Planking Progress

December 29, 2014  Hours spent building to date:  486

Planking 12-29

Put on two more planks and patterned a couple more over the past several days.  No drama — this is a easy part of the boat and the scarfs are nice and flat on both sides, the chine looks good, etc.

I think what I wanted to express in this post is my sense of wonder at how this all comes together.  The boats I’ve built before have had hundreds built before I did mine, and countless plan revisions.  This is Olga 28 U.S. Number 1, and Mark just sent some pictures from Freidbert in Germany who has his boat all planked up and looking good.

But with no previous boats built, everything fits, everything looks good, everything makes sense.  Yes, I guess Freddy and I know how to measure and saw, but the real work has already been done through Mark’s vision and talent, and to give credit where credit is due, the software engineers who put together his tool kit.

(I reserve the right to take all this back after getting to the curvy parts in the next week or so.)

Scarfs in this end are tight -- but I am worried about the curved parts.

Scarfs in this end are tight — but I am worried about the curved parts.

John and the Boat

John and the Boat

Port side planking -- decent scarf.

Port side planking — decent scarf.

Starboard plank.

Starboard plank.

My Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff made the Launchings section of WoodenBoat!

My Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff made the Launchings section of WoodenBoat!

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One comment on “Planking Progress

  1. Bob Hauser
    January 1, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Looks like the work is progressing well, keep at it. You hit the nail on the head with your comment on trailer-able trawlers. Olga looks like a very good choice. I ”l follow your build with interest.

    Bob

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