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Nautical Dictionary
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Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Rigging
The assembly of the boat.
Aspect ratio
Concerns sails - the ratio of height to the length. A narrow but tall sail has a high aspect ratio, and a wide but shorter sail has a low aspect ratio.
Gudgeon
Part of a rudder hinge with a hole to take the pintle.
Headsail
Any sail located in front of the main mast.
Piling
A thick post supporting or mooring a dock or pier. It is deep inside the seabed and projects above the water level.
Shroud
The wires holding the mast at the sides.
Cuddy
Shelter on a boat not large enough to be a cabin.
Displacement
Weight of water a craft displaces when afloat.
Quarter
Direction between astern and abeam is 'on the quarter' (the corner between the gunwhale and the transom on each side).
Ease
Let out.
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