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Old 02-27-2012, 07:48 PM
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You could do both but I only tapered one side. You are tapering so little that it wont matter. It saves a lot of time if you only do one side. It seemed to work for me quite well. Its much less extreme than your image shows and will be very gradual.

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Thanks Chuck. The photo is greatly exaggerated. I am only removing about .02 on one side.

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I'm making steady progress on the planking. I have noticed that the planks supplied my ME are not very "square" but more slanted like parallelograms. I have also been experimenting with steaming the planks.
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A question for Chuck, if you are listening. The instructional guide calls for a 3/16 wide garboard plank. The kit didn't come with anything that wide, there is nothing listed on the parts list. All I have are some 1/4 strips that I think will work just as well. Also, what is the length of taper? Is it the same 3 inches used on all the other planks?

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I continue to add planks. I also have been reading through the ME "Planking the Built Up Ship Model" and MSW "Simple Hull Planking Techniques for Beginners" found in their shipwrights database. Both are good resources and have fine illustrations. I think I will be adding the second layer of planking when I am done but haven't committed to that idea yet.

 
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I finished up the first layer of planking. It looks pretty good but I must have got off track somewhere because I ended up having to splice in a piece on both sides. There is a dip in the bow, looks like I pressed my thumb in to much. Some wood filler and light sanding should straighten everything out. I plan on doing the second layer; apart from the larger piece of planking, it's been a good learning experience.

 
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Ok, a question regarding the second layer of planking. Should you off-set the planks over the first layer? That is stagger them so that you start over a seem of the first layer?

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It doesnt matter....you should concentrate on getting the planks lined up properly. For Mayflower, this is crucuial because you have so many molding strips which should follow the run of the planking,. Start with the wales. This will ensure that the run of the planks is correct. Work your way up from there.

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Thanks Chuck. Now an unsual question but related. Did you by chance happen to take photo of your Mayflower from directly in front of the bow? I am curious to see how the planks look as they round the bow. If not no big deal. I have been reading ME's "Planking the Built-Up Ship Model" and was curious how the planks look on a bluff bow.

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