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Tender and Painter Tender and Painter

The Tender is a ship’s dinghy. The painter is the rope tied to the bow of the tender. It is used for tying the tender to a dock, jetty or boat.    

Clutches Clutches

Clutches are used instead of cleats. They have toothed plates that keep the rope (halyards/sheets) locked in place. When the handle is up, the rope is free to move. When the handle is down, the toothed plates lock the rope in place. If there is an emergency, it is easy to release the rope by […]