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mizzen mast
A shorter mast located aft of the main mast on a yawl or ketch.
modified-V hull
A modification of the deep-V hull shape with a deadrise of less than 20 degrees.


Mizzen mast
A smaller aft mast on a ketch or yawl rigged boat.
Mizzen sail
The sail on the aft mast of a ketch or yawl rigged sailboat.

mizzen mast - Spar on which the mizzen sail is hoisted; the aftermost (vertical) spar in a ketch or yawl.
mizzen staysail - A sail set "flying" from a yawl's mizenmast head to an eye bolt on deck forward of the mizenmast. Generally set with a quarterly wind.

Mizzen mast
{Mesana}
Short mast at the stern of the ship for the lateen sail.

Bonaventure Mizzen Mast - in larger galleons, a fourth mast with, usually, a lateen-rigged mizzen
Bonnet - a strip of canvas laced onto the bottom of a loose footed jib in order to increase the sail area in fair weather. The bonnet is removed when wind velocity increases again.

A small sail on the mizzen mast of a yawl or a ketch.
jumbo
The larger of the headsails.

Three-masted, being square-rigged on the two forward masts, and having a lateen rigged mizzen mast. Christopher Colmbus' small squadron, the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Nina, were all Caravels, as were Magellan's ships in his famous circumnavigation.

A naval ensign flag flown from the main mast, mizzen mast, or the aft-most major mast of (especially) British sailing warships; Union Jack. F: a sort of flag or colours, displayed from a mast erected on the outer end of a ship's bowsprit.

The tallest mast; as in: On a ketch the mizzen mast is always shorter than the mainmast.
mainsail. The main sail of a boat often the largest sail and raised on the mainmast; as in: Leaving the anchorage the first sail we set is the mainsail.
mainsheet.

In both a ketch and a yawl, the foremost mast is tallest, and thus the main mast, while the rear mast is shorter, and called the mizzen mast.

barque, or bark: at least three masts, fore-and-aft rigged mizzen mast
barquentine: at least three masts with all but the foremost fore-and-aft rigged
bilander: a ship or brig with a lug-rigged mizzen sail
brig: two masts square rigged (may have a spanker on the aftermost) ...

A two-masted sailing boat, with the after or mizzen mast forward of the rudder. Well, that's one definition, and its corollary says that a Yawl has the mizzen aft of the rudder.

Yawl - like the ketch only the mizzen mast is located aft of the rudder post. The standard joke is "a Yawl is just a southern ketch." Remember you heard it here first. Both the ketch and the yawl can fly a jiblike sail between the masts called a mizzen staysail.

ketchA sailboat similar in appearance to a yawl with a tall main mast and a shorter mizzen mast ahead of the rudder post. kicker motorA small auxiliary outboard motor. kill switchA switch with a lanyard that automatically shuts off an engine if disconnected.

ketch - A sailboat with two masts. The shorter mizzen mast is aft of the main mast, but forward of the rudder post. A similar vessel, the yawl, has the mizzen mast aft of the rudder post.
king plank - The center plank on a wooden deck.

Yawl: A sailboat that has two masts. The aft mast (mizzen) is shorter than the foremast. The mizzen mast is located aft the rudder post. (On a Ketch, the mizzen mast is located fore of the rudder post - this is the distinquishing factor between the two.) ...

Yawl - A two masted sailboat with the shorter mizzen mast placed aft of the rudder post. A ketch is similar, but the mizzen mast is forward of the rudder post.
Yawl Boat - A rowboat on davits at the stern of the boat. Or a small powered boat.

YAWL - A two-masted sailboat with the small mizzen mast stepped abaft the rudder post.
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There are no boating terms under this heading.

Triatic stay - stay which connects the tops of mainmast and mizzen mast .
Trim - Fore and aft balance of a boat. Also, to set a sail correctly.
Trimaran - a boat with three hulls.

After mast the 4th Mast on a five or 6 masted Schooner or sailing Ship carrying a spanker, or the mizzen Mast of a Yawl or a Ketch.
see also:
Jigger ...

(Pronounced croj-jack.) The sail cross-jack yard is the lower crossed yard on the mizzen mast.
Cross-Pawls
Pieces of timber that keeps a vessel together while in her frames.

Y...
YAW - To swing off course, as when due to the impact of a following or quartering sea.
YAWL - A two-masted sailboat with the small mizzen mast stepped abaft the rudder post.
Z...
There are no boating terms under this heading.

Mizzen staysail: Sail on a ketch or yawl, usually lightweight, set from, and forward of, the mizzen mast while reaching in light to moderate air.

A square yard used to spread the foot of a topsail where no course is set, such as on the foremast of a topsail schooner or above the driver on the mizzen mast of a ship rigged vessel.
Cut and Run ...

Jigger-Aft sail on the mizzen mast of a yawl or a ketch. After mast (4th mast)on schooner or sailing ship carrying a spanker.
Jones John Paul-US (Scot.-born) naval officer & hero in American Revolution; as captain of ship
Junk-A native sailing vessel common to the Far East Seas ...

The answer is to design ketch rigs with a smaller mizzen, closer to yawl proportions. This makes a good compromise rig with some of the advantages of both. The mizzen mast can be well stayed, and the mizzen sail is not so large that it unduly affects performance.

On a ketch, the mizzen is placed forward of the rudder post, or about a third of the way from the stern to the bow. If you move the mizzen mast farther aft, typically behind the rudder post (back to the stern of the boat), you have a yawl.

Jibe: To go from one tack to the other when running with the wind coming over the stern.
Jigger: Aft sail on the mizzen mast of a yawl or a ketch. After mast (4th mast) on schooner or sailing ship carrying a spanker.
Junk: A native sailing vessel common to the Far East Seas.

Mayday: An internationally valid distress signal that is repeated three times and has highest priority of all signals
Midship: Center of the vessel, middle between bow and stern
Mizzen: A fore and aft sail on the mizzen mast ...

Ketch A sailboat with two masts, a shorter mizzen mast is aft of the main mast.
Kiln Dried As in timber, refers to forced hot air circulation through a chamber to dry the wood.
King Plank The centerline plank of a deck.
Knee See Hanging Knee.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Mizzen, Aft, Boat, Mast, Forward?

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