Pic 81:    This is the jig I made to fix the planking onto the yards. The problem is how to hold the plank lengthways along the yard but curved around it. Although the plank is soft wood, considerable force is needed to hold it in place while the glue dries. The jig is a chunk of 6mm walnut left over from the prow, with a groove cut into it with a round file. Place the assembly upside down in the groove and hold it with strong clips. When you get more than halfway round, the clips will damage the soft wood, so add a packing piece as well.

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