Side planking on 21′ Cape Henry Gaff Cutter


Oh yeah! Lucky reader here is a very rare picture indeed. It’s of me and I’m actually working. I’m adzing out the curve on the bottom of the deadwood. It’s made up from laminations of 3″x2″ Southern Yellow Pine. The adze was the handiest tool I had on hand for roughing out the shape. It was pretty quick, mind you a sharp chainsaw or better still a ships saw would have been nice to have.


Once it was glued and bolted in place I was able to start the side planking. Those stringers were mighty handy for running a flush cut bit along, you can see the slot in the ply on the right.

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