Blandford Group Build
- Jul 30, 2017
- Central Coast NSW
G'day WillyWaw, Greg, I only regret that you live on the other side of the globe and do not live next to my door, because otherwise you had to kick me out, I would like to follow everything with my own eyes plank by plank
wonderful work Greg
Even though it was a difficult job to cut into the walnut, it made laying the first planks easier because they were trapped and couldn't move up the keel. Btw....Hi Greg,
Nice work on the boat, good idea to cut the slot into the keel makes the boat even more realistic.
What I'm planning to do with the planks at the bow and stern are to beveled the overlap: top and bottom of each plank slowly so each plank at the end, will butt up to each other to a single thickness of a plank. This will be a gradual from a complete plank on plank to a single thickness. It's hard to explain my thoughts, in words.G'day Greg, just a thought, but what we were saying about deviating from the build instructions,
if this kit is designed to have the planks sit on the transom without it being notched, it could be that if you notch the transom you will have to also notch all the other bulkheads as well, or at the very least reduce them in size by the amount of the notches or you will end up trying to bend the plank ends down into the transom, if you know what I mean, as I said just a thought,
best regards john.