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WHATS IN A NAME - CONTINUES

Hog  A craft that sags downward at her bow and stern


Hooker  A term describing any older vessel - also a small two-masted craft such as an Irish Galway Hooker


Horns  Protrusions on the sides of a rudder to prevent it turning beyond an allowable angle


In Irons  A sailing craft caught dead to wind and unable to fill her sails on a new tack


Isobar  A line of equal barometric pressure on a weather map


Jack   A small flag flown at the bow, correctly flown  only when not underway


Jackass   A plug for a hawsepipe


Jacobs Ladder  The type of ladder used as a "Pilot's Ladder"


Jews Harp  A shaped shackle for stock anchors


Jigger  The name of a fore-aft sail rigged aft on the mizzen mast


Jumbo  Name of the heavy lift derricks of 100 tonnes or more seen on breakbulk cargo ships


Jury  A temporary or makeshift arrangement repairing damage


Keckling  Old line served around the rope anchor cable before chain cables


Kenning   Term for the distance (about 20 miles) from which high land could be sighted at sea.  Kennen sketches were common on the British Admiralty (BA) coastal charts.


Kentledge  Inboard ballast (¡¡does not include useless crewmembers!!)


Kevel   A large cleat or pair of bitts in sailing vessels


Killick  A simple anchor - also the nickname of a British Royal Navy Leading Rate as it is his rating insignia


Kippage  All the apparel and personnel of a vessel


Knock Off  Stop all work or whatever task is at hand


Good timing - lets knock off for now.


Good Watch

Some 400 of our fellow seafarers are still being held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia.  Let us work to bring them home.





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