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Hello to all, just a little question for the brains trust.

I am just wondering about the wales on my Mermaid, will they be plain planks or can/should they be a patterned plank?

From my log

"The wale trim strip will sit on the bottom of the lower plank, with the channels in line, then 2 wale planks and then the lower trim strip.

They will have to turn under the transom a bit."

Thanks Chris

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Hi Chris,

By patterned planking I presume you mean Top and Butt or Anchor stock planking?

 

I have not seen such an arrangement on cutters and did not use it on Cheerful, but wales were not one long strip and there were butt joints, as with other planks. For ease of fitting such joints can be scribed  into the wales post fitting.

 

If you feel adventurous you could add two or three scarf joints along the wale line, but in practice as the wales are usually painted black they are not very obvious.

 

Cheers,

 

B.E.

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2 hours ago, Blue Ensign said:

Hi Chris,

By patterned planking I presume you mean Top and Butt or Anchor stock planking?

If you feel adventurous you could add two or three scarf joints along the wale line, but in practice as the wales are usually painted black they are not very obvious.

Hello BE Yes That's what i was thinking, but I will have to look up top and butt.

It would be very adventurous with the wale material supplied, .4 mm thick, brittle, mahogany,

but do you know if there any rules for the size of proper scarf joints?

Might paint them, was thinking of painting them black and around the gun ports.

thanks Chris

 

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