|The first plank installed on each side|
Once the second plank was on we were able to start removing the supports on the frames and to begin cleaning up the inside of the boat
|The second plank installed on each side|
As the third and final plank was installed we started to think about the oak for the gunwhale which supports the cap rail and gives the sheer its strength. Traditional Dorys have a steel strap that attaches each frame to the gunwhale. The oak gunwhale is screwed to the top plank.
|gunwhale in place and steel straps on frames|
Once the gunwhale was on it was time to fill the screw holes and start preparing the boat for painting. An oil based primer sealer was applied.