A two-masted sailing vessel is commonly known as a ketch or a brig. The term was also used as shorthand for brigantine in the 1700s, but the ships eventually had different specifications that led to the specific use of the word "brig." Other names also include yawl and schooner.
Brigs were two-masted ships with square sails on both masts, developed as a variant of brigantines. They had fore-and-aft boom-sails on the rear mast. These types of ships belong to a larger category of sea vessels called "tall ships".
Brigs were commonly used as warships, and were favored by pirates due to their maneuverability and fast speed. They were capable of carrying 10 to 18 guns, and were used in many naval battles, such as the Battle of Lake Erie between the British and America.Learn More
A pontoon houseboat is a boat with living quarters that is constructed on pontoons. A pontoon is a watertight vessel that is used for supporting boats, bridges or boat docks. Pontoons are most commonly cylindrical and made of marine-grade aluminum.Full Answer >
"Hayabusa" can refer to either an unmanned spacecraft launched by Japan in 2003 or to the world's fastest production motorcycle, which Suzuki Cycles has been making since 1999. Literally, the word "hayabusa" is Japanese for "peregrine falcon."Full Answer >
The serial number of an Evinrude outboard motors engine is printed on the nameplate posted on either the transom bracket or the motor itself. The nameplate also contains the model number, which serves as an identification of the motor's date of manufacture and its design features.Full Answer >
The most popular brands of all-terrain vehicles are produced by American and Japanese companies, including Arctic Cat, John Deere, Polaris, Can-Am, Bobcat, Kimco, Honda, Kazuma, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki. However, there are a number of other lesser-known brands, such as Argo, Bombardier, Pitster, Team Joyner, Eton, KTM, Tomerlin, Hyosung, Bennche, Alpha Sports, Unison, Diamo, Zongshen, Xtreme, Cobra, Wrath, Kubota and Cub Cadet.Full Answer >