PLATING SEQUENCE FOR A METAL HULL - PHOTOS
Photos of the R17.5m - Design #24 - "Paroo". Photos kindly provided by Bill Bates.
Hull frames and stringers ready for plating
Topside plating - note the length and width of the plates
The hull plating on this yacht was shaped using the simple, or home built wheeling machine
Plating from topsides around the turn of the hull - note: no longitudinal seam along the maximum curve of the hull sections. Centre line
plate, forward, is cut so that the forward bottom plate has width at the front end and does not taper to a fine point.
Bottom Plating to centre line and keel floors
Bottom plating - complete