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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...stove, being quite protected by the outer boat. Although she has ballast in her bottom and raised air-cases at the extremities, the boat would not right itself in the event of being upset. The proposal of one boat within another is, we believe, novel, and at first sight would seem to get over some of the difficulties to be overcome in planning an efficient life-boat; but in practice it would not be found to answer. The water contained between the two boats would make her pull heavy, and when rolling in a seaway, the men could not pull effectively, from the looms of the oars being forced against the gunwales of the inner boat. Harvey And Son, Shipbuilders, Halifax, near Ipswich. Model and Drawing. Scales 1J in. and inch to a foot. Description.--This boat is of the form usually given to a whale-boat, with a moderately long flat floor, sides straight in a fore-and-aft direction, curved stem and raking stern-post; clench-built, of Baltic oak, and iron fastened. Length extreme, 41 ft., length of keel, 36 ft., bretdth, 11 ft., depth, 4 ft. sheer of gunwale, 24 in.; straight keel 4 in. deep, rake of stem 6 in. and of stern, 3 in. in a foot. She has 9 thwarts, 26 in. apart, 7 in. below the gunwale and 20 in. above the floor; pulls 12 oars, double-banked, in crutches. Fenders of cork 12 in. wide by 12 in. deep along the gunwale. Extra buoyancy is obtained by a midship aircase 30 in. wide, and 20 in. deep, the whole length of the boat, from the floor up to the level of the thwarts; and in the head and stern sheets up to the gunwale, built into the boat, and by the cork fender. Effective extra buoyancy 200 cubic ft., equal to 6 tons. For ballast she has water admitted into a tank 17 ft. 4 in. long, 5 ft. wide, and 15 in. deep under the deck or platform; contents 87 cu...
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