The following is an abbreviated alphabetically sorted description of the parts making up the Lido 14

air tank plugs

Corks used to plug drain holes at forward end of seat tanks


Used to flatten the aft portions of the main sail for improved performance

boom extrusion

The aluminum tube which the boom is made from

boom vang bail

The stainless steel fitting riveted to the boom to attach the vang line to

boom vang

A device that prevents the boom from rising, used on all points of sail on the Lido 14 except close hauled.


The metal assembly that holds the aft end of the main sail

bow plate

The metal fitting at the front of the boat that the jib and forestay attach to.

bow tank

An enclosed fiberglass tank underneath the bow of the classic Lido 14 used to increase the buoyancy of the boat in the event of a capsize.  There is a single drain hole in this tank near the cockpit floor which is normally closed with a cork.

drain tube

The brass insert in the drain hole found in the lower transom of most Lido 14s (the exception are those built in 1958)

centerboard trunk brace

Originally devised to correct for canted centerboard trunks, it is primarily used as an attachment point for the forward end of hiking straps and, to a much lesser degree, to stiffen the forward end of the centerboard trunk.  Each brace, one port, one starboard, rigidly connects the trunk to a forward vertical surfaces of a seat

centerboard hanger

A metal device that provides a shaft for the centerboard to pivot around.  The hanger is fastened to the centerboard and inhabits slots on both inside walls of the centerboard trunk.

centerboard lift/uphaul line

A line that controls the down position of the centerboard.  Pulling on the line lifts (or hauls upward) the centerboard into the trunk.  The line is typically cleated on the port side of the classic Lido 14 trunk and is typically rigged with 2:1 purchase using a block on the end of the centerboard arm and a block mounted close to the cockpit floor in front of the centerboard trunk

centerboard trunk knees

Metal or wood “L” shaped mechanical devices used to reinforce the centerboard trunk against leaning.

centerboard arm

A curved metal arm found on all classic Lido 14 centerboards.  Used assist in rotating the centerboard in and out of the trunk.

centerboard blade

Primarily refers to the main body of the centerboard (usually made of wood or fiberglass) but often refers to the part of the centerboard that hangs in the water.  The portion of the centerboard that is above the water is often called the centerboard head.

centerboard trunk cap

The wood (usually teak) cap on top of the centerboard trunk.  The cap is made of two pieces – a removable front part that is approximately 8” long and a much longer aft part that is permanently affixed to the trunk.

deck tray

A wooden tray for storing small personal items, the loose ends of halyards, and the like.  Fastened to the wood deck beam directly below the mast.

diamond shroud

A solid rod “wire” used in conjunction with the spreader system to increase the mast’s sideways stiffness.

down haul clam cleat

A small cleat, mounted near the base of the mast, that is  used to adjust the down haul line.

gooseneck slide

A cast aluminum or bronze metal device that slips into the sail track of the mast and provides a hook to connect the boom to, a hook to hang the slide from the main sail tack grommet (use of which is obsolete), a hook to haul the boom downwards (use of which is obsolete)

Rudder gudgeon

A cast bronze (chrome plated) hardware device mounted the aft lower edge of the transom.  A piece of the system used to hold the rudder to the boat.

gunwale end cap

A cast aluminum hardware item that covers over the aft end of the rubber gunwale guard (aka rub rail).

gunwale guards

A thick (1” x 1”) piece of extruded rubber that fastens to the perimeter of the boat to both cover the seam between the deck and hull and to provide a cushion to prevent damage to the boat and dock.

halyard shackle


inboard boom end fitting

A cast bronze (chrome plated) hardware item fitted into the inboard (mast end) of the boom.  It provides a hole which is connected to the gooseneck slide.

jib cam cleats

Cleats that have one or two spring loaded  cams with serrations that grip and hold the jib sheet.

jib track

A track located on both sides of the gunwales upon which a car carrying a fairlead and a cam cleat slides

jib fairlead track ends

Mechanical devices at the ends of each track that both stop the travel of the car and finish off the rough ends of the track.

jib halyard

The line that lifts the jib sail upwards

jib halyard fitting

A cast bronze (chrome plated) device affixed to the mast which serves the purpose of turning the jib halyard

jib sheets

Lines used to control the inboard/outboard position of the jib sail

jib tack swivel shackle

A shackle that connects the bow fitting to the jib tack grommet.  The shackle is composed of two parts that swivel relative to each other to allow the jib to swing from tack to tack with little resistance from the shackle

lifting eye

A stainless steel eyestrap, most often located near the lower inside edge of the transom, to which a lifting sling is attached

Lifting sling

A three point lifting device composed of a strong metal ring, three lines connecting to the ring, with a shackle at the end of each line.   One line attaches to a lifting eye, the other two lines most are attached to optional lifting eyes on the front vertical surface of the seat tanks or to the upper end of lifting pennants (wires with loops on each end) that protrude thru the shroud fairleads (on the upper end) and to the shroud chainplates on the lower end.

main halyard

The line that lifts the main sail

main sheet bail

A metal strap attached to the boom that provides a mounting point for a main sheet block

mainsheet swivel base/cleat

A combination of a turning block and a cam cleat on a base that swivels through 270 or more degrees allowing the skipper easy control of the mainsheet from a wide variety of seating positions.

mainsheet traveler

A device mounted to the top surface of the transom that provides a modest mainsheet traveler function

mast butt

A cast aluminum device that is fitted into the bottom end of the mast.  This part provides the necessary reinforcement to them mast to allow the mast to pivot on the mast hinge bolt without grossly damaging the walls of the mast section

mast head

A mechanical device that caps the top of the mast section and also turns the main halyard 180 degrees

mast hinge

A metal device attached to the deck of the boat that holds the bottom end of the mast in place and also provides for pivoting of the mast to ease raising and lowering of the mast.

mast hinge bolt

A stainless steel boat that fits holes in the mast hinge and a hole near the base of the mast (that passes thru the mast butt)

mast section

The extruded aluminum tube making up the primary portion of the mast

outboard boom end fitting

A cast aluminum part that is fitted into the outboard (aft) end of the boom to provide a guide for the outhaul line

outhaul cleat

A cleat, most often mounted to the underside of the boom, to facilitate adjustment of the outhaul control line.


A line that is used to control the position of the clew of the main sail


A cast bronze (chrome plated) device that vertically spans the opening in the classic Lido 14 transom.  It plays a central role in joining the classic editions of the Lido 14 rudder and tiller.

rudder blade

Primarily refers to the main body of the rudder (usually made of wood or fiberglass) but often referring specifically to the part of the rudder that hangs in the water.  The portion of the rudder that is above the water is often called the rudder head.

rudder casting

A cast aluminum housing for the rudder blade that provides a means of holding the rudder to the transom as well as the ability to kick up the rudder blade (aka rotate it upwards) to facilitate launching the boat from the beach or via shallow waters


A braided wire with end fittings appropriate to attach to the mast and to the shroud chain plate located on the front vertical surface of the seat tank

shroud chain plate

A metal device with a series of holes and a pin that is fastened to the front vertical surface of each seat tank

shroud fairlead

A metal device with an opening that is mounted to the deck over (and sometimes under) the hole drilled in the deck which the shroud is passed through on its way to the shroud chain plate.  This device prevents the shroud from cutting into the fiberglass deck when under load

spreader adjuster

A ¼” stainless steel machine screw with a slotted head and a matching hex nut.  Installed into the outboard ends of the speaders.

spreader socket

A cast aluminum part that provides a 3/8” diameter hole for the spreader tube to insert into.

spreader tube

A 3/8” diameter aluminum tube used (in conjunction with the spreader socket and spreader adjuster) to spread the diamond shroud wires away from the mast.

tiller assembly, complete w/ extension


tiller extension

A stick like device fastened to the inboard end of the tiller to allow operation of the tiller from a more distant position than one’s arm length would normally allow.  Used extensively while racing as it allows the skipper to sit up on the gunwale and/or lean outwards (aka hiking out) to help balance the boat.

tiller slot chaffing strip

A metal strip placed along the lower edge of the opening in the classic Lido 14 transom

tiller shim plate

A metal cover placed on the aft end of the tiller to better adapt the wood tiller to the metal of the rudder casting.

whisker pole

A pole 72” in length (or less) with metal pins on each end to facilitate holding the jib outwards when sailing wing and wing down wind.  The outboard end of the pole is typically attached to the jib sheets adjacent to the jib clew while the other end of the pole is attached to the whisker pole eye (also known as the thrombkin or the whisker pole eyestrap) on the front (leading edge) of the mast.

Whisker pole eye

A metal strap located on the front of the mast approximately 192” down from the top of the mast section top.  Used to fasten the inboard end of the whisker pole to the mast


A commercial product of the Davis Instruments Corp. that provides an indication of the wind at the top of the mast where it is fastened.  The name of the product is used generically to mean virtually any flavor of wind indicator.  Most often used to better estimate the proper setting of the sails.