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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.

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

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

trim 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.

Trim - 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.

Trim: 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.

Trim 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 trim of the controls, i.e.

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.

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

trim, trimmed - Fore and aft balance of a boat. The position of a ship in the water in a fore-and-aft direction. To trim a vessel is to set her in a particular position, by the head or stern.

Trim tab
Trim tab
A small underwater plate fitted at the stern of a motor boat to act like the elevator of an aeroplane.

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

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

Out of trim
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.

Diving trim
The term diving trim designates that condition of a submarine when it is so compensated that completing the flooding of the main ballast, safety, ...

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

TRIM - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
TRIMARAN - A boat with three hulls.
TRIPLINE - A line fast to the crown of an anchor by means of which it can be hauled out when dug too deeply or fouled; a similar line used on a sea anchor to bring it aboard.

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 ...

TRIM - 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.

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

Trim - Fore and aft balance of a boat.
Twing - Similar to a Barber hauler, a twing adjusts the angle of sheeting.
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Trim - Fore and aft balance of a boat. Also, to set a sail correctly.
Trimaran - a boat with three hulls.
Trysail - a small mainsail of tough cloth for use in a storm. Usually set without the boom.

Trim 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, ...

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

Trim: 1. The state of being trimmed or prepared for sailing; esp. the condition of being ‘fully rigged and ready to sail' 2. a.

4 Trim, 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.

Poor trim 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.

A piece of trim, usually wood, used to cover and often decorate a portion of the boat, i.e., caprail.
When a boat is turned over.

sail trim (set): the positioning and shape of the sails to the wind. sampson post: strong post on a boat to which mooring lines are tied.

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.

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

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

Out of trim: 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.

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.

Trim - 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 Trim
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.

TRIM - 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.

Trim - Relationship of ship's hull to waterline.
Tumblehome - A description of hull shape when viewed in a transverse section, where the widest part of the hull is someway below deck level.

Heave to -- To so trim 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 trim 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 trim 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 trim; as in: Reading the telltale on the starboard shroud it looks like we're on a beam reach.

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

Trim 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 trim.
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.

Backwind: To loosen the trim 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 trim.

Trim: 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.

The cockpit is laid out for comfortable daysailing with sail trim functions collected aft of a large seating area. This is a symmetrical layout with U-shaped settees and tables.

First, trim 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 trim, which is often different from static trim.

Pressure wash the hull; clean barnacles off props and shafts, rudders, struts, and trim tabs. Clean all thru-hulls and strainers. Open seacocks to allow any water to drain.

- At this stage you can ease or trim the main to ensure you remain in hove-to position. Note that on most boats all that needs to be done is to release the main sheet and let the sail luff.

Over the years, the factories have turned them out by the thousands, usually with blue trim or, like the bathtub in my home, all white with no trim at all.

Fill (to): To brace or trim 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 trim.
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.

Apply grease to all grease fittings.
Replace gear case lubricant.
Lubricate and add fluids to power steering, and tilt and trim and trim tab units.
Store motor in the down "run" position. Wash and wax exterior surfaces.

Refers to a vessel, usually due to poor Sail trim or impropper Ballast, whose Bow is pushed slightly lower then the Stern.
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(b) The vertical separation of masthead lights of power-driven vessels shall be such that in all normal conditions of trim the after light will be seen over and separate from the forward light at a distance of 1, ...

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

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.
Trim the ballast is to spread it about and lay it even, ...

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

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 trim.

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 trim for use).] ...

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