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bilby commented on the word bow-stay
Okay, a guy who stays. What if he, you know, overstays? Can you kick him out without your mainsail chucking a billydunevan.
September 14, 2017
alexz commented on the word bow-stay
You might be interested in the Sailor's word book. 1876
Gammerstang commented on the word bow-stay
A stay is a guy-rope (now steel
cable) that stops the mast moving fore-and-aft often one to the bow and
one to the stern from the top of (or near the top of) the mast. For some
reason the same things that prevent side-to-side motion are called
shrouds. Sails attached to the stay (i.e. between the mainsail and
foresail) are called stay-sails. How that translates to a cart I have NO
In this photo
the staysail is flying, the main and foresails are wrapped up in brown
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