Boating Glossary of Terms

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wake
Waves created by a moving boat.
walkaround
A type of offshore fishing boat with a small to mid-size cabin and a perimeter deck that allows easy passage around the entire boat.
waterline
The intersection of the hull and the surface of the water.
waypoint
The coordinates of a specific location.
weigh
To raise anchor.
windlass
Rotating drum device used for hauling line or chain to raise and lower an anchor.
working sails
Sails used in normal winds.