Nautical words



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Rudder Pendants. Lengths of rope or wire measured and fitted so that rudder chains can be connected to tackles in an emergency.

Rudder Port. Casing, above helm port, through which rudder stock enters ship.

Rudder Post. Name sometimes given to stern post when rudder is attached to it.

Rudder Stock. Vertical member of rudder, to which rudder blade is attached.

Rudder Stops. Projections on rudder, and, or, rudder post that prevent rudder being angled more than 38° (about).

Rudder Tackles. Tackles used for controlling rudder or tiller. Are connected to rudder chains, and used when steering con­nections to wheel break down.

Rudder Trunk. Casing extending from helm port to the deck on which the tiller or quadrant is situated.


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