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The Hull

The hull is the watertight bottom section of a boat that goes in the water. It can be open at the top, like in a dinghy, or closed in with a deck. The hull is the body of the boat. It is the part of the boat that lets it float on the water. To […]

The Anchor

The anchor is an important piece of equipment on a boat. It locks into sand or mud and stops the boat from floating away. After long weeks at sea, it’s lovely hearing the rattle and clang as the anchor races towards the seabed. The anchor on Lesley’s illustrations in ‘A Big Blue Boat’ is called […]

Boat Facts

Why are sails different shapes? You will find the answer to this question and more on the Boat Facts page. Did you find the answer to your question? No? Send your question to Susea. She would love to hear from you.