Abbreviations & Acronyms

short for "pound" - not like in banging on things, but as pertaining to weight

but - to confuse things further - it can also mean "number", like in #1

ASA "Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate", a tough, durable plastic skin
cc "cubic centimeter", a measure of volume
EPS "expanded Polystyrene", beaded foam that will absorb water
EVA "Ethylene vinyl acetate", an elastic, non-water-absorbent foam (amongst many other apps)
inHg "inches of mercury", a measure of vacuum level
lb "pound", see # above
LP "linear Polyurethane", a 2-part paint
oz "ounce", 1/16th of a pound (unless it is a fluid ounce, which is a whole different can of worms)
psi "pound per square inch", i.e. measure of pressure
pt "port", the left side of a vessel when looking forward on deck
PVC "Polyvinylchloride", whereof most rigid sheet foam in our boards is made
stbd "starboard", the right side of a vessel when looking forward on deck
UV "ultraviolet light"
XTR "extruded Polystyrene", non-water absorbent foam


SAE to metric metric to SAE
1 inch = 25.4 millimeters 1 mm = .039 in
1 foot = .305 meters 1 m = 3.281 ft
1 fluid ounce = .028 liter 1 l = 35.21 fl oz
1 US quart = .946 liters 1 l = 1.057 US qt
1 square yard = .836 square meters 1 sq m = 1.196 sq yd
1 ounce/ square yard = 33.9 gram/ square meter 1 g/sq m = .029 oz/sq yd
1 pound/ cubic inch = 27.7 gram/cubic centimeter 1 g/cu cm = .036 lb/cu in

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