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The Camber Dock

The Camber Dock dates back to around 1164. It is today used by small fishing vessels and pleasure craft.

Catamaran

Catamarans are two-hulled vessels.

Chain-Plates

Chain plates attach the shrouds to the hull.

Coach

Coach. The coach is the living area or “house” of the boat.

Cockpit

Cockpit – the area usually below deck level, which allows the crew to work the boat or enjoy sitting outside exposed to the wind and sun.

Coxswain and the Tiller

The tiller is a piece of wood used by the helmsman to apply pressure to the rudder to steer the boat. The Coxswain on a man-of-war was a high-ranking petty officer, who manned the helm.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark’s name is derived from a poem by Robert Burns called Tam o’ Shanter.

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