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Nautical Terms

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GAFF  A boom or spar that supports the head of a fore-and-aft sail
GALLEY A vessel's cooking area, kitchen
GANGWAY Boarding ramp
GASKET  A sail stop
GATE VALVE A valve with a faucet handle  used to restrict the flow of water in a line
GEL COAT The outer resin surface of a fiberglass boat, usually colored
GENOA  A jib that overlaps the mainsail
GHOSTING  To make headway when there is no apparent wind
GIVEWAY VESSEL The boat which must give way to the right of way vessel
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) A navigation system using satellite signals to fix a position 
GO ADRIFT To break loose from a mooring, anchor or docking
GOOSENECK  The fitting which secures the boom to the mast
GROUND  To touch bottom
GROUND SWELL Long wave formations during calm or light air formed by waves running into shoaling water 
GROUND TACKLE The anchor and associated gear
GUNWALE  The rail or upper edge of a boat 
GYBE  To change direction  before the wind onto another tack with  the boom coming over by the force of the wind 
 
 
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