Nautical words

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Flat Plate Keel. Shaped plating running along centre line outside ship's bottom, being strengthened by an internal vertical girder.

Flat Seam. Made in canvas by overlapping edges and stitching edge of each cloth to standing part of other cloth.

Flat Seizing. Used for binding two parts of rope together with small line, spunyard or wire. Eye is made in small line and line is passed round parts of rope and through its own eye. Taut turns are then passed, being finished by a clove hitch between the two parts of rope and round all turns of seizing.

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