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Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide

Appendix A.5

BOAT DOCUMENTATION FORM


Fieldworker:_____________________________________

Project:_________________________________________

Date:____________________________________________







1. Name of vessel:_______________________________________________

2. Basic vessel type and local name of type:_____________________

_________________________________________________________________

3. Vessel registration number:___________________________________

4. Location of vessel:___________________________________________

5. Name and address of present owner:____________________________

_________________________________________________________________

6. Name and address of present user:_____________________________

_________________________________________________________________

7. Present use of vessel:________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

8. Significance of vessel (rare vessel type, outstanding example

of type, work of important designer or builder, significant to

community, connection to important people or events):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



PHYSICAL HISTORY



9. Date and place of construction:_______________________________

10. Names and addresses of designer and builder:_________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

11. Names of previous owners and dates of ownership:_____________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

12. Previous uses of vessel:_____________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



13. Description (with dates) of known alterations and additions:

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________





PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION



Principal Dimensions



14. Length overall (LOA):________________________________________

15. Waterline length (LWL):______________________________________

16. Maximum breadth (beam):______________________________________

17. Depth:_______________________________________________________

18. Draft:_______________________________________________________



Hull Description



19. Hull type (round-bottom, flat-bottom, chine, etc.):__________

20. Hull construction (lapstrake, smooth-planked, riveted steel,

etc.):___________________________________________________________

21. Stem (material, construction method, fastenings, dimensions,

finish, condition):______________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

22. Keel (material, construction method, fastenings, dimensions,

finish, condition):______________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

23. Stern Assembly (material, construction method, fastenings,

dimensions, finish, condition):__________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

24. Transom (material, construction method, fastenings,

dimensions, finish, condition):__________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

25. Planking (material, thickness, method of construction,

fastenings, planks per side, caulking material, finish,

condition):______________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

26. Frames, futtocks, and floor timbers (material, construction

method, fastenings, dimensions, spacing, finish, condition):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

27. Deck and deck beams (material, construction method,

fastenings, dimensions, finish, condition):______________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

28. Rudder, centerboard, daggerboard (material, construction

method, fastenings, dimensions, finish, condition):______________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

29. Gunwale, including breasthook, quarterknees, rub rails,

rowlock pads and sockets, inwales and outwales (material,

construction method, fastenings, dimensions, finish,

condition):______________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

30. Thwarts and risers (material, construction method,

fastenings, dimensions, finish, condition):______________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Superstructure



31. Deckhouses, trunk tops, hatches, etc. (material, construction

method, fastenings, dimensions, finish, condition):______________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Underdeck Layout



32. Holds, cabins, galleys, heads, lockers, etc. (number and

type, area, furnishings, hold capacity):_________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Propulsion



33. Engine and engine gear, including shaft, propeller, reduction

gear, stuffing box, and fuel tanks (manufacturer, date of

manufacture, model, horsepower, fuel type, reduction gear ratio,

shaft material and diameter, propeller material, propeller

diameter, number of propeller blades, fuel tank material, fuel

tank capacity):__________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

34. Sails (number and type, material, dimensions, condition):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

35. Masts and spars (number and type, materials, construction

method, dimensions, finish, condition):__________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

36. Rigging, including chainplates (material, construction

method, fastenings, dimensions, condition):______________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

37. Oars (number and type, material, construction method,

dimensions, condition):__________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Communication and Navigation



38. Radio, radar, depth recorder, LORAN, radio direction finder

(RDF), compass, automatic pilot, etc. (number and type,

manufacturer, date of manufacture, model):_______________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Machinery



39. Winches, power blocks, donkey engines, pot haulers, net

rollers, etc. (manufacturer, date of manufacture, model,

dimensions, condition):__________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Fishing Gear



40. Nets, trawls, dredges, pots, traps, etc. (number and type,

manufacturer, date of manufacture, dimensions, condition):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



Other Details



41. _____________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



ILLUSTRATIVE MATERIALS



42. Measured drawings executed by fieldworker(s)? ___YES ___NO.  

If YES, indicate number and type of drawings (lines plan,

construction plan, outboard profile, section plan, deck plan,

sail and rigging plans, mechanical propulsion plan, plans of

details):________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

43. Photographs taken by fieldworkers?  ___YES  ___NO.  If YES,

attach completed PHOTOGRAPH INFORMATION FORMS.

44. Other available materials, including original plans,

builder's half  models, moulds, templates, photographs (number,

type, location):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________



BIBLIOGRAPHY



45. Sources of information supplied above:_______________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

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