The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18032   Message #176784
Posted By: Metchosin
11-Feb-00 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Oldimer's Disease
Subject: RE: BS: Oldimer's Disease
Something I didn't know until recently, although it may have been dicussed here before, considering the nautical minds that abound, the expression "doesn't know squat" is a nautical term. Apparently one must calculate for "squat" when navigating. Squat is the compression affect that a ship has on water and if you don't make allowances for it you are going to run her aground, even if the charts say the channel or whatever is deep enough.