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The transom is the surface that forms the stern of a boat.

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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Transom- 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 ...

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

transom flaps
Flaps in the transom 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.

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

a slide which travels on a track and is used for altering sheet angles.

Transom: 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.
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Transom: 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.

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

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.

A large piece of timber fastened to the stern-posts, to the ends of which the afterpart of the bends are fastened.
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triple-expansion steam engine
An engine with three steam cylinders of different diameters. Steam passes from a small-diameter high-pressure cylinder to an intermediate cylinder to a large-diameter low-pressure cylinder.

Transom - 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.

Transom - Most stern portion of the hull
Transom - 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.

TRANSOM 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 transom is hinged providing access to the 39's swim step and boarding ladder, and chainplates are inboard permitting tighter sheeting angles for the headsail, ...

The transom 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 transom.

Once your transom is close enough to the dock, have your stern crew either jump on the dock with one of the stern lines, or throw the lines to some help on the dock. Immediately stop the boat. Adjust the length of your lines.

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

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

Transom - a more or less flat surface across the stern of a vessel. Dinghies tend to have almost vertical transoms, whereas yachts’ transoms may be raked forward or aft.
Trice - To haul and tie up by means of a rope.

Transom: The surface that makes the stern of a boat
Transom flaps: Flaps in the transom 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 ...

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.

Transom (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 transom. 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.

This represents the end of the stem, or the last station from the transom. 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 transom
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.

Bailers - Openings in the bottom or transom 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.

Transom - 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 ...

transducerAn electronic sensing device mounted in a boat's bilge or at the bottom of the transom to provide data for a depth sounder. transomThe 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 (transom). If you can remove your boat from the water, place it on blocks or turn it over for wintering.

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

I/O (Inboard/outboard)- A propulsion system that uses an inboard motor, mounted at the transom, with a propeller assembly, similar to the bottom of an outboard, mounted on the outside of the transom, ...

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

The transom 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.

Davits are a pair of small cranes affixed to the transom (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 transom
4 HMS Victory yawl fairleads
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An aerodynamic surface mounted vertically on the superstructure, near the transom, 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 transom 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 transom. If the chine is rounded, it is a soft chine; if it squared off, it is a hard chine.
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Backboard: The board across the stern of an open boat separating the small stowage area (between it and the transom) from the seating area or Sternsheets.

outboard - Opposite of inboard; an exterior engine, attached at the transom; away or outside from a boat's hull.

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

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 transom mounted outboard motors.
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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 ...

See also: See also: Boat, Hull, Board, Forward, Navigation

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