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P-hat_in_Cincy
04-08-2007, 09:19 AM
"WORLD RECORD TOWBOATS" OR "WORLD RECORD TOW BOATS"?

I'M no English teacher, but why is it "TOWBOAT" and not "TOW BOAT"?

By closest definition (dictionary.com):

tow·boat
noun
1) See tugboat.
2) A powerful, shallow-draft boat with a broad bow, intended to push barges on rivers and canals.

towboat
noun
a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships [syn:tugboat]

WHEREAS:

tow
verb (used with object)
1. to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device: The car was towed to the service station.
noun
2. an act or instance of towing.
3. something being towed.
4. something, as a boat or truck, that tows.

Just curious.

ski_king
04-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Good question!

Why is it MasterCraft and not Master Craft?

PendO
04-08-2007, 09:48 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towboats

east tx skier
04-08-2007, 12:23 PM
Mine is a "Ski Boat."

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/MC205Platform.jpg

P-hat_in_Cincy
04-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Yep. That seems gramatically correct. But the other options were "TOWBOAT OF THE X-GAMES" and I think "WORLD RECORD TOWBOATS".

TOWBOAT doesn't really seem to fit by definition, that's why I changed mine up...

erkoehler
04-08-2007, 01:55 PM
"WORLD RECORD TOWBOATS" OR "WORLD RECORD TOW BOATS"?


Are you going toi be able to bring your tow boat to Mag Mania in Sept?

ProTour X9
04-08-2007, 02:05 PM
It should be Ski Boat instead of Towboat

P-hat_in_Cincy
04-08-2007, 03:21 PM
Are you going toi be able to bring your tow boat to Mag Mania in Sept?

Hmm...not sure yet. I guess I'll have to do some investigating. Are wake boats invited?!? 8p

It should be Ski Boat instead of Towboat

Yes...but even on the "TOWBOAT OF THE X-GAMES" it's still "TOWBOAT" and not "TOW BOAT".

It just seems to me, grammatically, it should be 2 words. "TOW BOAT". As shown above/previously, by definition a 'towboat' is a specific type of boat...a tugboat. Whereas by having it 2 separate words ('TOW BOAT') it is a boat that tows.

tow
verb (used with object)
1. to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device: The car was towed to the service station.
–noun
2. an act or instance of towing.
3. something being towed.
4. something, as a boat or truck, that tows.

boat
–noun
1. a vessel for transport by water, constructed to provide buoyancy by excluding water and shaped to give stability and permit propulsion.
2. a small ship, generally for specialized use: a fishing boat.
3. a vessel of any size built for navigation on a river or other inland body of water.

Anyway...it made me go :confused: when I saw it.

erkoehler
04-08-2007, 03:22 PM
I brought down an X-Star last sept. and I think we put 20+ hours on it.

Footin
04-08-2007, 03:28 PM
I brought down an X-Star last sept. and I think we put 20+ hours on it.

It was a footin machine!

erkoehler
04-08-2007, 03:32 PM
I didn't even notice much of a stern roller! :)

tex
04-08-2007, 04:31 PM
Too much time on my hands!-Go to the lake and worry about where your handle is or where you're looking in your tantrum.

P-hat_in_Cincy
04-08-2007, 04:37 PM
Too much time on my hands!-Go to the lake and worry about where your handle is or where you're looking in your tantrum.

I agree with you! :D Except it has been snow flurries here since Thursday-ish! :(

erkoehler
04-08-2007, 04:38 PM
Tex are you back out on the water? What kind of temps do you have down there?

tex
04-08-2007, 04:42 PM
It dropped into the lower 30's last night. Not on the water yet.

erkoehler
04-08-2007, 04:47 PM
It dropped into the lower 30's last night. Not on the water yet.

When are you thinking you should be back to footin?

tex
04-08-2007, 04:51 PM
Looks like next summer before I jump or foot.