Beams and Fastenings

Table of Contents

Title Page
Rules Etc.
Assistant Keelsons
Rider Keelsons
Bilge Strakes
Breast Hooks and Pointers
Outside Plank
Diagonal Iron Plates
Beams and Fastenings
Hold Stanchions
Dead Rise
Chain Plates
Centreboard Case
Mast Steps
Rudder Case
Covering Board
Shifting Boards
Water-Tight Bulk-Heads
Solid Floors
Bishop Arches
Garboard Strakes
Degrees of Classification
Rule for Calculating
Description of Timber and Plank Allowed to be used in Various Parts of Lake Sail Vessels and Propellers to Class A 1
A Table of Minimum Dimensions of Timber to be Used in Building Sail and Steam Vessels
A Table of Minimum Thickness of the Outside Plank of Sail and Steam Vessels
A Table of Minimum Thickness of the Inside Plank of Sail and Steam Vessels
A Table of Minimum Sizes of Bolts to be Used in Fastening Sail and Steam Vessels
A Table of Minimum Sizes of Chains, Anchors, etc., Adapted to the Tonnage of Lake Sail Vessels Weight of Anchors to be Exclusive of Stocks
Table of Illustrations

The deck frame may be either with or without carlins. When without carlins, it must be secured to the side by one lodging knee, and one diagonal or hanging knee to each end of every beam. When carlins are used the deck frame must be secured by two lodging and one diagonal or hanging knee to every beam end.

A shelf piece may be used instead of the lodging knees. It must be jogged up to the beams one-fifth of its thickness, and fastened with two through bolts to be driven from outside through every frame and clenched, and the beams bolted thereto, with at least two bolts in every strake, exclusive of bolts driven through knees.

All beams to be dovetailed into the clamps.

Vessels of 12 feet depth of hold and upward, shall have at least two brace beams on each side of centreboard case, secured to the same and sides of the vessel, with two knees at each end of each beam, and well fastened. They must also have between deck beams not over twenty feet apart the entire length of the hold, and must be secured by two lodger knees at each beam end, and well fastened with clench bolts.

Beams crossing the centreboard case shall be secured to the same by two bolts, one on each side of the case, to be driven down through the upper, and half way through the second plank of centreboard case. The bolts to be of the same size as the edge bolts in centreboard case.


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