Hi Guys and Gals,
Had a bit of celibration last night, as finally I have finished the hull planks.
This joint had only a 9" scarf as could not get access to the plank at 12". The plank had also been sawn a bit different from the others which left the grain edge on, this made it very stiff to bend and twist to fit.
Fitting the last plank!
That means now I have the two Garboard planks left to do. They are a bit of a different animal from the others, needing to be bolted to the iron floors as well as screwed to the keel, no copper nails, they are both also going to be about 15 feet long. Screws are 2-1/2" bronze to replace the brass nails that had come loose and caused all those leaks in 2010/11. Not suprising really, a plain round brass nail lasting 75years is nothing to complain about, they got me to the Carribean before failing.
Well its fuel tank removal next, have to empty it first. Only way I can drill the new bolt holes required.