Saturday, June 4, 2016

Nice Hot Day and More Deck Down

All of the deck framing has been done now.  I pre-painted the framing and a couple of panels and got them glued and screwed down on the fore deck.  Another layer of ply will go down on top, again glued and screwed and with joints over lapping.  Next few days are supposed to be nice so good progress is anticipated.




6 comments:

  1. I follow your blog even though I live in the desert. I admire your craftsmanship and your attitude. Sorry to hear about your "government" trouble. I also admire your standing up for your rights. It is getting harder and harder to live a relatively free life without a lot of interference. It is beginning to look "sea worthy" if that's the correct expression. Just thought I would say hello from Nevada...

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  2. Thanks for the nice comments, and thanks for following the project Mohave Rat!

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  3. Looks good. Not to take away from any other aspect of your project, but I think doing the pre-painting, while seemingly simple, might be one of the smartest things I've seen. Prevents lots of trouble later.

    I'll be interested to see how you attach all superstructure pieces and poke the necessary big holes in the bulkheads for doors, etc.

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    1. It's going well Yoda. Going to get as much as I can done before Friday...I have a teaching gig coming up which will put me behind a bit.

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  4. For pre-painting, do you put the ply in position then scribe the marks so you don't paint on the glue area, or measure and paint? The project is looking good!

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    1. Yup, I just fit the plywood sheet and tack it in place with a couple of screws, then get in under with a pencil and scribe it. I take it off, mask it and hit it with a couple of coats of acrylic latex. I either glue it down with Titebond 3 or PL Premium and screw every 5 or six inches.

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