Glossary

Using reference material, this glossary has been designed to provide you with a basic explanation or definition of each of the terms provided.  This glossary will be constantly updated so please contact us, if you would like us to comment of any of the terminology used.

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i bar
iron or steel bar with an I-shaped cross section
Source: Country Life Book of Nautical Terms Under Sail
ice plates
thin sheets of iron tacked on to a narrow boat at the fore end for protection against ice
Source: MDA: Waterways Object Name Thesaurus
in and out plating
method of plating in which the edges of alternative strakes overlap with liners being used
Source: Country Life Book of Nautical Terms Under Sail
in-square knee
a knee in which the arms and body form an acute angle
inner bottom
plating laid on top of the floors or the upper plating of a double bottom
Source: Country Life Book of Nautical Terms Under Sail
inner stempost / sternpost
a member attached to the inner side of the stempost or sternpost for additional strength
inside stempost / sternpost
a post covering the ends of the side planking, thus invisible from outboard
intercostal keelson
keelson formed by a range of vertical plates fitted between the floors. The lower edges are connected to the bottom plates by angle bars
Source: Country Life Book of Nautical Terms Under Sail
intercostal plate
short plate fitted vertically between the floors to form an intercostal keelson or horizontally beteen the frames to form an intercostal stringer
Source: Country Life Book of Nautical Terms Under Sail
intermediate timber
a framing timber fitted between sequential frames for additional localised strength
inwale
a longitudinal member fitted to the inner surface of the top strake
irons
metal fittings on wooden spars
Source: Maritime Curators Group: Manual of Curatorship

thole pin:

a single pin or one of a pair rising vertically from the sheer and acting in a variety of ways to provide a fulcrum for the oar