hamilton Posted May 30, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 30, 2014 Hello there: I read Ulises Victoria's article on deck planking - very clearly written and informative - and I've planked a few decks in the past. But one thing I've wondered is whether any particular conventions governed whether a 2, 3, 4 or 5 butt shift was used....Was it: 1. Builder's/designer's preference 2. A matter of time-period? 3. A matter of vessel type/size/rate? 4. A matter of national convention? I've almost exclusively used a 4-butt shift in all the models I've built - with the exception of a couple where none was used or where a 2-butt shift was used... I'm currently building the Fair Rosamund from the OcCre Dos Amigos - a Baltimore clipper of the early 19th century - any hints on the deck planking arrangement? hamilton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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