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keelson

, kelson
a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness

keelson

[′kel·sən]
(naval architecture)
A structure of timbers or steel beams which are bolted to the top of a keel to increase its strength. Also spelled kelson.
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Greeley will also play a critical role in bringing Keelson Harbour's new addition to completion and stabilizing its occupancy.
Keelson Partners also determined that choose-and-cut operators were having difficulty getting general liability coverage.
How it's used: Longitudinal exterior-hull planking, inside planking wherever wood must be severely bent, and near the keelson, due to its decay-resistant nature.
Navy, which commissioned the Constitution in 1797, asked the company to drill holes for replacing flat keel throughbolts that penetrated the 8 feet of oak that form the combined keel, deadwood, and floor of the historic vessel's keelson, which earned it the nickname "Old Ironsides.
The club had to replace the keel and keelsons and swapped out its engine with a correct-era 35 hp Evinrude Big Twin.
There are only nine composite fuselage components, including an upper and lower skin, two main webs, and two keelsons," he explained.
Yet by the time of the Renaissance, the forest had been decimated--for firewood, furlongs, grazing land, timber for houses, and the insatiable demands for masts, keelsons, framing members, and planking for ships of the line and the merchantmen.