By Sean Mcgrail, Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer

This e-book units new criteria for the documentation of water shipping, and introduces sorts of boat-building that are not going to be came across outdoors the sub-Continent. a desirable and available learn for an individual attracted to boats or the South Asian lifestyle, in addition to ethnographers, maritime archaeologists and historians, Boats of South Asia covers contemporary, exhaustive fieldwork in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; and covers an unlimited array of conventional boats utilized in the sub-Continent at the present time for fishing and different coastal, riverine projects.

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47 S E A´ N M C G R A I L A N D L U C Y B L U E the main landing place, that at first sight the task of identifying a typical boat seemed daunting.

For boats up to c. 12 metres in length, a scale of 1:10 results in a drawing of manageable size, but still with features well defined. a) For the plan: horizontal offsets can be taken either from a centreline datum (preferred) or from parallel datum lines along both sides of the boat. b) For the longitudinal section: vertical offsets are taken from the centreline datum. c) The stations for the transverse sections are marked along the centreline, and vertical offsets are taken from transverse datum lines at these stations.

B) Pansway/panswae (Fig. 8; Solvyns, 1799: vol. 8: no. 6). A river boat of the Huegli carrying cargo or passengers. She was propelled by oar or by sail and steered by a rudder on the starboard quarter. The bow is somewhat lower than the stern and there may be block ends (goloi – see below). Hulc planking is depicted, but it is impossible to say whether this is reverse clinker. Above these strakes is a single strake which runs near horizontally from end to end. (C) Pataily/pataeley (Fig. 9; Deloche, 1994: 161, fig.

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