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Drift


1. The leeway, or movement of the boat, when not under power, or when being pushed sideways while under power.

2. Drift (Pins, Bolts) A long fastening driven (pin) or threaded (bolt) to receive end nuts, used for joining heavy timbers such as horn timbers and stern frames; also used to fasten and reinforce wooden panels on edge, such as rudders and centerboard trunks.

A term common to wooden boat design and construction.

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