Kedging. Moving a vessel by laying out a small anchor and then heaving her to it.
Keel. Principal member of a ship's construction. Lies fore and aft along centre line of bottom. May be an external or an internal construction. 2. Craft formerly used on River Tyne for carrying cargo, particularly coal. Propelled by three sweeps or, when possible, by a square sail. Usual capacity about 20 tons. See 'Humber Keel'.
Keelage. Money paid by a vessel for occupying space in a harbour. Also the right to exact keelage from vessels.
Keel Band. Metal strip going up fore side of a boat's stem from, just abaft forefoot. Also called a 'stem band'.