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Where the planes of a vessel's frames are not at right angles to its centreline.

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BURDENED VESSEL

The boat not having the right of way.

GROYNE

Walls of stone or timber constructed down into the shallow water at right angles to the foreshore to minimise coastal erosion and sand drift from alongshore currents.

HEADREACH

The twin vectors of advance (headway/headreach) and transfer are the distance forward and the distance to the left or right that a vessel will make while negotiating a turn (its tactical diameter) or going full astern to avoid a collision (its stopping distance).

PORT TACK

When the wind comes from the port side, and the fore and aft sails are displaced to the right hand of the vessels centreline.

RA

Right ascension - celestial equivalent of longitude, measured in hours anti-clockwise around the celestial equator, starting from the point where the sun moves northward across the equator annually (vernal equinox).

RHOL

Right hand ordinary lay - wires laid left handed, strands laid right handed.

RIGHT

To return to an upright position after heeling over.

RIGHT HAND ORDINARY LAY

(R.H.O.L.): Wires laid left handed, strands laid right handed.

R.H.O.L.

Right hand ordinary lay - wires laid left handed, strands laid right handed.

THWARTSHIPS

At right angles to the fore and aft line of the ship.
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