Strip Plank construction gives a smooth hull, avoiding the hard lines of S&T and CP. It also gives an immensely strong monocoque structure which can take some very rough handling.
Strip plank boats are built by gluing strips of wood – usually Western Red Cedar edge to edge of moulds which we can supply.
When the shape of the hull is complete, the hull is sanded completely smooth, any gaps filled, and then coated with glass in epoxy. Done well enough, the hull can be finished bright, and look stunning.
Once the outer hull is covered, the boat is turned and the inside glassed. The hull can then be fitted out.
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Most of the pictures on this page are of a build of the SFD Felix Steam Launch that is nearing completion at our old workshop. This has been built to a very high spec with all the fitting out in native Scottish Hardwoods.
The Timber used for the planking was Douglas Fir so that internal glassing would not be required.