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Stringer scarfs ….

August 23, 2016

Some of the stringer timbers have been joined used a flat scarf. A vertical join is all that can be seen at eye level but from above and below there is a taper in the end of each piece of timber. The angle of the taper is determined by the shipwright and will depend on the type of timber, the load on the timber, other joins already used etc.

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The second type of scarf used is the plain scarf as shown with the photo of the painted and unpainted timbers. The lower photo shows the scarf cut at the end of the timber ready for a matching join. These scarfs are bolted vertically and the bolt ends are then plugged.

Further information on scarfs.

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