One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The forwardmost division of a vessel's hull, often used in ships as a ballast tank.
- ‘There is a self-draining anchor locker at the forepeak for convenient storage of anchor and rode.’
- ‘Aft of her forepeak she has an engine room which has three Mitsubishi engines.’
- ‘There are two complete heads in the aft of the yacht, one in each ama, and one in the forepeak for a total of 5 complete heads.’
- ‘The bow no longer ramps down from the bridge to the forepeak, and all mooring equipment has been moved to a lower deck where it is hidden by panels which are only opened when the ship needs to anchor.’
- ‘These boats also incorporate the large aft engine rooms and the isolated forepeaks of their predecessors.’
- ‘I inspected most of the non-engineering parts of the vessel which included the holds, the bridge, double bottom tanks, topside tanks, forepeak, accommodation, galley and mess rooms.’
- ‘On the main deck, the hull is arranged with forepeak, hydraulic pump room, accommodation section and fish handling area.’
- ‘Sleeping in the forepeaks with my behind tucked on the starboard bow quarter I could feel the hull flexing as the rig squeaked in the waves and the gusts.’
- ‘There's the forepeak, up in the boat's bow, with the chart table set by the forward windows: the ‘saloon’ a little further back, a deep, square ‘room’ littered with comfortable cushions.’
- ‘The forepeak on Dolphin Dance is intended for sail and gear storage but does have two pipe berths installed.’
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