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Old 08-07-2019, 19:58   #46
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Re: What's the top paint stripe on some boats called?

Tingum is correct. It is called a shear stripe. It accentuates the shear line of the vessel.
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Old 08-07-2019, 20:07   #47
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Tingum is correct. It is called a shear stripe. It accentuates the shear line of the vessel.
"sheer" line/stripe..... a very Googleable term.
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According to Patrick O' Brian, the "devil" is the seam of the lowermost plank that butts into the rabbet in the keel. It's next to impossible to get at from inside the boat and a leak there is serious indeed hence the saying, "The devil (seam) to pay (fill) and no pitch (tar) hot." meaning to be in serious trouble with no obvious remedy. It has been bastardized by landlubbers into "Hell to pay" which makes no sense except to people that don't know what it means to pay a seam with tar and fiber. This use of devil still fits with "Between the devil and the deep blue sea."

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To be somewhat more pedantic, some disagree with Patrick O'Brian's understanding of the "devil".
Here are a couple of other meanings.
https://en.mimi.hu/boating/devil_seam.html
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Racing stripe.😎
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Re: What's the top paint stripe on some boats called?

It visually shrinks the "big belly" of the boat
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What is the purpose of this stripe?
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