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Clinker plans and boatbuilding

A challenge for home boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff

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A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff

This sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff looks extremely difficult to build, at least to me – but it’s wonderfully pretty nevertheless

A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff

A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff A challenge for boatbuilders: a sweet 10ft clinker-built double-ended skiff

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Traditional boat construction and part naming

Boat construction and part naming

The construction of a traditional clinker- built Naval boat, as presented in an Admiralty manual of 1923. Check out the groovy pillar supporting the seat!

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Boat construction and part naming

I think these pages from the Admiralty’s 1937 Manual of Seamanship make up the best quick description of the construction of boats of the time and the names of the various parts I have yet seen. Continue reading Traditional boat construction and part naming