Once seven planks were in place, work began on the ‘floors’. These were specially shaped to fit the exact profile of the coble. The guys worked hard producing more than 16 of these. which were then nailed in place using copper nails and ‘roved’ using traditional domed copper washers.
We noted that in times past, however, working cobles would have used galvanised steel nails for strength.
More ribs were cut, shaped and secured, holding in place what we had built so far.