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A brief description of all parts

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Many technical terms and designations from ancient shipbuilding have been lost in modern parlance. This is often the result of the changed construction technique. Anyone who wants to understand the old professional literature will run into terms such as wales, waterways, master ribbands, sheer rails, binding strakes, fashion pieces, futtocks and crutches. Some have taken on new meanings, others have really disappeared from our vocabulary. A few terms were not translated at all ('vertuining', broekstuk, es, hackebord, huidigt, etcetera, simply because there is no English equivalent for them, due to different shipbuilding techniques.


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