Deck layout

56 days

Definately past the half way stage in planking now, and hope to finish by the end of the month. Hopefully we have enough planking stock to finish.
The seams between planks are closed at the back and are bevelled so that the outside is open between 1/16" to 1/8" to get the caulking cotton in. The planks are screwed to the sawn frames with silicon bronze screws. When the planking is almost finished smaller section steamed frames will be fitted. Two frames in each space between the sawn frames. will be fixed with copper nails and roves. ( don't be impatient, Kevin, it's a bit early for details of the ballast keel )

Meanwhile the design of the basic layout down below is more or less sorted. Fine detail and a load of lockers remain to be added. You can see pictures of this and the deck layout in the design page.