Deck Beams and Planking

copper planking completed

The copper plating is now complete (top photo) and now the deck beams and planking are in progress. (lower photo.) I have added a beam between each bulkhead. There is more stability for the planks and it allows them to work out to be about 16 feet in scale length. Most ship timbers were never more than 16 or 17 feet in length. I start the decking with a center line.

beginning to lay the decking

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