

                  Starboard

                  Right side of a boat

                  Stem

                  Upright portion of the hull at the bow.

                  Strakes

                  Longitudinal surfaces protruding from the bottom of the boat designed to provide additional lift and directional stability

                  Stringer

                  Longitudinal internal member in boat that adds stiffness and may facilitate the mounting of further internal structures

                T

                  Transom

                  Rearmost surface of the boat

                  Trim

                  The balance of the boat when floating in the water or underway

                  Trimtabs

                  Adjustable appendages, usually at the transom, that alter the boat's angle of attack

                  Tumblehome

                  Inward curve of boat's sides above the waterline.  Aesthetic characteristic of a Carolina boat's after sections

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                    W

                      Wetted Surface

                      Area of the surface of the boat that is in contact with the water

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