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Old 03-08-2016, 09:43 PM   #21
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Rufus that is a handsome dog. Below is a photo of one one of my critters.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:24 PM   #22
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The Whisky Plank went in today.
It took Snapper about two hours of shaping the plank on a belt sander to get it to fit. It fit tight!

For those who don't build wooden boats, the whiskey plank is the last plank to be installed. It's traditional to stop and have a drink when it is installed.

I figure we're about 1/3 done.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:49 PM   #23
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Whiskey plank

Why not just make them all whiskey planks?? Surely every plank was laid as carefully as the last?
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Roger, we actually want to finish this one. I think we've got five months into it at this point.
The other planks don't require much hand fitting. We're using a sort of tongue and groove planking.
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That is a GREAT picture! Congrats!!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 PM   #26
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Thanks Al. We were really getting tired of planking. Glad that's done.
Fitting the whisky plank was an interesting process. My job was to hold things and hand Snapper tools.

We got the boat planked to the point that there was a gap less than two planks wide. Two planks were glued together to form one wide plank. The gap in the bottom was measured at one inch intervals with dividers. The measurement was transferred to the plank. The dots were then connected using a flexible batten and pencil. Snapper then used a hand plane and belt sander to work the edges down to the line. We used a mallet to drive the plank home.
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It's like cutting a 20 ft long key in a piece of wood! What a task! What a craftsman!

I would have loved being there for the toast! Not any of that work that preceded the toast...just the toast.

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You would have been welcome Al.
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