• Inflatable boats?

    A coworker and I are having a dispute... I have an intex inflatable "boat" that seats two that moves by oars.. he says this is not a boat since its inflatable and does not have a motor and that it is infact a raft. My argument is that it has a bow and a stern . Lol and that a raft is literally more or... show more
    A coworker and I are having a dispute... I have an intex inflatable "boat" that seats two that moves by oars.. he says this is not a boat since its inflatable and does not have a motor and that it is infact a raft. My argument is that it has a bow and a stern . Lol and that a raft is literally more or less a flotation device.. what's your guys opinion lol
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Kayak on roof with no crossbars?

    I have a Ford explorer that came with the roof rails that run front to back on both sides but do not have the crossbars. Is there a secure way to secure a kayak on top? One would think that there would be some sort of rack thing to use with these. But idk. Thanks for any advice
    I have a Ford explorer that came with the roof rails that run front to back on both sides but do not have the crossbars. Is there a secure way to secure a kayak on top? One would think that there would be some sort of rack thing to use with these. But idk. Thanks for any advice
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do the sails on Yachts span the whole length of the boat?

    Best answer: Depends on the style of yacht, where the masts are placed, what sails are used. The bowsprit can carry the leading line of a jib. The mizzen mast near the stern can carry a boom and sail that extends over the stern. So taken all together, yes, and even longer at some sailing yachts. Search Google to see styles. ... show more
    Best answer: Depends on the style of yacht, where the masts are placed, what sails are used.
    The bowsprit can carry the leading line of a jib. The mizzen mast near the stern can carry a boom and sail that extends over the stern. So taken all together, yes, and even longer at some sailing yachts.
    Search Google to see styles. Here is one page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_plan
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What does a 'outside' refer to in boatng?

    I'm reading a book and having difficulty withe the context of this nautical term. I keep reading this passage over and over again. The book is quite interesting, but a challenge with many the maritime terms used. The context is provided below: "Billy had a boat. It was shiny on the outside. Shiny, shiny,... show more
    I'm reading a book and having difficulty withe the context of this nautical term. I keep reading this passage over and over again. The book is quite interesting, but a challenge with many the maritime terms used. The context is provided below: "Billy had a boat. It was shiny on the outside. Shiny, shiny, shiny"
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What does a 'mooring line' refers to in boating?

    Best answer: Mooring lines are just ropes used to tie the boat to the pier and a throttle just a hand push control for the boats motor mounted on the boat's side beside the steering wheel...usually with two controls one for placing motor in gear and one for your motor's rpm to control boats speed..... .
    Best answer: Mooring lines are just ropes used to tie the boat to the pier and a throttle just a hand push control for the boats motor mounted on the boat's side beside the steering wheel...usually with two controls one for placing motor in gear and one for your motor's rpm to control boats speed..... .
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where is the boat transom?

    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is there anyone who's familiar with nautical terminology or anyone who has some sort of experience in yachting?

    Best answer: It's the captain's shitter.
    Best answer: It's the captain's shitter.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Restoring sailboat, teak or stainless?

    Best answer: It's now old enough to be considered a classic. Keep it original. (Except for the paint. Use a modern better paint)
    Best answer: It's now old enough to be considered a classic. Keep it original. (Except for the paint. Use a modern better paint)
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Any sailors/seamen or anybody with experience in yachting and familiar with nautical terminology who can help me understand this?

    Best answer: Chrome is type of shiny metal, and rails on the boat are pipe-like guides that are used by people to prevent from falling off the deck.
    Best answer: Chrome is type of shiny metal, and rails on the boat are pipe-like guides that are used by people to prevent from falling off the deck.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What should i do if i fall over a boat and im in the ocean?

    what should i do if i fall over the side and the boat doesnt see or hear me and im alone in the ocean. should i wait in place or just swim in the direction the boat is going
    what should i do if i fall over the side and the boat doesnt see or hear me and im alone in the ocean. should i wait in place or just swim in the direction the boat is going
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are there electric boats?

    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do people on houseboats use the toilet?

    Best answer: there is a normal toilet and sink and all the waste water (and poo/pee) from it gets fhushed to a septic tank in the boat where its held until you go to a dock where you can pay them to suck out all the wates water from the tank
    Best answer: there is a normal toilet and sink and all the waste water (and poo/pee) from it gets fhushed to a septic tank in the boat where its held until you go to a dock where you can pay them to suck out all the wates water from the tank
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it possible for a boat drifting on a river to drift out to sea?

    Best answer: So much would depend on how big the river is, and what the ocean currents are near where the mouth of that river is. Indeed it is quite likely that you would end up drifting at sea with no land in sight, but equally you might end up within a mile or so of shore, or even with the boat wrecked on shore. There is no... show more
    Best answer: So much would depend on how big the river is, and what the ocean currents are near where the mouth of that river is. Indeed it is quite likely that you would end up drifting at sea with no land in sight, but equally you might end up within a mile or so of shore, or even with the boat wrecked on shore.

    There is no "definite universal" answer to your question.
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Used Jet Ski?

    How much would you pay for a jet ski that isn't running? It is a 1989 Sea Doo that apparently has a 2 stroke Rotax 587 with oil injection and liquid cooled exhaust. The owner doesn't know why it isn't running, just that the engine turns over. I've messed around with carbed bikes and EFI cars a fair... show more
    How much would you pay for a jet ski that isn't running? It is a 1989 Sea Doo that apparently has a 2 stroke Rotax 587 with oil injection and liquid cooled exhaust. The owner doesn't know why it isn't running, just that the engine turns over. I've messed around with carbed bikes and EFI cars a fair amount, but am completely new to this boating world. For 100 dollars is it worth buying to mess around with and try to get running? Seems pretty low risk and a neat learning experience. It's a little difficult to find parts for this though (like with the carburetors. I much rather buy a new one than pay someone the same price to rebuild one). Any insight to this? worth the hassle or not? If the oil injection system doesn't work can I tune the carb to work with pre mixed gas?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can i buy a boat in spain and sail myself?

    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • The difference between a ship and a boat?

    Best answer: A ship has multiple decks. A boat has only one deck. Technically submarines are boats, but they are larger than some ships, and you can't pull them up onto the beach.
    Best answer: A ship has multiple decks. A boat has only one deck. Technically submarines are boats, but they are larger than some ships, and you can't pull them up onto the beach.
    14 answers · 2 months ago
  • If you are sailing in international waters, more than two weeks out, and you come across a dead body in the ocean; what do you do?

    Best answer: If you are in radio communication with someone you can report it. At the very least, pull it on board, see if it has any identification on it, take pictures of any injuries. If you see a bullet hole, see if you can carefully get the bullet out without damaging it. If you do not have the means to store it... show more
    Best answer: If you are in radio communication with someone you can report it. At the very least, pull it on board, see if it has any identification on it, take pictures of any injuries. If you see a bullet hole, see if you can carefully get the bullet out without damaging it. If you do not have the means to store it (freezer) and there is no way you can get it to a bigger ship or the authorities then I would put a float on it and stick it back in the water, noting exactly where it was and reporting that to the authorities.
    12 answers · 2 months ago