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Bill R
06-04-2013, 05:54 AM
here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/04/eight-prehistoric-boats-bronze-age

Phillip Allen
06-04-2013, 06:01 AM
here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/04/eight-prehistoric-boats-bronze-age

I wonder what the post count is for the owners?

seanz
06-04-2013, 06:03 AM
One day I'm gunna pull that boat out of the creek and wave a paint brush at it.........good as new.

Hwyl
06-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Thanks Bill, that is completely cool. I love this quote
"Either this was the Bermuda Triangle for bronze age boats, or there is something going on here that we don't yet understand," Panter said.

Hwyl
06-06-2013, 05:37 AM
Anyone guess why they had removable transoms?

bogdog
06-06-2013, 05:55 AM
Anyone guess why they had removable transoms?Different shaft lengths on the outboards...

Peerie Maa
06-06-2013, 05:56 AM
Anyone guess why they had removable transoms?

Very hard to cut a slab of end grain that won't split. Much easier to form a groove into which you can insert a board and then caulk it into place.
The bows are usually left solid to allow some shapeing but provide the strength to avoid splits
http://www.nps.gov/common/uploads/photogallery/akr/park/timu/86EF305E-1DD8-B71C-0705DCEF8C8FC9B5/86EF305E-1DD8-B71C-0705DCEF8C8FC9B5-large.JPG

bogdog
06-06-2013, 06:09 AM
Sinker wood is great for flooring...

skuthorp
06-07-2013, 07:54 AM
http://www.mustfarm.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/MustRead-June2012.pdf

Peerie Maa
06-07-2013, 09:33 AM
^ Thanks for that. A good read.