Then it was decided to take part of the cargo out and calk her topsides.
One blessing, it shows the boat's topsides are fairly tight.
The carpenters at work on the long-boat; her bottom and topsides finished, and a portion of her beams and ceiling placed.
Her topsides tumbled home enormously, her width on deck being little more than half that at her water-line.
Next, the topsides caught fire, and they had barely saved their craft, letting their masts burn to do so.
With a good pump a man can keep down all the water that will work into a tight boat through her bottom, topsides and deck.
The only point worth criticizing is the slightness of the connection between the topsides and the body of the boat.
Packets appear to have followed what once was a Philadelphia practice in having a varnished band along the topsides.
Two were certainly outboard, one on each side, fastened to the topsides, as shown in Marestier's sketch of the wheel construction.
Our boat, moreover, had been weakened by the cutting away of the topsides, and I doubted if we could weather the island.