After what seems years of bending, planing and sanding, the hull is planked and ready to apply the layers of fiberglass. Each plank was dry-fitted several times, then epoxy applied to the relevant areas to wet them out. Then filler was plastered on and the plywood screwed into place.
The transom was fitted first, as the side planks went over it. My sequence was transom, side pieces and chine planks. I decided to put the chines on before the bottom because it was easier for me. I had less critical fitting because any overlap was planed off to make a perfect angle for the next piece. Also, I could clamp the chine onto the bottom stringer and did not use screws. This allowed me to plane without worrying about screws in the way.
Each butt block was then added to each piece after it was glued in place and I started the process for the next piece. I used screws as stoppers for some of the pieces, to know the limits of position. My electric planer filled the shed with sawdust but was an incredible time-saver. Also, planers do not like stainless steel screws !
Bending the bow pieces was exciting. I was waiting for the plywood to crack every time I bent it over the frame. But the finished double bend was beautiful to look at, which I did for ages !
I found after a few dry fittings, the bow planks took a little shape from the frames but it's best to bend everything slowly. I broke two plastic clamps on the bow because of the outward pressure and had to use 35mm screws to ensure holding before the epoxy set.
Everything was planed level with the bottom stringer, for the bottom. It was messy to fillet all the oak keel pieces and other bottom pieces when the bottom went on. Then that was planed all around and the second bottom piece put on, again lots of epoxy and filler. I moved slowly from the transom towards the bow and used little screws to ensure as tight a fit as possible between the bottom planks.
Rounding the bow was a little scary as I knew I could only take wood off and not put it on again, just like a sculpture.
Here is a sequence of pictures that I hope illustrate the process.