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touch and go

Boat; General boating

The bottom of the ship touching the bottom, but not grounding.

gammon iron

Boat; General boating

The bow fitting which clamps the bowsprit to the stem.

civil red ensign

Boat; General boating

The British Naval Ensign or Flag of the British Merchant Navy, a red flag with the Union Flag in the upper left corner. Colloquially called the "red duster".

cockpit

Boat; General boating

The area towards the stern of a small decked vessel that houses the rudder controls.

absolute bearing

Boat; General boating

The bearing of an object in relation to north. Either true bearing, using the geographical or true north, or magnetic bearing, using magnetic north. See also "bearing" and "relative bearing".

rode

Boat; General boating

The anchor line, rope or cable connecting the anchor chain to the vessel. Also Anchor Rode.

anchor rode

Boat; General boating

The anchor line, rope or cable connecting the anchor chain to the vessel. Also Rode.

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