Schooner Vocabulary
Dictionary of Boating Terms

Dictionary of Boating Sailing, Schooners, Naval, Ships, Boat and Seafaring Terms

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Jack line-A strong line, or a wire stay running fore and aft along the sides of a boat to which a safety harness can be attached.
Jacobs ladder-A rope ladder.
Jettison: -to throw overboard.
Jetty-A man made structure projecting from the shore. Breakwater protecting a harbor entrance
Jib: - a triangular foresail in front of the foremast.
Jib Sheet The lines that lead from the clew of the jib.
Jibboom -Spar forward of bowsprit
Jibe. To go from one tack to the other when running with the wind coming over the stern
Jigger-Aft sail on the mizzen mast of a yawl or a ketch. After mast  (4th mast)on schooner or sailing ship carrying a spanker.
Jones John Paul-US (Scot.-born) naval officer & hero in American Revolution; as captain of ship
Junk-A native sailing vessel common to the Far East Seas

 
 

 

 
 
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05/09/2010