Sailing.txt

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cjhooker
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Sailing.txt
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2013-04-17 23:40:29
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Sailing terminology
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  1. Keel
    Weighted fin on bottom that keeps boat from capsizing
  2. Beam
    Maximum width of hull
  3. Aloft
    Overhead
  4. Tiller
    Steering arm attached to rudder
  5. Wheel
    Replaces tiller on larger boats. Used to turn rudder.
  6. Masthead
    Top of the mast
  7. Boom
    Horizontal spar attached to mast to support bottom of mainsail
  8. Hiking out
    Leaning over windward side to keep boat on even keel
  9. Mainsheet
    Line used to make major adjustments to the trim of the mailsail
  10. Boom vang
    An adjustable tackle or rod that prevents the boom from lifting. The rod type also keeps the boom from dropping on deck.

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