Aussie Belle

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Ozzieboat » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:13 am

Jamie
To give a reference, the deck planks on my Monaco are approximately 75 mm wide and the "solid timber" caulking is 6mm wide. I think Tim's is the same. 3mm seems a little narrow unless you are going with conventional caulking. If that is the case best wait for other builder's comments.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Sun May 31, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi,
Bit of an update on the Belle.
King plank is in, happy with it other than i wish i had gone another 1/2 inch wider but can still sleep at night so not too worried.
Have started the planking on the bow section and very happy with the result, Started off great when i painted epoxy on the wrong side of plank and had to quickly wipe off and paint the correct side (Had everything all laid out and numbered ready, must have got over excited!).

Hoping this will all go as quick as the first section of decking which only took about 2 hours to prep and 1 to glue, (wish i wasn't working away from home at the moment).

Jamie
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun May 31, 2015 8:42 pm

Jamie

Looks great to me. Want to come up and do my decks? Lauren and I will make sure you eat well!

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Riff » Sun May 31, 2015 9:31 pm

Looks good :)
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby jenko » Sun May 31, 2015 9:36 pm

Nice work Jamie 8)

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby sscobra » Sun May 31, 2015 9:41 pm

Beautiful work! Looking forward to getting there someday. Skip
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby ian bell » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:15 am

Looking good Jamie .Can't wait to see it finished, Wished I had gone with the exposed timber deck.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:45 pm

HI,

Got the other side of the bow and the cockpit divider planked on the weekend.

Have been having issues with posting pics, Anyone else apart from Roberta having issues?


Bill,

Would love to fly over and do your planking but life if just too darn busy....maybe one day.

Jamie

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:37 pm

Jamie

Always welcome!

Lots of us are having picture posting problems. Mom & Dad are working on it.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:38 pm

Hi,

Some pics of the bow planking.


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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:20 pm

Jamie

God. She's going to be pretty!

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby billy c » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:23 am

Looks great Jamie! seems like the tile spacers worked great too :)
are you doing the seams with colored epoxy? works well for decks that are constructed withe the laminations like you have done on your decking.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby jenko » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:30 am

looking good Jamie .
What is the tile spacer thickness?

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Billy,

Seams will be coloured epoxy (White) I have the pigment and Talc powder (Jenko used this on his build and told me the mix he used). Looks great.

Jenko,

Tile spacers are 5 mm, i tried the 3 mm and the spacing looked a bit thin for me, plus the 5 mm spacing's worked well with the 70 mm planks.

I cant help myself and will be cleaning up the bow section and mix and place epoxy.
I am still unsure of staining, I think I will be coating half the bow with a coat of epoxy to check if I am happy with the contrast in timbers.

Jamie

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Barra » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:49 am

Hey Jamie,

I did tinted epoxy on my deck seam (zip) and I've had 2 crack so far.. It was quite tricky to do the seams (ended up using a syringe, very slowly) to avoid air bubbles. Also had issues with it all running out the low end, had to remove the first go and use a thicker mix.

I don't know if it was the heat (was out in Perth sun for a bit) or movement that caused the crack, but I would try something different next time. Could be different with a bigger boat than the zip too I guess. Very difficult to fix now though, annoys me every time I see it...

Boat looks awesome btw!


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