Let’s learn some of the specific terms that are used to describe common parts of all boats. Study some boating terms with the help of these boat diagrams, available with several types of boat and ship, right below. Click on any image of the diagram that is suitable with what you’re looking for!
In the boat diagram, you are shown many parts of a boat along with the wiring diagrams. Most boats are equipped with navigation lights. Common types of navigation lights are red and green sidelights and an all-around white light, specific to powerboats. Body-wise, the front of a boat is called the bow, while the rear of a boat is called the stern. When looking towards the bow, the left-hand side of the boat is the port side. The starboard is the corresponding word for the right side of a boat. Study the diagrams below!
In a boat electricity is stored in one or more batteries. The batteries are charged by an engine’s alternator, or auxiliary battery charger. They can hold an enormous amount of energy, capable of pushing hundreds amps. The generators generate electricity that is used for lighting, air-conditioning, electronics systems, cranes, pumps, refrigeration, and a number of other uses.
Some ships do not have main engine, but several powerful generators. The electricity generated is used to drive the propeller shaft and therefore the propeller. Study more about the boat wiring and parts using the diagrams above!