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Apr 20, 2010
, 07:09 PM
Retired for now
Joined Sep 2007
Here are some diagrams from the book by William Crothers about the clipper ships and how they were built. Hope this is useful. Pete
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Bracing along the length of the ship kept the mast from moving fo'rard and aft.
Side bracing stopped cross hull movement.
Top is in plan looking down on the assembly. The bottom is a side view or elevation. Mast sets on top of the keel and the keelsons,very large timbers.