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without the boat speed they get scored

German translation: weil sie weniger Vortrieb haben, liegen sie tiefer im Wasser

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English term or phrase:without the boat speed they get scored
German translation:weil sie weniger Vortrieb haben, liegen sie tiefer im Wasser
Entered by: VeronikaNeuhold
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15:26 Nov 8, 2007
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Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Ocean Thunder! Pro Surf Boat Series
English term or phrase: without the boat speed they get scored
Speaker: "You can see with the girls, they don’t have quite the power that the men’s crews do so they don’t have the ability to get through the whitewater as easily. **Without the boat speed they get scored** a little bit and the girls really have to work overtime."

http://www.oceanthunder.com.au

I don't quite understand the meaning of "boat speed" here, either.

According to the Australian Slang Glossary by Natalya Belinsky (thanks, D. Seycek!), "score" can have the following meanings:

1. latest news or state of progress: “What's the score on Malcolm?”
2. prostitute's customer
3. sum of twenty dollars; $20
4. (obsolete) sum of twenty pounds; £20
5. get or obtain: “scored the job”
6. be successful in obtaining a partner for casual sex
7. obtain illegal drugs for personal use
8. (horseracing, etc.) win a race

Neither of them seems to fit here. Any idea or creative inspiration?

If someone says something negative about women, I seem to get sort of "blockiert".

Thank you!
VeronikaNeuhold
Austria
Local time: 01:51
tief(er)e Wasserlage
Explanation:
could it mean that beacuse the boat is not as fast, it doesn't skim across the surface as easily but sinks down further, cutting into the water?

to "score" a surface can mean to scratch it or to cut into it.

just guessing though
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 01:51
Grading comment
Darauf wär' ich nicht gekommen. Steht übrigens sogar im LEO...
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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tief(er)e Wasserlage


Explanation:
could it mean that beacuse the boat is not as fast, it doesn't skim across the surface as easily but sinks down further, cutting into the water?

to "score" a surface can mean to scratch it or to cut into it.

just guessing though

Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 01:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Darauf wär' ich nicht gekommen. Steht übrigens sogar im LEO...
Notes to answerer
Asker: Good native speaker input. Thank you.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ingeborg Gowans: after reading Veronika's expl. this could make sense here
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Nov 13, 2007 - Changes made by VeronikaNeuhold:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/602756">VeronikaNeuhold's</a> old entry - "without the boat speed they get scored" » "weil sie weniger Vortrieb haben, liegen sie tiefer im Wasser"


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