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harry smith 104/08/2017 04:05:39
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Hi Bob

Yes it is one of my crazy ideas and there are more floating around in the old grey matter!!!

I always ended up with jobs which other guys would not tackle.

My son-in-law has two sailing boats (NS14s) but only one trailer.

So I design a double height trailer which handles both boats with holders for the mast and booms.

It took three weeks to build.

Also use as a bike trailer and transporting long stuff like roof iron and timber.


Brian Dickinson 104/08/2017 06:01:00
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135 photos

Hi Harry. Your boat is a nice piece of work. The planking interests me, do you just glue one end of the plank down and then clamp the plank into place or do you pre bend them? I would be interested in how you do it. The pictures are excellent but a little explanation of the method would be of interest to me as a starter.


harry smith 104/08/2017 06:58:47
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Hi Brian

I glued both ends and over the stringers and frames on the first layer.

Because it's veneer it bends easily but on the stern I prebend each one with pressure in my fingers.

Each plank requires trimming on the edge which goes up against the installed plank because of the curve of the hull.

In the stern an extra stringer on each side would have given me more gluing area.

Fill and sand the first layer and start the second layer.

Until you get the second layer on around the cockpit and engine area the hull is fairly weak.

As for the bottom I stood have used plywood from a diagonal cut across frame 2 and 3 to the stern.

This would save a stack of time.

The hull is very strong and light.

I will use 2ounce fibreglass matting in the bottom of the cockpit floor as it's a bit springing, but, the rest is OK.

The magnets with handles worked as I hoped.


Brian Dickinson 104/08/2017 20:43:32
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Hi. Thank you for the reply. The technique looks hard to do. The finish is excellent.


harry smith 107/08/2017 08:55:45
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1272 photos

Hi Brian

I started around the cockpit area because it was the easily and also to workout the technique.

Once you get the technique worked out, the hard areas are not that bad!!


harry smith 108/08/2017 09:47:48
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planking deck 1.jpgplanking deck 2.jpgplanking deck 3.jpgHi All

Planking, planking and more planking!!!

I think I am just about planked out!!!

Harryplanking deck 4.jpg

ashley needham08/08/2017 09:52:53
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Harry, You missed a bit ! Ashley

harry smith 108/08/2017 10:38:03
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1272 photos

Hi Ashley

Have to make some more planks.

It used up more than I thought and I still have the top of the dash to do when I install the windscreen!!!

Harry in a hurry.

harry smith 110/08/2017 08:56:55
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deck full planking 2.jpgHi All

Finally finished planking!!!!


deck full planking 1.jpg

harry smith 115/08/2017 07:42:02
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Hi All

After sanding the deck, I vanished with two coats that was OK.
A bit of light sanding between coats and added another coat.
Check it the next day and a lot of section on the bow the veneer had lifted !!!
The stern section is OK.
It's the outer veneer and it's all one piece, used the same glue.
Very disappointed!!!!

I think I need a beer or two !!!!


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