What is the pole called that holds a sail?

What is the pole called that holds a sail?

A mast is a pole that rises vertically from a ship and supports the sails. Really big sailboats have more than one mast. A mast is also another name for flagpole. The mast has an important job — to support the sails, which allows the wind to propel the ship.

Is a schooner a ship or a boat?

schooner, a sailing ship rigged with fore-and-aft sails on its two or more masts. To the foremast there may also be rigged one or more square topsails or, more commonly, one or more jib sails or Bermuda sails (triangular sails extending forward to the bowsprit or jibboom).

What means scow?

Definition of scow : a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk material (such as ore, sand, or refuse)

What is a scow of stone?

A scow is a type of large boat with a flat bottom and squared ends that’s used to transport material (sand, trash, stones, etc.) in bulk. Tugboats often tow this type of boat. I went one day down on the wharf of Mr. Waters; and seeing two Irishmen unloading a scow of stone, I went, unasked, and helped them.

What is the weight of a spinnaker pole?

Aluminium spinnaker pole Section 99/99, length 5150 mm, weight 16.9 kg. Carbon spinnaker pole Section 102/102, length 5150 mm, weight 9 kg. We have developed our own computer controlled manufacturing method in which prepreg (pre-impregnated) tows are wound onto a mandrel (cylinder) prior to oven curing.

What is the difference between spinnaker and gennaker?

So, what we can say is main difference between Spinnaker and Gennaker: Spinnaker is Simmetric. That´s why Spinnaker has 1 halyard top and 2 simmetric edges (winward sheet with spinnaker boom and leeward sheet) – no fixed point. Gennaker is Asymetric and has 3 different points.

What are the best spinnaker poles for dinghies?

Seldén carbon spinnaker poles are suitable for dinghies and for yachts up to 30 tonnes. The larger poles are tapered to optimise weight/strength requirements, and facilitate handling. The quickest way to get a spinnaker pole on board is to buy a kit, cut the tube to length and assemble the end fittings.

Why choose Seldén spinnaker poles?

Once you have experienced the thrill of the wind filling the spinnaker, you are sure to be hooked on spinnaker sailing. Seldén brings this sensation to yachtsmen all over the world through its complete range of easy-to-use aluminium and carbon spinnaker poles and accessories. give you fast and safe spinnaker handling.