Here is a stupid newbie question - I am just staring the restoration on my 1958 CC Sportsman, I have studied Danenberg’s book, searched through this and all the other wooden boat forums and find that my biggest stumbling block is getting up to speed with all the shipwright terminology used.
Now I am no dummy and deal with complex and senseless government (NASA) acronyms all day long – but for some reason my 50 year old brain is having trouble getting up to speed with where the darn sheer clamp is compared to the chine or sheer, or what the heck half-breaths are, etc… So I find myself stopping every other word and trying to lookup what the term means and then trying to get back into the text! I fell like I am trying to learn to read for the first time all over again!
Now I am sure by the time this restoration is finished (1 year – 5 years – infinity!) I will be familiar enough that I will at least sound like an expert but for now I am a bit lost!
Therefore, what I would like to locate is a clear and thorough pictorial reference that illustrates all of the boat and its frame work labeled for dummies like me. Actually I am only looking for this information where it applies to my Chris Craft! So a 17 foot Chris Craft utility from the late 1950’s.
If anyone knows of a book or website or ancient scroll where I can find this type of data and help this old fart gets up to speed, I would be very grateful.