Nautical words


Fair. To adjust to proper shape or size. Fair Curve



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Fair. To adjust to proper shape or size.

Fair Curve. Line drawn through certain parts of ship for which special delineation is desired.

Fairing. Checking and correcting a ship's plans before commencing construction.

Fair in Place. To fair a fitting or member without removing it.

Fairlead, Fairleader. Fixture that ensures a rope leading in a desired direction. May be of any shape or material. Special fairleads are fitted at bows and sterns of ships for taking mooring ropes. Pierced lengths of wood are used in sailing craft to separate falls of running rigging.


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