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bras arrière

English translation: aft brace

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French term or phrase:bras arrière
English translation:aft brace
Entered by: Alexandra Hague
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08:51 Jul 30, 2001
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Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
French term or phrase: bras arrière
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Bras arrière= aft brace or back beam? I have found both terms for the French.
Alexandra Hague
Local time: 12:14
aft brace
Explanation:
From link below (on trimarans):

The aft brace was moved back and its contour was accentuated in order to increase the view of the sea. With this, the boom was lengthened and the masthead rigging was moved, therefor, the surface of the main sail and the overlapping of the main sail and solent were increased.


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Marcus Malabad
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Local time: 12:14
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Cheers, Marcus!
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Summary of answers provided
naFurther to my previous comments
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naaft crossbeam, aft beam
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na -1aft braceMarcus Malabad
na -1backstay?
Guy Bray


  

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23 mins peer agreement (net): -1
backstay?


Explanation:
(except that stay is usually "hauban")

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 03:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Backstay = pataras. "Stay", usually means "forestay" (étai) and "hauban" is shroud.
6 hrs
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28 mins peer agreement (net): -1
aft brace


Explanation:
From link below (on trimarans):

The aft brace was moved back and its contour was accentuated in order to increase the view of the sea. With this, the boom was lengthened and the masthead rigging was moved, therefor, the surface of the main sail and the overlapping of the main sail and solent were increased.





    Reference: http://www.atlantic-arc.com/primagaz/pages/trim.html
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 12:14
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Cheers, Marcus!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Not at all. In the industry, these are known as "beams", or even "cross beams".
6 hrs
  -> well, I was waiting for you to answer, skipper! I found the Web site that Alix is apparently (re)translating...
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6 hrs
aft crossbeam, aft beam


Explanation:
Mega-multis have crossbeams linking the floats. Different architects have different views on what forlm these shoudl take. They are referred to as beams or cross beams.

Anything to the back (stern) of a bnoat is referred to as being "aft". That which is to the front is generally said to be "for'ard". There are nuances, but that's a starting point.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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7 hrs
Further to my previous comments


Explanation:
I checked out the link to the Atlantic Arc site where the term "aft barce" has been used in a text about Primgaz, a trimaran whose skipper was Laurent Bourgnon, Yvan Bourgnon(Bayer)'s elder brother. This strikes me as an odd exception. Elsewhere, "aft brace" is used to refer to struts used duringthe construction stage to apply pressure to either side.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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