Wooden hull of a trawler fishing inshore.
The planking is a piece of the structure of a ship. When a ship is built of wood, the plating is one piece which together form the shell. The shell is the outer hull as it tries to make it as watertight as possible. A series of planks laid end to end lengthwise called a strake.
The thickness and type of planks vary according to their location between the keel and the top of the wall shell. The types of plating were selected by shipwrights for their different advantages and disadvantages, in conjunction with the wood species used (oak, elm, fir europe, teak, etc.).
Examples of planks or lined:
· Carvel planking.
· Planking rabbet.
· Plank lap.
The planks are mounted on pairs (ribs) on the outside by nailing or riveting. seal between each plank shell whose association is called a seam is provided by the caulking work performed by workers or seamen called caulkers.
The caulking is the action that is to fill all joints and gaps between the planks on the exterior cladding of the shell (curling) and Bridge to make it waterproof.
This was done traditionally with a mixture of fiber (or gland) and a coating made of asphalt or coal tar pitch, force applied by the boatswain, striking with a hammer to specific tools (chisel, iron to caulker, etc..). This work was long and painful but it depended on the tightness of the hull plating which, battered by the movements of the sea, tended to "play" and let in water.
The caulking was repeated during renovation operations of the hull.
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Sergiom (85999) 2010-05-03 5:39
J'aime ce point de vue. Un homme qui travaille et 3 qui le regardent. On croirait des employés de la voirie.
Le bateau est beau et bien coloré et son nez semble curieux de voir chez Marilyn ce qui s'y passe.
trebuA (0) 2010-05-03 9:20
Une vraie leçon de construction navale, on dirait que vous avez fait ça toute votre vie. Une belle image à contre-jour mais malheureusement avec un ciel trop brillant et le reste de l'image trop sombre, faute classique de l'appareil qui ne peut pas rendre une telle dynamique. En ws ma version de l'image, si vous trouvez le temps, dites-moi ce que en penser.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-05-03 14:35
a cosy and peaceful atmosphere of this lovely place, the composition is very attractive, superb details and the POV is spectacular, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
siamesa (28123) 2010-05-03 16:02
Boa noite Valerie
Very nice house with blue roofs and walls. Beautiful composition and a interesting moment with the man going up the stairs.
TopGeo (38216) 2010-05-03 22:07
Hi Balerie! Interesting picture that gives the all elements with detail the boats the persons the shops architecture even the sky with a lot of lighting and even able to mount; Good idea "the planking by shipwrights" but they is indeed a curious arrest photo action of daily life!
danos (101784) 2010-05-04 0:37
nice the view of this jetty with the fishing trawler to be anchored in it and to be painted from the worker.The beautiful house completes the whole scenery.
Have a nice day,Danos
pablominto (53746) 2010-05-04 23:30
A fine maritime environment has been recorded!
The special atmosphere is well conveyed, with a fine mix of human activity...
In particular I notice the fellow painting a ship from a ladder, but this is of course made possible by the low tide..!
jafadabret (56501) 2010-05-05 0:01
Merci pour cette photo et pour ta note très instructive. J'aime la lumière sur ce vieux bateau de bois. La vie quotidienne dans un port de pêche est bien rendue par la présence des passants et du marin qui s'affire sur son bateau.
- Copyright: Valerie Leconte (Leconte) (5795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ2, Leica DC Vario-Elmar 1:3.3-4.9/4.6-46 As
- Exposure: f/4.7, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-03 0:27