Sovereign of the Seas (Mantua) by Nj0rdr

Ekis

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#65
Your lined is a real puzzle!
How do you determine the width of each strake? And why some are thinner than others? The historic plan of this boat shows a curving like yours?
 

Nj0rdr

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#67
Thanks again for all the kind words.
To your question Ekis:
I usually start with a new line of planks in the middle. There I check to put the next row with a difference of 4cm to the previous row. this way I ensure that with a plank length of 10cm there is a repition of a plank start every 5 rows.
From the middle I go forward and try not to bend a plank over the length. therefore I have to narrow them and quite often the plank rows start to get short. Due to the fact that I do not want to have a pointed plank I have to use a spilling methode. I prefer the Dutch one over the English.
As you can see I make some compromises and it is not authentic, but I like the look of it.
Not that you will see much after painting, but nice to know anyway.

Someone have posted a very nice picture showing the difference of Dutch and English spilling methode. Not sure in which thread it was.
 

JohnSilver

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#71
Hi Wolfgang
Planking is A1 very nice workmanship, how are you going to finish the planking, varnish or paint.

John
 
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