Mainmast: - the tallest mast of the ship; on a schooner, the mast
- The sail set on the mainmast.-the lowest square sail on the mainmast
Make Fast -To secure or tie ropes
Maneuvering Board Sheet with circles that the navy
used for solving relative motion problems. Bearing and distance
marks from the center and scales at the sides allow quick and easy plotting of
course and speed vectors for calculation of course and speed to intercept--or
avoid--another vessel image
Marlinspike - A tool for opening the strands of a rope while splicing
a fore-and-aft stay lying directly beneath the bowsprit
strengthening it and, if extended from the sprit a jibboom, against upward force created by the head stays. The martingale is part of a vessel's standing rigging. Often a dolphin striker is used between the martingale and bowsprit to
provide additional tension to the former.
Mast: - a large wooden pole used to hold up the sails
Mast Band a band fitted around a mast that shrouds, stay or tackles are
Mast Cap a fitting over the top of the mast that shrouds, stay or tackles
are attached to
Measured mile-A course marked by buoys or ranges
measuring one nautical mile.
Meridian (or line of longitude) is an imaginary arc on the
Earth's surface from the North
Pole to the South
Pole that connects all locations running along it with a given longitude.
The position of a point on the meridian is given by the latitude.
Mermaid is a
mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of
a fish. Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore, literature, and
Messenger-A small line used to pull a heavier line or
Mizzen - the shorter mast behind the main mast on a ketch or yawl.
fist- or monkey paw is a type of knot, so named because it
looks somewhat like a small bunched fist/paw. It also It is tied at the
end of a messenger to serve as a weight, making it easier to throw the line, and
also as an ornamental knot.
Monohull -A boat with one hull.
Mooring -An arrangement for securing a boat to a mooring buoy or a pier.
or hawsers. The lines are fixed to deck fittings on the vessel at one
end, and fittings on the shore, such as bollards, rings, or cleats, on the other
Mooring buoy -A buoy secured to a permanent anchor sunk deeply into the
a seizing of line,small wire or metal shackle around the
point and shank of a hook to prevent it from slipping from an eye
Muster-To assemble a group for the days order or to determine if everyone