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.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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