Mayflower II Captain's Blog

Life aboard a 17th Century reproduction ship

A Quick update

September 12th, 2007 by Plimoth

It seems like every time I turn around I am behind on my blob postings. I was going to write something several times likes wek and never got around to it. well here are some pictures to show some progress of a week ago.

The planks are 7/8″ cedar. They are spiled to the shape of the bottom of the boat. They are applied in a lpastrake style, i.e. overlaping each other and made flush at each end by planing a gain on each board. The first pair of planks, next to the keel, are called the garboards. I suppose technically the plywood is the garboard.

The planks are fastened to the frames with bronze screws and attached to each other with copper rivets. The second pair of planks are called the broad strakes.

I will post more current pictures at the end of the day today.

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