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I'm showing pictures of plank progression since the plans do not have detailed pictures as the planking progresses. The center part of the hull is always the trickiest part, so I will take photos along the way so maybe it can help others building this kit.

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Another plank. I'm showing all progress in case someone really wants to see how long this planking process takes me and why. On many logs they show the beginning of the planking process...then wham....they show the whole hull planked. If it only was that easy.

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I love the way my planks fit into place after all the pre-bending, twisting, beveling and wet pre-fitting I do. The fully prepared plank virtually snaps into place even without glue. I've come a long way from the first models where I wrestled with planks forcing them into place.

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Greg, Gary,

You are correct, but I'm finishing this hull with veneer instead of painting, so as long as I have a nice smooth surface, I don't care.

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More pre-bending. I'm using various methods to hold each plank since the places to hold them keep changing and shrinking. I use rubber bands, clips, nails or anything else that will hold the drying planks. After they dry I will bevel them to fit.

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