The efficacy of carvel planking is evident in the number of sturdy, work boats built using this method.
There are many
more old boats still afloat that are planked in this
way than those built using any
This system of planking
is both tough and flexible.
And it is the easiest to repair.
Many leaks can be stopped simply by caulking.Boat Books on-line
Planks are nailed or screwed to the frames then the seams caulked.
Then a few coats of paint are all that is needed to make them watertight.
Whole or part planks can be replaced regardless of the weather.
There is no need to worry too much about humidity or temperature, except for its effect on the person doing the job.
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