Fitting a garboard plank to the twist
and curve of a boat such as the Dowager is
Here Mike Becker shapes a
piece to fit the angle of the keel.
It fits perfectly! Note the clamps and braces required
to force and hold the plank in position.
The Dowager is coming back to life -
one plank at a time!
Cotton is driven into seams between hull planks.
Hull planking receives initial