- 2.5 months since planking started mid May 2017
- 1.164 km of planking, fetched and carried, brads removed, sanded, cut to 36mm width and straightened, scarf joined, fitted up and edge glued and nailed
- 4.08 minutes per linear meter to recover scrap strip planks = 80 hours
- 2.08 minutes per linear meter to cut and glue scarf joins = 54 hours
- 60 minutes to fit up and edge glue one plank = 110 hours
- 150 grams of epoxy resin ( excluding fillers) to edge glue one plank = 16.5 kilograms of epoxy resin
- 244 hours to date for planking
Still to go
- 30 planks to go = 300 linear meters = 30.8 hours for recovery and scarfing + 30 hours to fit up and edge glue = 61 hours
Its time to plan to end planking. The keelson trailing edge is dressed to provide the correct angle relative to planking by extending the power plane’s base with a batten to give a rough finish angle. A follow up with a shooting hand plane will get the angle exact relative to planking. Its also time to add a harness, and maybe a hardhat, to the shopping list.
And now also to improve scaffolding as there will be yet plenty of work to come at height. Thanks to Colin H at least I have the basics. AND now you know what the ropes are for!
Abhilash Tomy will launch his Suhaili Eric Replica built at the Aquarius Boatyard in Goa India, tomorrow 7 August 2017. Looking good…
Don McIntyre the founder and organiser of the Golden Globe Race 2018 has made a pre release announcement in the The Coastal Passage magazine (free emag worth subscribing to..) of his steel Joshua One Design (as sailed by Bernard Moitessier in 1968 Golden Globe Race). At 15 ton she is twice the size of the Eric (8700 kg). More information in TCP #85, pages 13 and 14. In theory the Joshua will be 21 days faster that the Eric for the GGR see Still Planking Blog based on average speed to length ratio for heavy displacement boat speed. For owner builder GGR entrants a Eric CSP one design offers an alternative solution. More to follow…