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 I'm sorry I'm late. I haven't been paying attention to have missed this project of yours, Bob. What a nice, inspirational build; you make things look so easy. I really like your boats and the way that you tackle them.

 

 Steve

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Hi Bob

Many thanks for the compliment about my deck. That's the beauty of this Forum....the amount of ideas that we get from each other is amazing. For instance, I learnt heaps from your Lettie Howard when it came to rigging my Ingomar schooner, so the fact that I could help you in some small way, is my pleasure.

Having said that, I couldn't find fault in your deck or its caulking lines; but I admire your commitment to making it 'just right'. No doubt the next version will be even better.

Many thanks, once again.

Patrick

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Hi Bob,

It is magnificent!

 

I am not sure, but it seems to me that at such design of the deck usually there is the board along the axial line of the deck.

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What kind of tree you use for the deck? I like to use a light pear because it rather solid and it is possible to make accurate edges of planks. Also it allows to make seams between the planks very thin and accurate. What width of the planks which you use for the deck?

 

Best Regards!

Igor.

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Thank you all for your fine comments and likes.  On the deck, it is not the planking that is the problem it is the calking.  As I said the deck, as is, would be fine on a work boat where the deck gets scuffed and scrubbed, but this is a pleasure boat and I will change the deck to look more like the Dragon Class I built in MSW I.   The planks are .03 inches or 1.5 inches full size.  I am not sure yet if I will use a king plank.  Most of the pictures on the web are of fiber glass and do not have planked decks.  So it’s back to, if I were building full size for my pleasure, how would I build it?  I’ll have to wait with you to find out.

 

Bob

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Here’s the new deck. As it turned out I did add a king plank.

 

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First I glued black paper to a .03” thick sheet of bass wood

 

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I then sliced it into .03” strips

 

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I then made the deck frame

 

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I planked it while the frame was on the boat

 

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More to come but the deck planking is done.

 

Bob

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Bob,

 

What's left to write ... Very smart turn out, and clever deck method. She looks real good.

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Here’s the new deck. As it turned out I did add a king plank.

 

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First I glued black paper to a .03” thick sheet of bass wood

 

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I then sliced it into .03” strips

 

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I then made the deck frame

 

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I planked it while the frame was on the boat

 

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More to come but the deck planking is done.

 

Bob

 

 

A real little beauty Bob,

 

interior, floor planking and new deck look great

 

Nils

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Steve, Gerty, Patrick, Michael, John, Carl, Nils, and the many likes, thank you so much.  If any of you use the calking method, I should have used CA to glue the paper, and saturated it.  The paper got quite fuzzy when I was cleaning it up.  But all in all I am happy with the results.  Thanks again.

 

Bob

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Steve, Gerty, Patrick, Michael, John, Carl, Nils, and the many likes, thank you so much. If any of you use the calking method, I should have used CA to glue the paper, and saturated it. The paper got quite fuzzy when I was cleaning it up. But all in all I am happy with the results. Thanks again.

 

Bob

Hi Bob

 

Thanks for that comment about the fuzziness of the caulking because I was wondering the exact same thing. Nonetheless, it looks like it worked out really well.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Steve, Gerty, Patrick, Michael, John, Carl, Nils, and the many likes, thank you so much.  If any of you use the calking method, I should have used CA to glue the paper, and saturated it.  The paper got quite fuzzy when I was cleaning it up.  But all in all I am happy with the results.  Thanks again.

 

Bob

What do you mean by cleaning up Bob?

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If any of you use the calking method, I should have used CA to glue the paper, and saturated it.  The paper got quite fuzzy when I was cleaning it up.  But all in all I am happy with the results.

Hi Bob,

Yes, I think you have reached excellent result.

I tried different methods of imitation of seams between the planks of deck, such as use of threads or paper, coloring of butts of planks, filling of seams with any hard putty.I think, each method has the advantages and shortcomings depending on scale and a species of a tree of which the planks are made.

Often I used a metal plate with a sharp edge instead of an emery paper for cleaning of a surface of the deck. It allowed me to receive purer surface and accurate lines of seams.

 

Best Regards!

Igor.

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I think Igor has a good point. Scraping the deck instead of sanding might give the paper caulking a cleaner edge.

 Steve

Yes, Steve, sometimes scraping works better than sanding.

 

Best Regards!

Igor.

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Yes, Steve, sometimes scraping works better than sanding.

 

Best Regards!

Igor.

 

 

Yep-I definitely agree with Igor, except that I would go one step further by adding that it's been my experience that the 'scraping blade' always results in a better finish.  For instance, I often find that scraping just brings out the grains better than sandpaper, resulting in a far superior finish off less work.  Worth the effort.  But, as always, what works for one modeller may not necessarily work for another, so, it's a decision best left to the individual to decide which method works best.

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Hi all, The deck was scraped not sanded but still the paper fibers gave me trouble.  That's why I said that gluing the paper and saturating it with CA would have made a harder material to scrape then gluing it with white glue.

 

Bob

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Lawrence thanks for looking in.  The longer I live with the deck the better I like it.

 

So here’s where I am now.  I made a new cabin/cockpit wall.  To make the windows holes sharp they were trimmed with brass.  The walls were then painted and mounted in the deck.  The lower edge of the cabin wall was trimmed with mahogany and a piece was placed around the top to attach the cabin roof frames.  There is also a piece of mahogany trim on the top edge of the cockpit wall.  Now it’s about time to glue the deck to the hull.

 

Bob

 

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Bob,

 

Just catching up with your friendly little build here. Beautiful work. That new deck looks quite sharp and yacht-like. And i like those cabin wall windows lined in brass. Very clean execution of it all.

 

All the best,

 

Elia

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