H.M.S. Ontario Cross Section 2.0

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Mike you are inspiring me to get going on my Blandford, so I can then think down the road to this project at some point.
 

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Mike - that is A LOT of work - my gosh - a very nice project and something for us to look forward to when this is released from prototyping. This makes my Blandford look like I am playing around with popsicle sticks.
 
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Boats leaked! The well, where the pumps are located, is the lowest point on the ship. The idea was to get the water to the well so it could be pumped out. The frames could prevent water from flowing, trapping it between adjacent frames and leading to rot. The notches allow free passage of water despite the frames.
 
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Mike as silly question on ship design, why let water in just to have to pump out again?
Hi Kurt,

Both Zoltan and DocBlake are correct, the sailors used it for fill-in work when they finished scrubbing the decks.

Ships are under a lot of stress especially in bad weather, sea water forced it’s way between the planking and oakum caulking and ran down to the keel through notches in the frames to the sump at the low point of the ship. Rain also added to the problem.
 
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Limber gates are the notches at the bottom of the floor futtock (covered by the garboard strake) that allows water to flow towards the bilge pumps instead of accumulating between frames.

You can see it in the attached photo. It will be item 38.

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OK, I understand the purpose now, to allow water to flow inside the hull between frames to the well house for pumping out.

For some reason I was thinking the opening were to exterior of hull, not interior of hull.

I see said the blind man to the deaf sailor. :eek:
 
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