A Question About Planking

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Windship277, Jul 7, 2017.

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  1. TANSL
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    I'm afraid Windship277 does not belong to this forum anymore.
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    For some reason, that I don't know of, Windship 277 is a previous member now, but I'm not up to date in reading these forums, so maybe it's obvious why . . ? ?

    Anyway, I'll answer to his last series of posts on this thread, just for the little chance he's still reading here, and is continuing his search for information for his prospective boat building project...
     
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  3. DCockey
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    As I noted above the Sea Bright 18 in your link has three alternatives for glued construction, only one of which has laps. You could use the "stitch and glue" or "chine" (also known as "batten seam") construction which do not have laps.
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    Seabright skiffs were traditionally built with riveted lapstrake planking, with six or more planks per side. Here is a link to a 28 minute video about Seabright skiffs including video of Charlie Hankins building one. The Sea Bright Skiff http://www.folkstreams.net/film,41
     
  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Dear Windship,

    From your above last series of posts, and the links in them, I saw you got your info from here . . .

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    ‘‘ Welcome
    “Preserving traditional boat building skills and promoting their potential to strengthen competitiveness and employment in the marine sector throughout the 2 Seas area.”

    A HISTORY OF MARINE TRADITION

    The 2 Seas area (the English Channel and the North Sea) has a rich marine history, with a wealth of ships and boats steeped in nautical heritage and character.

    The traditions and skills of this maritime industry is an important asset which is highly valued by those living in the regions along the coastline of the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. It is both a key part of these regions’ history and economy, as well as an important cultural attraction for visitors.

    However, across the regions the preservation of this sailing heritage is under threat. The skills unique to wooden boat building are known to a small and decreasing number of experts, who are of progressing age. If no action is taken, it is only a matter of time before these skills become extinct.
    ’’

    Which is all OK info, but it doesn't take the advantages of modern materials and modern boat building techniques into account, which are incorporated in the boat you linked in post #1, and also in the Iain Oughtred designed Caledonia Yawl you named in post #89, which plans are only offered with scantlings for a glued seam lapstrake plywood build.

    Traditional boatbuilding is like a journey back into time. If you want that, then best search for similar boats to the ones you named, but offered with traditional boatbuilding plans and scantlings. I'm not looking for these, but I'll think there's abundant supply of them all over the web, just like there is for traditional looking boats, but build with modern materials and corresponding building techniques, like for example the ones you've already found.

    Good luck !
    Edit = added in-line links
     
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  5. Angélique
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    David, I'll reply later to your post #85, I'm limited in time right now . . :(
     
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    David, Windship 277 showed up the other day, made dozens of posts, made grandiose statements, asked obvious questions and seemed a bit of a troll, at least to me. Now, he's a "previous member" which suggest he was what I suspected. I never did figure out what he wanted, motives, etc., as he didn't seem to have much to offer. I'll bet he was a "previous member" before, trying to find a way back in possibly, but I'm glad he's gone. He smelled like a problem waiting to hatch.
     
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    Given the response in the other thread (which latestarter linked above) and that the OP is no longer following the responses here, will close this particular thread.

    If someone else is interested in discussing planking methods, conversions, comparisons, or other design or construction questions touched on here, please feel free start a new thread on the area of interest.

    (And thank you very much to all who contributed good information despite some rough spots in the thread)
     
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