All planks done, to be applied

Hello again, world wide web! Today we ended the week by glassing the three remaining planks. Next week we plan on completing decking. The rudder is now looking very good, no picutres unfortunately of that, since I forgot the camera at home. These were still somehow captured:

Port side of the boat with three glassed planks waiting to dry. Great fun it was this time. We are getting better at this. Henry Ford would have been proud.

Port side of the boat with three glassed planks waiting to dry. Great fun it was this time. We are getting better at this. Henry Ford would have been proud.

And another one:

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Our planks are a good exercise in differential geometry, shown here in fullness. Feels good to finally have completed them. One of the planks was lap-jointed in two places.

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2 Responses to All planks done, to be applied

  1. Rod says:

    I cannot understand why you are fibreglassing the planks before installing rather than doing the whole hull in one go when finished planking?

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello!

      No, we are glassing the inside of the planks, which would later be conciderably more difficult. The outside will be glassed once the hull is done, complete with the keel and all. The so called “sandwich” design. So far, only the cabin roof and window sidepanels have been glassed from the outside.

      Cheers,
      Uku

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