Now there is eight planks aside just one more larch plank and then the hardwood plank to finish.

Now that the hull is almost finished it is time to turn our attention to getting the ribs made and getting the steam box ready and into position to put them in. Also sourcing the wood for the gunwales and thwart stringers and also the thwarts and seats and the floorboards and the centreboard case. Once are sourced then the fitting out can begin and the boat can then be rubbed down and painted and varnished.

The final board of larch for the last softwood plank of the boat.

The board of oak for the ribs and stringers and gunwales

Eight planks up and the spoilt board cramped in place to mark out the final larch plank

A view of the starboard side of the boat.