Week Six – Tuesday

Today was the first day of planking. After some final refinements to the stem bevels we hung the first set of planks. The garboards were glued and held in place along the keel using temporary screws. At the stems, after being coaxed into position, they were fastened with permanent silicon bronze screws. It will take three weeks to complete the six planks per side with two sets of planks hung each week. In order to keep busy during that time we will get started on the oars, kabes and foot stretchers.

Fastening the garboards using temporary screws with fender washers

Fastening the garboards using temporary screws with fender washers

"V" blocks made of soft wood helped to hold down the garboard planks at the stems

“V” blocks made of soft wood helped to hold down the garboard planks at the stems

The "Garboard Guys"

The “Garboard Guys”

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