owend Posted September 23, 2015 Share #1 Posted September 23, 2015 I'm starting a scratch-build of a Thames barge. These have near-vertical sides and for about 3/4 length and a near-flat bottom (for estuary work), with a sharp angle ("hard chine"). It's going to be planked, with a bare wood finish (no paint!). I can't find any clear information on planking patterns, most hard chine designs seem to be for ply or ply strip construction. I'm thinking of a strip along the bottom of the vertical side chamfered at the bottom, and planking up and down, with stealers towards the bottom, then turning over and doing the same to the bottom, with a plank at the chine chamfered to the bottom strip of the side, a garboard strake, then planking in and out with stealers. Does this sound right? Can anyone advise a more correct method? ANY help gratefully received! Owen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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