Glossary of Boating 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.