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  1. Laid out the planking fan for all the bulkheads and have 4 bands marked. Next step is to install temporary battens to mark the bands. From what I have gathered so far the dividing of the hull into bands is to keep errors from creeping up. That way corrections can be made in the band you are working in. Progress has been slow and will continue to be slow until my son's football season is over.
  2. I don't know how many hours I've been spending reading tutorials and the multiple books I have purchased. It all makes sense now. Thanks
  3. At this point, just reading up on a few books on planking I ordered before continuing on. I have already read what is on this site and a few youtube videos. Since this is my first time doing this, trying to make sure I understand exactly how to proceed before I just plunge forward and paint myself into a corner.
  4. Added the 3 planks below the wales and the garboard plank is now glued in.
  5. Always There will always be another day to work on the ship. There will be only be once that my sons will move into their first apartment.
  6. The garboard plank is now fitted but not yet glued in.
  7. I think I spent most of the time so far on this project glueing the gun port sills in again after breaking while sanding. Still need to sand off 1/32+, but yes it is a lot stronger than before, not breaking every minute. Progress will slow on the build now, between my younger son's college visits, football, and lacrosse prospect camps and my other 2 sons moving to Quincy Massachusetts today my time will be limited for the next week or so.
  8. That looks fantastic, can't wait to see how this build progresses.
  9. Upper counter planked and transom installed. Added more filler blocks to the stern, those planks will have quite a bend to them and I felt like it needed the extra support.
  10. Port side is now complete, I'm happier with how it turned out compared to the starboard side.
  11. Completed the starboard planking above the wales. Satisfied with how the bow came out. Generally the planning looks ok, not great. Could have done a better job around the gun and sweep ports. I'll make a jig for the other side so that they are more evenly spaced. I guess this side will be to the back when displayed.
  12. First plank now glued on both port and starboard side.
  13. Gun ports and sweeps painted. First plank is bent, the second one is now drying.
  14. I now moved into new territory for myself, as this is my first planked wooden ship. I have been comfortable in my skills up to this point. We'll see how this next phase of planking the ship goes.

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