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Sheer strake plank progress …

October 26, 2015

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The sheer strake has been fitted on the starboard of the ship. Some planks were refitted after being refurbished. The bare timber planks have been shaped and steamed to fit correctly. Many methods have been used to position the planks – wooden chocks, bolts and clamps. Galvanised bolts and dumps are to be used to permanently fix the sheer strake to the frames.

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The skill of the shipwrights is demonstrated in the above photos. Each plank of the sheer strake has directions important to the future work to be carried out. Whether to use a bolt or a dump, drill holes from the inside or not and how to affix the planking temporarily.

24102015 AD  inside sheer strake bolt & nut  ready

The unpainted bolt and nut in the lodging knee is holding part of the sheer strake in place.

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