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English translation: fine in the bow

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French term or phrase:entrées d'eau fines
English translation:fine in the bow
Entered by: Miranda Joubioux
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13:27 May 2, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
French term or phrase: entrées d'eau fines
In relation to a range of catamarans

Performances et sécurité
Allier les 2 n’est pas toujours facile mais nous voulons des bateaux toujours agréables en navigation pour le barreur (choix des 2 barres), performants (entrées d’eau fines) mais en toute sécurité (gréement court, voilure sous dimensionnée)

I'm not sure how to say this in English.
Miranda Joubioux
Local time: 05:21
fine in the bow
Explanation:
Most cats are fine in the bow and tend to steer by the bow. While the top speed drops a few knots, the design is easier to steer and is more comfortable in ...
www.modernboating.com.au/boat_tests/boat_tests/full/407/Per...

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If a boat is too fine in the bow, it will plow or dive into the next swell ...
www.duckworksmagazine.com/07/designs/ga/index.htm

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-05-02 13:40:27 GMT)
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The same holds true for the bows of boats. A fine, sharp entry cuts the water better and allows the boat to slice through oncoming waves rather than pound ...
books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0071448993...

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Note added at 13 mins (2008-05-02 13:41:32 GMT)
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Fine entry lines, a responsive and quick hull. More. Sun Odyssey 49 This elegant blue-water yacht follows in the tradition of the sailing boats on which ...
www.nybconwy.co.uk/html/boats/jeanneau-yachts.htm


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Note added at 14 mins (2008-05-02 13:41:54 GMT)
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together with her fine entry and long keel gives her a soft motion, ...
www.britishclassicyachtclub.org/register/Droleen.htm

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-05-02 13:42:43 GMT)
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The sharp entry, good flare and strong sheer look just right to my eye. ...
www.cmdboats.com/

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-05-02 13:43:06 GMT)
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fine in the bow, fine entry, sharp entry... that's quite a selection!

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Note added at 51 mins (2008-05-02 14:19:22 GMT)
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makes me think of all those salty sea shanties where the ladies are all "bluff in the bow" :-)
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Graham macLachlan
Local time: 05:21
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4 +1fine in the bow
Graham macLachlan


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
fine in the bow


Explanation:
Most cats are fine in the bow and tend to steer by the bow. While the top speed drops a few knots, the design is easier to steer and is more comfortable in ...
www.modernboating.com.au/boat_tests/boat_tests/full/407/Per...

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Note added at 11 mins (2008-05-02 13:39:30 GMT)
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If a boat is too fine in the bow, it will plow or dive into the next swell ...
www.duckworksmagazine.com/07/designs/ga/index.htm

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-05-02 13:40:27 GMT)
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The same holds true for the bows of boats. A fine, sharp entry cuts the water better and allows the boat to slice through oncoming waves rather than pound ...
books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0071448993...

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 13 mins (2008-05-02 13:41:32 GMT)
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Fine entry lines, a responsive and quick hull. More. Sun Odyssey 49 This elegant blue-water yacht follows in the tradition of the sailing boats on which ...
www.nybconwy.co.uk/html/boats/jeanneau-yachts.htm


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Note added at 14 mins (2008-05-02 13:41:54 GMT)
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together with her fine entry and long keel gives her a soft motion, ...
www.britishclassicyachtclub.org/register/Droleen.htm

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-05-02 13:42:43 GMT)
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The sharp entry, good flare and strong sheer look just right to my eye. ...
www.cmdboats.com/

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-05-02 13:43:06 GMT)
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fine in the bow, fine entry, sharp entry... that's quite a selection!

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Note added at 51 mins (2008-05-02 14:19:22 GMT)
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makes me think of all those salty sea shanties where the ladies are all "bluff in the bow" :-)

Graham macLachlan
Local time: 05:21
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 352
Notes to answerer
Asker: Couldn't have asked for better - what a lot of references. Thanks!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  fourth: Yes "Ladies of Spain"MacL. A misspent youth, clearly
3 hrs
  -> ...and if we continue down this route we'll certainly get thrown off Proz!
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