Re: Old style stip planking
- I was reading in one of Bolger's books about his Hope design. It was
being built without glue or fiberglass covering. This was a round bilge
outboard lobster boat type. Very nice shape.
The stip planking was (at the time) considered more valuable than
plywood when it comes to resale value. Bolger also warns of his
experience of a glued mahogany stip boat he was on that sprung a leak
in the stip planking from shrinking and swelling. I don't know if that
boat was glassed or not. The glass may slow down the transfer of water
enough to stall any starting of the plank.
Anyone know what types of hull shape or scantling are more sensitive to
this failure or is it just luck or maybe the builders ability?