Heronguy

Bluenose II bow planking issue - advice requested

I'm new at this game and have encountered a problem that I'd like to correct in a sensible manner (i.e. I don't want to damage what I've done!).

 

When I planked the Bluenose bow I allowed the strips to overlap the false keel. I need to clear that space so that the stem, under-stem, and keel can be fixed to the false keel.

 

In the photo below I've drawn yellow lines to indicate the line of the false keel. 

 

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I can file or sand away the planks (easy), or I can try to cut them (seems tricky).  I can't really visualize which will look  ok once the keel pieces are attached.  

 

I was considering painting the hull rather than second planking it.  I suppose I can use filler to try to fix things but I'd prefer not to have to do too much of that.

 

Suggestions?

 

Doug

 

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Often we overthink solutions to problems, and when we come to fix them, they are simpler than we thought they would be!

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Looking good Doug you and certainly on a mission and nothing is holding you back

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Is the 'false' stem and keel already fixed ? If not, the sanding-down of the planking will be easier without them ...

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No, not fixed, just put it in place to check the fit.  Hull preparation still in process although I'm also keen to get on with deck planking for a change.

 

Doug

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Doug,

Your fix looks very good. If you are concerned about the rabbet, then you can glue a thin strip to the outsides of the keel  after you mount it and after that a thin strip to the bottom, a false keel. Since the planking will tuck under the sides of the thin strip attached to the keel, this will give you a real rabbet although it is simulated.

 

I hope this helps.

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Nice idea.  Thanks very much - I'm going to try that!

 

Doug

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Put the sides on the keel first. then the false keel bottom and sand flush to the sides. It looks better that way.

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