You will need some patience. Some of their test result graphs show balsa results far off the graph, whereas other materials are struggling to survive! The hog internal wood keel , stem and transom are then positioned onto the strongback and also sometimes the bilge stringers and inwale may also be added. Sooner or later it will reach North America and then we can do some comparative testing. Good point about the resale value for old strip-planked racing boats.
Building a cedar strip-planked hull
Its diameter should be the same as the saw's arbor flange to prevent distortion stresses on the blades when the arbor nut is tightened. Typically, my boats have a thicker bottom plank or a wide keel to give the boat a wider glue seam at the gar-board plank as well as to give it a tougher bottom. By this time the hull has had a lot of filling and fairing using the fairing additive for the epoxy. Join Our Mailing List. The advantage is a savings in time, but at the expense of requiring a more extensive set up and double the noise intensity. Some might see cedar strip as having usurped the traditional plank-on-frame, copper-fastened and oakum-caulked carvel hull - albeit somewhat Lego-like by comparison. Even with complex shapes, Speed Strip planks snap together quickly and securely without a tendency to override each other when twisted.
Gartside Boats - FAQ - More on Strip Planking: Paul's Opinion
To remove the fuzz, we moistened the surface with water to raise the bruised grain then sanded just enough to remove it with grit sandpaper on a file-board. Some of the moulds may be substituted with permanent ply bulkheads. Clip or break them off, or, if short, leave them alone. I've just been reading what designer Paul Gartside has to say here - he's not a fan! Traditionally, the accepted shape for strip planks has been square in section. I would prefer double diaganal cedar and epoxy but strip cedar and epoxy would be my choice when it comes to buying a second hand yacht.
Although the process for building strip plank boats is really quite simple, it does take time, since everything is done by hand, with the surface added each time being relatively small. I use western red cedar for the strips above the water line and white cedar below the water line. Besides describing the strip making process, it is hoped it might encourage strip builders to add an Adirondack guideboat to their fleet, and also provides a sample of the flavor of the book. This is the traditional "Carvel" method of boat construction. For more on this, see Method 8 - Foam core over mold.