Talk:Foul (nautical)

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RE: tagging[edit]

Firstly, there is no foul (nautical) in the en-Wiktionary. Secondly, the closest wiktionary article goes to foul anchor. This encyclopedia article defines the subject, shows pictures as example, and illustrates other specific uses.--It's me...Sallicio! 15:51, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I would tend to agree. The wiktionary definition on the word foul falls well short of what this article provides. Benea (talk) 17:24, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Puzzled by that, Sallico, as your link is a live one, to [1], which has very similar content to this WP article. The term is also covered at [2]. Yes, this article is a bit fuller than those on Wiktionary, but not much at all, and most of the material is no more than examples.
The question is more whether there is enough information on this topic to make more than a stub. If there is, then fine, we need the article. However, at present it doesn't look much. Unless more material can be found, it should be limited to Wiktionary – or it could be a para in another article. Can more material be found? Richard New Forest (talk) 18:35, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Symbolism ?[edit]

If an anchor is fouled, that would seem to imply a bad thing. (Difficulty, error, bad luck, etc.) Why then is the fouled anchor used so often as a graphic symbol in "heraldry"? A clean, unfouled anchor would seem to be a more positive symbol of success, good luck, etc. Does anybody know the history of this symbolism? The foulded anchor is graphically more interesting but seems to involve the wrong message. Newell Post (talk) 00:59, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure of the origins, perhaps it has something to do with overcoming advsersity.It's me...Sallicio! 08:32, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

wind-driven sailing ships[edit]

This term appears in the first line of the article. Are there other sorts of sailing ships? Everybody got to be somewhere! (talk) 15:35, 23 October 2014 (UTC)