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cubster commented on the word garstrake
A strake is an overlapping board as used in the hull of a clinker-built boat. A garstrake is a strake situated closest to the keel.
February 19, 2010
chained_bear commented on the word garstrake
"'I should have reported it before—the carpenter found the garstrake and two bottom planks of the launch rotten under the copper, and he has taken them out.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 125
Also garboard strake.
March 4, 2008
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