Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Draught: The plans for construction of a ship, showing at least hull cross-sections and water-lines (horizontal sections). Draughts were often at 1:48 scale (quarter of an inch to a foot). Drawings did not exist for ships built before the 17th century, which were constructed solely by and from a shipwright's knowledge and experience. Also draft.

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