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masting and rigging [5]click to hear

Masting: masts, yards, ropes and other movable sailing equipment that support and manipulate the rigging.
masting and rigging [5] bobstay bowsprit stem staysail-stay stay

bobstay click to hear

Rope counterbalancing the tension caused by the stays and the staysail-stays on the bowsprit.

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Mast extending before the stem; additional jibs can be attached to it.

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Main timber reinforcing the prow.

staysail-stay click to hear

Stay supporting a staysail or jib.

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Taut rope between a mast and another point on the masting; it secures and supports the mast fore of it.