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Glossary of Terms


A Amp(s)
ABS American Bureau of Shipping
ABYC American Boat and Yacht Council
Aft Back or towards the back
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BMF British Marine Federation
Bow Front of the boat
BSP British Standard Pipe
BSPF British Standard Pipe Female
BSPM British Standard Pipe Male
BSPT British Standard Pipe Tapered
BSS Boat Safety Scheme
CAN Control Area Network
CCV Closed Crankcase Ventilation
CFM Cubic Feet per Minute
CR (DZR) Brass Corrosion Resistant (De-zincification Resistant) Brass
CVN Card Verification number
CW Complete With
DS Dual Station
ECM Electronic Control Module
ECU Electronic Control Unit
EFP Environmentally Friendly Product
FM Female
Fore Forward or towards the front
FRP Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Ft Foot / Feet
Gal Gallons
GRP Glass Reinforced Plastic
ID Inside Diameter
In / " Inch(es)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
kg Kilograms
kgf Kilogram force
kgm Kilogram Metres
kmh / kph Kilometres per Hour
lbs Pounds
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode
Ltr / L Litres
LPM Litres per Minute
Micron Size of Filtration Hole
mm Millimetre(s)
mph Miles per Hour
MPU Magnetic Pick Up
Mtr / m Metres
Nav Navigation
NLA No Longer Available
NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association
Nom Nominal
NPT National Pipe Thread
OD Outside Diameter
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
PCD Pitch Circle Diameter
Port Left
PSI Pounds per Square Inch
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
PTO Power Take Off
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
RCD Recreational Craft Directive
RINA Royal Institution of Naval Architects
RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RYA Royal Yachting Association
SPORD / SO Special Order
Speedo Speedometer
SS Stainless Steel
Stb Starboard
Std Standard
Starboard Right
Stern Back of the boat
Tacho Tachometer
TBA / TBC To be advised / confirmed
TFX Teleflex
TPI Threads per Inch
UL Underwriters Laboratories Marine Dept
UNC Unified Coarse (Threads)
UNF Unified Fine (Threads)
USCG United States Coast Guard
V Volt(s)
W Watt(s)
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