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Sep 12, 2017, 06:36 PM
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You can use tape to hold the deck down tight. It is a lot easier to work with.
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Sep 12, 2017, 09:54 PM
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She's coming along nicely! Ed is right, tape is easier.
Sep 12, 2017, 11:53 PM
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I'll 3rd the tape recommendation...I use strapping tape.

Sep 29, 2017, 12:09 PM
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Hi guys , I am back I have placed the sub-deck on and have built up the main hatch coaming and thinking out loud about the deck planking
Sep 29, 2017, 03:20 PM
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Looks great Ray!
Sep 30, 2017, 04:10 PM
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today I installed the shear lines port and stbd, the bow and stern caps are not set , good ole tape serves well
Sep 30, 2017, 08:51 PM
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Mahogany king plank and margin planks are a nice touch. I've been studying decking patterns for my schooner re-fit... I've found a few with mahogany accents, and they all look fantastic.
Oct 02, 2017, 11:17 AM
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Its coming together real nice.

Oct 02, 2017, 07:17 PM
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How thick are the planks? 1/8 inch?
Oct 03, 2017, 03:10 PM
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Pain I just discovered a real issue , an error on my part, I placed the coamiing about 3/16 off center here is the proof I am using mixing sticks to show the error of my way ,... for other builders I suggest that the decking go on first . I will now remove the coaming complete the the deck and proceed as if nothing went wrong Just like a politician... oh yeah, the planks are 1/4 X 1/16 spruce stained an 1/16 X 1/16 bass wood please be gentle with your remarks
Oct 04, 2017, 02:46 PM
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I have stripped off all of the coaming, will post pics later , gotta go get more 1/6 X 1/4 spruce planks...
Oct 07, 2017, 06:13 PM
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I have corrected the error of my ways, first I wanna say that Cyano/Acrilate is a killer on the sinuses I have been busy planking and blowing my nose I now have an almost complete deck
Oct 07, 2017, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ray lopez
...first I wanna say that Cyano/Acrilate is a killer on the sinuses I have been busy planking and blowing my nose...
Yes, it USED to be! What on earth are you using thats giving you issues?!?! Modern stuff, compared to the old stuff, has almost zero odor. Now if you try to glue an organic like cotton, it goes crazy. Post up a picture maybe? The generic hobby grade stuff that every hobby store re-badges with their own name, is pretty awesome and low fumes.

BTW, very glad you posted up a thread here. Been really enjoying it.
Oct 08, 2017, 03:39 PM
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Just for everybody's info I have been using the old C/A, I have now gotten smarter and have got a bottle of the New Stuff,,,... I have completed the deck and have touched up the wood stain .... now the hard part ..watching paint dry I hate that part of any project.. this is my first attempt at planking a deck,, I also have a N-12 that would like a new deck, .. but first I must finish this hull and get her wet ...

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