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Plank sections ….

July 19, 2019

When the sections of the planks are fastened to the frames there is 2 methods of “joining ” the sections.  The first photo show a scarf join and the second a butt join. The shipwrights bevill the surfaces so that there is a space for the caulking. The lower photo also shows how deep into the plank the bolt and spike heads are. This space is plugged and sanded. The lower strake has the plugs sanded flush with the plank surface and then painted. There are about 3000 plugs to be inserted in the holes.

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