A fitting, mounted at the end of a bowsprit to which stays are attached.


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PIPE TEE

A T-shaped pipe fitting with two outlets, one at 90 to the connection to the main line.

NEEDLE VALVE

A slender, pointed rod fitting in a hole or circular or conoidal seat;

MACHINE-TIGHT

The extent of the tightening of a screwed fitting that can be accomplished without damaging or stripping the thread.

MAST CASE

A yatchsmans tabernacle. The iron fitting in which the heel of the mast is mounted.

LEAST SQUARES ADJUSTMENT

A statistical method of adjusting observations in which the sum of the squares of all the deviations or residuals derived in fitting the observations to a mathematical model is made a minimum.

LUTCHET

A fitting on ship's deck to allow mast to pivot to pass under bridges.

BOAT HOOK

A short shaft with a fitting at one end shaped to facilitate use in putting a line over a piling, recovering an object dropped overboard, or in pushing or fending off.

LINE OF SOUNDINGS

A series of soundings obtained by a vessel underway, usually at regular intervals. In piloting, this information may be used to determine an estimated position, by recording the soundings at appropriate intervals (to the scale of the chart) along a line drawn on transparent paper or plastic, to represent the track, and then fitting the plot to the chart, by trial and error. A vessel obtaining soundings along a course line, for use in making or improving a chart, is said to run a line of soundings.

GOOSENECK

A fitting that attaches the boom to the mast, allowing it to move freely.

GAMMON IRON

The bow fitting which clamps the bowsprit to the stem.

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