A shorter mast located aft of the main mast on a yawl or ketch.
A modification of the deep-V hull shape with a deadrise of less than 20 degrees.
A smaller aft mast on a ketch or yawl rigged boat.
The sail on the aft mast of a ketch or yawl rigged sailboat.
mizzen mast - Spar on which the mizzen sail is hoisted; the aftermost (vertical) spar in a ketch or yawl.
Short mast at the stern of the ship for the lateen sail.
The mizzen mast, for example, is carbon fiber, an elegantly tapered spar free-standing on the Alerion's spacious after deck sans the rigging clutter that conventional yawls bring to the back of the boat.
A small sail on the of a yawl or a ketch.
The larger of the headsails.
Three-masted, being square-rigged on the two forward masts, and having a lateen rigged mizzen mast. Christopher Colmbus' small squadron, the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Nina, were all Caravels, as were Magellan's ships in his famous circumnavigation.
The tallest mast; as in: On a ketch the is always shorter than the mainmast.
mainsail. The main sail of a boat often the largest sail and raised on the mainmast; as in: Leaving the anchorage the first sail we set is the mainsail.
barque, or bark: at least three masts, fore-and-aft rigged mizzen mast
barquentine: at least three masts with all but the foremost fore-and-aft rigged
bilander: a ship or brig with a lug-rigged mizzen sail ...
A two-masted sailing boat, with the after or forward of the rudder. Well, that's one definition, and its corollary says that a Yawl has the mizzen aft of the rudder.
Yawl - like the ketch only the mizzen mast is located aft of the rudder post. The standard joke is "a Yawl is just a southern ketch." Remember you heard it here first.
ketchA sailboat similar in appearance to a yawl with a tall main mast and a shorter ahead of the rudder post. kicker motorA small auxiliary outboard motor.
ketch - A sailboat with two masts. The shorter mizzen mast is aft of the main mast, but forward of the rudder post. A similar vessel, the yawl, has the mizzen mast aft of the rudder post.
king plank - The center plank on a wooden deck.
The aft mast (mizzen) is shorter than the foremast. The is located aft the rudder post. (On a Ketch, the is located fore of the rudder post - this is the distinquishing factor between the two.) ...
Generally, the shorter mizzen mast is aft of the main mast, but forward of the rudder post, while a similar vessel, the yawl, has the mizzen mast aft of the rudder post. The mizzen mast of a ketch is larger than that of a yawl.
YAWL - A two-masted sailboat with the small stepped abaft the rudder post.
There are no boating terms under this heading.
Triatic stay - stay which connects the tops of mainmast and mizzen mast .
Trim - Fore and aft balance of a boat. Also, to set a sail correctly.
Trimaran - a boat with three hulls.
After mast the 4th Mast on a five or 6 masted Schooner or sailing Ship carrying a spanker, or the of a Yawl or a Ketch.
(Pronounced croj-jack.) The sail cross-jack yard is the lower crossed yard on the mizzen mast.
Pieces of timber that keeps a vessel together while in her frames.
A two-masted vessel, sloop or cutter rigged on the foremast, with the aft of the rudder-head. (back)
Z (to top) ...
YAW - To swing off course, as when due to the impact of a following or quartering sea.
YAWL - A two-masted sailboat with the small mizzen mast stepped abaft the rudder post.
There are no boating terms under this heading.
Jigger-Aft sail on the of a yawl or a ketch. After mast (4th mast)on schooner or sailing ship carrying a spanker.
Jones John Paul-US (Scot.-born) naval officer & hero in American Revolution; as captain of ship ...
The answer is to design ketch rigs with a smaller mizzen, closer to yawl proportions. This makes a good compromise rig with some of the advantages of both. The mizzen mast can be well stayed, ...
Jibe: To go from one tack to the other when running with the wind coming over the stern.
Jigger: Aft sail on the of a yawl or a ketch. After mast (4th mast) on schooner or sailing ship carrying a spanker.
Mayday: An internationally valid distress signal that is repeated three times and has highest priority of all signals
Midship: Center of the vessel, middle between bow and stern
Mizzen: A fore and aft sail on the mizzen mast ...
on the foremast of a topsail schooner or above the driver on the of a ship rigged vessel.
Mizzen staysail - Sail on a ketch or yawl, usually lightweight, set from, and forward of, the mizzen mast while reaching in light to moderate air.
Monkey fist - a ball woven out of line used to provide heft to heave the line to another location.
Ketch A sailboat with two masts, a shorter is aft of the main mast.
Kiln Dried As in timber, refers to forced hot air circulation through a chamber to dry the wood.
King Plank The centerline plank of a deck.
See also: Mizzen, Aft, Mast, Boat, Forward