Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Thin strips of wood or plastic inserted into batten pockets used to stiffen the leech (to preserve the shape of the sail).
A three-hulled boat.
Towards the direction from which the wind is blowing.
The part of the hull above the water.
A fitting for securing a line. It can be wooden, metal or nylon.
A system of ropes and blocks used to obtain a mechanical advantage or purchase.
Toward the stern of a boat.
A track (usually metal) with a sliding fixture. The fixture usually holds the main sheet and the sliding allows for changing sail angles.
The back of the boat.