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Often, I think it depends on nationality.
The UK and the Commonweallth usually go with draught, the United States prefer draft.
Jeff, in the UK, proves that that rule ain't always 100% accurate.
As long as it isn't Lite beer, I'll drink it.

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Draft or Draught

I always remember a German Coaster Captain who was trying to master the English language. He was extremely exasperated.

Whats this BOW,?
Its the front of your ship, Captain.

What fires arrows ?
A BOW Captain.

How do people greet your Queen ?
They BOW Captain

What do you play a violin with ?
A BOW Captain.

Mind the handle of the door does not catch on your trousers as you leave my ship.

Yes Captain.

With that I B...D out.


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One takes the draft after loading and or discharging and then drinks a draught.

Draft marks, not draught marks.

The dictionary actualy states draught - "the depth of water a ship or boat needs to float it"

I still prefer draft!!
 
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