Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck.

Related Terms

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

SEA CHEST

An opening for supplying seawater to condensers, pumps, etc. located in the hull below the waterline and having means for the attachment of the associated piping

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

TRIMARAN

A triple hulled vessel

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

CENTERBOARD

A board or plate lowered through the hull of a dinghy on the centerline to resist leeway.

ABOVE-WATER HULL

The hull section of a vessel above the waterline, the visible part of a ship.

FLUSH DECK

The upper deck of a vessel that extends unbroken from stem to stern.

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