avondale87 wrote in post #19449349
Interesting vessels Ray.
I like the no smoking sign. You'd see that a mile off
Don't want to pick, but draught. I thought that was an arm bending term, not nautical
According to the Gospels of Wiki and Google and me - the Draught or Draft is :-
The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel). The draught of the vessel is the maximum depth of any part of the vessel, including appendages such as rudders, propellers and drop keels if deployed.
The Marine Traffic website uses Draught. It also gives the Current Draught of the vessel depending on the load. A ship also has more than one draught.
Now; John will tell you - I am sure - Draught beer, also spelt draft, is beer served from a cask or keg rather than from a bottle or can. Draught beer served from a pressurised keg is also known as keg beer.
And now - if we are feeling chilly - like we are here sometimes in winter - we nail a Draught Excluder around the door frame! Perhaps the good OhLook could chime in and add to this! Of course (coarse?) Richard - I have, on very rare occasions, been known to be wrong!
Re the No Smoking signs - They are tankers! And we don't want bits of them scattered all over the country - Do we?