Plank Fastening

After the garboard planks were securely attached with woods screws, the second pair of planks could be “spiled” and attached. Each successive plank is attached to the “hood” ends with screws, and to the plank below with traditional copper rivets. No glue is needed, as the mechanical fasteners are more than up to the task, and allow for easier repairs to the hull later in life. There is something quite satisfying about driving a soft copper nail through a properly sized hole, driving on the rove (or burr) and peening until we have an effective and beautiful fastening.