Boulder Clay -
clay usually containing boulders or pebbles deposited by melting of ice; generally
known as 'till'.
Carvel - form of boat-construction in which the shape of the hull is
determined by a rigid skeleton or frame which is subsequently planked, the planks
Caulking - insertion of material between planks to waterproof the joint.
Cleat - a projection from a timber to which other materials may be attached.
Clinker - form of boat-construction in which the strakes are placed so
that they partially overlap one another, usually with the upper outboard of
Girth lashing - lashing of rope transversely around the hull of a boat
to clench the ends of strakes together.
Seam - juncture of two members required to be watertight, as in hull-planking.
Strake - a single plank or combination of planks stretching from one
end of a boat to the other. Keel-strake - the central strake with up-turned
ends made up of two planks joined in the middle. Outer bottom-strake
- the strakes on either side of the keel-strake and with it forming the bottom
structure. These strakes are sometimes known as "garboard-strakes".
Sheerstrake - The topmost strake of the side of a boat. Side-strakes
- lower strakes in the hull between the bottom-structure and the sheerstrakes.
In the Ferriby case there are believed to have been two per side, making three
Copyright - Estate
of Edward Wright deceased. As extracted from his booklet 'North Ferriby and
the Bronze Age Boats'
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