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wake
Waves created by a moving boat.

walkaround
A type of offshore fishing boat with a small to mid-size cabin and a perimeter deck that allows easy passage around the entire boat.

waterline
The intersection of the hull and the surface of the water.

waypoint
The coordinates of a specific location.

weigh
To raise anchor.

windlass
Rotating drum device used for hauling line or chain to raise and lower an anchor.

working sails
Sails used in normal winds.