Use a RSS feed:
how it works?

RSS Feed for Google 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
RSS Feed for Yahoo 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
RSS Feed for Netvibes 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
RSS Feed for Pageflakes 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
RSS Feed for MSN 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
RSS Feed for AOL 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'
The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers - (image : Long John Silver in Treasure Island - 1883)
Flux RSS 'The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers'

The questions everyone asks
about pirates and privateers

Total: 114






Here's the question/answer you are looking for


Question of perdro (11.10.2015): I want to know what “luff” means. Thank you in advance. Sincerely Pedro
Luff / TackA: Luff means that voluntarily brings the stem to the wind direction. We can also say "come to luff" or up in the wind.

Luff to luff (tack) means changing tack downwind*. This is the opposite of turn to wind.

* Stem: solid part which forms the front boundary of the hull (submerged part of the hull) of a vessel.
tack: next to where the wind comes

© photo 3mats.net




5 questions/answers randomly on piracy

Why have pirates become heroes of novels and movies?
Hello, I saw some names of ships before the term "HMS". I want to know what it means. Thank you. :)
Who was Charlotte Berry? Thank you very much for your site! It is excellent.
Did female ship captains ever exist?
What is the nickname of Bartholomew Roberts?

» see integrality of questions/answers
» see the 20 lastest questions/answers





Find the answer to your question 




Ask your question if the search is unsuccessful 







:: MENU ::

Home | Definitions | Pirate flag | Pirates movies | Tortures | Pirates on video games | 85 biographies
Glossaries:   Ships
Fun:   Talk Like a Pirate Day  |  Seamen's geolocalisation
Interactivity:   Ask your questions  |  Guestbook
Others:   Site map  |  Links
Author's area: Gallery of paintings | Make a donation | Author's site (fr) | Contact |
Follow Scummers7Seas on Twitter
Made with ♥ by Alain Decayeux - Copyright © 2006-2019 - ALL RIGHT RESERVED   -   Site map   ~   http://www.pirates-corsaires.com - Pirates & Corsaires, Ecumeurs des Sept Mers French version  -   RSS Questions/Answers pirates and privateers