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Re: Anybody Build Boats?

Mark Mandell - Gone Round In New Jersey
IIRC "shiplapping" made for a more water-tight hull rather than merely butting the planks and allowed for small variations in plank width.

With the invention of plywood shiplap gave way to "lapstrake" construction a/k/a "Clinker" hulls where the top edge of the ply was beveled. Make a very strong, but heavy, hull.

The term got borrowed by house builders for milling siding. Makes for an easy weather-proof installation as rain water flows over, out, and away from the join.

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