Week Six – Wednesday

After removing all the temporary screws in the garboards, we planed the four gains to allow the second set of planks to sit flush at the stems. The next step was to plane the bevels along the lower edge of the garboards where the next plank overlaps. This gave us a chance to try out our bevelling plane – a low angle block plane with a guide attached that runs along a batten. Despite the fact that the bevels are very slight at this point on the hull we could appreciate how beneficial this method will be as the bevels get greater at the turn of the bilge.

Low angle block plane with guide attached

Low angle block plane with guide attached

Planing the bevel on the garboard

Planing the bevel on the garboard

Time to start mixing epoxy and hang the second set of planks. Instead of the temporary screws used on the garboards, we were able to use plywood clamps and wedges to hold these planks in place. Silicone bronze screws were used at the stems to securely fasten the ends of the planks.

The second set of planks clamped and screwed at the stems

The second set of planks clamped and screwed at the stems

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