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Lady J, week four, progress seems slow, though it really isn't.

Time for an update. Some of the issues faced this week are iron sick floors, sprung planks and a bad plank, along with the seam reefing and detailing of the planks for varnish. I picked up a nice piece of Sapele for the bad plank and took care of it today.



I cut the piece and fitted it in with shims at first.







I bored the new screw holes prior to glue up and thenmixed epoxy and mahogany sawdust. I set the scarph joint with screws and let it cook a bit before I had big Zach press the new plank flush while I drove screws.



It flushed out nicely.



The boys worked the seams again today.



I should do these last three salon ribs tomorrow.



and so it goes....
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Like most projects...staring at it is usually scarier then doing it.

Bet the old girl hasn't been this dried out in a LONG time....Im sure that has its minuses as well.
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Nice looking wood quarter sawen too.
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Love this series, wish more people were working on wooden boats so I can learn from watching. Keep up the posts, please, it's a whole 'nuther boat world from fiberglass.
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Yeah, the plank edges are real brittle. That's a fine looking bit of wood there... I like working with wooden boats. There's a certain satisfaction not found in my former career.
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