Schooner Vocabulary
Dictionary of Boating Terms

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

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Tack-The lower  forward corner of the sail
Tackle -Any combination of ropes and blocks that give a mechanical advange
Taffrail log -- a propeller drawn through the water that operates an meter on the boat registering the speed and distance sailed also called a Patent Log 

Tender - a small boat used to transport crew and equipment from shore to a larger boat
Tide: The rise and fall of water level in the oceans.as a result of the attraction of the sun and the moon
Tiller:-A bar or handle which fits into the head of the rudder usedfor turning a boat
Topgallent Sail-  Sail above Topsail on Square Rigger
Topmast: - a second spar carried at the top of the fore or main mast,used to fly more sail.
Topping lift -- a line or wire for lifting the boom
Top Sail - A sail set above the gaff On a Schooner,  On Square rigger the second or the second and third sail above the deck23
Topsail Schooner-
a normal schooner rigged vessel carrying sq sails on the foremast
Transom: - the planking that forms the stern and closes off the sides.
Traveler - a device that the mainsheet may be attached to which allows its position to be adjusted
Trim - to adjust the sails, also the position of the sails
True wind: The actual direction from which the wind is blowing.
Tuning - the adjustment of the standing rigging, the sails and the hull to balance the boat for optimum performance
Turnbuckle: -A threaded, adjustable rigging fitting, used for stays, lifelines, and sometimes other rigging.

 
 

 

 
 
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05/09/2010