SCHOONER TERMS
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Gaff: - a free-swinging spar attatched to the top of the sail.

Gooseneck-The fitting which secures the boom to the mast.

Tack-The lower  forward corner of the sail

Clew- The lower after corner of a sail

PEAK- Outer end of the gaff -upper aft corner of a gaff sail

Halyards: - lines used to haul up the sail and the wooden poles (boom and gaff) that hold the sails in place.

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