Jury rigged

What does "Jury rigged" mean?

Today it means: Improvised rigging or rudder.

Anything onboard where the crew have had to improvise with a repair is said to be jury rigged. If you lose a mast and fashion what's left into something that will hold up a sail and get you making way is said to be jury rigged.

See also: Making way   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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