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  • Birthday 02/01/1969

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  1. I’ve completed planking the forecastle and main decks. Now I’m lining the inside walls of the bulwarks with pre-painted second planking. A heap of spring clips hold everything in place until it dries. I’m using Admiralty Paints red ochre. I love it. It goes on a real treat!
  2. I’ve painted the inside of the hull black where possible, so it doesn’t show up later.
  3. I’ve given the hull a thorough sanding, and I’m quite happy with the result. The transom plate snapped in half a while ago, but I’ve found after gluing it in place, it all meets up rather well.
  4. First planking complete. 23 planks per side (from the bulwark to the keel), with 15 full length planks left over. Next- Lots of sanding.
  5. Closing the gap- I’m finding this bit easier than I thought I would. Still working from the keel, I’m planking towards the other planks. As you can see from the photos, the second last plank wants to stay centered. I don’t want it to. So I use off-cut wedges to push it to one side. That leaves exactly one plank width as the last gap. Happy with that.
  6. I wouldn’t worry about it. If you want total accuracy, Corel probably isn’t the way to go. The kit is a couple of decades old now. I have the same kit, by the way. Not starting it just yet, though.
  7. Personally, I’d stick to the yellow ochre.
  8. For these planks, I’m trying to ensure they have a close fit at both the bow and stern.
  9. Well. I’ve tried to the best of my ability to plank this hull in manner and style I see every day on this forum- planks reduced no more than half width, no pointy ends, etc. Unfortunately, my skills won’t allow that. I’m now working up from the keel. I’ve placed the garboard plank and let it follow its own curve to the bow. I was was also planning on ending the first planking in a rebate in the stem, and than only having the second planking continuing to the stern post. I’ve decided not to. The garboard plank follows the keel to the rear. Each other plank on the stem will follow their natural lay, with stealers placed in between. I’m still loving this, though.
  10. Finally able to get back to this. Sorry about the break. Life happens.
  11. I’ve found (as you’ve guessed) a problem where the planks at the bow now need to bend two directions at once. I see no choice but to start planking from the keel, upwards, and terminate those ones with their natural contour lay. I’ll get on to that within a couple of weeks.
  12. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but other things have taken priority. I should be able to get back to it shortly. Life is good, though.
  13. Three days later. Is your son's condition still improving, Jeff? It's amazing how quickly an event like this can place things in their true order of importance.

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