Halyards, ropes and stays
Stays, lines, ropes and halyards.
No , the sails are called the sheets. Wrong - the sails are called SAILS. The control lines to the sails are sheets.
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Your crossword puzzle answer is halyard, a shortened word for "haul yard".
The "ropes" that raise or lower the sails are called HALYARDS and the "ropes" that control the sails are called SHEETS. Halyards are the lines (ropes) that raise sails. Downhauls lower them (note that they are not always included as gravity does usually help out, though they are sometimes necessary). Sheets are used to pull the bottom corner of a sail aft (or towards the "stern" or back of the ship). Tacks pull them forward (ie towards the "bow" or front of the ship). Square sails also have lines that are used to douse (square sails are often "lowered" by pulling them up, and set by letting them fall down as they are attached on the top edge by a long horizontal spar called a yard) or to reef them (decreasing the sail area in cases of heavier wind) These are the buntlines, clewlines, reeflines, and reefing points. The yards that hold square sails up also need to be able to turn, and lines attached at their ends called braces pull either the port or starboard (left or right) end of the yard aft. There are, of course, many more however these are probably the most important.
The halyard holds the sail up. When a rope has an assigned job on a boat (or a ship) it is referred to as a line.
it originates from shipping. when a young lad came abourd he became a deck hand and one of the first things he'd do is climb the ships ropes to handle the sails. it means learning the basic runnings of an operation or job.
A pulley doesn't raise or hoist sails. A pulley is just a wheel that eases a change in direction of a rope. It is a rope that hoists or raises sails. A rope for this purpose is called a Halyard.
Ships of that time period required people manning the rigging, the sails, and working with huge ropes. It was a job that was day and night.
On sailing vessels ropes are called sheets. The rope that is used to control the main sail, for example, is known as the main sheet. Ropes that control the jib sail are known as jib sheets, etc. The expression "three sheets to the wind" to describe someone who is inebriated, comes from the fact that if three of the ropes that control sails were loose and "to the wind" the vessel would be out of control.
It started as a naval term. 'Sheets' are ropes fastened to the corners of the sails. If three are loose, the ship will lurch out of control, like a drunken sailor.
Spare sails, needle & thread, spare ropes, bilge pump, possibly a hull repair kit, spare helm parts.
They didn’t. Sailors had a ship to sail which was hard work with big ropes and sails. The slaves were in chains below and not allowed on deck. When one of them died they threw them overboard.
It is a system of ropes and wheels that achieve the purpose of making an object easier to lift.
The purpose of a windlass is to raise and lower the anchor on a ship. It may also be used for hoisting other heavy loads such as masts, sails and cables.
Captain James Cook's supplies were rum(a type of alcohol), fruits(to prevent scurvey, a natural disease), ropes, sails, cannonballs, and other goods.
Commerce in hemp, which was primarily valued for the strength and versatility of its fibers, was profitable and thriving. Hemp ropes and sails were crossing the sea to North America with the explorers.
The halyards, these ropes are used to haul sails up. When sails are down they are left tied tight from the top of the mast down towards the foot. The wind causes them to vibrate and hit the mast thus causing the sound.
Square sails are referred to as four-cornered sails.
Square sails are square
Square sails (rectangular) were (are) called four-cornered sails.
Starch in sails helps form the heavy canvas into an airfoil shape. A stiff, smooth, consistent sail produces more thrust for the boat than a floppy, unformed sail. Taking the starch out of your sails means to slow you down or discourage you. Besides using starch for this purpose, captains sometimes ordered sailors to pour seawater over the sails. The wet sheets produced a tiny but significant increase in speed.
The collective nouns for sails are:a fitting of sailsan outfit of sailsa set of sailsa suit of sails