Question:

Planking - The good method of planking a hull ?

Answers:

- The strakes of the finishing planking must have a variable width to cover the hull regularly.
- This width of strakes is going to be calculated at level of each bulkhead (
2).

- The calculation formula is simple:
- Divide the height of the biggest bulkhead by the width of the planking strips. It gives the number of strakes which will be laid.

- Divide the height of each bulkhead by the number of strakes. It gives the width of strakes onto each frame.

- Profile the strakes with a jig reproducing the obtained widths.

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