Boater Education - Boating Crossword Puzzle

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  • beam: the widest part of a boat.
  • sheets: a line (rope, cable or chain) used to control the movable corner(s) (clews) of a sail.
  • hull: the body of a boat.
  • intake: opening in the hull that draws water toward the impeller.
  • stern: the end of the boat.
  • port: the left side of the boat.
  • propeller: a rotating fan on the bottom of a boat.
  • bow: the front of the boat.
  • draft: how shallow your boat's hull can go in the water.
  • free board: the distance between the water and the working deck of the vessel.
  • throttle lever: a lever that controls the throttle.
  • mast: a pole that rises vertically from a ship and supports the sails.
  • starboard: the right side of the boat.
  • halyards: the rope that runs up the mast to pull up the mainsail.
  • keel: a structural beam that runs in the middle of the boat from bow to stern.
  • cleat: fixtures that are used to secure vessels to docks.
  • drive shaft: transmits torque and rotation, connecting various components to an engine's drive train.
  • gunwale: the upper edge of a ship's or boat's side.
  • fuel cap: the cap on a fuel tank
  • boom: the horizontal pole which extends from the bottom of the mast.