Friday, 6 February 2015

Marking out a new starboard, top (walestrake)

The remains of the top strake were laid on one of my newly acquired boards of Douglas Fir and the shape marked out and sawn. After numerous trials and paring down by hand plane the lower edge of the new strake was made to fit snugly with the upper face of the rubbing strip that had been left on as a guide. The inwale has been found to be a bit 'wavy' and not very fair so the upper edge of this new strake has been left with plenty of 'meat' on it for fairing in later.

Cutting out new strake

Trial fitting new strake

New starboard strake

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