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Anchor light

Anchor light – White light displayed by a ship at anchor. Two lights are displayed by a ship over 150 feet (46 m) in length.

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Arc of Visibility

Arc of Visibility – The portion of the horizon over which a lighted aid to navigation is visible from seaward.

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Bilge keels

Bilge keels – A pair of keels on either side of the hull, usually slanted outwards. In yachts, they allow the use of a drying mooring, the boat standing upright on the keels (and often a skeg) when the tide is out.

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Yardarm

Yardarm – ┬áThe very end of a yard. Often mistaken for a “yard”, which refers to the entire spar. As in to hang “from the yardarm” and the sun being “over the yardarm” (late enough to have a drink).

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Yawl

Yawl – A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.

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