- Nov 14, 2005
Yes thats much better Jim. Thanks. I was familar with every term on your diagram but the shoulder. I just don't ever recall hearing that term. I was never a ship driver but to you all that's probably a common term. But I'm going to cut myself some slack because my search engine didn't know what it was eithier. When I typed in "port shoulder" this came up...I can well understand the confusion of non-seafarers with the sketches such the one posted by Steven (and me - I have to say). Such sketched are based on the assumption that the viewer has a basic knowledge.
In fact, some of the labels in Steven's sketch are directions relative to a part of a ship, some are positions relative to a part of a ship and others are actual parts of a ship. The word ship itself is a misnomer. Here's a wee sketch that might help. I don't have the originalView attachment 74475 Hope this helps Kareen (or is it Lili?)