What does "Spring" mean?

Today it means: A warp to resist fore and aft movement of a vessel.

A spring is mooring line from the stern of a boat (bow spring) forwards to a cleat on the shore and another line backwards from the bow (aft spring) to the shore. Springs are used to prevent a boats travel forwards and backwards along a quayside or mooring.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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