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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Idler-  A crew man that does not stand watch
in irons
- A sailboat with its bow pointed directly into the wind, preventing the sails from filling properly so that the boat can move
Inboard -More toward the center of a vessel; 2 a motor fitted inside the boat.
Irish Pennant- Any loose or unsecured line, or any fray line, flag or pendant.
Inspection Port - A watertight covering, that may be removed so the interior of the hull can be inspected or water removed
inverter -- electrical power converter; converts square-wave DC current to sine-wave AC current
I/O (Inboard/outboard)- A propulsion system that uses an inboard motor, mounted at the transom, with a propeller assembly, similar to the bottom of an outboard, mounted on the outside of the transom, bolting to the motor with the transom sandwiched between.
iron spinnaker -- auxiliary engine


 

 

 


 
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