Knees bracketing the transom to the after timbers.


Related Terms

SADDLE CHOCK

A transverse beam placed over the transom with fairleads for mooring warps.

TRANSOM

Lateral members fasten inside the sternpost, to which the hull and deckplanks are fitted.

OUTBOARD MOTOR

A motor mounted externally on the transom of a small boat. The boat may be steered by twisting the whole motor, instead of or in addition to using a rudder.

BACKBONE

The stem, keel, stern post & transom set up for timber building.

GUDGEONS

1) A rudder attachment fitting. 2) A metal eye attached to the transom of boat to take the pintle (pin) of a rudder; alternatively, gudgeon (eye) may be fitted to a rudder to accept the pintle (pin) on a transom.

PRAM

A dinghy with a transom at the bow and stern.

STERN-POST

The after longitudinal timber in a vessel, morticed to the keel, that supports the transom and rudder.

STERN GALLERY

The highly decorated and balconied transom of historic sailing ships.

TRANSOM CUTOUT

An aperture in a transom used to mount an outboard or give access for boarding.

KNEES

Crooked timbers with two arms used as a bracket in timber construction, such as, to support the deck beams or thwarts.

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