LOA - Length Over All (See also: Length)
Prepare your boat on a trailer for a severe storm ...
The total lenth of a vessel´s Hull measured from the furthest point Forward the the aftermost part - not including spars that protrude (eg: Bowsprit) ...
Length overall; the distance between the most forward part of the boat and the most aft part.
A stowage compartment, whether equipped with a lock or not.
Refers to Length Overall, the measurement from the leading edge of the bow to the end of the stern or any overhang
LOA - See definition of "length overall."
load waterline - The vessel's expected waterline when it is fully equipped and loaded with gear. See also "waterline."
locker - A closet; A storage place or container.
~ Length overall. The overall length of a vessel from the foremost to the aftermost part
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or a carrier of LPG.
Length overall. The total length of a boat including bowsprits or other items projecting from the bow or the stern of the boat.
~ (Length Overall) & LWL (Waterline Length)
Detailed hull dimensions
Length overall, often abbreviated as (~, o/a, o.a. or oa) refers to the maximum length of a vessel from the two points on the hull measured perpendicular to the waterline.
~ The total length of a boat including any projecting such as bowsprits and bumpkins.
LOCKER An enclosed storage place on a boat.
LOFTING See Lofting ...
Length Overall (~) - Centerline length of hull including molded in pulpits and platforms
Log - A device that gives a direct readout of miles run. Distance measuring device
Longitude - Lines that meet at the North and South poles - Meridians of Longitude ...
Length overall (~) - total length of a boat
Length (waterline) (LWL) - length of boat at the waterline.
Longitude - The distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at Greenwich ...
Length overall, ~: The length of a vessel.
Let go and haul: An order indicating that the ship is now on the desired course relative to the wind and that the sails should be trimmed ('hauled') to suit.
length over all (~)
Length of a boat at the longest measurement.
lie to ...
Length overall , ~ - the total length of a boat.
Lifebelt , lifejacket, life preserver or Mae West - A device such as a buoyant ring or inflatable jacket which keeps a person af~t in the water.
Length Overall (~): The extreme length of the ship.
Length on Waterline (LWL): This is the length at the waterline in the ship's design loaded condition.
Freeboard (F): Distance between the waterline and the uppermost watertight deck.
Sheer: The rise of a deck - usually toward bow and stern.
The total length of the boat, including any object protruding from the bow or the stern. Also known as ~.
In the water outside of the vessel.
No legal requirements In the UK there are no legal requirements for lifejackets on purely pleasure craft of less than 13.7m (42ft 10in) ~. The Maritime Coast Guard Agency distributes free advice.
Length Over All - a straight line measurement of the maximum length of a vessel from the two points on the hull (does not include the bowsprit) most distant from each other. Abbreviated "~","oa", "o/a", or "o.a.".
Lesser Ebb - the weaker of the two ebb currents occurring in a tidal day ...
See also: What is the meaning of Boat, Point, Board, Shore, Right?