I seem to be taking way too much time per plank. I think my original error was that I only made one measurement onto the spiling batten instead of two. I marked out the plank widths onto the frames, stem and transom and then drew a fair curve through them as specified in the book. I then took my batten and laid the outboard edge along the marked line and measured the distance to the rabbit on the keel and stem. Placing the batten on my stock I reversed the process and cut to the curved line. I used the out-board edge of the batten to determine the width of the plank. I didn't really get it - that the curvature of the batten has to be transferred to the stock for the plank to fit right- until I tried to fit the 2nd plank and of course it was way off. Is my mistake that I used the outboard edge of the batten along the plank width line? I read and reread the book but it just didn't sink in. By placing the spiling batten between the keel rabbit and the plank width line and recording two measurements per station - will this transfer the right curvature onto the stock? Do you lay the batten on the stock
and measure the batten to rabbit diatance, then usue a sencond batten to draw this curve and the measure from this line the plank-width line? I think this is my mistake.
I am making expensive sawdust. Your help is
Also, can I/should I use 5200 at the transom and stem - plank faying surfaces? What's the best sealant if I bung the screw holes?