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sub deck question

Postby Jimbob » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:42 am

Here's a question for you all.
I am getting ready to install the 1/4 plywood subdeck on my barrelback. It will be epoxied to the structure below. Wondering if I should screw it down with the exoxy or just use the raptor brads or staples to secure until the epoxy sets. As always, your answers will be appreciated.
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Re: sub deck question

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:26 am

Jim

Are you sure it's 1/4"? I think the Tahoe has 3/8" plus 1/8" veneer. I'm not in B'ham right now. So, I can't look at the plans.

Anyway, for you're question. I used screws to pull the decking down till it was close. Then I used ring nails to close the gaps and get the deck tight to the frames while the epoxy was still green.

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Re: sub deck question

Postby hoodman » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:27 am

Not that I have experience with decking yet but I would be very tempted to use the Raptor fasteners if it was me. For what it's worth, the fastening schedule for my boat shows ring shank nails for the decking.

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Re: sub deck question

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:41 am

Jim

I stand incorrect. The Tahoe sub-deck is 1/4".

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Re: sub deck question

Postby Roberta » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:09 pm

Ring shank nails with a few well placed screws will work better. The raptors may not hold that well bending 1/4" ply.

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Re: sub deck question

Postby Jimbob » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:35 pm

Thanks!
Since I don't have the nails, I guess i'll use screws. Have to be careful and keep track of where they are, don't want to run into any of them when i'm installing my deck hardware.
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