Orcadian Boat Terms
|The rubbing strake, fitted on the outside of the gunwale.
|Where the ends of the planks attach to the stem or sternpost.
|A sacrificial keel fitted to the main keel to take the wear when hauling on a stony beach.
|A piece of wood attached to the keel/stem at the forefoot to protect from hitting against rocks. This was popular in Rackwick, for obvious reasons.
|A hollow thaft that conducts the bilge-water over the side from the pump.
|Thwart that supports the mainmast.
|A loop of rope cow-hitched round the mast to hold the bottom end of the spreet.
|Scarf (joint in a plank).
|Wooden protective wear-plates nailed to the square section of the oar where it bears between the thole pins.
|Sprit that holds up the peak of the sail.
|Timbers (the ribs).
|A forked piece of wood inserted in the thowl socket for hauling fishing lines over – otherwise the line would cut into the wood of the gunwale.
|The bottom boards.
|The stringer that supports the thafts.