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The boards at the edge of the deck that cover the frames and planking at the join of the hull and deck of a vessel.



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GUNWALE

The upper edge of the hull. The top timber on the rail round the outer edge of the deck.

CHANNELS

Extension boarding at deck level to increase the width of the hull of a sailing ship for the lower stays land upon, thus providing a wider angle of mast support. The traditional position from which a seaman heaved a hand lead line (to establish depth).

FAIRING

The process of bevelling the stem, chine, sheers, keel, and frames so that the planking will have flat surfaces to glue and fasten to. A fair hull is one with no dips or bumps in the longitudinal lines of the hull. Fairness is checked by sighting down the longitudinal lines.

ARMORED FACEPLATE

A tamper-proof faceplate or lock front, mortised in the edge of a door to cover the lock mechanism.

GUTTERWAY

A trough along the shelter deck's edge which disposes of runoff from the deck wash.

GRATING

A perforated covering plate. Used to cover hatches in good weather, to let in light and air or provide a non slip deck surface.

WASHBOARDS

Additional planking at edge of deck to increase the virtual freeboard.

TRANSOM STERN

A square-ended stern used to provide additional hull volume and deck space aft and to decrease resistance in some high speed ships.

INTACT STABILITY

Reference from the USL code to the stability information applicable to vessels before the deck edge is immersed. The buoyant volume below the waterline.

BUCKLER

A portable cover secured over the deck opening of the hawsepipes and the chain pipes to restrict the flow of water through the openings

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