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Lazy Sunday arvo, and just thought I'd raise a topic that has intrigued me for years. I grew up in a non-yachting family, never belonged to a yacht club, not part of the boat building or design scene in NZ any way....I learnt nautical terms from overseas books, American and British, some European, and in all the overseas literature 'topsides' are the sides of the boat above the water line, ie the sides of the hull above the water. In NZ I have come to realise when sailors and boatbuilders talk about 'topsides' they are talking about the deck and or cabin. This has lead to some amus