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Good evening everyone, 

 

As you can see by the photo this is the deck plan for my 1/32 trawler, there are a lot of pointy bits, which i guess woulld not happen, i am laying planks over this and woundered if any one had any idea how it should look, even though a lot of it will never be seen  is the decking plan wrong?

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Kevin,  Below is a photo of my partially completed model of the 'Francis Pritt'.  You can see how the deck planking is "nibbled" into the margin plank. the square ends of the "nibbled" planks are usually 1/3 the plank width.

 

John

 

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From what I read, it is not angle that controls the decision to nib or not, it seems to be width, as John said above, when the plank must be narrowed to 1/3 it's normal width, nib. Some thought into what lies underneath, to nail to, is also important, hard to secure a pointed board and prevent leakage as the vessel works and the sun and cold have their way with it.     :pirate41:

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Thank you 

 

I moved on to the boat deck to see if i could make any progress on this nibbling 

 

But i still think i am getting it wrong im not sure if i should be rebating into the margin as well, but for tonight i have had an attempt on scrap wood to fit the margin to the planking 

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looks very good Kevin......you'll need to make the margin 'blanks' wider to make the indentions for the nibbing.  appears your working with a 4 mm margin.  although,  John's example has the diagonal cut meeting the next plank.  I've never done it myself either.

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6 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

looks very good Kevin......you'll need to make the margin 'blanks' wider to make the indentions for the nibbing.  appears your working with a 4 mm margin.  although,  John's example has the diagonal cut meeting the next plank.  I've never done it myself either.

Agreed, but if the concept is correct then i will proceed with what i have started, to make the margins wider i think will interfere with everything that has to go on this area however when i do the Amerigo Vespucci i will do this system again 

 

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lol i still dont know whats is best for me, the margins first or the planking, but as i bought 6mm wood strip, i went with the planking first and will make the margins fit

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13 hours ago, Kevin said:

Agreed, but if the concept is correct then i will proceed with what i have started, to make the margins wider i think will interfere with everything that has to go on this area however when i do the Amerigo Vespucci i will do this system again 

 

 

19 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

looks very good Kevin......you'll need to make the margin 'blanks' wider to make the indentions for the nibbing.  appears your working with a 4 mm margin.  although,  John's example has the diagonal cut meeting the next plank.  I've never done it myself either.

Appologies my friend i regretted saying that i would continue as i was going,  im here for advice so 3rd attempt, no margins yet 

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That looks good, Kevin.  I always do the margins first on the basis that each plank can be fitted as you go.  The down side of doing that is that if you slip and ruin the margin, then you've got a real problem on your hands - thankfully it hasn't happened yet.

 

John

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Thank you for the comments this is how i am tonight 

 

Another question would the same wood type be used on the margins, i am doing this in lime strips 1mm x 5mm and purchased 1mm lime plank but it is very very brittle and i think unusable was wondering if birch would look silly, also this will not be a pristene build but a well used working static cutaway trawler 

 

also would the margins ever be painted?

 

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thank you everyone for the comments and PM's

 

Well i completed the boat deck planking, there will be a couple of small areas that are not cluttered with trawler gear

 

i dont think it turned out to bad, this is prior to any sanding

 

my next question is, should i treenail, and what would be the best best of going about it?

 

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Hi Kevin - Your work looks really nice and far nicer than a trawler would be.  I think I prefer your version though as modern trawlers can be really basic vessels without much thought about the finer side of carpentry joints.  Its more about practicality over looks due to the battering they get whilst out at sea earning a living.  Your doing a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. 

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Sorry i have just seen your post, the decking was another step going towards the dark side, so an opportunity to do something a bit different, lol only the readers of these forums will ever see her, so i dont have to face the rivet counters on the pond side or at a show, the build log continues as per the signature link 

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