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Sail, Parts Of


Include; Roach, Starcut, Tabling, Tack, Vertical Cut, and Warp.

Roach - The part of the sail that extends beyond the straight line between the head and the clew. Roach is sometimes also applied to the foot.

Starcut - Sails in which the panels of cloth radiate from all corners, along the warp.

Tabling - The folded hem sewn to the edges of a sail to reinforce them. TACK - The lower, forward corner of a sail.

Vertical Cut - Sails in which the panels of cloth run vertically or parallel to the luff.

Warp - The threads that run lengthwise in a woven sailcloth across the fill threads.
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