Planking on 16′ sea boat


Here are the first few planks on 16′ traditionally built sea boat I’m building. I had to re-line the planking after the I put the garboard on. I was half expecting this and it didn’t cause too much trouble. I chose to go with eight planks per side and the next one will have nine to make the job a little easier and be more economical of the planking stock. Luckily I had plenty of wide planks from which to cut the curved planks from and that the wood I’m using is fairly stable.


I’ve five planks on in this photo and I should have the sixth pair on, or nearly on, by the time you’re reading this post. I’m still mulling over the details of the rig and interior. Once the boat is framed out and I can remove the molds I’ll spend a lot of time lying down in the boat and sitting in it and generally relaxing trying out what will work best.

Why not contact Tiernan Roe, about having your dream boat built phone +353 86 1586937 or email

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