What does "Washboard" mean?

Today it means: Boards used to close the companionway.

Washboards can be a single piece of wood or see through plastic used to close the companionway. They can also be in two or three pieces to allow for ventilation. Always put the washboard in when sailing on a broad reach or a dead run.

See also: Broad reach   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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