This shot shows how top quality wooden yachts/ships were built. Rather than let hull planks run out into long narrow ends prone to splitting, the plank itself is notched to make a solid end. Note too the laminated keel. Oh; those round things ain’t wood plugs covering screws or nails. They’re Trunnels!
We’re somewhat out of order here. Here’s the stern fame…..
Here we are; all planked, oiled, painted, and ready to launch!
She floated right side up. Note the heavy mooring bits and really neat deck planking, ends rounded which avoids splits. Like many “old time” ocean boats, “RAINBOW has no cockpit.

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