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Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?
December 7, 2011 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?
posted by TheophileEscargot to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
It's a Leeboard.
posted by straw at 8:01 AM on December 7, 2011


Seen also on Uncle Willy's boat.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:02 AM on December 7, 2011


Thanks! That was fast!
posted by TheophileEscargot at 8:06 AM on December 7, 2011


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