- Belay: To make fast, secure, tie or stop.
- Sea Room: The necessary space on the water for a vessel to maneuver safely.
- Navigation: Trying to find the rocks
- Piloting: Trying to stay off the rocks.
- APU: Auxillary Propulstion Unit (aka paddle)
- Breeches Buoy: A life ring with a canvas seat that looks like a pair of breeches (pants.)