I’ve had visions of the sea and myself, visions that keep recurring. From what I have seen and recall of those visions, I am a seafarer who’s going against the raging seas in the middle of a terrible storm. I struggle on mightily, and at the end of each vision, I am able to conquer the seas and emerge triumphant and victorious at the conclusion of it all. Being the commander of my own ship leaves me with enough pride as I preside over our conquest of the elements. But then when I go back to reality, I suddenly realize that it is nothing more than an illusion. Even so, that little illusion that I have can definitely motivate me and try and make it a reality. Well, almost.
Since those visions have helped develop within me a love of the sea, I have long since decided that I would buy a boat when the time comes that my finances already allow it. Not the kind of seafaring vessel that I was aboard on in my visions, but rather a more realistic one. I am leaning towards a small boat that will allow me to fish and relax on my own, and yet also have some space to take along my family or a few close friends. That would simply be ideal, and dreaming of a ship would have to be relegated to that, dreams. Although I believe that it would be proper to discuss the difference between a boat and a ship, which can leave a lot of people confused.
What is a Ship and what is a Boat?
There are those who ask, what’s the difference between a boat and a ship? I must admit that I ma one of those, especially in the past when I did not know of the details pertaining to the difference between the two. From what I eventually learned, it can all boil down to a question of size, which is the generally accepted rule. It is, after all, the best and easiest way to define it. Here is the basic difference between the two: a boat can easily fit onto a ship, while on the other hand ship cannot be fitted onto a boat. This means, in effect, that a boat is a small water bound vessel while a ship is a sea going vessel that is of much larger size.
The vessels that are usually called ships are – container ships, aircraft carriers, cruise ships, destroyers, and frigates. Needless to say, these vessels are all quite large and able to sustain extended voyages at sea. Additionally, ships are those that reach a displacement of over 500 tons. And it definitely follows that a ship requires a crew of people to make sure that it runs properly, while a boat often only requires a single person to operate it. Of course I need not stress that I will only be getting a boat, and not a ship, to get what I need.