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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING (continued)

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March 12, 2017

Ok, so the Stern needs some work done to it. Just adding the planked terrace pieces is not enough. I want the terrace to have a good arch to them. From the plans view of the Stern, I copied the arch onto a 10 x 10mm stick and sanded it (using bench type sander) and made a near exact copy of the arch of the upper terrace. The upper terrace has a little uneven warp to it. This is a quick fix I guess. I used a cotton ball loaded with water and soaked the terrace a little - did not want to overload it as I do not want the two terrace pieces (sandwiched) together by glue to come unglued. The lower terrace is covered up with 28mm strips. Interesting the plans show to cut "8" mm strips ???? No - not correct. I think they did not add the "2" to make it "28" mm. So it is obvious NOT to follow the plans.

I want to maintain that 28mm all the way around if I can. I have seen some spectacular builds that I could tell the builder put a lot of extra effort into the stern to make sure it was symmetrical in shape.

A little more work on the Stern and Terraces before the evening expires. This is about the third treatment (wetting and bending) to the upper terrace as it is a little stubborn. The image shows a lot of arch, but it really isn't - just the angle of camera. Those are 1.5 x 7mm Limewood strips. I wet them and bend them a little with fingers for the curvature of the Terrace. I used the rubber bands to support each one until dry. Then I glue on using regular wood glue. The CA really hasn't turned out to be that good on this part.

San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Stern

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March 15, 2017

The instructions want you to complete the Hull Planking, but instead, I opted to install the upper Bulwark lazer cut piece.

Yes, I know..A lot of clamps. but there were a lot of areas that needed compression. I made a simple jig to keep the bulwark piece compressed in an area that would be hard to get to with clamps.

San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull






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March 18, 2017

I thought I would clean up the Gun Ports. They do not have to be painted, as the brass ornamentation will cover most all of this, but I like to paint.

A little more work on the stern piece making sure it will fit nicely with no major problems. I use a little water to soften things up so that pieces will flex better and seat better. Then I will remove the rubber bands and glue final.

San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


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San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern






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March 22, 2017

I am kind of apprehensive about showing these planking steps because I am trying something new "to me". I am not sure if I am doing this correctly, but it can be changed up a little if I need to.

I measured the[b] largest Bulkhead which actually were the two (2) in the mid ship[/b]. The Strip measured exactly 150mm. So therefore my planks being 7mm wide, I did the math: 150mm / 7mm = (about) 21.4 Planks to fill in the area at Full width Planks -- and at Mid Ship. (Naturally, the planks will get more narrow as they go fore and aft.)

The first Bulkhead was 90mm in length for paper strip. So therefore 90mm / 21.4 planks = about 4 mm width in order to accommodate the area. (that is in a perfect world situation. Roughly 21 planks are going to be used regardless so at the most narrow bulkhead, I am looking about 4mm really on each end.

On the left end of plank I measured a width of 4mm. I then measured length 300 mm and put a score mark as this is "Full Width Plank" - I then cut the taper. I repeated for the right side of plank. The hull is basically so symmetrical, it does not matter at this point for at least 10 planks on each side to be cut like this. Then I will re evaluate the situation when I have about 10 planks installed with this same cut taper.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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March 23, 2017

According the pictorial instructions, the Planking will only extend down to where the Bulkheads meet or join the Keel. Except for the aft most at stern, the planking will extend "into" the keel some. The RED line shows where the Planking comes to an end.

Oh, I show just for reference my first tapered plank at the bow.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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March 25, 2017

Cleaning up latest planking and doing some sanding to see how things are shaping up. I think pretty good.

San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

San Felipe Hull


San Felipe Hull

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March 26, 2017

Decided to work on planking next to Keel. This particular plank is NOT the Garboard Plank, but I am using it as a reference for the Garboard Plank.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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March 29, 2017

Still working on Garboard Plank and doing a little trimming to fit.

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San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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April 1, 2017

Basically Planking the Hull - no major problems to report.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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April 8, 2017

Continuing Planking the Hull.

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San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

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