Beams (žbàji) connect the boat sides in the upper part of the bilge timbers and serve as a support for the deck. We used a model to mark the lines on wood, since all the beams have the same curvature or arc. The short beams (baštárde) act as the replacement for the long ones at the hatchways and have a slot on their inner part to fit with the hatchway framing's support timber.
|The junction between the beam and beam shelf.|
|Drillinng holes for screws to join the beam to the side of bilge timber.|
|The making of half beams.|
|A view on installed beams and half beams.|
|Detail of the regular beam and half beam, both installed on the shelf and screwed to the bilge timbers.|