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    Originally posted by sgtbob


    Scott, We have something in common, sort of. I grew up sailing a Beetle Catboat (also gaff

    rigged) on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. GREAT FUN !! and a wonderful sailer.

    Bob


    Bob,

    A Beetle Cat on Buzzards Bay??? That was my introduction to sailing in sixth grade! Great fun!! Watching the ships going through the Canal was cool, too!

    Pete

    in Michigan

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    • Pete, I knew you were from that area but for some crazy reason I had it in my mind (a

      terrible place) that you were from north of Boston. New Bedford is my home town and I

      graduated from New Bedford High School in 1953. I spent most of my summers at my Aunt Jo's place

      on Water Street in Mattapoisett, right across the street from the town park and pier. Where

      were you from exactly??

      Bob
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      • Bob,

        Cochituate, which is part of Wayland. Classmate had a place "Downa Cape" and I was invited to spend the weekend with them. Great time. And I just remembered the name of the boat! "Minnow Bee," because his mother's name was "Minna" and her middle initial was "B." Whodathunkit??

        Pete

        in Michigan

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        • It will be SLOW going now for a while as far as in progress photos go. I have beveled all

          the frames to accept the planking in a smooth manner. Now it goes slow because each plank

          needs to be soaked in hot water for about 15 minutes and then fitted in place and clamped

          there while it dries. That takes a while and then it is glued in place and then move on to

          the same plank on the other side.

          I have the garboard plank (bottom plank) done on both sides and am working on the next one. Will try to

          get a photo today but it would not be very interesting to look at each plank as it goes on (11 per side).

          Bob
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          • Just the start of planking the hull, this will be a long slow process.



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            • Looking good, Bob! Keep going!

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • Nice planks, they're actually tapered for each location instead of simply straight boards

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                • Pete and Bill, thanks for your input.

                  Bill. yes, they look like this.



                  Bob
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                  • How do you clamp the boards in place while they dry?

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                    • Ray, I use anything and everything that is handy. This is an example. Actually this is when

                      gluing the strake in place, I need much more when I am twisting the plank wet but then it

                      pretty much holds it's shape when dried so it needs less clamps.



                      Bob
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                      • Looks good to me Bob!
                        Carl

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                        • Thanks Carl.

                          On second thought I guess my explanation of planking was pretty weak so I thought I would show it through the steps.

                          It may have other uses in Model Railroading.

                          And why it takes so long.

                          Here is the hull with the next strake laying beside it.



                          That strake was then soaked in hot water for at least 5 minutes, usually a bit longer.

                          This is the first waiting period.

                          Then it is fitted to the model and held in place with whatever clips you have at hand.

                          The strake will have to both bow around the

                          model and twist to keep it down flat at each bulkhead.



                          THIS IS IMPORTANT, you must let it dry completely. If you don't it will snap back to

                          it's straight form.

                          Here it is dry and I have removed all the clips. NOTE: if you are building this model

                          these strakes are made too long and must by clipped to length at the stern.

                          The dry strake retains it's shape.



                          Here you can see that the strake retained it's shape to fit the model.



                          Lastly the strake is glued in place at all bulkheads and along it's upper edge. I just

                          use enough clips to help it stay in place until the glue dries.




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                          • Looking good Bob. Yes doing the planking is very tedious, but it's a step you can't rush, if you want a nice hull.

                            And correct, you can never use enough pegs, clips and whatever you can get your hands on.

                            Masking tape is also handy.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

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                            • Bob,

                              Planking looks good so far.

                              Are you using cotton between planks? ;-) I used to work at the Toms River Boat Works as a summer job, and replanking older wooden boats was one of my jobs .

                              Thanks for the strake bending and glueing demo. I can use the wetting technique for the barge I need to finish.

                              We have two things in common, I used to visit my Aunt Margret in Mattapoisett. She had a little cape across the street from the beach.

                              Scott

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                              • Rob and Scott, thanks for your input, much appreciated.

                                Scott, that's incredible, we both had aunts (pronounced arnts) that lived about 3 blocks

                                apart in that little town of Mattapoisett. I now live in south central Pennsylvania, how about you?

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