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when does a boat become a ship?

June 26, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
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Who sunk my battleship?!

June 27, 2013, 12:06 a.m.
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It's a ship when you say it's a ship.

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June 27, 2013, 12:28 a.m.
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by that logic my 10' zodiac is a ship.

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June 27, 2013, 12:32 a.m.
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I'd go with the subject matter expert Bryan on this one.

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ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 27, 2013, 8:43 a.m.
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ummm I never really focused my attention on the definition of a boat and ship in school…..but the old saying I posted is likely close enough for any normal person needs.

June 27, 2013, 8:50 a.m.
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Ruckus!

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June 27, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
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June 27, 2013, 10:48 a.m.
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Curious, is there an official answer to this?
they were talking about it on the news today. I couldnt find anything definitive when I looked online.

we have problems.

June 27, 2013, 11:42 a.m.
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Boats go around the lake or out to some buoy in the ocean. Ships go across the ocean.

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June 27, 2013, 12:29 p.m.
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Boats go around the lake or out to some buoy in the ocean. Ships go across the ocean.

Sail boats go across the ocean.

Boats are open hull or if covered, have only one deck. Ships have one or more decks.

This is the best answer IMO.

Nanu Nanu

June 27, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
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Let's not even get into the reasons why Submariners (even those on the largest ballistic missile subs) always call their vessel a "boat", never a "ship".

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June 27, 2013, 12:31 p.m.
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If a ship is carrying a boat, will the boat take off?

Way back from the old school days of NSMB…

June 27, 2013, 12:55 p.m.
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If a ship is carrying a boat, will the boat take off?

Is the ocean on a conveyor belt?

June 27, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
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Is the ocean on a conveyor belt?

It's on Zed. Won't take off!

Nanu Nanu

June 27, 2013, 3 p.m.
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Tugs are called boats and have multiple decks.

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