The Falls of Clyde - the Iron Hull


The deck Stringers are now soft soldered in place, and below each butt joint, between Stringer and Stringer & Stringer and Beam, is also soldered a butt plate, cut to match it’s location and provided with rows of rivet heads.  In soldering the Pillars in place a small aluminium locating jig is used to correctly place the base of the lower pillar on the top of the Keelson.  The Shell Plating will run parallel with the Keel up to the turn of the Bilge. To assist in forming the curve in strips of plating between here and the Shear Strake, the strip can be curved by tapping alone one edge, starting in the centre and working out towards the edge and both ends with the flat of a repouse hammer.