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  1. Well, the preview says it will work, so here's what happens when I hit 'submit reply'.
  2. That's a great catch John, mine are almost always static shots:
  3. I guess the true answer would be 'it varied'. But for the davits and falls the Harriet model would provide a good example https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66775.html For the boat, a simple eye bolt and ring through the stern post and stem or a ring under a clamping plate for heavier boats. (Both above the CoG).
  4. I wish I had the skills you think I have The Lapwing proves your point, launched in 1816 as a Revenue Cutter, sailed to Australia in 1853 under private ownership carrying the new owner and family to Adelaide before being sold and used as a cargo vessel. Wrecked in 1856 after the Harbour Master had a larger vessel hooked to the same mooring which later dragged beaching both ships. The Lapwing broached and was destroyed. It would depend (sorry). I doubt there would be 'a lot more room', I think less crowded would explain it better. It would also vary with the size
  5. This might help. https://maritime.org/doc/steel/part7.htm#pg220
  6. Found something, seems well researched. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt1/pp164-166 Borough Seal Of New Shoreham (½) The matrices of the seal used by the borough in the early 14th century (fn. 72) are round, 2¾ in. in diameter, and made of latten. (fn. 73) On the obverse are the arms of de Braose, a lion rampant facing sinister (allegedly through the engraver's carelessness) (fn. 74) on a field of cross-crosslets, impaling the three leopards of England; legend, Lombardic, s(igillum) communitatis burgde de nova shoram brewes. On the reverse is th
  7. I was going to say that a reasonable interpretation was "This is the symbol (sign) of Hulkesmouth". But I decided to check if the Adur (the river through Shoreham) was ever called the 'Hulk'. Nope, nothing solid, not even firm. I did come up with "In 1457 the port of Shoreham is named in a document as Hulkesmouth alias Shorham. The New Shoreham Borough Seal of c. AD 1295 shows a ship in a curved form." http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Toponymy.htm That suggests the seal is almost 200 years older than the only reference to Hulkesmouth! It also leaves it
  8. Well, I think I've been running around in circles chasing others who are running around in circles chasing their tails. Many seem to be jumping to conclusions and using those conclusions to 'prove' other conclusions. What I haven't seen is any hard facts. Anybody know Latin? The Texas A&M University in 'an introduction to Nautical Archaeology' https://nautarch.tamu.edu/class/316/hulk/ gives hoc hulci signo vocor os sic nomine digno (by this picture of a hulk I am called mouth thus by a worthy name) for the text on the New Shoreham seal. Go
  9. It seems that most references of 'Nef' as a ship are German and most (by far) in English are of a table ornament in the shape of a ship. This site http://www.cogandgalley.com/2011/05/nef-as-ship.html gives a publication in English as a reference but that too may use German references. My next post will be back on topic (I think).
  10. You probably read it somewhere sometime and it stuck in the back of your mind. The definition came from a wiki in German (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nef_(Schiffstyp), no English version exists so I've attached a PDF of the translation. Nef (ship type) - Wikipedia.pdf
  11. I don't know. But the ships on the seals, or at least some of them, are probably Nefs from what I can find.
  12. Well, I may be barking up the wrong tree but I did a bit of searching and since you include the seal of Winchelsea in your examples which appears to be a Nef as Winchelsea was one of the Cinque-Ports. Nef (ship type) ump to navigationJump to search The Nef , anciently also Naves , Cinque-Port-Schiff or to differentiate it more clearly from the general French name Nef for ship , also called Norman Nef , designates a single-masted merchant ship type, which in the Middle Ages from the 11th to the 13th century was mainly used in Western Eu
  13. Hank, that should make a huge difference. At the moment you effectively have no roof insulation at all.
  14. G'day Hank, It's hard to remember but I think you insulated all the walls (excluding the door and window), the ceiling above the sitting area including the sloping sides and perhaps the ceiling between the attic and loft. These are shown in pink below. If so, then yes you need to close off and insulate the opening to the attic. You also need to insulate the loft either as shown in green or by insulating the floor of the loft and closing the loft off like the attic but with an insulated door.
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