For the past year I’ve been planking – not much else. Hence I’ve haven’t had much to write about. I have now completed the starboard side and I have 3 planks remaining on the port side. Then it’s on to one of the (many) other parts of the boat.
In the mean time, I’ve updated my description of the process of double planking under “Replacing Double Planking.”
I’ve been out of town for the better part of Jan – Mar, so progess has been slow; however, Plank S18 is now complete and I’ve started on the next plank S17. Here is what I’ve done so far …
Note that I’ve updated the page for S18 to include information on the completed plank.
The following PDF file describes my progress in making the next plank.
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I’ve just completed the installation of the 19th plank on the starboard side. The 19th plank consists of a 3/8″ inner plank made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar overlapped with a 5/8″ Wana outer plank. The installation of the inner plank was posted earlier. The latest post (Alita Restoration Project/ Planking/ Outer Plank S19) describes the construction and installation of the outer plank.
The last few weeks have been dedicated to finishing the installation of the inner plank that ties in to the existing planking. See Alita Restoration Project/November Chronology (cont.) to read about it.
November has been a busy month. I’ve posted a day-by-day under Alita Restoration/November Chronology and also a description of how I plan to tie into the existing planking as part of my plank-replacing project (under Alita Restoration/Planking/Tying into the Existing Planking)
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I’ve made two changes to this blog …
- I revised my previous description of how to make and install a double plank. The new document describes my most recent ideas on how to tackle this problem. Hopefully, it will also be clearer.
- I added a day-by-day account of my effort to install the third plank on the starboard side.
I’ve finished another plank – this one on starboard. See Alita->planking->S9