Shipboard Directions

version 1/110709 by Samuel Byron

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  • Section 1 - Creating the directions

    The aft is a direction. The opposite of aft is fore. Understand "a" as aft.
    The fore is a direction. The opposite of fore is aft. Understand "f" as fore.
    The port is a direction. The opposite of port is starboard. Understand "p" as port.
    The starboard is a direction. The opposite of starboard is port. Understand "s" as starboard.

    The port bow is a direction. The opposite of port bow is starboard quarter. Understand "pb" and "p b" and "p bow" and "port b" as port bow.
    The port quarter is a direction. The opposite of port quarter is starboard bow. Understand "pq" and "p q" and "p quarter" and "port q" as port quarter.
    The starboard bow is a direction. The opposite of starboard bow is port quarter. Understand "sb" and "s b" and "s bow" and "starboard b" as starboard bow.
    The starboard quarter is a direction. The opposite of starboard quarter is port bow. Understand "sq" and "s q" and "s quarter" and "starboard q" as starboard quarter.

    Does the player mean going port: it is likely.
    Does the player mean examining port: it is likely.
    Does the player mean pushing something to port: it is likely.
    Does the player mean entering port: it is likely.

    Does the player mean going starboard:
        if onboard ship, it is very likely;
        otherwise it is likely.
    Does the player mean examining starboard:
        if onboard ship, it is very likely;
        otherwise it is likely.
    Does the player mean pushing something to starboard:
        if onboard ship, it is very likely;
        otherwise it is likely.
    Does the player mean entering starboard:
        if onboard ship, it is very likely;
        otherwise it is likely.

    The verb to be abaft of implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be abaft from implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be mapped abaft of implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be mapped abaft from implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be astern of implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be astern from implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be mapped astern of implies the mapping aft relation.
    The verb to be mapped astern from implies the mapping aft relation.

    The verb to be forward of implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be forward from implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be mapped forward of implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be mapped forward from implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be ahead of implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be ahead from implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be mapped ahead of implies the mapping fore relation.
    The verb to be mapped ahead from implies the mapping fore relation.

    Index map with aft mapped as south.
    Index map with fore mapped as north.
    Index map with port mapped as west.
    Index map with starboard mapped as east.

    Index map with port bow mapped as northwest.
    Index map with port quarter mapped as southwest.
    Index map with starboard bow mapped as northeast.
    Index map with starboard quarter mapped as southeast.