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G

I require a pilot.

When made by a fishing vessel on fishing grounds it means - I am handling nets.

See also: Signals.

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Gaff

Spar at the head of the fore and aft sails.


Gang Plank

The usual method of boarding a berthed ship. Allows the gang (workers) on board.


Give way

Start, move, etc.


Glue

A huge number of glues are used by model makers. A general guide to their use is included here, but for more detailed uses, limitations and hazards the individual manufacturers recommendations should be followed.

Gluing material A to material B - look up the type of material you want to glue to a different type of material and get an idea of the glue and a hint as to what type of glue is best.

Grab Dredger


Ground

The term used for running aground. The vessel has caught its hull on the sand/mud/debris below the surface.


GRP

Glass Reinforced Plastic - popularly known as fibreglass.


Guided Missile Boat


Guided Missile Cruiser


Guided Missile Destroyer


Gunboat


Gunlayers

Men with handspikes used to physically move guns for aiming.


Gun-room

Warrant officers' and Midshipmens' living quarters.


Gunwhale, gunn'l

Upper edge of a boat's side.


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