Boating Glossary of Terms

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jack plate
A mounting device for an outboard motor that enables operators to vertically raise or lower the motor, thereby controlling propeller depth in the water.
jet boat
A boat powered by an engine with a water-pump used to create propulsion.
jib
Triangular sail projecting ahead of the mast.
jibe
See gybe.