The planking of the hull is fairly straight forward once the forefoot panel is in place. There was a lot of scarfing and screwing and glueing the plywood to the framework.
Once the bottom planking is done the edges are trimmed back and the corner between the keel and the planking was filleted with a generous radius fillet to take the fibreglass sheathing. You can also see in the photo above that I’ve lined out for the planking with the temporary battens.
I had kept the plank templates from the first boat, even though I hadn’t been totally happy with the lining out of that boat. Not that anyone else noticed, I even had to point it out to a fellow boatbuilder.
I’m halfway through the side planking in the photo above. Happily the bottom of the boat is flat enough to hold tools and other stuff. Which is very handy but does lead to a build up of clutter.
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