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The way is off my ship you may feel your way past.

See also: Signals.

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Radar

Electronic device used for 'seeing'.


Radio Control

See also: Radio Frequencies.


Radio Frequencies

Do you know what frequencies you can use for your radio control? more......


Radome

Spherical shield for the radar scanner.


Rake

Slope of a funnel, mast or stem.


Raked Bow

The basic form of the raked bow:

See also: Bow.


Raked and Bulbous

The basic form of the raked and bulbous bow:

See also: Bow.


Ram Wing

The centre hull section of a three-point hydroplane, which is shaped like an airfoil to generate lift.


Ratlines

Horizontal ropes between shrouds to allow rapid climbing.


Rattan

Short bamboo cane.


Reef Points

Light line on a sail to assist in reefing. Several rows, allow single, double, or treble reefing.


Reef tackle

Blocks and ropes used to reef sails.


Reef

To partially furl a sail. Done in strong winds to reduce strain.


Reef Knot

reef knot


Reefer

Midshipman. Their duty at sail-making station was supervising on the yards.


Refrigerated Ship


Replenishment Ship


Research Ship


Rib

Boat with a Rigid hull but with inflatables atop.


Rigging

General term for ropes leading aloft for support or control.


Rodney 1922 - Nelson Class

HMS Rodney saw service from November1927 to March 1948, arriving for breaking up in March 1948. more......


Roll-on Roll-off Ship


Rooster

The roostertail of spray that follows a hydroplane or fast electric.


Rope Yarn Sunday

A day off.


Rope Yarn

A thread of hemp, which twisted together with others forms a rope.


Rouse

Get out or get up.


Royal mast

Topmost mast.


Royals

Topmost sails.


Rudder

The device for steering a boat.


Runner

The planing surface on the bottom of a sponson.


Running Rigging

Lines that controlled yards and sails.


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