Making the boards true

29 Apr

While I did my best to cut the board strakes to a fair curve, I had my moments.  Most of the boards when viewed from the right angle would show less then an ideal curve shape.    To improve the curve to an acceptable look, I placed each board in my work table and planed the curve for a good look.   I also rounded the edges slightly.

Planing the curve

Once each board is attached to the hull, all mounting screws and clamps are removed.   A final fairing coat of epoxy is applied to the joints, and nail holes are filled.   Ends are cut off with a pull saw, and sanding of the board is done .

I left all boards long until after installation

Smoothing out the board, the bilge keel makes a nice bench rest.

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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Building Stage


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One response to “Making the boards true

  1. Paula

    May 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

    OMG!! The blog was behind. You have made amazing progress. I really am so impressed.



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