- Jul 9, 2019
These thick planks are called "footwales" or also "thick stuff"
Hi UwekThese thick planks are called "footwales" or also "thick stuff"
I’m sure glad you posted this!NOTE: I should point out to others approaching this stage, that the apparent numbering of the cross beams didn't quite match up with the widths at the deckclamp for the beams #75-90. They should progress in width from the bow as they move aft (obviously), but these sort of dipped and jumped.
Rather than wrestle to try to sort out what was happening with the numbering, I just lined up all the beams and sorted them short to long; and long to short. Once I had the proper progression, I just moved through that order, sanding down the char and securing them in place. Seems pretty obvious, but if one were sticking to numbering they might get have a strange progression.View attachment 205463
Hi Eric,I did somehow manage to break one of these (I really am an oaf), so there is a gap at frame #, but I think I can get away with it as there are a couple of other intended gaps here.