When the tailshaft is rotated by the engine, the propeller rotates for propulsion. Ship's Bell - a brass or bronze bell onboard most medium to large vessels. The order of the shots can be changed in order to even out the wear over time. GIRDER, DRIVE (GIRDER “A”/”G1”): The bridge girder to which the bridge motor and gearcase(s) are attached. Eight of the most important knots for a mariner to know are: Overhand Knot; Figure-Eight Knot; Clove Hitch; Reef Knot; Bowline; Sheet Bend; Two Half Hitches; and the Midshipman's Hitch or Taut-line Hitch. Mess - 1. the area aboard ship where meals are eaten   2. a group of crew who live and eat together, Messenger - a light line either thrown or shot from one vessel to another or from ship to shore in order to pull a heavier line that is too heavy to throw. Also called a kellet or sentinel. Also "Hard Alee", Helmsman - the member of the crew responsible for steering, Hemp - one of the oldest natural fibers (the marijuana plant) that ropes can be made of (thousands of years) similar to, but pretty well replaced by manila in natural fiber ropes. 2. a line from the masthead that controls the height of a spinnaker pole.   Compare to other sailboat types on this page. Diagonals - in the lines plan of a round bottomed boat, the set of lines corresponding to slices made at various angles down from varying points on the center line to the outside of the hull. Nun - a type of navigational buoy whose above-water portion is in the shape of a cone or a truncated cone. Lay a Mark - to be able to sail to a mark without having to tack. Stopper Knot - a type of knot in which the end of the line, after forming a knob, passes out of the opposite end of the knot it entered. Loblolly - (British) thick porridge or gruel, especially eaten by sailors onboard ship, Loblolly Boy - (British) a boy or man acting as a medical orderly onboard ship, Local Meridian - the meridian through any particular place or observer. Antarctica - the earth's fifth largest continent; located at the South Pole. Boom Clamp - a lever on the boom head of a wishbone boom that tightens around and attaches the boom to the mast of a sailboard. This is the SpellCHEX dictionary for online spell checking. The Westerlies are strongest in the winter and times when the pressure is lower over the poles, while they are weakest in the summer and when pressures are higher over the poles. Box-Hauling - a method of veering or jibing a square rigged ship, without progressing to leeward appreciably. Overfall - dangerously steep and breaking seas due to wind and current that oppose each other in a shallow area. Planks - boards that are nailed to the frames to make up the hull of a wooden vessel. Near the bow   2. further forward. Man o' War   (Portuguese Man o' War) - a very poisonous, floating, colony of sea animals that appear to be a light blue, purple, or mauve, air bag about 10 to 30 centimeters long with tentacles three to thirty three feet long. The culverin fired solid cannon balls with a high muzzle velocity, producing a relatively long range and flat trajectory. Grapeshot was largely replaced by canister shot during the early 19th century, with the cloth bag being replaced with a wood-sealed metal canister. A beacon that has a light attached is simply referred to as a light; a beacon without a light attached is called a daybeacon. It may be fixed to some part of the vessel or spars, or tied to a line. Man Overboard Pole - a long pole, that should be within reach of the helmsman, that is tossed into the water immediately after the life buoy or ring, when anyone falls into the water off a boat in order to place a highly visible marker in close proximity of the man overboard. See Right of Way. Capstan Chantey (pronounced "shan'-tee") - a rhythmic sea song with a short repetitive answering chorus, sung by the crew as they trod around the capstan pushing on the bars to raise the anchor or other heavy object. See Capstan at Wikipedia for more information. AIS integrates a standardized VHF transceiver with a positioning system such as a LORAN-C or GPS receiver, with other electronic navigation sensors, such as a gyrocompass or rate of turn indicator, Auto Pilot - an electrical automated steering mechanism used to steer a preset course based on the apparent wind. 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