7/27/14 by SS

I just finished creating a shot list from the lexicon. This was a good exercise because it highlighted overlap, such as in the case of "deck." Instead of upper deck, weather deck, and dinghy deck, I think we should define the word "deck" and include these terms, plus (what I love) O1, O2, O3 decks.

Is "fair" redundant to "chine"?

At the top of the lexicon list I added: 37, 41, 49.

There are at least a dozen features which must be shot when the boat is out of water. I'm going to isolate them to discuss which ones are vital.

I have other ideas which can discussed in person on August.

Discovered a website called "Seatalk". Good short nautical definitions. Are your definitions original? We have to be careful about copyright.

questions to resolve, comments and issues (ie notes)

6/26/14 by SS
Being underway has been immensely helpful in crystallizing my thoughts on content. I think we should define those things relating specifically to our tugs. A general term such as "bow" can be included because it is relevant in showing what the bow of an LNVT looks like. It's different, and helps to differentiate our boat. But I'm not sure about terms such as: stuffing box or bilge; will leave that to the engineer types to explain if they fit. "Freeing Port" is a great term to have because it is especially relevant. Already have a good solid shot of that.

Some terms we should add are:
- at anchor - an opportunity for a beauty shot (we will have many, hopefully collected from many people)
- curvature - curves, curves, curves
- instrument panel - this gives us the chance to show the different panels for the BMW and Cummins engines (other variations?)
- Admiralty Ltd
- Loren and Lani Hart
- Tommy Chen
- Tai Cheng Boatyard

Can you see where I'm going with this? I think it enriches the content and photo opportunities. It doesn't eliminate the history section, however.
Format. Where do we capitalize? Currently the terms are not capitalized; the definition sentences' first word is capitalized; and, the format for "also see" is: (also see term1, term2 and term3). BH

6/13/14 by SS: Good question. I think it will solve itself in the layout process. Instinct says: word is lower case and in bold.

The "also see" in the definition is clunky so I have eliminated it. It can be added later is need. BH. 3/06/13

resolution and discussion on specific words

Flush deck: Any continuous, unbroken deck from bow to stern. Doesn't work for LNVT as the deck is "broken" by the structure of the saloon and pilot house. Let's eliminate.

Salon versus saloon. Most LNVT owners call the space a salon, but it is correctly (purist) called a saloon. I used Saloon as the primary, but with reservation and much debate with D. Howell. BH
I like saloon, but think Dave will probably win in the end. SS 6/13/14

fan tail (versus stern deck)- term used by T. Blackwood.  Nice sounding term (but technically not a description for LNVT) it is a rounded counter deck, or afterdeck which "protrudes over" the stern of a ship. BH SS agrees with BH
Poop deck (versus stern deck)- poop deck is a stern deck which is elevated and over an aft cabin. BH

6/14/14 Comments from SS

Here are some LNVT features and hallmarks which deserve noting.
1. Teak (and holly) - this could be included in the definition of “sole"
2. Whisker/puddin - a tugboat hallmark
3. Pig stick - John Niccolls’ word for the pole for the bow pennant
4. A word to showcase the beautiful louvered cabinetry: louvered doors?
5. Boom gallows
6. Shower, shower room, or shower cabin (since you have “head cabin”). There is currently no chance to showcase the shower room
7. Dressing table
8. Cruise/voyage

The words deck and cabin, when applied to LNVT's, should include all aspects of each; instead of a separate entry for head cabin, main cabin, etc; and separate ones for the decks.

Is there a name for the storage areas on the starboard side in the saloon? I have heard of one, but can’t recall.

Just FYI: I love these words and phrases; they provide opportunities for great shots.
1. Tiddley
2. Dress overall
3. Bristol Fashion
4. Clean
5. Dry
6. Fair
7. Handsomely

My word processing program wants “pilot house” to be one word. I’m finding it both ways, but more often as one word. Here’s what wiki says:

A pilothouse or pilot-house is a glass-enclosed room from which a ship is controlled by the ship's pilot. The pilothouse also is known as the wheelhouse.

Terms to be defined:

Beam 8/14/14
Berth 8/14/14
Bilge 8/14/14
Bilge pump 8/14/14
Binnacle 8/14/14
Bomar deck hatch 8/14/14
Bow 8/14/14
Bow thruster 8/14/14
Bright work 8/14/14
Bristol fashion 8/14/14
Bulkhead 8/14/14
Bung 8/14/14
Cap rail
Center line 8/14/14
Chain locker 8/14/14
Clean 8/14/14
Cleat - What are the names of 1. the big cleat in the bow by the windlass; 2. the cleats incorporated with the hawse pipes?
Companionway 8/14/14
Companionway sliding hatch 8/14/14
Compression post
Cuddy 8/14/14
Davit 8/14/14
Deck boxes 8/14/14
Deck plate Consider omitting
Design 8/14/14
Design waterline 8/14/14
Diesel engine 8/14/14
Dinghy 8/14/14
Dinghy deck 8/14/14
Displacement 8/14/14
Displacement hull 8/14/14
Displacement speed 8/14/14
Dodger 8/14/14
Dorade 8/14/14
Draft 8/14/14
Dry 8/14/14
Dress overall
Drop windows
Dutch door 8/14/14
Engine room 8/14/14
Fair 8/14/14
Fiddle — ? What to call the curve in fiddle that showed later
Freeing Port (I will try to get a shot of water exiting from the deck through the port )
Full keel
Galley 8/14/14
Gel coat Consider omitting
Glove box Consider omitting
Gross tonnage
Ground tackle Consider omitting
Handsomely 8/14/14
Hatch and hatchway
Hawse - Have you heard the hawse cleat called a "bull horn"?
Hawse cleat
Hawse hole
Hawse pipe
Hawser Consider omitting
Head cabin Include with cabin
Helm and ship's wheel
Herreshoff like wainscot - Yes. Is that what you call ours?
Hull anchor scuff plate 8/14/14
Hull speed —? Same as displacement speed?
Lazarett 8/14/14
Life lines
Life rails
Locker include hanging and chain lockers
Mehrkens galley 8/14/14
Nav light boards
naval architect 8/14/14
Norman Pin — on Sampson post - Consider combining with Sampson post?
Outboard 8/14/14
Peninsula 8/14/14
Pilot house 8/14/14
Pilot house bench 8/14/14
Pilot house deck 8/14/14
Port Do both definitions. We can show a tug tie up in port.
Porthole 8/14/14
Raked or rake — slant of the bow
Reverse sheer and sheer
Rub rails
Running boards
Saloon 8/14/14
Sampson post - different from Bitt? Which is correct for us? Definitely "yes" for whichever
Scantlings 8/14/14
Section - view of ship design
Settee 8/14/14
Shaft log Consider omitting
Ship builder or is it shipwrights?
Ship yard
Smith access 8/14/14
Sole 8/14/14
Stability Consider omitting
Stateroom 8/14/14
Stem 8/14/14
Stern 8/14/14
Stern deck 8/14/14
Stanchion Consider omitting
Stuffing box Consider omitting
Teak deck 8/14/14
Tiered deck 8/14/14
Tiddley - nautical term for tidy or neat
Toe rail - Significant on LNVT?
Tommy door 8/14/14
Top sides 8/14/14
Transom 8/14/14
Tumberhome — view of hull shape in transverse section
Upper deck include with deck definition
Vanishing angle
Weather deck 8/14/14
Wrap around deck 8/14/14

Terms defined

beam (n): The vessel's width at the widest point, which for the LNVT is 13.5 feet.

berth (n): The stateroom's sleeping accommodation. There were three configurations: A full size berth with a double seat along the starboard side; A queen size berth with a dressing table and built-in chair to starboard; And, a king size "V" berth with a second hanging locker to starboard.

bilge (n): A shallow channel at the lowest interior part of the hull where water from spray and leakage collects so that it may be pumped out of the vessel at a later time. It runs from the inboard end of the shaft log along the vessel's centerline to the bow and is divided into forward and aft bilges by the engine room bulkhead. SS can't see this making the final cut

bilge pump (n):  A manual or electric pump installed in the bilge to pump out collected bilge water.  The LNVT came standard with a manually operated bellows pump mounted under the galley sink. **Omit?*

binnacle (n): A brass or other nonmagnetic metal housing for the ship's compass which is mounted in the pilot house forward of the ship's wheel.

Bomar deck hatch (n): A watertight cast aluminum 15"x24" lift out oval hatch manufactured by Bomar. Two such hatches are flush mounted on the stern deck, positioned equidistant starboard and port of the vessel's centerline, providing access into the lazarette.

bow (n): The fore-part of the vessel.

bow thruster (n): A small auxiliary motor driven propeller mounted, under the waterline, in a tunnel athwartships at the bow. It provides added maneuverability for turning to port or starboard without requiring forward motion. Possibly omit

brightwork (n): The interior and exterior wood trim on a vessel which is varnished, oiled or sealed in a manner that shows the beauty of the wood grain.

bristol fashion (adj):  Describes a boat which is neat and tidey, maintained in perfect condition, where every detail has been seen to: lines coiled, brass polished, varnish glossy and all gear properly stowed. 

bulkhead (n): A vertical fiberglass partition or wall separating the various interior compartments from one another which also serves to add strength and rigidity to the hull.

bung (n): A round wood plug inserted in a hole to either fill the hole or cover a nail, screw, or bolt. Bungs were used in the teak deck, the overhead and all joinery in the vessel.

centerline (n): A lengthwise imaginary line down the center of a vessel. Any structure, item mounted or anything carried that straddles this line and is equidistant from either side of the vessel is on the centerline.

chain locker (n): A space beneath the bow in the foremost collision bulkhead reserved for anchor rode stowage. This space is accessed from the stateroom via two wooden cabinet doors above the foot of the berth.

clean (adj): Referring to the fine unobstructed hull lines from bow to stern which enable the vessel to move smoothly and easily through the water.

companionway (n): A stairway on a boat connecting one deck to another. Located starboard on the stern deck, the double wood doors are covered by a sliding hatch providing easy access to the saloon. There are also two interior companionways located in the pilot house, one midship forward leads to the stateroom and a second, located either to port or starboard, leads aft to the saloon.

companionway sliding hatch (n): A rectangular wooden cover over the stern deck companionway which opens by sliding forward into a low-profile "garage" known as a sea hood.

cuddy (n): An optional small cabin constructed in leu of the starboard shower room and extending under the pilot house to accommodate a single berth.

davit, davits (n): Crane like device(s) added after market to hoist and lower a dinghy. Mounted on the dinghy deck, a single crane with a swinging boom enables movement of the dinghy on and off the dinghy deck. In another configuration, the dinghy is suspended and stored underneath a pair of stationary cranes which are mounted on the transom.

deck boxes (n):   Two optional teak storage boxes mounted on the dinghy deck to either side of the stack.  

design (n): The initial LNVT's concept of shape, size and construction details illustrated by the naval architect (Jim Backus) in scaled lined drawings.

design waterline (DWL) or length waterline or load waterline (LWL) (n): The length of the vessel (33'-4") where it meets the water when loaded to its designed capacity.

diesel engine (n): The vessel's single propulsion system mounted centerline at the turn of the bilge in the engine room. Initially the LNVT was engined with the BMW D150 diesel however, two years into production (1985) the Cummins 150hp 4BT3.9M diesel became the standard engine.

dinghy (n): A small boat used for transportation ashore and as a lifeboat, usually powered by an outboard motor or with oars. It is carried on the dinghy deck, stowed suspended by davits, or towed behind the vessel.

dinghy deck (n): The roof of the saloon serves as an upper weather deck where a dinghy may be stowed. The vessel's optional wooden mast and boom or an after market deck mounted davit are used to raise and lower the dinghy. Access is provided port of the stern deck companionway via a stainless steel ladder. Include with definition of deck

displacement (n): The weight of volume water, expressed in tons, displaced by a vessel's floating weight. It is equal to the hull's floating weight which is 10.25 tons.

displacement hull (n): The hull design that pushes through the water, displacing a volume of water equal to its own floating weight of 10.25 tons.  The displacement does not change significantly even when more power is added.

displacement speed (n): The maximum speed of the displacement hull is approximately 7.2 knots and is a function of its shape, waterline length, displacement and drag. Adding additional power beyond this speed may increase the hull speed by up to another knot, but such an increase uses significantly more fuel and is not economical.

dodger (n): A raised hood, made from a canvas covered stainless steel frame, mounted over the stern deck companionway. It prevents rain and sea spray from entering the companionway when the companionway sliding hatch is opened.

dorade vent (n): A horn shaped air vent flush mounted on the port and starboard sides of the tiered deck. The vents provide air flow for the head cabin and engine room and each is attached below deck to a small fiberglass box with a series of baffles. Air passes freely through the baffles while water is trapped and drained out the small limber holes in the sides of the tiered deck.

draft (n): The deepest depth of the vessel's keel below the waterline (3.5 feet) which determines the minimum depth of water needed to navigate without groundling.

dry (adj): Describing a vessel that moves through the water easily without creating a lot of spray.

dutch door (n): A wooden door divided horizontally into two parts allowing the upper half to be open while the lower remains closed. Located port and starboard in the pilot house providing access to the wrap around deck.

engine room (n): An athwart ship compartment under the pilot house sole housing the vessel's diesel engine. Often the water heater, diesel generator, batteries, and battery chargers are also located here. Entrance is either through the galley's hinged cabinet (called the "Tommy Door") or via a large hatch in the pilot house sole. For additional access, the saloon companionway stairs lift out as does a section of the forward companionway stairs (called the "Smith Access").

fair (adj):  Referring to the shape of a vessel’s hull, lines that are smooth and flawless where one curve flows smoothly into the next without deviations and with beauty. 

galley (n): The vessel's kitchen located forward of the saloon and originally designed on the port side. An option, known as the "Mehrkens Galley", was introduced in 1985 offering the galley on the starboard side. Standard equipment included a double sink and faucet, fresh and salt water hand pumps, a magic chef stove, and a built-in ice box.

handsomely (adv): Describing a shipboard task that is done with care and attention to detail. To do something carefully and in the proper manner.

hull anchor scuff plate (n): A rectangular stainless steel plate mounted on the hull near the hawsepipe to prevent the anchor chain and anchor from scratching the hull.

lazarette or lazaret (n): A storage area under the entire stern deck which is accessed via two flush mounted Bomar deck hatches. The steering gear, rudder post supports and the termination of the engine exhaust hose are also located in this space.

Mehrkens galley (n): The optional location of the galley to the starboard side was introduced in 1985 and is named after the original owners of hull number 32, Joe and Helen Mehrkens, who requested the change. This configuration moved the saloon companionway to the port side and repositioned the pilot house bench to the starboard side behind the steering station.

naval architect (n): A professional engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction, maintenance and operations of marine vessels. The naval architect credited with designing the LNVT is Jim Backus.

outboard (adj): Away from the center of the hull, in the direction of the sides of the vessel.

peninsula (n): A countertop extending outward from the cabin side to the centerline which defines and separates the galley space forward of the saloon. It houses the built in ice box which is accessed from the top of the counter plus through an optional hinged door on the galley side.

pilothouse (n): A raised, enclosed compartment containing the helm and all the navigation and communication equipment.

pilot house bench (n): A built-in upholstered seating area in the pilot house which also serves as a day bed or an extra berth.

pilot house deck (n): The fiberglass weather deck covering the pilot house cabin with a square, flush mounted hatch providing ventilation and light into the pilot house. The port and starboard navigation light boards and search light are mounted here and it is also commonly used to mount the radar dish, radio antennas and kayaks. Include with deck definition

porthole (n): A small oval opening along the topsides which provides light and fresh air. It has a sturdy hinged glass cover, called a portlight, that can be dogged shut against a watertight gasket. There are a total of four, located in the head, shower and to each side of the stateroom. Originally bronze, later construction switched to stainless steel.

saloon or salon (n): The general purpose aft cabin used as the living and dining room.

scantlings (n): The list of all the necessary construction materials, dimensions, hardware and fittings complete with specifications, quantities and sizes which go into the construction of a ship's hull. pertinent? how to show

sea hood or turtle (n): A low profile wooden "garage" permanently attached to the dinghy deck which covers the sliding hatch when it is open. With the sliding hatch closed, it creates waterproof hatch system over the stern deck companionway.

settee (n): A built-in upholstered seating area along the saloon's port wall. It is configured as either a straight or "L" unit and converts into a double guest bed.

Smith access (n): A removable section of the forward companionway stairs which provides access to the front of the engine. It became a standard feature in 1985 and is named after the original owner of LNVT hull number 34, Craig Smith, who requested the additional access.

sole (n): The floor of the interior spaces made of teak and holly.

stateroom (n): The forward private sleeping quarters. There were three different berth configuration options. Each vessel came standard with a hanging locker to port, four built-in drawers under the berth, and book shelves forward above the berth along both sides of the hull.

stem (n): The most forward vertical structural member of the bow, characteristically made of a single timber on a wooden boat. A physical extrusion in the bow's fiberglass replicates this traditional wooden stem on the LNVT.

stern (n): The rear part of a vessel.

stern deck (n): The aft curved weather deck. Echoing the curved lines of the transom is an optional 1 1/4 " stainless steel handrail installed along the stern's cap rail. The lazerette beneath is accessed via two Bomar deck mounted hatches. include with deck definition

teak decking (n): A wooden, non-skid covering on the weather decks used in areas of high foot traffic. On the wrap around deck the teak is mounted on top of the fiberglass while on the tiered and dinghy decks the teak is partially inset into the fiberglass. The teak planks run fore and aft with caulked seams and bunged screw holes. To eliminate water leaks into the interior spaces, all deck screw fasteners penetrate into solid fiberglass stringers running athwart-ships underneath the deck.

tiered deck (n):  An elevated two tiered weather deck providing additional headroom in the stateroom.  Located forward of the pilot house and containing a square, flush mounted hatch for stateroom ventilation and light.  include with deck definition

Tommy door (n): A hinged cabinet in the galley which provides personnel access into the engine room. It's unique design is credited to and named after Tommy Chen, the LNVT builder.

topsides (n): The part of the hull between the waterline and the deck.

transom (n): The curved hull surface that forms the vessel's stern.

weather deck (n): A deck exposed to the weather made of fiberglass and in places covered with teak. include with deck definition

wrap around deck (n): A teak weather deck from bow to stern, incorporating the stern deck, which provides a continuous walkway around the vessel. Include with deck definition

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