Clinker (boat building)

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Nordic clinker boat traditions
technique, heritage, tradition
Subclass ofbuilding of pleasure and sporting boats Edit
Country of originDenmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden Edit
Intangible cultural heritage statusRepresentative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, National Inventory of Living Heritage in Finland, Immateriell kulturarv, Living traditions – An inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Sweden Edit
Product or material produced or service providedwooden boat Edit
Sam Viking longship, wey dey display de overlapping planks wey dey characterize clinker construction

Clinker wey dem build (alias lapstrake)[1][2] be sam method of boat building wey de edges of hull planks dey overlap each oda. Wer ebe necessary for larger craft insyd, dem go fi join shorter planks end go end, wey ego create sam longer strake anaa hull plank.

Dem originate de technique from Scandinavia insyd, wey Anglo-Saxons, Frisians, den Scandinavians successfully used am typically for de vessels insyd wey be known as cogs, wey Hanseatic League employ am. Carvel construction, wer dem dey butt plank edges smoothly, seam go seam, dem dey supplant clinker construction for large vessels insyd as de demand for capacity dey surpass de limits of clinker construction, such as for de larger hulks. (Make you See Comparison between clinker den carvel below).[3]

Dem say see Examples of clinker-built boats wey dem directly descend from those of de early medieval period for traditional round-bottomed Thames skiffs, den de larger (originally) cargo-carrying Norfolk wherries of England.[4]

Ein Etymology[edit | edit source]

From clinch, anaa clench, sm common Germanic word, wey dey mean “to fasten together”.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Webb, Michael. "Clinker Boat History & Building". Wootton Bridge Industries. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02
  2. "Lapstrake". Danenberg Boatworks. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  3. "Clinker and Carvel – different types of planking". Traditional Maritime Skills project. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  4. "Clinker Boat Building". Hobby.net.au Australia.
  5. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Clinker". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 527.