CRAMPING - MY STYLE
There have been a number of little jobs to do before the "planking" or should that be "plywooding" ? begins. Here at the bow (above) I have glued and screwed some backing pieces so that when the new bottom plank butts up against the forward bow piece there is a something to glue and screw to. I have used some 'G' cramps in conjunction with wooden packing blocks to hold it all in place while the glue dries.
Because there was already an existing backing block glued on, my new block altered all the levels so I had to glue on a couple of short pieces of wood to level things up. The only pieces of wood I had available that were exactly the correct thickness were two old broken pieces of an imperial measurement 'yard' long rule. When cut to the correct lengths, they fitted perfectly.
Here the shapes of the new plywood planks have been transferred from the cardboard patterns that I created, onto the plywood. When the work is completed there will be very little left from three sheets of plywood.