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Shipwrights work ….

August 4, 2018

 

 

Some of the frames and the keelson have needed extra timber laminated onto them to get the correct shape. The extra timber will be planed to the exact shape needed before being painted ready for planking.

The shipwrights also need to calculate many dimensions relevant to the frames and planks. Each plank is a unique part of the hull and its dimensions, its taper or bend or twist needs to be known and the effect on the other planks.

The gaps between the keelson, the frames and the keel are being sealed, from port and starboard, with suitable hardwood timber pieces. These pieces are shaped by the shipwrights to fit exactly and tightly in the spaces.

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