Boating License Study Guide

Port
Left side of boat

Stern
Rear of the boat

Propeller
Rotates and powers a boat to move forwards or backwards

Cleat
Metal fitting on which a rope can be fastened

Starboard
Right side of the boat

Gunwale
Upper edge of boats side

Hull
The body of the boat

Bow
Front of the boat

Beam
Maximum width of the vessal

Freeboard
Distance from water to lowest point of the boat where water could come on board

Draft
Depth of water needed to float a vessel

Keel
Main centerline (backbone) of a vessel or the extension of hull that increases stability in the water

The 2 types of hulls
Displacement;