Really stupid question from a beginner-- parts of a boat?

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  1. declan
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    declan Junior Member

    Hi guys!

    It's the summer and I wanted to do something with my hands so I decided to build a really simple boat! I'm sure you've heard of the One Sheet Skiff (http://www3.sympatico.ca/herbert.mcleod/skiff.htm.) I'm doing that.

    But, and this is kind of embarrassing, I can't figure out how to put some of it together. A big part is that I don't know what some of the terms in the diagram/instructions. I googled "parts of a boat", but got things that either told me parts of an assembled boat, or places on a boat, not really "components" of a boat (I also tried googling components, no luck). Also, most the results were for sailboats, where they were concentrating more on the parts related to the sails.

    Anyway, does someone have a really simple diagram, just labeling the parts of a boat? ie, transom, gusset, chine, skeg, frame, stem? I can guess what a few of them are but I want to be careful.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kroberts
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    Google the words you're unfamiliar with. Or better yet, go to dictionary.com and search there.

    Edit: If the results show a lot of non-boat terms, search in the page for "boat" or "nautical"
     
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  4. declan
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    declan Junior Member

    This is great, thanks!
     
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    Good post, Troy.:)
     
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  7. tunnels

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    I just had a look at the plans and the other sheet , Dont even have to read how to assemble it, its that easy :eek: . And theres lots a pictures of the process as well :confused: . Imagine you are on a desert island and if you dont make the boat you will die . just do it !! .Throw the instructions away and just follow the picture diagram !!! :(
     
  8. Bahama
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    Bahama Junior Member

    82 Page Dictionary of Boat, Ship, Yacht, Nautical Terms / Names

    This is an 82 page Dictionary of Ship Hydrodynamics. It has lots of boat terms.

    http://ittc.sname.org/new recomendations/Dictionary/Alphabet.Dictionary.pdf

    It's an 82 page dictionary of Boat terms; I'm lncluding keywords like: ship, yacht, nautical, terms, name, names, word, words, index, glossary, so that someone who's searching will find this thread more easily.
     
  9. pedalingbiped
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    pedalingbiped Junior Member

    Chine

    This beginner just learned what a 'chine' was.
    I, too, have been looking at the 'one sheet skiff'
    The more I ponder it the more I learn.
    When the side boards meet the bottom plate is the "chine"

    I did google "chine" and didn't get much of an explanation.

    Oh, well, it is only one sheet of plywood and some 1X2's. I'll just have to buy more plywood after my mistakes:D
     

  10. lewisboats
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    Chine(s) can also be where one panel meets another in a hard-ish corner...as in multi chine. Once you get into more than a couple of panels on the side they turn into strakes and then you get a whole bunch of other terms thrown in like Garboard (Strake) and Shear Strake. It also depends on your building method to as to what a term might be for a particular part...

    Ain't the boaty world FUN?
     
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