Hi Don,Oh by the way Joe I think your Planking with what is called the Dutch Method looks superb, WILL USE THA WEN I PLANK MY NEXT ONE IF NOT SPILED, LIKE THE FACT ON NEED FOR TAPERING, WHICH I MESS UP CONTINUALLY
This is true for the most part, but not always I think hull design has a lot to do with it as on some of the ships I built using this method I didnt have to taper any planks except the last one or two going in. This required both ends be tapered. This ship build of the Santa Maria was exactly that way for me everything fell perfectly in place just letting the planks bend naturally to the shape. I have a little Dutch blood running through my veins. When I saw the article explaining it being the Dutch method of planking I couldn't help thinking "well I am a little Dutch" lol basically I was just doing what the instructions said and that was let the planking lay naturally along the bulkheads. BTW Maarten that's a beautiful plank job you have thereHi Don,
Also with the Dutch methode you still need to taper the planks to the bow and stern but the difference is in the planks for which there is no space to run all the way along the hull. With the english methode these are incorporated in both the top and bottom planks, in the dutch way these are only incorporated in the bottom plank. See below my rc for which I used the dutch methode, this as I am dutch. The english methode takes more time as you have to shape two sides of the plank.
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