Waiting out a storm by dousing all sails and simply letting the boat drift.



Related Terms

SEA ANCHOR

Any device used to reduce a boat's drift before the wind.

DRIFTER

A type of fishing boat designed to catch herring in a long drift net, long used in the Netherlands and Great Britain.

DROGUE

A device to slow a boat down in a storm so that it does not speed excessively down the slope of a wave and crash into the next one. It is generally constructed of heavy flexible material in the shape of a cone. See also sea anchor.

TUG

A boat equiped with powerful engines for towing or pushing large ships or barges

STAND CLEAR

To keep a boat away from the vessel

DRIFT

Term used to describe the difference between the set point and the actual operating or control point.

SPEED OF ADVANCE

The speed at which a storm centre moves

ASYLUM HARBOUR

A harbour used to provide shelter from a storm. 'harbor of refuge'

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

AHULL

  1. lying broadside to the sea. 2. to ride out a storm with no sails and helm held to leeward.

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