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



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CABLE CLENCH

A strong steel forged fitting in the cable locker for securing the bitter end of the cable.

REDUCING NIPPLE

A pipe fitting that is threaded on both ends and decreases in diameter from one end to the other.

GAMMON IRON

The bow fitting which clamps the bowsprit to the stem.

SWAGELESS TERMINAL

A reusable compression fitting (collet) tightened over the end of S.W.R. to suffice for a spliced eye.

CAPILLARY FITTING

A pipe fitting having a socket-type end so that when the fitting is soldered to a pipe end, the solder flows by capillarity along the annular space between the pipe exterior and the socket within it, forming a tight fit.

WHISKERSTAY

One of the pair of stays that stabilize the bowsprit horizontally affixed to forward end of the bowsprit and just aft the stem.

PENDANT

  1. A length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end.
  2. A length of wire or rope hooked to a tackle on leeboards.
  3. A long, thin triangular flag flown from the masthead of a military ship (as opposed to a burgee, the flags thus flown on yachts).

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.

DADO JOINT

A joint made by fitting the full thickness of the edge or the end of one board into a corresponding groove in another board. Also known as housed joint.

REDUCING ELBOW

A fitting that makes an angle between two joints of pipe and that decreases in diameter from one end to the other.

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