Gunter rig
Gunter rig Gun"ter rig` (Naut.) A topmast arranged with metal bands so that it will readily slide up and down the lower mast. [1913 Webster]

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  • gunter rig — noun also gunter ( s) Etymology: after Edmund Gunter died 1626 English mathematician; from its resemblance to an instrument used in making mathematical calculations according to a system devised by Gunter : a rig used on a small sailing boat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gunter — In sailing, a gunter is used for two main configurations of rig:#The gunter is defined as a wire that leads from one point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A block travels along this wire, and a halyard is attached to this… …   Wikipedia

  • gunter iron — ˈgəntə(r) noun : a fitting on a gunter rig consisting of two double eyes united by side bars so that one eye in each pair slides freely over a lower mast and the other serves as a step for a topmast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mast aft rig — A mast aft rig, alternately referred to as aft mast rig, is a sailboat sail plan that uses a single mast set in the aft half of the hull. The mast supports fore sails that may consist of a single jib multiple staysails, or a crab claw sail. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Bermuda rig — Diagram of a Bermuda or Marconi rig, on a typical monohull sloop. The term Bermuda rig refers to a configuration of mast and rigging for a type of sailboat and is also known as a Marconi rig; this is the typical configuration for most modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Fore-and-aft rig — A fore and aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. Such sails are described as fore and aft rigged.Fore and aft rigged sails include Staysails, Bermuda rigged… …   Wikipedia

  • sliding gunter — noun : gunter rig …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaff rig — [cite web |url= |title=The Gaff Rig Page |accessdate=2008 10 05] is a sailing rig (configuration of sails) in which the sail is four cornered, fore and aft rigged, controlled at its peak and,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jury rig — Not to be confused with Jury tampering. Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement …   Wikipedia

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