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16:50 Jul 1, 2004
English to German translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase:bull
Es geht um ein Boot:
length of bull: 4,90
beam of bull: 1,90
Bull ist wohl eine Bootskategorie. Weiß jemand, wie sie auf dt. heißt?
Explanation: I'm sure this can't be the boat you're looking for because yours is almost 5 m long and these babies can't be much more than 2 or 3 meters in length.
Transportation in the American West was most easily accomplished on the water. The Bull Boat was developed by the American Indians. It allowed Indians and early explorers to navigate even shallow waters.
The Bull Boat was constructed from buffalo hide and tree branches. The hide, with the animal's hair intact, was soaked in water and then stretched around cottonwood or box elder branches bent into a hoop formation and tied. The boat was usually made with the hair facing inward. As the hide dried, it would naturally draw tight to the frame. An oar was created from carved wood. http://www.nps.gov/jeff/bull_boat.html
small round shaped boat, frame was made of willow branches then covered with the bison hide. (picture)