When my wife and I met at a local boat building school
many years ago, we built a whitehall. She received much good-natured razzing because she had to fit the whiskey plank three times. It was a tough shutter with a lot of shape, and every time she carefully fit a perfect plank, steamed it, and bent it in place, it would crack. Some of the hood
ends took multiple attempts as well, a lot of shape in those hulls. They are a real joy to row. The one we built was donated to Center for Wooden Boats and has since been in many Wooden Boat Festivals as a proud display of local traditional boat building.