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Flat-Bottom Boat
Type of boat or hull shape with very little or no deadrise.
Fore
Located at the front of a boat.
Fly Bridge
Raised, second-story helm station, often located above the primary helm
Freeboard
Vertical distance between the waterline and the top of the hull side.
Furler
Rolling or folding a sail on its boom.
Galley
The kitchen area on a boat.
Gelcoat
A combination of resin and pigment that comprises the smooth outside coating of a fiberglass boat.
Gunwale
The upper edge of the side of a boat.
Halyard
Line used to hoist a spar or sail.
Hardtop
A large fiberglass roof or platform over the helm area.
Hatch
A deck opening.
Hawse pipe
Fittings in the deck or gunwale through which the anchor rode or dock lines run
Head
Toilet facilities or room where they are located.
Headsail
Any sail set forward of the mast.
Helm
Area of a boat where operational controls are located.
Holding Tank
Storage tank for gray water
Houseboat
A large, flat-bottom boat with square sides and house-like characteristics, such as comfortable furniture and living accommodations.
Hull
The structural body of the boat that rests in the water.
Inboard engine
An internal combustion engine often mounted amidships that runs a drive shaft through the hull bottom.
Jack Plate
A mounting device for an outboard motor that enables operators to vertically raise or lower the motor, thereby controlling propeller depth in the water.