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In housebuilding and shipbuilding a transom may be simply a crossbeam, but in small craft the word refers specifically to the transverse after end of the hull, including any stiffening beams or structure.

TRANSOM: The stern cross-section of a square sterned boat.
TRIM: Fore and aft balance of a boat through good adjustment of the sails.
TRIMARAN: A boat with three hulls.

Transoms - These timbers extend across the low parts of the hull near the rudder, and are secured (either notched and/or bolted) to the sternpost.

The rear section of the hull connecting the two sides.
transom shower
A plastic hose and shower head located near the transom that draws from a fresh water supply.

1) The Planking that forms the Stern and closes off the sides of a wooden vessel.
2) The aftermost portion of the Stern of a vessel
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~- the transverse part of the stern (where an outboard motor is attached).
Waterline- the intersection of a boat’s hull and the water’s surface.
USCG- United States Coast Guard ...

~- flat part of the stern
WAKE- a wave or rippling of water caused by a boat's passge as it travels through the water.

~ flaps
Flaps in the ~ that allow water to run off the boat
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The aft side of the hull.
A bar with an attached block, allowing more controlled adjustment of sail trim.

~: The transverse, roughly vertical, panel forming the after end of a boat's hull. Double-enders like canoes and peapods have no ~.

~: The stern facing of the hull, or the aft most section of a boat if stern is open.
Traveler: Device for altering the angle that the mainsheet pulls on the mainsail/boom.
Trim: To adjust sails to get the best performance.

~: The flat rear end of a boat, the upper part of which tends to lean forward on modern racers.
Trim: To adjust the sail to make it the right shape and angle to the wind.

The flat, vertical hull section that extends across the stern.
Traveler strap ...

~: The flat area across the stern of the boat.
Trim: To trim or adjust the sail to make it more effective against the wind.
True wind: The actual wind felt wind the boat is not moving.

~ - The flat, or sometimes curved terminating structure of the hull at the stern of a vessel. The frame at the sternpost of a vessel. In boats the transverse board at the stern, which gives shape to the quarters and forms the stern end of the boat.

~, ~ BOARD : The board forming the stern of a square-ended row boat or small yacht.
~ FRAME : The last transverse frame of a ship's structure. The cant frames, usually normal to the round of the stern, connect to it.

The aft side of the hull.
A belt and line used to help a crew hike out beyond the edge of a boat to counteract the boat's heel. Usually used on small vessels for racing.

a device that the mainsheet may be attached to which allows its position to be adjusted ...

A large piece of timber fastened to the stern-posts, to the ends of which the afterpart of the bends are fastened.
Traverse ...

~ stern (adj)
Describing a vessel's hull which has a ~ board aft to which the planking is fastened.

~ - The flat, or sometimes curved terminating structure of the hull at the stern of a boat.
Trapeze - Wire gear enabling a crewmember to place all of his weight outboard of the hull, thus helping to keep the boat level.

~ - Most stern portion of the hull
~ - The outside flat part of a boat's stern
Trigger - The electronic switch that replaced points, often refereed to as a Trigger assembly ...

Flat surface of a boat's stern
The flat, or sometimes curved terminating structure of the hull at the stern of a boat.

~ The aft end of the boat.
TRAVELER A track or rod with allows for adjustable positioning of the position of a block or sheet-lead.

~ - The aft "wall" of the stern; often the part to which an outboard unit or the drive portion of a sterndrive is attached. A more or less flat surface across the stern of a vessel. Dinghies tend to have almost vertical ~s, whereas yachts' ~s may be raked forward or aft.

The ~ should not be cut down for the engine. If it is, then an engine well must be present. This prevents the boat from flooding from a low wave over the ~.

HELM PORT ~. A piece of timber placed across the lower counter, inside at the height of the helm port, and bolted through every timber for the security of that port.
HIGH AND DRY. The position of a ship or boat on shore, when the water has entirely left her.

BEAM, ~ A strong deck beam situated in the after end of the vessel connected at each end to the ~ frame. The cant beams which support the deck plating in the overhang of the stern are attached to and radiate from it.

~ TFD: Any of several transverse beams affixed to the sternpost of a wooden ship and forming part of the stern.

~. The athwartships surface located at the very stern; as in: The outboard engine mounts on the dinghy's ~.

~: The surface that makes the stern of a boat
~ flaps: Flaps in the ~ that allow water to run off the boat
Trapeze: A device mostly used in racing dinghies to allow the crew to lean out further without falling overboard ...

A bar or handle for turning a boat's rudder or an outboard motor.
The sides of a vessel between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck.
The stern cross-section of a square sterned boat.
Fore and aft balance of a boat.

~ (Transsummer) - One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure.
Traveler - An iron encircling a rope, bar, spar, or the like, and sliding thereon.

Boomkin (bumpkin) Short spar extending aft from the ~. Used to anchor the backstay or the sheets from the mizzen on a yawl or ketch.
Boot Top A painted stripe that indicates the waterline.
Bosun's Chair A seat attached to a halyard to raise and lower someone to work on the mast.

This represents the end of the stem, or the last station from the ~. FORETRIANGLE The area forward of the forward mast in which sails can be set. A sail that fills that area. FRAMES Athartship members (ribs) of the hull framework.

Gimbal housing- supporting part of the sterndrive, bolted to the ~
Gimbal ring - part of the sterndrive that looks like a horse collar
and supports the sterndrive and allows it to swivel
Ground Tackle - gear used for anchoring.
Gunwale - the top edge of a boat's hull.
GWL - gunwale length ...

Bailers - Openings in the bottom or ~ of a boat to drain water when sailing.
Balance - The degree to which all the forces on a boat are symmetrical so the vessel sails with just a slight weather helm.

bailers: openings in the bottom or ~ of a boat to drain water when sailing. barber hauler: a line attached to the jib or jib sheet, used to adjust the angle of sheeting by pulling the sheet toward the centerline of the boat.

~ - flat planking across the stern
Rudder - flat service at, or beneath, the stern used for steerage
Rudderpost - vertical shaft extending from the rudder to the helm
Helm - device for steerage
Wheel - circular steering device
Tiller - steering device that is a post or shaft of wood ...

transducerAn electronic sensing device mounted in a boat's bilge or at the bottom of the ~ to provide data for a depth sounder. ~The rear section of the hull connecting the two sides.

Be particularly vigilant in corners, under decks that might stay moist, along the waterline and at the back of the boat (~). If you can remove your boat from the water, place it on blocks or turn it over for wintering.
Scrub all boats at least once a year, more often if used in salt water.

Deep-Vee - A hard chine power boat having a 15 degree or more angle deadrise at the ~.
Dinghy A small boat, usually carried on hauled behind a bigger boat
Displacement-The weight of the water displaced by the vessel.

The simplest and easiest-to-maintain system for any boat is a tiller with a rudder hung on the ~ or on the sternpost of a double-ender.

I/O (Inboard/outboard)- A propulsion system that uses an inboard motor, mounted at the ~, with a propeller assembly, similar to the bottom of an outboard, mounted on the outside of the ~, bolting to the motor with the ~ sandwiched between.
iron spinnaker -- auxiliary engine ...

The vertical piece, the ~, slides along the staff so that the star can be sighted over the upper edge of the ~ while the horizon is aligned with the bottom edge.

The ~ is usually squared off and has less freeboard than the bow. In a current, the force of the water can pull the stern under. The boat is also vulnerable to swamping by wave action. The weight of a motor, fuel tank, or other gear in the stern increases the risk.

Davits are a pair of small cranes affixed to the ~ (upright part of the back end of your boat) which are used to lift your dinghy and suspend it over the water while underway (moving).

3 Sculling notch cut on centre line of the crown of ~
4 HMS Victory yawl fairleads
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This great looking boat is a Judel/Vrolijk design built by Dehler Yachts. The vertical stem and ~ give the boat a very strong look. Of course we see this in almost all the new boats but with 46
Oceanis 35
The versatile 35-footer aims to maximize accomodations ...

Let the sail out at least to the corner of the ~, and be very, very careful to keep the boat still. All your movements should be slow and easy, so as not to disturb the intimate relationship your sail is hopefully having with the wind. The goal is to keep the boat moving.

An aerodynamic surface mounted vertically on the superstructure, near the ~, to improve directional stability; sometimes called the air rudder.
Tallow Dip
Candle that burns grease.

Stern: The back part of the boat, also called the 'after'. The ~ is the flat end of the stern. The stern quarters are the back corners of the boat.

How your boat handles and its speed depends in part on the chine - the part of the boat below the waterline - and the shape of the stern or ~. If the chine is rounded, it is a soft chine; if it squared off, it is a hard chine.
Stern ...

Backboard: The board across the stern of an open boat separating the small stowage area (between it and the ~) from the seating area or Sternsheets.

The part of the stern above the waterline that extends beyond the rudder stock culminating in a small ~.
The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.

Select a trailer that will structurally support your boat and evenly distribute the weight of the hull, engine (~) and equipment. It should be long enough to support the length of the boat and have the proper weight capacity.

In many small boats, weight too far aft can cause drag by submerging the ~, especially in light to moderate winds. Weight too far forward can cause the bow to dig into the waves.

Irons - When the bow of a sailboat is headed into the wind and the boat has stalled and is unable to maneuver
In the offing - In the water visible from on board a ship, now used to mean something imminent.
Inboard-Outboard drive system - A larger Power Boating alternative drive system to ~ ...

transverse timbers attached to ship's sternpost
long wooden pin used to fix planks of ship to the timbers
to haul in and lash secure a sail with a small rope
wooden shipbuilding peg used for fastening timbers
trysail ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Boat, Board, Sail, Hull, Stern?

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