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At bottom: Said of a sunken boat.Needle: Small beam that is pressed vertically against the farmhouses of a dam to obstruct more or less completely.Mooring: Rope used to moor a boat. We also say necklace.Stowage, Ramping or Rempelage: Action to equalize a load.Dry: Said of a failed boat.Autieu, Otieu, Perche, or Gaffe: A fir-tree perch 8 to 12 meters long with an iron fork at its big end and used to bend or chime.Self-propelled boat: Boat that moves itself using a motor. Today self-propelled Freycinet are wrongly called houseboats.Swallowing: Refers to a descending boat.Avaterre: Shore where the towpath is.

Barge: Large flat boat for navigation on the Rhone. Today, boats without means of propulsion that are assembled by train and which are either pushed or towed.Cofferdam: Dike or temporary partition to dry a place that can be immersed and where you want to work.Boat Arras: Barge 30 meters in length, is also called "30 meters" or "bastard boat".Canal boat: Belgian construction barge whose front and rear are slightly tucked in and protected by a very strong bow.Bélandre: Name given to barges in the region of Dunkirk and Calais.Bérrichon: Small pointed boat in front, square at the rear measuring 90 tons to serve the Berry Canal.Bief: Space between two locks.Edge out or edge out: Shore opposite the towpath.Boulard, Bitte or Tabrin: Cylinder made of wood or cast iron used to fix the ropes. The axle bolt at the front is usually called a dick.Bouter: Spread the boat by the perch of the bank when it walks.Bricole: See Tire.

Capstan or Vaque: Vertical horizontal bar winch for tugging the boat for short distances by winding a rope.Cabinet: Bedroom of the cabin.Canal: Artificial waterway.Carapata: Second-rate driver generally helping a sick or elderly mariner in driving a canal boat.Cast or Casse: Large barge made of iron arranged for navigation on the Rhine and the Meuse.Chain: Drag chain about 30 meters long to slow down the boat.Barge: Large self-propelled vessel that travels on large gauge tracks such as the Seine or the Rhine.Clear way: Glass hood allowing light to enter the cabin from above. It is usually protected by a fence.Valve: Valve of a pipe passing through the bajoyer to fill or empty a lock by taking or driving water in the axis of the lock or under the bottom of the boat.Convoy pushed: Set consisting of a pusher and one or more barges.Anchor rope: Hemp rope of about 200 meters attaching to the anchor.Curvature: Set of curves of a boat forming the lower structure of the boat.Crapaudine: Hole in which the pivot of a lock gate is oriented.Mooring Hook: C-shaped hook that is passed through a cable and in its loop to tie a rope.

Dubbing: Wooden lining to receive winter water or summer tar.

Scale of Gauging: Metal or painted board, placed on each side of the boat to determine the tonnage in relation to its immersion.Eclie: Thinks of a boat whose woods have been disjoined by heat and drought.Chest: Perch holding the boat away from the bank to avoid a beaching.Ecoppe: Large wooden spoon used for the exhaustion of the water contained in the hold of the boat.Hatch: Flat or curved panel used to close the boat's hold.Lock: Hydraulic structure for passing a boat upstream downstream (or vice versa) on a watercourse.Locked or Bassinée: Content in boat of a lock.Sling: Rope that is passed around a burden to lift it.Embargo: Action to place the front of a boat so that it avoids the front of another oncoming or stationary boat.Splice: Assemble two ends of rope by interlacing the strands that compose them.Tin sling: A small rope attached to the handle of the tin to draw water.Showcase: Spreading action.Spread: Slow down a boat with a rope or a small pole.
Fanal: Large lantern with reflector used to illuminate the front of the boat and the banks.False lock or False bassine: Said of a subsidence without boat.Farmhouse: Metal frame of a dam that can be folded at will depending on whether we want to raise or tear down the dam.Flotation: Level of water on the boat's edge.Burgundy flute: Boat 38 m 50 X 5 meters, square at the front and pointed at the back serving the channels of the Center.Flute de l'Ourcq: Small boat of 2m 50 wide by 28 meters long carrying about 80 tons and serving the Ourcq canal.Bottom: Bottom plane of the boat.Freycinet: (Charles de Saulces of) 1828-1923. French politician. President of the Council four times between 1879 and 1892, he attached his name to a program of major works (waterways and railways). The harmonization of the size of the locks to the size of 38.5 X 5.05 gave the Freycinet gauge. It is also the name given to self-propelled vehicles that have the following size: 38 x 5 meters.

Gaffe: Name generally given to a railway pole.Template: Regulatory dimension of an object, especially a vehicle. A barge had the maximum size of 38.5X5.05, ie that of the locks.

Shroud: Steel cable with tensioners to prevent the mat from bending under the stress of the side.High lift: "Make high up" or advance a boat by passing the tow rope over other parked or oncoming boats.Huis dormant: Fixed hatch.

Throw down: Drop the anchor in the water to stop.

Ka or Grapple: A kind of hook with 3 or 4 branches to search for lost objects at the bottom of the water.

Macaroon or Rudder Wheel: A wheel equipped with a doll used to maneuver the rudder winch.Marquise: Species of wooden awning to protect the sailor from the rain or the sun.Lock Mass or Bajoyer: Side wall of a lock.Derrick: Pole with a pivot at the foot of the mast and connected by a small cable to the end of the same mast, allowing the mariner to go to the ground by suspending himself at the end of this pole by pointing it towards the bank.Canal mast or small mast: Mast smaller than the river mast for towing in a narrow lane.Mignolle, Ardennais or Meusien: Boat of 38m. X 5 meters with the front and rear shaped junk, built for navigation on the Meuse.

Swim: Use the page to steer the boat.

Mast ear: Wooden support at the aft end of the mast-clear for tilting the mast.

Pageotte: Large oar of a dozen meters long to move the boat slightly on the current.Palot: Wooden shovel used for grain handling.Barge: Riverboat originating in the North of France without fixed engine.Pertuis ou Passe: Part of a dam on which boats can be passed when the needles are removed.Foot: Small cab usually removable serving as summer kitchen.Mast foot: The lower part of the mast on which the counterweights are fixed.Pigeon: Measure in centimeters of wood used to measure a boat.Platine à glace: Sheet metal strip that is laid in the winters on the front of the boat to protect the ice shell.Poite: Compartment at the front of the boat to put, usually, tools, lanterns or drinks ... or the sailor.Stable Bridge: A gangway used for putting fish on board or ashore.Fan-holders: Iron foot placed at the front of the boat on which the lanterns are fixed.Guard gate: Unique lock gate designed to prevent the emptying of a reach that does not end with a lock.Tremor post: A disc placed at a distance from a lock marking the allowable limit for trimming.Doll: Small piece of wood on which a small rope is tied.Pusher: Motorboat used solely as a driving force for boats without engines such as barges.
Radier or Busc: Submerged masonry supporting the doors of a lock.Rowing: Rowing canoe.Réa: Throat pulley.Trailer: Steel wire usually 16 to 18 millimeters in diameter used to haul the boat in convoys.Tugboat: Boat that pulls one or more barges.Reu: Housing at the back of the boat.Riquet: (Pierre Paul of) 1604-1680. French engineer. He built the Canal du Midi or Deux Mers (1666-1681), which connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic.Roilette: A small strip of thin oak on each side of the hatches to protect the edges.

Saquer: Action of pulling the boat with the man's arm.Sapine: Small flat-bottomed boat, built in fir tree that went down the Loire du Morvan to Nantes and was torn at the end of his trip.Sas: Space closed by the doors and walls of a lock and filling with water.Settlement or Lockdown: Action of sinking.Sasser: Take a lock to a boat.Semaque: Veil of the boat intended rather to obstruct a way of water.To fish yourself: To moor.Spitz: Iron boat at the front and rear slightly ovoid, special to the navigation of the Scheldt and Lower Scheldt.

Tabernacle: Closed cavity in the upper part of the boat to keep the ropes.Tillac: Floor of the hold of the boat.Air draft: Height between the lower deck deck and the water level below deck. The largest height of the boat taken above the waterline.Draft: Depression of a boat.Tie or turnbuckle: Tensioner screw.Tire: A wide strap that is passed through the shoulder and to which a trellis is attached to haul a boat with a man's arm.Toueur: Tugboat that moves by traction on a submerged chain or on a cable that winds on a drum of a winch carried by the boat.Trematage: Tremation action.Tremate: Exceed a boat going in the same direction.Thirty meters: Boat 30 meters by 5 wide to go on some channels like the Nivernais.

Valve: Opening in the lower part of a lock gate to fill or empty the airlock.Wheels: Front and rear deck of a boat.Bulk: Merchandise that is not packaged or packaged.

Wagure: Double hull designed to prevent merchandise from absorbing moisture.