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Anchor sentinel

Anchor sentinel – A separate weight on a separate line which is loosely attached to the anchor rode so that it can slide down it easily. It is made fast at a distance slightly longer than the draft of the boat. It is used to prevent the anchor rode from becoming fouled on the keel or other underwater structures when the boat is resting at anchor and moving randomly during slack tide. Also called a kellet.

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Rummage sale

Rummage sale – A sale of damaged cargo (from French arrimage).

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Rigol

Rigol – ┬áThe rim or ‘eyebrow’ above a port-hole or scuttle.

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Rip rap

Rip rap – A man-made pile of rocks and rubble often surrounding an off-shore lighthouse or as a base for an aid to navigation.

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Rolling-tackle

Rolling-tackle – A number of pulleys, engaged to confine the yard to the weather side of the mast; this tackle is much used in a rough sea.

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