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Plank Fitting/Fairing

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Scott Rowe, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Scott Rowe

    Scott Rowe Random Adventurer

    I've tried fitting my first plank to see what was involved. Although the planking was planed to proper thickness, when tacked in place I found that either due to factory fairing or shrinkage(?) there was considerable thickness difference at one end of the plank in the bilge area.

    Question; I seems impossible to sand or plane down this thickness difference without destroying the tack heads, how do I handle this?

    Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Just keep setting your tack heads lower as you sand.
  3. OP
    Scott Rowe

    Scott Rowe Random Adventurer

    Thanks Dan, I wasn't sure if the thickness should have been addressed with a dry fit. I reset them as I sand/plane down. I've read the other threads regarding gaps which I ran into as well (I might have to redo this plank).

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