What does "Fairlead" mean?

Today it means: A fitting which guides warps and lines.

A fairlead is a strong fitting in the toerail or gunwales which keeps a line or warp in place when moored. lines not in a fairlead for long periods of time run the risk of chaffing away as the rub up and down the toe rail as the boat moves in the water. Always use the fairlead.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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