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Trim, to
1) To adjust the set of the sails to best advantage.


Boat trim (the way a boat floats) is vital in a small boat. Weight should be distributed in the boat to keep the bow light. Keep the boat from listing (leaning to one side) by distributing weight equally from side to side.

Trim the Sail to Stop Telltale Fluttering
It's simple to trim the jib when the telltales show a problem. Move the sail in the direction of the fluttering telltales.

SAIL TRIM: The position of the sails relative to the wind and desired point of sail. Sails that are not trimmed properly may not operate efficiently. Visible signs of trim are luffing, excessive heeling, and the flow of air past telltales.
SAILBOAT: Boat propelled by wind.

Trim is to adjust. It does not just apply to sheets. You can trim the boat or ship (ie improve it's balance)

~ tabs
Hydraulically adjusted horizontal plates located on the bottom of the transom that control the ~ angle of a boat at speed.
To fish by towing an array of baited lines or lures behind the boat.

~ tab - An adjustable section of the rudder that allows the rudder to be corrected for lee helm or weather helm.
trip line - A line attached to the end of an anchor to help free it from the ground.

~ - the way the ship "sits" in the water, i.e. on an even keel, down by the head, or down by the stern.
Turn-to - to begin work on board.
Ullage - the amount by which a container is short of being full. It is usually heard at sea in connection with tanks on ships which carry oil.

~ - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
~ARAN - A boat with three hulls.
UNDERWAY - Vessel in motion, i.e., when not moored, at anchor, or aground.

~: To adjust sails to get the best performance.
Turtling: When a capsized boat turns upside down so that the mast is submerged, pointing straight down.
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~: To adjust the sail to make it the right shape and angle to the wind.
Trysail: A triangular loose-footed sail fitted aft of the mast, often used to replace the mainsail in heavy weather.
Upwind: Sailing against the wind at an angle a certain yacht can achieve.

~ tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface, such as a rudder, on a boat or aircraft, used to control the ~ of the controls, i.e.

~: To ~ or adjust the sail to make it more effective against the wind.
True wind: The actual wind felt wind the boat is not moving.

~ - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
True bearing - An absolute bearing using true north.
True north - The direction of the geographical North Pole.

~, trimmed - Fore and aft balance of a boat. The position of a ship in the water in a fore-and-aft direction. To ~ a vessel is to set her in a particular position, by the head or stern. The term is sometimes erroneously used to represent the shifting of ballast transversely.

~ : The arithmetic sum of the drafts forward and aft above and below the mean water-line. The angle of ~ is the angle between the plane of flotation and the mean water-line plane.

The state or disposition by which a ship is best calculated for the purposes of navigation.
To ~ the hold ...

Jib ~
There are hundreds of kinds on knots that can be used on sailboats but you can do almost anything by learning six basic ones.

Sail ~
The proper sail ~ is to have the sail pulled in only enough to prevent luffing.

Sail ~ 101
How do I counter humidity on board?
Kids should sail because it's fun, not because it's homework ...

Boat ~ (as opposed to sail ~)
The first thing you have to think about is that you are sailing in a boat-a boat that floats in the water.

Out of ~
Sails that are not properly arranged for the point of sail that the boat is on. The sails may have improper sail shape, or the boat may be heeling too much. These conditions will slow the boat down.
In the water outside of the vessel.

Diving ~
The term diving ~ designates that condition of a submarine when it is so compensated that completing the flooding of the main ballast, safety, and bow buoyancy tanks will cause the vessel to submerge with neutral buoyancy and zero fore-and-aft ~.
Dog ...

An important aspect of sailing is keeping the boat in "~". To achieve this a useful mnemonic (memory aid) is the phrase:
Can This Boat Sail Correctly?
This helps the crew to remember these essential points; ...

~ (n)
The condition of a vessel that is loaded and balanced properly so that she floats correctly on her waterline. 2) The angle between the sail and the bow, as in, "Set the ~ for a broad reach." 3) The buoyancy and stability of a submarine.

~ - to adjust the angle of the sails
TRUE WIND - the direction and speed of the wind felt when stationary, at anchor or on land
WAKE - a boat's track, behind ...

~: to adjust sail shapes and angles to better harness the wind
true wind angle: the actual direction of the wind; can only be directly measured onboard when the boat is stationary; calculated electronically when a boat is in motion; see "apparent wind angle" ...

~ - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
UNDERWAY - Vessel in motion, i.e., when not moored, at anchor, or aground.

The longitudinal balance of a boat. If either the bow or stern is depressed, the vessel is said to be down by the bow or down by the stern. Also, to adjust the set of a sail.
Trolling ...

~ - The relationship between a ship's draughts forward and aft.
TSA - Transportation Security Administration.
TSAC - Towing Safety Advisory Committee, an industry advisory body to the U.S. Coast Guard.

~ - Fore and aft and side to side balance of a boat
~ Fin - Small fin mounted to the gearcase that helps reduce steering torque
~ Tab - Flat horizontal adjustable plate mounted to the transom that helps adjust bow up and bow down angle ...

~ - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
Twing - Similar to a Barber hauler, a twing adjusts the angle of sheeting.
U ...

~ - Fore and aft balance of a boat. Also, to set a sail correctly.
~aran - a boat with three hulls.
Trysail - a small mainsail of tough cloth for use in a storm. Usually set without the boom.

~ tab:
A tab device affixed to the lower units of some outboard motors that compensates for the torque produced by the propeller, sometimes made of magnesium to act as a sacrificial anode to help prevent corrosion, ...

~ The balance of the boat or its sails.
~ TAB An hinged flap on the rudder.
~ARAN A boat with three hulls. TRIP-LINE A line attached to the fluke end of an anchor to help to break it free.

~: 1. The state of being trimmed or prepared for sailing; esp. the condition of being ‘fully rigged and ready to sail' 2. a. The most advantageous set of a ship in the water on her fore and aft line: also with qualification, as good, better, best, bad ~. b.

Relationship of ship's hull to waterline or Adjustments made to sails to maximize their efficiency.
Shanty ...

~. A ship is said to be in good ~ when she answers her helm readily.
TROPHIES. Things captured from an enemy, and shown or treasured as tokens of victory.
TRUE BLUE. A sailor that is "true to his uniform, and uniformly true." ...

~ - Adjustments made to sails to maximize their efficiency. Or relationship of ship's hull to waterline.

4 ~, shape and fair the block. A pear shape with a large radius as the leading edge offers less resistance and gives a clean flow of water.
5 Now glue in place using a screw at the narrow end, propping the wide end, being sure to fit it within the middle of a plank.

Poor ~ of the boat as a result of poor weight distribution
Placing the sampling equipment on the same side of the boat as the boat operator ensures that a concentration of weight will be there anytime samples are collected or measurements are made. This is particularly critical on a small boat.

My tilt/~ rams seem to be suffering from electrolysis according to my mechanic. I replaced all of my anodes and my tilt/~ rams 2-3 months ago which was expensive. The anodes seemed to be spent after only about 6 months which seemed to be a little soon.

sail ~ (set): the positioning and shape of the sails to the wind. sampson post: strong post on a boat to which mooring lines are tied. sea buoys: the first buoys a mariner encounters when approaching a channel or harbor entrance from the sea.

~ W: The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern trip D: 1.

trimThe way a boat floats in relation to the horizon, bow up, bow down or even. Also, to adjust a boat's horizontal running angle by directing the outboard or stern drive's thrust up or down. Also, to set a sail in correct relation to the wind.

~ - To adjust the sails. Also means the position of the sails.
~ of Sails - That adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.

~ - to adjust the sails, also the position of the sails
~aran-- a boat with three hulls
True Wind: The actual speed and direction of the wind felt when standing still.

Out of ~: Not properly trimmed or ballasted (not on even keel; listing).
Outboard: Towards the sides of the vessel (with reference to the centerline).
Over-all: The extreme deck fore and aft measurement of a vessel.

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.

~ - to adjust the sails, also the position of the sails
True wind: The actual direction from which the wind is blowing.
Tuning - the adjustment of the standing rigging, the sails and the hull to balance the boat for optimum performance ...

Adjusting the ~
An outboard motor boat is operated and maneuvered as if the hull were moving parallel to the water. Passengers and materials must be placed to evenly distribute the load along the length and width of the boat.
Poor: Too much weight in front ...

~ - The relationship between a ship's draughts forward and aft.
TUG - A small vessel designed to tow or push large ships or barges. Tugs have powerful diesel engines and are essential for manoeuvring large ships around the port.

Heave to -- To so ~ a vessel's sails that she does not move ahead.
Heel rope -- The rope by which a running bowsprit is hauled out or a topmast lowered.
Hoist -- The length of the luff of a fore-and-aft sail.

Flatten In:
To ~ the sheets in.
A company of vessels sailing together.

Fixed or permanent ballast in the form of sand, concrete, lead, scrap, or pig iron is usually fitted to overcome an inherent defect in stability or ~ due to faulty design or changed character of service.

A fine string or ribbon which may be located on a sail or in the rigging to help determine wind direction and proper sail ~; as in: Reading the telltale on the starboard shroud it looks like we're on a beam reach.
tender. 1, Easy to heel; as in: This boat seems tender not stiff.

Hardwoods have traditionally been used in making such products as furniture, strip flooring, interior ~, boats, cutting boards, novelties, etc.

~ the ballast, that is spread it about, and lay it even, or runs over one side of the hold to the other
Bar-shallow water usually made of sand or mud, usually running parallel to the shore. Bars are caused by wave and current action, ...

Ballast - weight in a boat which affects the boats ~.
Beam - greatest width of a boat; the side of a boat.
Below - inside a boat.
Berth - a sleeping area in a boat; or, a place to moor a boat.
BIA - Boating Industry Association ( a part of history)
Bilge - the deepest part of the inside of a boat.

CAP - A piece of ~, usually wood, used to cover and often decorate a portion of the boat, i.e., caprail.
CAPSIZE - To turn over.
CAPSTAN - A spool-shaped vertical cylinder mounted on a spindle and bearing, turned by means of levers or bars; used for moving heavy loads, such as hoisting anchors.

Backwind: To loosen the ~ of a mainsail so that it flaps - reduces heeling
Bahamas: An archipelago and country in the Caribbean, among the favorite destinations for cruisers especially from the US and Canada ...

Mainsheet - Sail control line that allows the most obvious effect on mainsail ~. Primarily used to control the angle of the boom, and thereby the mainsail, this control can also increase or decrease downward tension on the boom while sailing upwind, significantly affecting sail shape.

~: Longitudinal tilt. Stern draft - bow draft
List, Heel, and Roll: Angular transverse inclinations. List describes a static inclination such as list due to side damage.

First, ~ in the mainsail tight and cleat it. Then, back the jib to the windward side and cleat it. That way you can maintain an equilibrium between the mainsail forcing the wind forward and the jib forcing the boat back.

The vertical separation is measured at operating ~, which is often different from static ~.

Pressure wash the hull; clean barnacles off props and shafts, rudders, struts, and ~ tabs. Clean all thru-hulls and strainers. Open seacocks to allow any water to drain. Check the hull for blisters and if you find any that should be attended to you might want to open them to drain over the winter.

This is sometimes the effect of the ~ of the vessel and can be corrected by adjusting the Ballast.
It is more oftin the effect of an unbalanced Hull, a short run Aft or too bluff a Bow and even unbalnced riging can all contribute - in these cases there is little that can be done to counter Gripe ...

Over the years, the factories have turned them out by the thousands, usually with blue ~ or, like the bathtub in my home, all white with no ~ at all. As sailors, we have lost much of our heritage, and our waters are a great deal less interesting as a result.

Fill (to): To brace or ~ the sails so that they fill with wind after they have been flogging or shivering. (see to Cast)
Fine: Sailing so close to the wind that the sails are just at the point of shivering.

WATERLINE-The line painted on a boat's side indicating the proper ~.
WEATHER HELM-A sailboat in which the tiller must be pulled (usually only slightly) toward the wind to keep it on course.
WEATHER SIDE-Windward side of a sailboat.

Visually inspect all hardware, linkages and cables and replace/tighten if required.
Apply grease to all grease fittings.
Replace gear case lubricant.
Lubricate and add fluids to power steering, and tilt and ~ and ~ tab units.
Store motor in the down "run" position.

(b) The vertical separation of masthead lights of power-driven vessels shall be such that in all normal conditions of ~ the after light will be seen over and separate from the forward light at a distance of 1,000 metres from the stem when viewed from sea-level.

Any solid or liquid weight placed in a vessel to increase the draft, to change the ~, or to regulate stability
Beam ........................
The maximum breadth of the hull ...

A wind that shifts in a counterclockwise direction. To loosen the ~ of a mainsail so that it flaps in order to reduce heeling.

Is either pigs of iron, stones, or gravel, which last is called single ballast; and their use is to bring the ship down to her bearings in the water which her provisions and stores will not do.
~ the ballast is to spread it about and lay it even, or runs over one side of the hold to the other.

Unfurl, make sure sheets are free, haul haliard to raise sail, belay on cleat, ~ the sheet.
Collision Avoidance ...

Depower - to reduce heeling force by changing sail ~
Derelict - a vessel or cargo abandoned in open water by its crew without any hope or intention of returning. Compare to Jetsam and Lagan or Ligan and Flotsam and Marine Debris ...

Expert sailors make all sorts of adjustments to a sail, but beginners can adjust the clew to catch the wind even if they don't have a clue about the finer points of sail ~. Luff The leading (forward) part of a sail, the part closest to the wind.

2. a. The stems of any of these palms, used to make wickerwork, canes, and furniture. b. Work made of the stems of these palms. 3. A switch or cane made from these palms. [Malay rotan (perhaps from raut, to pare or ~ for use).] ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Boat, Sail, About, Board, Sail trim?

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