Author Topic: Towing terms for the non initiated!  (Read 29041 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

bigford

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008, 19:43:35 »
a blue and white flag hoisted by a ship when she is ready to set sail
more boats then money

Puffin

  • Admiral Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1432
  • WestMinster Apache
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2008, 23:51:45 »
GOOD ON YOU CAPT. JACK , BUT THERE IS ONE ROPE , AND IT IS ATTACHED TO THE BELL.

Footski

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3284
  • Just me and my good lady
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2008, 02:07:18 »
It is used to call the crew back to the ship prior to setting sail. It is a flag I believe.

Sorry Bigford, never spotted your post above..
« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 02:09:02 by Footski »
Barry

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2008, 18:34:27 »
GOOD ON YOU CAPT. JACK , BUT THERE IS ONE ROPE , AND IT IS ATTACHED TO THE BELL.
Now I would have guessed that to be a lanyard, but that term really doesn't fit. A lanyard is described as a "line being used to tie something off." So, "rope" it is...I stand humbly corrected! :)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 18:37:55 by Captain Jack »
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2008, 18:45:27 »
a blue and white flag hoisted by a ship when she is ready to set sail
A Bravo Zulu to both Bigford and Footski, but that is what it is used for in port. Can you tell me what the "Papa" (or blue peter), means when a vessel is at sea? ;)
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2008, 18:51:40 »
An easy one for this forum. A vessel flying the "Zulu" flag means what?
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

bigford

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2008, 20:59:22 »
you need one of these ;D
more boats then money

bigford

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2008, 21:04:40 »
capt jack
   
   Nets on obstruction
more boats then money

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2008, 04:42:42 »
capt jack
   
   Nets on obstruction
Arrrrrgh! Too easy! I guess I'll have to delve deeper into my old class notes to stump you my friend!
Ok, your turn to come up with a "stump the coxswain" question.
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

bigford

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2008, 05:49:54 »
only thing i could come up with

 what or where is Fiddlers Green?
more boats then money

CGAux26

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2008, 19:02:40 »
From the Colonies, the towing term "Hip Tow:"  This places the towing vessel alongside the tow.  It's useful in moving a tow around in close quarters, and docking the tow, where you can't get behind it.  The USCG method is to locate the towing vessel's stern aft of the stern of the tow, to give turning leverage.  Also, the towing vessel should be at an angle to the tow, with the stern swung out 15 degrees or so to overcome the sideways drag of the tow.  The preferred side figures the effect of prop walk, so a right hand prop tow boat should be on the port side of the tow.

Four lines are standard, and are preferably applied in this order: 
1. Bow line, a brest line from the tow boat's bow as near perpendicular as possible.
2. Towing strap, a spring line from forward on the towing vessel to near the stern of the tow.
3. Stern line, a brest line at the sterns of the vessels.
4. Reversing spring, from aft on the towing vessel leading forward to the tow.

All lines are made up bar taut, except the stern line.  This is the secret to controlling the tow while turning and backing.  Lotsa fenders between the two vessels.
Dave
Dave

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2008, 14:22:36 »
only thing i could come up with

 what or where is Fiddlers Green?
an imaginary "heaven" thought up by those ne'er do well seafarers that figured they couldn't get into the Christian version of heaven. Most of Custers 7th Army cavalry soldiers also reside in this place, I'm told.
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2008, 14:33:12 »
Ah...the infamous hip tow. One more box to be checked off as part of our Coxswains certification, right?
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

Captain Jack

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Uniform of the day at sea?
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2008, 14:38:22 »
Ok, a tougher question, and I'll use the slang that you'd likely here on the bridge:
What is a mo-board?
Fair winds, and following seas....
Captain Jack sends>>>>>

bigford

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2008, 20:28:48 »
Maneuvering Board
more boats then money