In dinghy sailing especially (but can include other boats), a boat is said to be turtling or to turn turtle when the boat is fully inverted with the mast pointing down to the lake bottom or seabed.

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CHINE

The intersection of the middle and sides of a boat

NAVAL TRAWLER

A converted trawler, or boat built in that style, used for naval purposes.

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

SHELL PLATING

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

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HOLDING GROUND

The bottom ground of an anchorage. The expression is usually used with a modifying adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom

INDEX CHART

An outline chart showing the limits and identifying desig- nations of navigational charts, volumes of sailing directions, etc.

UP FLOW

The operation of an ion-exchange unit in which solutions are passed in at the bottom and out at the top of the container.

FLY BY NIGHT

A large sail used only for sailing downwind, requiring little attention.

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

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