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   A lot of people ( especially those paying the bill ) will look at a boat and the five or six inch planks on the boat . Then the question arises " Why did I use twelve and fifteen inch wide boards ?" This shot shows a fourteen inch wide board wrapped around the shape of the boat . Notice how that straight board looks curved on the boat ?    

 

  Here is a shot of the same board at the bow .

 

  This is one of those six inch wide planks finished down to size , and laid out on a fourteen inch board that will be the mate for the other side .

 

  Most of the planks do not require steaming . As the flare increases at the bow the strain gets more severe . This plank was soaked down with boiling water the night before it was fastened in place .

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