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

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Ease -To slacken or relieve tension on a line.
Ease Sheet-To let the sheet out slowly loosen a line while maintaining control,
Ebb -- tide passing from high to low, with the current going out to sea
Egyptian Galley - Sailing and rowing vessel on the Nile river 1600 B.C.
El Niņo -- a warm inshore current annually flowing south along the coast of Ecuador. About every seven to ten years it extends down the coast of Peru , where it has a devastating effect.
EPIRB   Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An emergency device that uses a radio signal to alert satellites or passing airplanes to a vessel's position.
Even keel -When a boat is floating on its designed waterline, it is said to be floating on an even keel.
Eye splice-A splice causing a loop in the end of a line, by braiding the end into itself or similar methods.
Eye of the wind-The direction that the wind is blowing from.

 

 
 


 
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