Thread: Build Log Theresa Marie - SC&H 1:24 Brig
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 06:57 AM
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It was a long time ago, but if I remember right, the deck install procedure was: insert deck, clamp bulwarks in place (using nuts/bolts/big washers through the gunports), insert short pieces of dowel under deck to temporarily prop it TIGHTLY against the bulwark bottoms, epoxy support blocks to the hull and deck to hold teh deck in place from beneath, after epoxy on the support blocks sets remove the dowels, now epoxy along the whole joint between the deck and hull (from below) to waterproof it, after that epoxy bead sets remove the bulwarks, apply epoxy and reinstall bulwarks.
Make sure to seal the joint between deck and hull from the top, too, with a bead of epoxy that will not show after bukwarks are set in place.

This is the hardest part of the build, but it goes well. Celebrate after the deck install...
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