Planking the new National 12

I have now started planking the new National 12. Last year I was fortune enough to acquire Alan ‘Chipstow’ Jackson’s stock of plywood when he retired. For the hull planks, I am using some absolutely superb 7-ply 6mm Khaya/Gaboon, the quality and lightness of which is far better than anything you can get hold of now. The stringers are western red cedar.

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