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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBoats & Boating · 1 year ago

What does a 'mooring line' refers to in boating?

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"He left the flying bridge to slip his mooring lines, then came back and eased the throttles forward to take his boat out of the slip."

What exactly is a mooring line? Also, what did he mean by 'throttles' ?

7 Answers

  • 1 year ago
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    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..... .

    • Geo
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      Do you live in a cave? You don't knowThrottle?

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  • R K
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    a mooring line is the rope that holds the boat to the pier or dock when your in port.

    a throttle is another name for the gas peddle.

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  • 1 year ago

    A flying bridge is an open air bridge (sometimes with a canopy).

    A mooring line is used to fasten the ship to either a buoy, dock, or another boat (as in moored out board).

    To slip mooring lines is to draw them in as opposed to dropping a mooring line or casting off.

    A slip is a dock location for boats.

    The throttle is a hand operated device that connects to the engine intake system to increase/decrease engine RPM's.

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  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Typically white braided nylon rope. Cleat

    secured fore and aft on landing. Often

    with fenders hung alongside hull as hull

    will be pushed by water and wind to bump

    against fixed wood moorage. Throttles,

    one for each engine, control propeller

    revolutions per minute (RPM). Dual

    prop' usage can rotate hull to enter or

    exit a moorage slip. I recommend read

    of Chapman Piloting (Seamanship and

    boat handling), by E.S. Maloney, 57th.

    Edition or The Ocean Sailing Yacht

    by D. Street.

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  • Poppy
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Mooring lines hold the boat in the dock. Throttle is the equivalent of gas peddle. Boats have hand throttles.

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  • 1 year ago

    The ropes that tied the boat to the pier.

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  • 1 year ago

    HI so these nautical terms are from history. the mooring line is the piece of rope which secures the boat to the dock. to slip a the mooring lines means to cast off from the bank. so that you can get free to sail away. a flying bridge is a term found in a marina where many pleasure craft are Moored. a pontoon if you like where many privately owned boats are moored to.

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