Monday, 16 February 2015

Preparing to make another strake

After shaping the new wale strake it was laid aside and the rubbing bead and second plank was carefully removed. It was in a very ripe state and had a scarf halfway along its length so I braced it temporarily as I was determined to get it off the boat in one piece to use as a pattern for a new plank. If it were a new boat the plank widths would have been determined by lining and marking from the moulds but here I had, in theory a ready-made template and I didn't want to ruin it.

Once off the boat was laid on the new board. The strake has a pronounced curve and cannot be made in one piece - a mid ships scarf will be needed. Not ideal but 10" is the maximum width of timber stock available to me.

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