Nautical words



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Welin-MacLachlan Davits. Boat's davits that move outboard transversely when the boat's gripes are released; the speed being controlled by a brake. Falls are reeled on drums, which also are controlled by brakes.

Well. Partitioned space, in bottom of a vessel, into which water runs and in which are pump suctions. 2. Compartment formerly found in some fishing boats. Water was kept in it, and fish were placed in this water when caught.

Well Deck. That part of an upper deck that is bounded, at forward and after ends, by bulkheads supporting higher decks.

Well Found. Said of a vessel that is adequately fitted, stored, and furnished.

Wending. Going from one tack to the other under sail.


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