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Another load of planking ….

April 3, 2018

The 75 mm. thick spotted gum for hull planking began arriving this week after being cut in New South Wales. There are three stacks shown here, with more arriving next week as well as a load of 150 mm. thick material, which will be used for the straighter sections of framing i.e. floor timbers. As the planks are supplied unseasoned, the ends of the planks are protected against splitting by painting the ends and applying gang nailed steel plates. The planks shown are 6 metres long while some arriving with the next delivery will be 6.6 metres.  Many thanks to Ian for the photos and explanations.

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