Bolt, or Bolts. Are Iron Pins, belonging both to the Building, and Rigging of a Ship; Of wch there are divers kinds; as Ring Bolts, wch are of infinite necessarie Vse, both for the Bringing to of the Plancks and Wales to the Ships; as also the Cheif Thinge[s] where vnto wee fasten the Tackles and Breechings of the Great Ordinans. Driue Bolts: wch is a Long one wherewth to driue out an other Bolt or Treenell by: Sett Bolts, Vsed in the Building, for forcing the Plancks, and other Workes together: Ragg Bolts, wch are sharpned at one end, and iagged, that they may not be drawne out: Clench Bolts, wch are clenched wth a Rivitting Ham[m]er to prevent drawing out. Fore lock Bolts, which are made at the end with an Eie, whereinto a fore lock of Iron is driven over a Ring, to keep it fast, from starting back: Fender Bolts; which are made with a long head, and beate into the outwardmost Bend of the Ship, to save the Ship sides, if another Ship should lye a Boord her. Bolts are many times called according to the places where vnto they are vsed. as Chaine Bolts: Bolts for Carriages, and the like. The Vse of them is soe great, that without them a Ship cannot be built strong; for they Bind togeather all the Timbers, Knees and the like, Which doe strengthen the Ship.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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