All Planked

AllPlanked

The last set of planks were hung last week. Nice to have that part over with and move on to fitting the outer keel and stems. If the weather holds we are hoping to put on a couple coats of primer.

A problem we encountered on the first build was aligning the planks at the stems. Even with the plank landings marked on the stem it was hard to make sure the port and starboard planks were level with each other. This time, to make it easier and ensure precise alignment, we attached temporary screws or nails into the stems so the planks could be pushed down into place and the gains marked.

Plank registration

Plank registration

Bob cleaning up excess epoxy

Bob cleaning up excess epoxy

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