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Limited excavation at the forward end of the forward ballast-mound. The timber emerging from the ballast at top centre is the forward surviving end of the keelson, beginning its curve to join the risi ...

DP 173833

Description Limited excavation at the forward end of the forward ballast-mound. The timber emerging from the ballast at top centre is the forward surviving end of the keelson, beginning its curve to join the rising stempost. Below it, with the 15cm scale, is the forward surviving end of the keel, which is also beginning a slight upwards curve. Its abraded condition precludes the survival of evidence as to how it was fixed into the stempost, but the joint is to be expected at or near this point. Part of a frame can be seen above the keel and at right angles to it, showing that the frames of the forward hull were set square to the keel axis, and not canted as in later practice. Other dislocated elements of the forward structure can be seen, including another frame towards the left. The packed slabs of Dalriadan rock from SW Scotland which characterise the forward ballast-mound are evident. (Colin Martin)

Date 1995

Collection Dr Colin and Dr Paula Martin

Catalogue Number DP 173833

Category On-line Digital Images

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1404922

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 434) Dr Colin and Dr Paula Martin

Group Level (551 434/5) Duart Point

>> Batch Level (551 434/5/3) 'Group B'

>>> Item Level (DP 173833) Limited excavation at the forward end of the forward ballast-mound. The timber emerging from the ballast at top centre is the forward surviving end of the keelson, beginning its curve to join the rising stempost. Below it, with the 15cm sca

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