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Leading Wind. Any wind that is abaft the beam.

Lead Line. Special line used with hand lead. Usually about 30 fathoms of 1 1/8 -inch untarred hemp. Marked with leather at 2 and 3 fathoms, white bunting at 5 and 15, red bunting at 7 and 17, blue bunting at 13, leather with circular hole at 10, two knots at 20 fathoms. If marked in metres: 1 & llm - 1 strip of leather; 2 & 12m -2 strips of leather; 3 & 13m - blue bunting; 4 & 14m - green and white bunting; 5 & 15m - white bunting; 6 & 16m - green bunting; 7 & 17m - red bunting; 8 & 18m - yellow bunting; 9 & 19m - red and white bunting; 10m - leather with a hole in it; 20m - leather with a hole in it and 2 strips of leather. See 'Deep Sea Lead Line'.


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