Looks like you need a house jack. Looking good!
Stem and Stern nailed down... Spileing batten for Garboard planking
Rough cut those garboards today, 1/2" marine fir from a 4x 10' sheet, hoping to have them scarphed and ready to nail one on by this weekend
just for fun here's an old photo of Spear chugging right along, 1 ft longer but a much "smaller" dory than Centennial.
fair amount been going on since last post, lots of little fiddly bits, and the garboards scarphed up, a 10-1 West System glue joint, nailed to the floor to cure, then once the nails are pulled I fill the nail holes with ... Copper rivets, just for good measure
final fairing of stem and stern, then bronze annular ring nails a good hammer and a hefty backing block to absorb the blows and the Garboard is attached to the stem stern bottom and frames!
the Port side is on the floor beside the planking bench waiting for a lap bevel.
believe it or not (the camera angle foreshortens) that garboard is 18"wide at the bow
Last edited by Daniel Noyes; 09-27-2016 at 05:53 PM.
Nice old #10 coal shovel!
Did the 1/2" ply put up much of a fight with that compound twist in the bow? Is planking also epoxied to stem and frames?
I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
no epoxy, Cooperis oxide/coper coat/coopernol like stuff on the mating surfaces... the bottom and garboard will get an exterior layer of glass and epoxy once I flip the hull over and fair the garboard to the bottom.
Last edited by Daniel Noyes; 09-27-2016 at 05:55 PM.
port side, checking that fit...
Daniel, seriously consider running fiberglass tape along the interior seam where the garboard meets the bottom especially if you're not using a chine log there. It's weight and strength added down low where this boat needs it anyway. And don't worry, hopefully you'll be able to tell me how to build my Welsford Long Steps in the not too distant future.
Do you think there might be a concern with glassing a plank bottom that big? What's going to happen when those planks want to expand? I can see the chine, but I think I might be concerned a bit with the whole thing.
I glassed the chines on that old dory of mine (about a 6" wide tape) and that worked well. She was iron fastened and the chines were a bit iron sick so I didn't have too many options.
I think the planking is fir ply Ned.
You don't have to be prepared as long as you're willing to suffer the consequences.
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It's something they did at Lowell's Boat Shop since the late 80's, seems to work well, I'm using system 3 on the bottom as it is a little softer than West which hardens "harder"
the Garboard is Marine Fir to prevent cracking along the grain, bottom and all other planks are EWPine, beautifully boards, fairly clear 1' wide
The problem I did have on that boat was at the plank laps, some of which showed signs of deterioration. (these laps had a bead of polysulfide between them, FYI). I blame this on the fact that I stored the boat in my garage for 12 years, so that after sailing, the plank laps never had a chance to dry properly. One especially weak zone rotted right through (to my great dismay, I saw water squirting through the paint as I heeled over on a tack) and that had to be cut out and patches for both planks beveled, epoxied in, and riveted (oddly, that was when I stopped treating the boat like a sacred object and finally started playing with my own repairs, modifications, and boat building, so it was a strangely fortunate event in some ways). This boat is still going strong, by the way with her second private owner who bought her from Lowells a couple of years ago. Long live the old "Swan"! -- Wade
how often do we get to swing an adz these days actually doing work?!
roughing out the bevels for scarfing sheer planks, the #2 plank can be seen nailed to the shop floor, glueing. and I got the #1 planks planed to thickness (5/8ths) last evening.
Ahhh,.. It's nice to beak out the old tools every now and then isn't it.
(............ When using an adze I prefer to straddle the work and swing between be legs. That way I'm not swinging toward my leg.)
I'd love to see Centennial in person, and maybe Great Republic too
Exactly where on Cape Ann is that boat? Do you know the name / address of that site?
spileing #1 plank
I'm just starting to get a real solid sense of the shape of her. I've built this same hull before, but to 18' with 8" less width and a few inches less freeboard. There is some pronounced hollow beginning to show in her forefoot, down low in the bow and very powerful midsection. I just got the starboard lap riveted this weekend. and the remaining planks #2 and sheer planks, planed to thickness.
Last edited by Daniel Noyes; 10-26-2016 at 05:30 AM.
spileing #2 planking! ... got to leave room for that gorgeous sheer strake.
getting close to "Whiskey plank" time... and then... on to the "Chowda Zone"!
Last edited by Daniel Noyes; 10-26-2016 at 12:46 PM.
Looking great Daniel! There's just something salty about a dory. If your chowder is anything like the stuff they serve at Mystic Seaport, it sure would be good to be around for that.
I hope that stem does not split, all those fastenings with no staggering.
you do have a point though, that white oak is soooo hard, I'm drilling for every ring nail just a drill size smaller than the shank, and the nails are staggered in at differing angles, but that oak is so incredibly hard, the nails will give long before the oak ever does, really gorgeous stuff, tight grain and almost waxy, it planes, with a very sharp blade, to a near reflective finish.
Last edited by Daniel Noyes; 10-26-2016 at 12:44 PM.
I am planning a big pot of chowder for the haul out party, I'm going to have to get the boat out of the shop to put on the sheer plank, I don't have room, due to the loft framing, to fasten it at the transom. I'm also considering pulling the strong back out for the winter to give me a littttttttle more working space around and in the boat.
2nd set of planks on and started riveting
next I've got to drag her out of the shop and pull out the strong back, there's not room to put on the sheer plank under the loft...
That's looking good Daniel. You'll be on to the interior and deck in no time.
Sucker for a pretty face.
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Getting into trouble one board at a time.