A barge rigged with a spritsail main, and a large gaff rigged mizzen afore the steering wheel. It is sheeted to the saddle chock.

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GYROPILOT

An automatic device for steering a vessel by means of control signals received from a gyrocompass. Also called AUTOPILOT

STEERING FLAT

The compartment containing the steering gear.

RUDDER

A vertical plate or board for steering a boat.

FIXED PROPELLER

A propeller mounted on a rigid shaft protruding from the hull of a vessel, usually driven by an inboard motor; steering must be done using a rudder. See also outboard motor and sterndrive.

WHEEL

The usual steering device on larger vessels: a wheel with a horizontal axis, connected by cables to the rudder.

STEERAGE

The effect of the helm on a vessel; the act of steering a vessel.

DECK HOUSE

Small superstructure on the top deck which contains the steering wheel and other navigational instruments.

RUDDER STOCK

A vertical rudder shaft that connects to the steering gear

GROSS TONNAGE

Gross tonnage includes a ships internal volume, excluding such spaces as the peak, double bottom, deep tanks used only for water ballast, bridge, forecastle, open-ended poop, certain light and air spaces, skylights, anchor and steering gear spaces, toilets, the wheelhouse, and certain passenger spaces

PER STEERING COMPASS

Relating to the magnetic steering compass.

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