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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

H.M.S. Surprise (Planking of the Bottom Hull).


One thing I have discovered when planking is to always watch out for knots in the wooden strake's. The strake always breaks so easily at the knot and so is not recommended when planking long sections of the hull. What I find a little disconcerting is that I seem to coming across more of them than is normal. Planking along the bow of the hull is the most difficult. The strake has to not only follow one curve but two. So it is a good idea to make sure your strake's are good and soaked.

3 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

It's really looking good! You must have such a steady hand and good eyes!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

This is the hard part of the work, but not the only one. Well done. This is going well.