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Carter No.: 284

Handlist description: Model boat

Card/Transcription No.: 284-1

284. MODEL BOAT (see 306, 314, 273, 310, 309, 287) 1

POSITION: S.W. corner of chamber; resting on top of Nos. 285 & 286; the bow towards west.

DIMENSIONS: L. overall (i.e., the longer axis of the boat) 126; Max. beam, 21.7; Max. depth 9.5 cents. Cabin: L. 33; W. 14.5; H. 13 cents.

DESCRIPTION: Carvel built; high stem and stern; steering paddles; central cabin; and fore and aft 'look-outs' on platforms i.e., overhanging forecastle and poop deck. Carved out of a log of wood; shaped and planed with an adze; the bow and stern pieces of (?) separate pieces of wood;

It represents a carvel built boat, slight keel on stem and stern, the two ends rising in a curved line which ends in blunt points - <>

The ends, stem and stern, form keel pieces which terminate by melting into the rounded bottom of the boat.

It shows on the sides the ends of 16 thwarts or cross-pieces for yoking the carvel-built sides of the boat.

Card no. 284-1 relating to Carter no. 284
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