New National 12 progress

I have now finished planking up the 12 hull. The first two gunwale laminations and stem capping have also been fitted. Next, it will be faired, epoxied, painted and removed from the mould. The slightly peculiar shape of the original has been somewhat of a challenge to recreate in plywood, although I am very happy with the result. I have used bevel joints at the chines where possible, although where the angle between the planks is insufficient I have changed to butts reinforced with carbon tape.

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