clumps of frayed rope that protect the sails from charing against the lines.
free-swinging spar attatched to the bottom edge of of a sail, riding on the mast.
a long spar attatched to the bow; used to attatch sails which hang out over the ocean.
a sleeping berth.
the drum-like part of the windlass, which is a machine used for winding in rope, cables or chain connected to an anchor cargo.
horizontal pieces of wood that cross the mast up high, acting as spreaders for the shrouds.
small cranes, usually located aster, that are used to raise and lower smaller boats from the deck to the water.
a small bag for carrying or stowing all personal articles.
blocks in the shroud rigging to adjust tension.
contraction of “fore castle” (fore= foreward); the living quarters inside the hull of a ship.
the mast in the forepart of a vessel, nearest the bow.
the crew’s quarters, located in the bow.
the lowest square sail on the foremast.
the wooden ribs that form the shape of the hull.
a free-swinging spar attatched to the top of the sail.
the kitchen of a ship.
lines used to haul up the sail and the wooden poles (boom and gaff) that hold the sails in place.
an opening in the deck for entering below.
any sail foreward of the foremast.
the best of its type of fishing boat. Word originates from a time when the crew used to fish from the deck of a vessel. The best fisherman got the highest place on deck, up in the bow, so his line was the highest above the sea.
the space for cargo below the deck of the ship ( as in “fish hold”).
to throw overboard.
a triangular foresail in front of the foremast.
the larger of the headsails.
the timber at the very bottom of the hull to which frames are attatched.
a type of schooner without a bowsprit.
lines from topping lifts to under boom which act as anet to catch the sails when lowered.
ropes used for various purposes aboard a boat.
the tallest mast of the ship; on a schooner, the mast furthest aft.
the lowest square sail on the mainmast.
a large wooden pole used to hold up the sails.
to feed line over the side of the boat, hand over hand.
a small cabin on the deck of the ship that protects the steering wheel and the crewman steering.
wood boards that cover the frames outside the hull.
small stay sail located between the foremast and mainmast.
the lines that hold up the masts and move the sails (standing and running rigging).
a fin or blade attatched under the hull’s stern used for sreering.
holes through the ship sides which drain water at deck level over the side.
a piece of cloth that catches the wind and so powers a vessel.
the equipment used to sail a bost, including sails, booms and gaffs, lines and blocks.
sailing ships with at least 2 masts (foremast and mainmast) with the mainmast being the taller. Word derives from the term "schoon/scoon" meaning to move smoothly and quickly. ( a 3-masted vessel is called a "tern").
piece of line fastened to the sail and used to position relative to the wind.
a line or wire running from the top of the mast to the spreaders, then attatching to the side of the vessel.
the inside deck of the ship.
a pole or a beam.
a line or wire from the mast to the bow or stern of a ship, for support of the mast (fore, back, running, and triadic stays).
any sail attatched to a stay.
the timber at the very front of the bow.
a second spar carried at the top of the fore or main mast, used to fly more sail.
the planking that forms the stern and closes off the sides.
device used for steering a boat.
a term for the bowsprit (many sailors lost their lives falling off the bowsprit while tending sails).
a fore-sail flying above and forward of the jib, usually seen on bowsprit vessels.
smaller powered boat used to provide steerage-way when not under sail.