Terminology for the different parts of a boat can be confusing. For instance when someone says ceiling… that’s not the inside of the cabin top – that would be the deckhead. A ceiling is the inboard lining (usually of slats or light planks) covering the frames in the cabin. And a floor is a structural timber… don’t confuse that with the cabin sole…
John Perryman presents an illustrated guide to such terminology.
The cod’s head/mackerel tail profile of many traditional boats was thought to be an efficient shape for speed through the water
Hull profiles – plank on edge yachts were a Victorian idea
Types of bow shapes in section looking down from above
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