{"id":1771939397722,"title":"The Whaleboat","handle":"the-whaleboat-a-study-of-design-construction-and-use-from-1850-to-2014","description":"\u003cp\u003eSubtitled \u003cem\u003eA Study of Design, Construction and Use From 1850 to 2014\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUpdated by the author Willits Ansel, and his son, Walt who teaches at our School, and Walt's daughter Evelyn, who is a frequent contributor to \u003cem\u003eWoodenBoat\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou'll find much more info and photos on whaleboats thanks to a fleet built to go on the re-launched CHARLES W. MORGAN's 38th voyage, in 2014.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrom the foreword, by Maynard Bray:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0f1581;\"\u003e\"Like a modern jetliner, the wooden whaleboat is marvelous blend of form and function. She's just as long as the mother ship could accommodate when three of them were hoisted one behind the other. Length is a distinct advantage, since the longer the boat, the faster its speed under oars. Being narrow at the waterline makes for a fast boat as well, and this feature--together with generous beam at the rails to accommodate the longest possible oars--makes a whaleboat unusually swift.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0f1581;\"\u003e\"Besides having a perfect form, whaleboats had to be light enough to hoist on davits, yet strong enough to occasionally fetch uo against the whaler's hull in a heavy sea without damage. They were specially planked so as not to dry out while hoisted otherwise, they'd leak in use. The combination of seam battens and plank laps achieved this, and resulted in boats that were smooth-skinned at the water plane for silent running--vital when within a whale's earshot.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe book is still a treasure trove of quality drawings and detailed information on the subject of whaleboats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\nContents\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eThe Development of the Whaleboat to 1870\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePerformance and Use\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLines of the Whaleboat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHull Structure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFittings \u0026amp; Equipment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSailing Rigs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhaleboat Production\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBuilding Methods\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePainting, Repairs, and Maintenance of Whaleboats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe Whaleboat and Related Types\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBuilding A Beetle Cat Whaleboat Replica at Mystic Seaport with Willits Ansel in 2002\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAppendix A: Sailing plans \u0026amp; Rigs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAppendix B: Notes, lines, and construction drawings of whaleboats, includes fold-out drawings, and some offsets\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eby Willits D. 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MORGAN's 38th voyage, in 2014.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrom the foreword, by Maynard Bray:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0f1581;\"\u003e\"Like a modern jetliner, the wooden whaleboat is marvelous blend of form and function. She's just as long as the mother ship could accommodate when three of them were hoisted one behind the other. Length is a distinct advantage, since the longer the boat, the faster its speed under oars. Being narrow at the waterline makes for a fast boat as well, and this feature--together with generous beam at the rails to accommodate the longest possible oars--makes a whaleboat unusually swift.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0f1581;\"\u003e\"Besides having a perfect form, whaleboats had to be light enough to hoist on davits, yet strong enough to occasionally fetch uo against the whaler's hull in a heavy sea without damage. They were specially planked so as not to dry out while hoisted otherwise, they'd leak in use. The combination of seam battens and plank laps achieved this, and resulted in boats that were smooth-skinned at the water plane for silent running--vital when within a whale's earshot.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe book is still a treasure trove of quality drawings and detailed information on the subject of whaleboats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\nContents\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eThe Development of the Whaleboat to 1870\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePerformance and Use\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLines of the Whaleboat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHull Structure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFittings \u0026amp; Equipment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSailing Rigs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhaleboat Production\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBuilding Methods\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePainting, Repairs, and Maintenance of Whaleboats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe Whaleboat and Related Types\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBuilding A Beetle Cat Whaleboat Replica at Mystic Seaport with Willits Ansel in 2002\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAppendix A: Sailing plans \u0026amp; Rigs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAppendix B: Notes, lines, and construction drawings of whaleboats, includes fold-out drawings, and some offsets\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eby Willits D. Ansel, with Walter Ansel and Evelyn Ansel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e 178 pp. softcover, 8\"x 9\" landscape format\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}
The Whaleboat

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Subtitled A Study of Design, Construction and Use From 1850 to 2014 Updated by the author Willits Ansel, and his son, Walt who teaches at our School, and Walt's daughter Evelyn, who is a frequent contributor to WoodenBoat. You'll find much more info and photos on whaleboats thanks to a fleet built to go on the re-launched CHARLES W. MORGAN's 38t...


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