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The inboard end of an anchor cable secured to the bitt, or below decks, to some strong structural member.



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BITTER-END

The inboard end of an anchor cable secured to the bitt, or below decks, to some strong structural member.

BITTER END

The inboard end of a ship's anchor chain that is secured in the chain locker

UP AND DOWN

An anchoring term used to indicate that the anchor cable is leading vertically from the hawse pipe.

SHORT STAY

Anchor cable descending almost vertically as the chain's scope is slightly greater than the water depth.

HAWSE

A pipe or casting in a vessel's hull through which the anchor cable runs.

CABLE CLENCH

A strong steel forged fitting in the cable locker for securing the bitter end of the cable.

SCOW

  1. A method of preparing an anchor for tripping by attaching an anchor cable to the crown and fixing to the ring by a light seizing (also known as becue). The seizing can be broken if the anchor becomes fouled.
  2. A type of clinker dinghy, characteristically beamy and slow.
  3. An inland racing boat with no keel, a large sail plan, and a planing hull.

GOT HER CABLE

A vessel is got her cable when her way has stopped and she is riding to her anchor, with her anchor holding.

FOUL (OF ANCHOR)

Anchor has its own cable twisted around it or has fouled an obstruction

JEWS HARP

The ring bolted to the upper end of an anchor shank to attach the securing shackle.

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