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Carlins and a Keelson

| August 27, 2013

These days, most of the work is focused on installing carlins in the deck. Carlins help to support the deck, and attach to the deck beams via ramped half-dovetails. The slots cut into the beam look like this: Or if you prefer a drawing… The carlin slides down into the joint. The ramp keeps it […]