First plank in place!

It put up a good fight, but Scotty, Jon & Bob fitted the first plank to the skiff. The technical name is the “garboard strake”. We have 6 planks a side, 3 parts to each plank which are scarfed together. As well as scarfing, we will also need to cut the ‘gains‘ and ‘laps‘ to make sure each plank has a good, flat surface to attach to the previous. So that’s ummm…  a lot of work! Note the blocks wrapped in packing tape; we use these to temporarily screw the plank in place while the epoxy sets, the blocks prevent nasty screw-head sized holes in the planks. The small clearance holes left are easily filled with spare epoxy from later works. Have a look at our calendar and pop in to see us some time.
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Author: Bob Panrucker

"If you believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as - simply messing around in boats!"

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