What is the transom of a vessel?

Answer A transom is the nautical term for the back end of a boat; the design of the transom can play a major role in the amount of space and functionality the deck has.IdentificationTransoms are at the st... Read More »

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The US Coast Guard requires certain equipment be carried onboard a vessel based on the vessel's length How must an operator measure the length of their vessel?

From the outside of the bow to the outside of the stern

What must a vessel operator do when they are 500 yards or less from a US Naval vessel?

How is offshore patrol vessel different from inshore patrol vessel?

Offshore patrol vessels have much deeper hulls, and tend to be larger vessels, overall. An offshore vessel has to deal with weather conditions a river patrol vessel will not have to, and generally ... Read More »

What is a transom?

A transom is the back end of a boat. It is especially important in smaller boats, as it allows the outboard motor to attach to the vessel.TypesThere are two types of transoms. A transom stern is a ... Read More »