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Corbie 5 IOM Planking, Part 4

It's a snow day! We only get a day or three of snow here in Seattle each year, but it completely shuts down the entire city. Way too many steep hills here.


So it was a good day to epoxy down more planks. In the past week I also epoxied down the keelson plank. I'm going to make this hull work, but it's not going to be pretty!

Here's where I'm at now... closing in on the keelson.




The bow is by far the most challenging. It's nearly impossible to get the very front of the planks to twist into place. I've got strong clamps and tons of down-pressure from rubber bands. I've even wedged in some bits of scrap to try to further leverage down the planks, but just can't get them to twist the last little bit.

The outside will easily sand down to form the proper shape, but I'll most likely have very visible openings between the planks. Sigh...


Might be able to finish planking in the next week, but it'll be one plank at a time from here on out. Then it's the fun part... sanding and shaping! After that it's the fiberglassing.



Aloha!



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