Boating Glossary of Terms

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V-berth
A bed or berth located in the bow that has a V-shape.
V-drive
Propulsion system where the drive shaft initially runs forward into a gear box and then runs aft and down through the hull. The driveline forms a V-shape with the gear box at the pivot point.
variation
Compass variable that accounts for the difference in degrees between true north and magnetic north.
ventilation
Air introduced into a spinning propeller from the water's surface.
VHF
Very high frequency; a bandwidth designation commonly used by marine radios.