Tilt of a ship from bow to stern
indicates the difference between the forward and after draughts of a ship; when a ship is said to "trim by stern", the after end of the ship is deeper and when "trim by head", the ship is deeper in the forward end
To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.
To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.
The level at which the boat sits in the water.
The state or disposition by which a ship is best calculated for the purposes of navigation.
The longitudinal balance of a boat. If either the bow or the stern is depressed, the vessel is said to be down by the bow or down by the stern. Also, to adjust the set of a sail.
The angle to the water at which a boat rides. The crew and gear should be positioned so that the boat is level from side to side, and slightly heavier in the bow than in the stem.
The longitudinal balance of a boat. How the bow and/or stern sits in the water for optimum performance.
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
The position at which ship stands on sea. It can be trimmed by head or by stern or keel, i.e. balance. To Top
Difference between the bow and the stern of a vessel.
the way the ship "sits" in the water, i.e. on an even keel, down by the head, or down by the stern.
Trim is to adjust. It does not just apply to sheets. You can trim the boat or ship (ie improve it's balance)
the relationship between a ship's draughts forward and aftght of 24,6m.
to adjust the tension of the sheets on the sails for the appropriate angle and shape for the wind conditions and point of sail.
To adjust a sail by pulling it closer to the boat. Opposite of "ease".
To adjust the sail to make it the right shape and angle to the wind.
A trim boat is level, side-to-side and end-to-end. Achieved by shifting the load or position of the paddlers.
Fore and aft balance of a boat.
The angle at which a ship floats when viewed from the side. It can rest stern high, bow high, or on an even keel. Masters must load their ships with safe trim in mind.
Describes a boat that is level, from side to side or end to end; achieved by strategically positioning the load (or the paddlers).
to adjust the sails, also the position of the sails
The angle at which a canoe rides in the water. A canoe may be trimmed so it rides even, down at the stern, or down at the bow.
The way a boat floats in relation to the horizon, bow up, bow down or even. Also, to adjust a boat's horizontal running angle by directing the outboard or stern drive's thrust up or down. Also, to set a sail in correct relation to the wind.
To adjust a sail by using the sheet.
The difference between the draft forward and the draft aft. If the draft forward is the greater, the vessel is said to "trim by the head." If the draft aft is the greater, it is "trimming by the stern." To trim a ship is to adjust the location of cargo, fuel, etc. so as to result in the desired drafts forward and aft.
To change the set of the sails.
1) To haul in on a sheet to adjust the sail trim. Sail trim. 3) A properly balanced boat that floats evenly on its waterline. Improperly trimmed boats may list or lie with their bow or stern too low in the water.
the relationship between a ship's draughts forward and aft.
Trim was a ship's cat that accompanied Matthew Flinders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia in 1801-03.