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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Now it is the turn of taking the spilt planking out.

Now that the ribs have been re-newed, it is time to remove the old spilt planking and make new ones. As with all old boats there is an amount of hope that you can get the planking out in one piece, but often that is not the case as it is fragile and breaks as you get it out. Being clinker built it needs a lot of patience and knowing when to put at something and when not too. Also re-newing old planks you have to get into the mindset of the builder and understand how and why he built it the way that he did and re-new the plank the way he put it there in the first place. Today is going to be a long day and one that will test the patience of a saint as I do battle with the planking


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