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Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:52 am
by Bill Edmundson
Jamie

I like to caulk with 3M4000UV. It's flexible and allow for expansion and contraction in the heat. There have been many people that have had deck cracking problems with solid smooth decking. Just my thoughs.

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:34 pm
by Aussie
Hi,

Had a busy weekend this week pouring concrete slabs on Saturday and setting up for another one on the Sunday (Cash jobs to help fund the boat).

But still managed to glue 7 planks each side of the king plank over the engine hatch, cant wait to get all the planking finished.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:35 pm
by Aussie
HI Bill,

In regards to the 3M400UV, i take it that it is able to be sanded as i remember reading that it goes quite hard. what i want to know is it a one off application or does it deteriorate over time and require to be redone?
I want to get this right..

Any other opinions?

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:15 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Jamie

4000uv doesn't get hard. It can be removed if you have to. It is strong enough to stay in the groove. Mine has been in since 2008. The Tahoe doesn't spend that much time in the sun. It does seem to stand up well though.

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:47 pm
by Aussie
Bit by bit..getting there...

Glued down infill planks along the port side on Sunday...will get the starboard side done in a fortnight..
Have a weekend off from work this weekend but am taking time off to head to the V8 Supercar race's for some fun.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:45 am
by Aussie
Hi,

Got a bit of spare time on the weekend and completed the planking on the top deck.
Have a bit of shaping to do on the cover board to blend into the transom.

This week end will clean out the slots and start filling with the white epoxy mix.

Ended up looking a bit square at the back in the corners of the cover board and king plank but still happy with the look.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:23 am
by jenko
very nice Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:00 am
by ian bell
It's looking good Jamie, I am stagnating on mine.
Ian

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:45 am
by billy c
looks good Jamie :D
it appears like you have enough material on the coverboard to get the barrel shape. the transition seam from the topsides to the coverboard at the transom is covered by the ss rubrail. the coverboard is resting on the beefy deck clamps and transom so does not need the entire thickness.

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:44 pm
by Aussie
Thanks for the comments,

Billy,

Yes plenty of material to shape with these 3/4" cover boards. Did you use 3/4 or 1" SS rub rail?

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:52 pm
by Aussie
Hi all,

I cut free the hatch on the weekend, after i finished i realized just how good i have gotten with free hand cutting with a jig saw...

Anyone else stepped back and had a look at there work and had the same realization?
I think we should all be proud of our achievements and the skills we have developed.

What clearance has others left around the edge of hatch, i want to have the smallest cut i can as i wont be putting a S/Steel surround, i will
be slightly rounding the edges over and will have a weather strip underneath the lip.



Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:04 pm
by billy c
i used the 3/4 but if i had a redo i would go with the 1" the only thing the 3/4 has over 1" is you can bullet shape the ends without need of flattening or capping.

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:10 pm
by mrintense
Everything is looking really fine Jamie. I know what you mean about developing the skills. I used to get nervous cutting straight boards for shelving. :D :D

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:14 pm
by Aussie
Forgot the pictures of hatch cut out.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:29 pm
by ian bell
Looking good Jamie ,love the hatch.
Ian