"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.
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
the strake (plank) immediately adjacent to the keel in a traditional wooden boat.
(the first plank on)
Scaling boat design prints to full scale patterns through complex mathematics to assure accuracy of curves
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.
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.