Monday, 7 January 2013

Sheer Strakes Installed

Panorama photo taken by Jane on her iPhone

Finally completed the planking today..Hurray!!  Ably assisted by Siobhan, Brian and Jane.  

Yours truly lining up the last plank onto the hull.
Since I want to keep my options open to varnish the sheer strake, I used multiple clamps to hold the sheer strake on rather than the screw and batton clamp method used to date.  This was made more manageable because the sheer strake is relatively narrow and so the clamps can reach around the full width of the plank.  
We also glued the centre board trunk together and began planing the garboards to accept the outer keel layer and outer stem.

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