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Spanish term or phrase:manga
English translation:beam
Entered by: Mónica Sauza
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15:51 Sep 3, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Ferry ship // Spain
Spanish term or phrase: manga
The term appears in a table providing specifications/measurements of a ship used for ferrying cars and passengers:

Manga: 23.75 m

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Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 14:47
beam
Explanation:
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Graphical representation of the dimensions used to describe a ship. Dimension "b" is the beam.The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point, or at the mid-point of its length. Generally speaking, the wider the beam of a ship (or boat), the more initial stability it has, at expense of reserve stability in the event of a capsize, where more energy is required to right the vessel from its inverted position. Typical length-to-beam ratios for small sailboats are from 2:1 (dinghies to trailerable sailboats around 20 ft/6 m) to 5:1 (racing sailboats over 30 ft/10 m). Large ships have widely varying beam ratios, some as large as 20:1. Rowing shells designed for flatwater racing may have length to beam ratios as high as 30:1 [1], while a coracle has a ratio of almost 1:1 - it is nearly circular.

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Local time: 13:47
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Thank you, Moni.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Graphical representation of the dimensions used to describe a ship. Dimension "b" is the beam.The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point, or at the mid-point of its length. Generally speaking, the wider the beam of a ship (or boat), the more initial stability it has, at expense of reserve stability in the event of a capsize, where more energy is required to right the vessel from its inverted position. Typical length-to-beam ratios for small sailboats are from 2:1 (dinghies to trailerable sailboats around 20 ft/6 m) to 5:1 (racing sailboats over 30 ft/10 m). Large ships have widely varying beam ratios, some as large as 20:1. Rowing shells designed for flatwater racing may have length to beam ratios as high as 30:1 [1], while a coracle has a ratio of almost 1:1 - it is nearly circular.



Mónica Sauza
Local time: 13:47
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Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 20
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Thank you, Moni.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robin Levey: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_(náutica)
2 mins
  -> Mediamatrix, muchas gracias. ;)

agree  Laura Rodriguez
4 mins
  -> Laura, muchas gracias. ;)

agree  margaret caulfield
8 mins
  -> Margaret, many thanks. ;)

agree  María T. Vargas
20 mins
  -> María, muchas gracias. ;)

agree  Gary Smith
1 hr
  -> Gary, many thanks. ;)

agree  Carlos Segura
1 hr
  -> Carlos, muchas gracias. ;)

agree  slothm
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  -> Slothm, muchas gracias. ;)
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Sep 6, 2008 - Changes made by Mónica Sauza:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/55340">Robert Forstag's</a> old entry - "manga" » "beam"


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