What does "Warps" mean?

Today it means: Long lines for mooring a boat.

A warp is a specific type of rope used for mooring a boat. Warps have a certain amount of "give" in them so that as the boat moves in the water the lines will not jolt suddenly and make it un-comfortable for the occupants. To warp is to move a vessel by ropes (warp). Do not use old sheets and halyards as they will not stretch.

See also: Bow line  and: Stern line  and: Spring

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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