It is normal to begin the planking from the sheer and work upwards. However, strip planking can be started from the keel depending on the particular design. Planking which runs parallel to the sheer will look better if the boat is to be finished with the wood showing. And even when painted the planking run off might become visible with age. While starting at the sheer the initial planks will be easy to fit bit the bottom planks will need a lot more tapering to fit. Fortunately the use of epoxy will help reduce the need for an exact fit.
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Complete Plans and Instructions for a Dinghy, a Canoe, and a Kayak You Can Build Building Strip-Planked Boats Nick Schade is following up the success of his first book on building kayaks with a new book providing instructions to build almost any kind of small boat using the strip-built technique. Order Now "Strip-planking" is a method of building boats using narrow, thin strips of wood edge-glued together. It is also commonly known as "strip-building", "woodstrip" or "cedar-strip" for the most common wood used in the process. It is a practical, easy way for inexperienced boat builders to make a wooden boat. While the method is used to make quite large boats, it is particularly well suited for small boats of the car-toppable variety. This book describes the procedure of building a boat with strips of wood, covering those strips with fiberglass and epoxy and creating a strong, lightweight and beautiful boat from the beginning stages all the way through to completion.
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Smaller boats[ edit ] These are the most popular among boatbuilders. Some professional builders also offer both kits and finished boats. The forms are cut as a series of cross-sections of the final design and set up along a "strong back" or other solid base. Cedar-strip canoe hull fabrication in process The strips are shaped with bead and cove router bits.