adopting a plywood boat to strip plank...

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by lakecat, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    -if you strip-plank a design intended for lapstrake it won't look the same.

    -so you will have a strip-planked hull with extra-thick epoxy joints between the strips, glassed both sides. You have gone to a lot of trouble over those joints, it is not clear why. Compared to a quick squirt of regular glue on the joints which scrapes off easily afterwards, there is no saving of time or effort.
     

  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I know Terry, he's designed a batten seam method that will double the planking weight of the boat and a Navigator isn't a light boat to start with. He's also hinting at internal frames, suggesting he's making more structural burden.
     
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