The nautical world, once an integral aspect of human civilization over many centuries evolved a language of its own. It is a rich lexicon that is well worth exploring, as much for its colorful language as for its more practical aspects. How many of us know, for example, the ‘above board’ comes from the nautical expression for on or above the deck, in plain view, not hiding anything? There are hundreds of such expressions that people use every day that comes from the nautical world. It is interesting to know what they are and where they come from.
And if you are interested in boating and want to learn more about it, this book is for you. Knowing the language goes a long way towards appreciating the experience more fully. So avast your scuppers mateys and read on!