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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

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.

DISPLACEMENT HULL

A hull designed to travel through the water, rather than planing over it.

GUNWALE

The upper edge of the hull. The top timber on the rail round the outer edge of the deck.

TRANSOM

Lateral members fasten inside the sternpost, to which the hull and deckplanks are fitted.

LEEBOARD

Wood or metal planes attached to hull to prevent leeway
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