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[mass noun] The rate of headway required if a ship is to be controlled by the helm:‘the boat gained steerage way’
- ‘After we had lost all steerage way we were swept bodily southwards by the inblowing winds towards the cyclone's centre.’
- ‘Once the ship has stopped, it is at the mercy of wind and current until steerage way can be restored.’
- ‘The engine must be kept ticking over sufficiently to provide enough power to overcome prop drag and to provide steerage way when coming about.’
- ‘Although Fingal barely had steerage way and despite the fact that she quickly reversed her engines, she collided with the dark sailing ship.’
- ‘There was practically no wind, and the Elsinore, was just maintaining steerage way by means of intermittent fans of air from the north.’
- ‘Another, the Ionia, was swept by high seas and for many hours barely maintained steerage way.’
- ‘It is vital for the skipper to learn about his/her boat's steerage way.’
- ‘I would take the ordinary precaution of slowing down, whether I was in a ship equipped for ice or any other, compatible with keeping steerage way for the size of the ship.’
- ‘You can't get steerage way with a speedboat hull at 4 knots so they are allowed to go faster so that they can point them in the right direction.’
- ‘This it did and we were able at last to pick up speed and regain steerage way.’
- ‘The ship, which had been steam purposefully is now steaming slowly in circles, barely making steerage way.’
- ‘However, it moved us along at 2.2 knots, giving us some steerage way, albeit on a course of 130 magnetic when we wanted to go 080 magnetic.’
- ‘In the absence of steerage way, the yacht can't head up; the misplaced center of effort takes charge, and she yaws.’
- ‘There had to be enough canvass up to give us drive and steerage way but not enough to speed us along faster than the following waves.’
- ‘Keep in mind that during the loading process, the tanker has no steerage way and thus is totally dependent on the buoy for holding position.’
- ‘If conditions get worse, slow down until you are making bare steerage way and hold your boat at an angle of 45° to the swells.’
- ‘We went through with enough speed to maintain steerage way, but not enough to create a displacement that would suck us onto one wall or the other.’
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