Aussie Riveria update

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Old Aussie
You're getting there, only another 568435 in and outs to go. Then when you are getting to the end and you drop something into the hull it bounces three battens away from were it landed and you spend 15 minutes trying to find it. More times than not it's a stainless screw or washer and you're holding a magnetic pickup tool !!!
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Ozzieboat I used a few more of those up today .I sat some bling on it today and just sat there and looked at it ,I think we all do it.
I am going to have heaps of chrome on it .

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Looking good!!!
Any more photos????

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Built hatch screwed and sanded deck yesterday, spent a lot off time trying to work out how I want the deck the deck to look, was thinking of butting deck planks up tight no gap has anyone done this and if so how did it look. and what do you mix with epoxy to turn it white.

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other photo,
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I left a gap and cover it with a SS band. I'm not that good a builder and I already have problems with expansion and contraction of the wood.

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Peter,
We were thinking of butting our deck planks together after staining the edges black to simulate a type of pin stripe. However a sample proved it just didn't give the traditional "pop" we were looking for. It was then that we noticed the left over mahogany veneer. Slicing that up into the same thickness as the deck planks and sandwiching them between each plank was the ticket, and easy with the plastic staple hold down method during the epoxy bonding step. If you have a dark deck, you could do that with bleached maple. After the glass layer I have 100% confidence that any gap movement, or differential in expansion is completely moot as is calking or all those other high maintenance deck issues.

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thanks Bill and Steve ,still can not decide how to do it. have to make up my mind soon cover boards go on soon.

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I miss read the question. I thought you meant the gap around the hatch.

My decking has a 1/4" gap, caulked with 3m4000uv. In the south, USA, we can range in temperature from 0 F. to 105 F. In the summer sun a dark deck could hit 150 F. Most who have tried solid decks have had some cracking.

I vote for gaps.

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okay Bill I am with you now, I did not think of the extra heat the deck would generate over the hull, the sun wrecks every thing where we are us as well.

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Read through the whole thread :)
Lovely work.
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Re: Aussie Riveria update

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Thanks Riff what are you building.. cover boards going on all going well ,I will have the deck finished by g1 .

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Thanks Riff what are you building.. cover boards going on all going well ,I will have the deck finished by g1 .

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One day I will get this right...
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C'mon Pete, you don't have time to be playing on the computer... Giddyup!!!! :twisted:
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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