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Slab Ice. Slob. Slab Lines



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Slab Ice. Slob.

Slab Lines. Vertical ropes on fore side of square sail, from head to foot. Fastened to roping at each end, and at intervals between. Used for hauling up sail when reefing.

Slab Reefing. Reefing with reef-points or ties, as opposed to roller-reefing.

Slack in Stays. Slow in going from one tack to the other when under sail.

Slack Water. State of a tidal stream when there is no lateral movement of the water.

Slamming. The striking of the sea surface, by the forward flat bottom, when a vessel is pitching in a head sea and lifts her foreĀ­part out of the water.


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