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Biloxi lugger Captain Roy 1948 by russ - 1/48 scale - POB - Finished


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Deck planking is complete and the deck has been scraped fairly well. I will, look again over the weekend to see if it needs any more scraping. 

 

The last deck plank, outboard and aft on the starboard side, has no glue on it. It went in nicely on the last fitting and I could not raise it again to apply glue to the bottom. Oh well, it is in there to stay regardless. 

 

Russ

progress deck planking complete forward 2-9-2018.JPG

progress deck planking complete aft 2-9-2018.JPG

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Carl:

Thanks. There is work either way. Either you will have to carefully sand the entire underside of the coaming to fit onto the planking, fitting to both the sheer and the camber of the deck,  or carefully fit the planking to allow the coaming to sit into the recess. I have tried it both ways, and fitting the planking is easier, especially if you take some time to make carefully cut jigs to layout where the planking ends. It is really just a matter of which option you prefer. 

 

Russ

 

 

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I hope this will be of use to someone. Here is a little jig to help locate support cleats on the inside of the hatchway so that you will know that your hatch covers will sit level with the top of the hatch coaming. 

 

The jig is made of two strips of wood, one of which is the thickness of the hatch covers. Glue that strip to the edge of another wider strip and then sit that wider strip on top of the hatch coaming so that the first strip lips over the edge of the coaming. You can strike a pencil line along the bottom edge of the strip to mark the top edge of the cleat on the inside faces of the hatch coaming. Glue the support cleat right on that pencil line and your hatch covers will sit level and flush with the top edge of the coaming. 

 

In the photos you can see the jigs and one of the cleats on the side already installed and then the jigs in use. I made one for the side of the hatch coaming and one for the end of the coaming. These are easy to make from scrap material and yield good results. 

 

Russ

 

 

progress hatch spacing jigs 2-14-2018.JPG

progress hatch spacing jig side 2-14-2018.JPG

progress hatch spacing jig fwd 2-14-2018.JPG

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Carl:

In the first photograph, look at the inside edge of the hatch coaming and you will see one of the support cleats already installed. On that support cleat will sit the end of the hatch covers. There will be identical support cleats along the entire inside face of the coaming. In the next two photographs, you can see how that jig sits on top of the hatch coaming and establishes the upper edge of that support cleat.

 

Russ 

 

 

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I would call it more like a sill inside the coaming...the lip in which the hatch cover sits on.   the deck came out nicely Russ.......I do the same process with the structures.  it's easy to overcome the deck camber with the method......it can be seen inside the hatch.  very nicely done  :) 

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Good jig/idea Russ, makes for a nicely uniform and level hatch cover.

 

I hope you don't mind me pasting this?  Carl:

 

Cleat - A strip fastened to one part to hold it in place or to facilitate the fastening of another part.  Examples: cleats on the inside of a blanket chest used to hold a drop-in tray. A variation of the cleat that woodworker's tend to use a lot is the French Cleat
cheers
Pat
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The hatch covers have been completed except for paint. I am also making the brackets for the planks that would hold the tarpaulin cover in place. There are two on each side of the hatch and the ends. I am going to live with these for a few days and see what I think of them. They may be replaced, but we will see. 

 

Russ

progress hatch covers complete 2-18-2018.JPG

progress hatch brackets 2-18-2018.JPG

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