In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All stays, halyards and standing rigging are adjustable with tiny turubuckles, and four AA batteries power the servos and eight batteries run the hand control unit.
- On those boats that have internal halyards, all halyards (except, again, the main) should be disconnected from the deck and hauled through until the shackles are two-blocked at the masthead.
- If the mast was not unstepped, sailboat owners should check the halyards.
- All halyards and sail controls are led aft to the cockpit concealed under fiberglass panels so that there is nothing to foul or trip over.
- At daybreak, I found Jonathan hopping around the deck with halyards and ropes.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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