Construction methods for the Haven 12 1/2
Surprising no matches came up when I did a search regarding construction methods for the Haven 12 1/2. Plans and tradition call for carvel plank construction, but the Haven was redesigned from the H12 to be trailerable. If the boat will be stored on the trailer, out of the water, the planks will not be able to "soak" and swell; therefore why use carvel plank? Wouldn't cold molded, or strip planking be a more realistic method? To have the "Traditional" look I have been thinking about carvel planking, then cold molding over the planks. This will eliminate the concern about the non-swelling of the planks and the interior will still show traditional planking. My one concern is the added weight. Comments and your opinions are welcome.
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