Vertical padeyes are often referred to as "free- standing" padeyes.
Wrapping a line or wire with strips of canvas
To slack off on a line, or let it run out.
A shackle or detachable link used to connect a small fitting or chain to a larger fitting or chain
A hook which can be opened while under a strain by knocking away a locking ring which holds it closed; used to
provide an instantaneous release
Pendant (pendant rig)
A single wire or chain that leads from the apex of a towing bridle to the towline; a length of wire used as an
underrider wire in a "Christmas Tree" rig
The vertical motion of a ship's bow or stern in a seaway about the athwartships axis. See also "sway" and "yaw."
A connecting device made up of two metal plates and bolts, used to connect the towing pendant and the towline,
or to serve as a connecting unit in other parts of a towing rig
The left-hand side of a ship when looking forward the opposite of "starboard."
A wire rope termination installed by pouring molten zinc over splayed wire, often referred to as "spelter socket"
Power block (transport block)
A portable, hydraulic motor-driven line sheave, providing back tension to the traction winch.
Any line, wire, or chain whose general purpose is to act as a safeguard in case some- thing else carries away.
A hawser secured to the chain as preventer.
The part of the bow above the waerline.
Fendering fabricated from fiber ropes
A general term for any mechanical arrangement of blocks and tackle for multiplying force.
Rollers mounted m the forward and stern waists of a tug for mooring, beach gear, and similar evolutions.
To reduce the range between tow and tug, accompanied by the tendency for the tow to overtake the tug by
sheering out to the side.