Repairing planks – Boat building Sessions

Suffolk Yacht Harbour (UK) shows how to repair a plank on a wooden boat by fitting graving pieces to the planking in this boat building video.....

Robert, one of Suffolk Yacht Harbour's boat builders, carefully fits a graving piece to the damaged area of the planking to rout out an exact template of a piece of wood to fit the planking. In this case, the damaged area spans two planks, so Robert shows you how to split the graving piece in order to repair the two planks on a wooden hull.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour specialises in classic boat restoration. Visit the website for more information: