This is a boatbuilding documentation of the Schooner "Susan" continued from the following thread:
SO THIS IS PART TWO!!!
The Builder is Bob Albers who lives about 20 miles north of Dallas and is building this Schooner for his personal use. See the first thread on this project if you want to know more about this design...
Well here she is strip planked with 1 1/2" X 3/4" rectangular strips with a groove in each edge (kinda tongue and groove) and a spruce spline to keep all lined up. The following photos will illustrate this. The strips are cedar with grain orientation such that max strength is maintained. The strips were obtained from ripping cedar 2X4's. Two diagonal layers of 1/8" Cedar veneer are to follow with a final fore and aft layer applied last.
From inside...kinda neat shot.
How she looks at the stem...shows the splines well.
The planking materials... BTW, Mr. Albers used PL in the grooves in lieu of epoxy, which made for much easier application and will work fine...especially since this hull will have three layers of veneer on the exterior and the inside surface will also be glassed.
A simple method to pull up a plank while putting in temporary fasteners.
Finishing up the deadwood planking.
How she comes together at the transom.