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Old Jul 07, 2011, 02:46 AM
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Just getting started on the Newport 12 I picked up through Craigs List a few months ago. I am going to make a planked deck, not the fiberglass deck that came with it. As near as I can figure, the hull is about 25 years old, and was in storage for most of that time.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Newport 12


Look`n forward to the build and pics
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Brad,

Nice find, looking forward to you build.

Ed
Old Jul 07, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Yay, another great boat! Keep the pics coming!
Old Jul 08, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Looking good! If it's anything like the other boats you built, it will be beautiful.
Old Jul 08, 2011, 01:50 AM
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With the torque generated by that Servo City gearbox, those cabinet catches are going to need to be very strong.
Old Jul 08, 2011, 01:00 PM
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With the torque generated by that Servo City gearbox, those cabinet catches are going to need to be very strong.
Martin,
Yes, I am concerned if they will be strong enough. If not, it will be easy enough to change to a bolt down fastener. It takes over 16 pounds of force to open as is, and I plan to run the lines from the servo as horizontal as possible to limit any lifting force on the radio board. Will find out in a few months!
Old Jul 12, 2011, 12:28 AM
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Made a bit of progress. Finished the sub-deck framing, installed the rudder servo and made a tracing of the framing for future reference. (Thanks for the idea, Ed!) The class rules were revised in 2006 to allow for the rudder servo to be off of the radio board, but the AMYA rules currently posted are out of date.
Old Jul 12, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Brad,

You will find that pattern you made to be very helpful after the deck is installed.

Ed
Old Jul 17, 2011, 11:37 PM
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A few shots of hull sub-decking. Using 1/32" birch ply and T88 structural epoxy. Came out nice, now I just need to decide what wood I want to use for planking.
Old Jul 18, 2011, 12:36 AM
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Looks good nikram58.
Old Jul 18, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Love the wood deck. Looks like you know what you are doing, but I have to ask why such a thin ply deck? This is a big boat at 40 pounds will need take some rough handling sometimes, at least mine do.
Old Jul 18, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Love the wood deck. Looks like you know what you are doing, but I have to ask why such a thin ply deck? This is a big boat at 40 pounds will need take some rough handling sometimes, at least mine do.
The 1/32 ply is just a sub deck. I am going to strip plank on top of it, probably with 1/8 cedar. From another Newport build, this is the ply thickness they used. I hope it is enough!
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Love the wood deck. Looks like you know what you are doing, but I have to ask why such a thin ply deck? This is a big boat at 40 pounds will need take some rough handling sometimes, at least mine do.
Dain bramaged. I went out and measured the ply thickness, and it is actually 1/16", not 1/32". The old saying about measure twice, cut once should apply to my posts as well!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:13 AM
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Dain bramaged. I went out and measured the ply thickness, and it is actually 1/16", not 1/32". The old saying about measure twice, cut once should apply to my posts as well!
Brad-
Twice as strong.

I purchased some teak from WAYNE CANTIN for this project. Nice lumber, cut to specs, very reasonable, and shipped quickly.


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