Each plank represents its own unique challenges.
The garboard and the next two planks twist quite a bit as they approach the bow.
For each plank, gains need to be cut so that the planks merge into one smooth continuous surface as they approach the bow and the transom.
|Plank #6 installation at transom|
|Skeg Mortises under keel line|
While I had less than half of the hull planked, I took the opportunity to do some clean up work alone the future keel since access to the top of the boat will be more cumbersome once the full beam of the hull has been reached. I simply loved this particular low angle plane. One of the best tool purchases I made in preparation for this build.
|Neat Epoxy on beveled surface|
Before applying the thickened epoxy for the actual glue joint, Francois Vivier recommends that the beveled line receive some neat epoxy to seal the various exposed layers of the marine plywood.
Before each application of epoxy I taped off the upper plank line so that the squeezed out epoxy would not go all over the place during the clamping process.
|Final strake installation|
Obviously, that needs to be done regardless.
|Let the Clean Up Job begin|
Alas, so much yet needs to be done before the hull can be turned over for work on the inside of the boat.
Essentially, the outside will have pretty much a finished appearance (except perhaps of the top plank).