lapstrake


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lapstrake

[′lap‚strāk]
(naval architecture)
A method of hull construction where each continuous band of hull planking (strake) is lapped on the outside of the one beneath.
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The hull is decked on top and is planked along the sides with overlapping boards (like clapboards) in the "clinker-built" or lapstrake style, or with thick planks that butt along their long edges with a beveled space between that is filled with twine-and-putty caulking.
In place of northern-style lapstrake planking they opted for smooth, edge-to-edge planking for a hull with less drag (to this day such planking is known as caravel).
Little River's Heritage series, for example, offers fishable stability to a classy, deep-keel, lapstrake hull.