Author Topic: Artesania Latina Cutty Sark  (Read 1733 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2019, 07:39:58 AM »
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gunwale

The gunwale* (/ˈɡʌnəl/) is the top edge of the hull of a ship or boat.

Originally the structure was the "gun wale" on a sailing warship, a horizontal reinforcing band added at and above the level of a gun deck to offset the stresses created by firing artillery.

Over time it remained as a valuable stiffener mounted inboard of the sheer strake on commercial and recreational craft. In modern boats, it is the top edge of the hull where there is usually some form of stiffening, often in the form of traditional wooden boat construction members called the "inwale" and "outwale".

On a canoe, the gunwale is typically the widened edge at the top of its hull, reinforced with wood, plastic or aluminum, to carry the thwarts.

On a narrowboat or canal boat, the gunwale is synonymous with the side deck[citation needed] - a narrow ledge running the full length of the craft.

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wale in British English
(weɪl )
noun
1. the raised mark left on the skin after the stroke of a rod or whip
2. a. the weave or texture of a fabric, such as the ribs in corduroy
    b. a vertical row of stitches in knitting
Compare course (sense 14)
3.  nautical
    a. a ridge of planking along the rail of a ship
    b.  gunwale
verb (transitive)
4. to raise a wale or wales on by striking
5. to weave with a wale

Word origin
Old English walu weal1; related to Old Norse vala knuckle, Dutch wäle
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weal1
/wiːl/
noun: weal; plural noun: weals; noun: wheal; plural noun: wheals
    a red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure.
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2019, 07:44:36 AM »
This fine wood work overwhelms any thought of how I could do it.    Super duper build.  :smiley:

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Re: Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
Thanks guys, very informative mate.

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Re: Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 05:02:38 AM »
Well shes got a name on her now, I feel shes looking like a ship now and with the lines on the side the proportions are looking better (I did think without them she was looking slab sided)