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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Mainmast: - the tallest mast of the ship; on a schooner, the mast furthest aft.
Mainsail: - The sail set on the mainmast.-the lowest square sail on the mainmast.
Marlinspike - A tool for opening the strands of a rope while splicing ./ The art of working with ropes
Mast: - a large wooden pole used to hold up the sails
Measured mile-A course marked by buoys or ranges measuring one nautical mile.
Messenger-A small line used to pull a heavier line or cable.
Mizzen - the shorter mast behind the main mast on a ketch or yawl.
Monohull -A boat with one hull.
Mooring -An arrangement for securing a boat to a mooring buoy or a pier.
Mooring buoy -A buoy secured to a permanent anchor sunk deeply into the bottom.

 

 

 


 
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