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  • fair

    "a fair curve": when building a boat a " fair" line is one that is smooth as it can be as it follows the path it takes around the hull of a boat. A line that is fair is free of extraneous bumps or hollows.

  • freeboard

    the distance between the water line and the deck when boat is loaded. Boats using sheltered waters can have low freeboard while seagoing vessels need high freeboard

  • garboard


    the strake (plank) immediately adjacent to the keel in a traditional wooden boat.
    (the first plank on)

  • lofting


    Scaling boat design prints to full scale patterns through complex mathematics to assure accuracy of curves

  • painter

    a short rope tied to the bow of a small boat, used to pull boat up on beach, or tie to dock, or to larger boat.

  • quarterknee

    Curved piece of wood forming a brace between the side and transom of a small wooden boat. On a Bevin's Skiff, these pieces are functional and decorative.

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