Re: Quartersawn lumber used in boat building
Double planking is of course well known in yacht building. The British used double diagonal a lot on their lifeboats. Check Ashcroft system.
The Asa Thomson skiff is a cross planked skiff that is double planked. Mystic Seaport Museum 76.148
Batten seam is another traditional way of getting there. Used on the best of the all wood Peterboro canoes, whaleboats, runabouts etc. It was used on other trailer boats before plywood. Think of it as double planked except one layer is really narrow...
As John used to say, we are doing different things with our boats now than was done traditionally, and the available materials are different.
Dories are a case in point. A bottom that is extremely difficult to repair and a garboard that is conducive to splitting. Based on availability of wide boards and wood that could be wasted. Boats that were pretty much wet all the time.
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."