Billings Boats: Norden

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Need help rigging Norden cutter

Post by MikeMC » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:04 am

Hello I am a first-time Builder my name is Mike and I need help rigging the Norden cutter. The plans and not the best to read

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Re: Need help rigging Norden cutter

Post by Donnie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 am

Hi Mike and welcome to SoS (as we refer to it). This is strange as I know I made a welcome post using my cell phone - Ha ! Even the Admin has problems sometimes.

Anyway, I hope that others will follow in and welcome you too - I am sure that they will. We are all here to help.

Ok, where is everybody to help Mike out ??

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I have a question about planking

Post by MikeMC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:01 am

Why do the videos I've watched on YouTube start planking at the top up then go down to the middle of the boat then the bottom of the boat why is that? Why not just start at the top and work your why to the bottom of the boat

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Re: I have a question about planking

Post by didit » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:08 am

to make a long story short a hull is planked in 3 major sections and the goal is to end up with what is called the shutter plank just below the wales.

At the bottom the first plank is the garboard plank. This plank is shaped to set the run of the lower planks. Once you have the run or sweep of the planks you set in the bottom planks. This belt of planking adjusts the space from midship to the ends by tapering the planks. the idea with this belt is to slowly adjust the planking run from the sweep of the bottom planks to the sheer of the wale. The upper belt of planking matches the sheer line set by the cap rail, There is often a slight difference between the caprail sheer and the sheer or sweep of the wales. This belt of planking is separate from the hull planking band it sets its own sheer or run.


One major rule in planking a hull is all the runs of planking go from the stem to the stern post. I have seen it many times where a builder runs out of room at the stem and the final plank fall short and end under the wale. This is incorrect

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Re: I have a question about planking

Post by MikeMC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 am

I'm sorry I'm new to wooden boats I don't under the terms you are using. See if I got this right you set the top middle and bottom planks then shape the rest of planks as needed correct?

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Re: Billings Boats: Norden

Post by Donnie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:19 am

Mike,

Take time to read some of this material about how to attach images to your Build Log:
http://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/viewforum.php?f=37

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Re: Billings Boats: Norden

Post by Graham » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:30 pm

Hi Mike. You ask about rigging (i.e. the ropework) and planking. Exactly what stage are you at and I am sure that we can help you.

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Re: Billings Boats: Norden

Post by MikeMC » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:11 pm

I'm currently putting all the mask together

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Re: Billings Boats: Norden

Post by MikeMC » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:02 pm

Here is my completed Norden from Billings.
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Re: Billings Boats: Norden

Post by zoly99sask » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Looks good Mike,congratulations!

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