The Clinker Ply method, also known as Glued Lapstrake gives a more traditional look to the boat.
The traditional method of building CP boats is daunting to the first timer, so we have developed a process for making CP Kits.
The boats are built over moulds which we supply. Normally, there is a keel, stem, and transom which are made from solid timber and faired to take the planks.
The planks are cut precisely to width, with a small allowance to move the planks over the moulds to obtain a good fit if the moulds are slightly out. As each plank is added, the laps are bevelled to take the next plank, avoiding the need for large amounts of epoxy filling.
Once the hull is finished, less cleaning up of excess epoxy is required.