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Sloop
A single-masted sailboat in which the mast is set forward of midships.
Sole
The deck floor.
Spar
Masts, booms, gaffs and poles used in sailboat rigging.
Starboard
The right side of the boat looking toward the bow.
Stateroom
A room with sleeping quarters, a cabin.
Stay
Wire, rod or other rigging that runs fore and aft of the mast.
Stem
The most forward section of the hull.
Stepped Hull
A high-performance hull design with lateral notches, or steps, in the keel.
Stern
Aft portion of a boat.
Stern Drive
Propulsion system composed of an inboard engine connected to a steerable drive unit extending through a cut-out in the transom.
Strakes
Small linear protrusions that run longitudinally on both sides of the keel to give a planing hull lift and lateral stability.
Stringers
Internal beams and braces that give a fiberglass hull structural support.
Swim Platform
A wide platform at the transom equipped with a ladder to help ease the effort of reboarding after going into the water.
T-Top
Short, aluminum tower with overhead canvas to protect the helm.
Through-Hull
A fitting or object that goes all the way through a hull
Transducer
An electronic sensing device mounted in a boat's bilge or at the bottom of the transom to provide data for a depth sounder.
Transom
The rear section of the hull connecting the two sides.
Trawler
A pleasure boat more than 25 feet in length with a displacement hull.
Trim Tabs
Hydraulically adjusted horizontal plates located on the bottom of the transom that control the trim angle of a boat at speed.
Trimaran
A type of boat with three side-by-side hulls, the center of which is usually larger with crew accommodations.