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Bernadette
11-08-2010, 05:55 AM
i am finally getting around to posting some pictures of the work on building my new yacht to William Peterson's Katy design. as i upload more photos i will post here to the forum.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/building%20KATY/060.jpg
hull planking is garboard: Spurwood. the remainder of the hull in this photo is mostly Yellow Sirus and PNG Rosewood. we are using Huon Pine now for the remaining 5 planks. the planking is all 15/16 inch. fastened with copper nails.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/building%20KATY/054.jpg
view from stem after roving. we are roving each plank after it is fastened before moving onto the next plank. we have clenched some nails in hard to get at places eg. hard up alongside the stem. the ribs are Scented Maple on 7 1/2" centers with sawn laminated frames on each station. so we have 4 ribs between each frame. the floors are either Spurwood and Grey Satin Ash and bolted with 5/"8 or 3/4" copper bolts. the ballast keel has a number of NAB bolts through it.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/building%20KATY/062.jpg
stern view. transom is 3 laminations: 2 of PNG rosewood with outer skin of Huon Pine. we are running the planks past the transom and will finish them off about 1 1/4" past as we did on decatur. the shaft tube and rudder tube are in place. the keel in way of the prop will be shaped when we clean down the hull. im opting for tiller steering instead of helm. personal preference.

P.L.Lenihan
11-08-2010, 06:10 AM
You and your dad are doing some mighty fine work Bernadette! looking forward to seeing more pictures as you progress along!!


Cheers!


Peter

Thad
11-08-2010, 07:59 AM
Thanks! and Cheers!!!

wizbang 13
11-08-2010, 09:41 AM
yummmm

StevenBauer
11-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Looks like you have been busy. Thanks for the great photos. She's beautiful.


Steven

BrianY
11-08-2010, 10:02 AM
Looks beautiful!

A question: You said " we are running the planks past the transom and will finish them off about 1 1/4" past as we did on decatur." Perhaps I'm not understanding this correctly, but it sounds like your going to leave the planking sticking out 1 1/4" beyond the transom. Why? Wouldn't that make the plank ends more vulnerable to damage than if they were flush with the transom?

peter radclyffe
11-08-2010, 02:39 PM
terrific

Larks
11-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Looking great Bern'!!! Please keep the photos coming.

Wooden Boat Fittings
11-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Well done, Bernadette. She's looking really great. You're certainly into boatbuilding, aren't you?

Mike

philcostello
11-08-2010, 05:55 PM
looking good

JimJ
11-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Bernadette

She is looking great.
Love your father's shed. I guess you can lay claim to it also.

JimJ

Alex Low
11-09-2010, 12:49 AM
Heck yes! She is looking fine!

Way to go...

Perhaps the planking length is to achieve the look below? This fine vessel is the Katie Ford... I love that line.
There is a schooner out here called Blue Jacket that also has this detail. Its art for artists! Or boats for builders!

http://www.alexlow.ca/katieford.jpg

Alex

Bernadette
11-09-2010, 04:01 AM
BrianY, extending the planking past the transom is purely for aesthetics. there will be no damage to the plank ends. if you intend to bang your boat around, bump into things or become a target for other marine craft, then yes, damage will happen, but then i think its best to stay ashore and keep the yacht safely moored stern first, in a marina pen! i am partial to this type of plank finish. it just looks very shippy. i had it on Decatur as well.

Alex, the Katie Ford is a lovely looking yacht. whats her design?

G. Schollmeier
11-09-2010, 05:37 AM
Fantastic build, keep the updates coming.
45’ Katie Ford designed by Heine Dole, launched in the spring of 1946
Here is a close look at her very nice backside.

http://photos.plaxo.com/photos/get/51/9/52/181/110299/3175392-l-0.jpg

davidagage
11-09-2010, 06:13 AM
Excellent looking work Bernedette, great progress too.

Bernadette
11-09-2010, 06:27 AM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/DECATUR/582.jpg

here's DECATUR's stern after name and home port painted in, prior to launching.

PeterSibley
11-09-2010, 06:36 AM
Beautiful work Bernadette !

MiddleAgesMan
11-09-2010, 07:04 AM
Never heard of finishing a transom that way but I really like it! Seems you reduce the chance of split planks, too, since there is more wood between the last fasteners and the plank-ends.