Preview: IMPERFECTION AND THE WOODEN BOAT, A guest post by Larry Cheek

January 2, 2015

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At every turn in the building or renovation of a wooden boat blooms a pivotal question: How good should I make it?

For a good example, take the approximately 350 linear feet of epoxy fillets in the 14′ lapstrake Clint Chase-designed Deer Isle Koster daysailer that I’m currently building. These coe-like fillets strengthen the joints where the planks overlap each other as well as where the bulkheads meet the hull. They also seal the plywood’s end grain and smooth the angular crannies where grime loves to gather.

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