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RABBET to RAISING a purchase

RAKE to RATES

RATES to To REEVE

RECKONING to RHOMB-LINE

RIBBANDS to RIGGING-OUT a boom

RIGHTING to ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS
RIGHTING
RIM, or BRIM
RING-BOLT
RING-ROPES
RING-TAIL
RIPPLING
RISING-LINE
ROAD
ROADER
ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS

ROGUES-YARN to ROUND-HOUSE

ROUNDING to ROYAL

RUDDER to RUNNING-RIGGING


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RIGHTING to ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS

RIGHTING

RIGHTING, (relever, Fr.) the act of restoring a ship to her upright position, after she has been laid on a careen, by the mechanical powers usually applied in that operation.

This is generally the natural effect of catting loose the careening pullies by which the had been drawn down. It is however necessary sometimes to apply mechanical powers to right the ship in such a situation. The principal of these are the relieving-tackles. See that article.

A ship is also said to right at sea when the rises, with her masts erected, after having been prest down on one side by the effort of her sails, or a heavy squall of wind.

RIGHTING, when expressed of the helm, implies the replacing it in the middle of the ship, after having produced the required effect, of wheeling her to the right or left, as much as appeared necessary.


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