planking .............. the gap closes

60 days

As you can see from the photo the gap between the topside planking working down, and the bilge planking working up is closing. The little rectangular blocks you can see on the internal shots are butt blocks which back up the butt joints in those planks made in 2 pieces.

After 9 more planks we'll leave a 2 plank gap on either side to make it easier to cramp in the steamed frames and the bilge stringer. When these are in the final planks will be fitted.