What does a 'mooring line' refers to in boating?
For your convenience the context is provided down below:
"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' ?
- william ellisLv 71 year agoFavorite 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..... .
- R KLv 71 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.
- Old Man DirtLv 71 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.
- TorukoLv 61 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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- PoppyLv 71 year ago
Mooring lines hold the boat in the dock. Throttle is the equivalent of gas peddle. Boats have hand throttles.
- thebax2006Lv 71 year ago
The ropes that tied the boat to the pier.
- 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.