Little advice on Malihini

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Little advice on Malihini

Postby Hercdrvr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:27 pm

Ok, I'm bringing the 3/8" coffee table mahogany wood aft. Should I sand the edges to continue the curve of the side planking or leave it squared off. My concern with rounding it to follow the natural curve of the side of the boat is it will expose too much end grain of the 1/4" plywood sub-decking. In the pics I don't have the last section of decking installed yet.
Will the rub rail lose its vertical surface to attach if I round it all off?
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Re: Little advice on Malihini

Postby Roberta » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:27 pm

I shaped the edges of the planking and cover boards to follow the contour of the top and sides. Then used hollow back SS rub rail to cover the exposed edges of the plywood planking, straddling the side plank and the cover board. I also used 8 ft pieces of rub rail and butted the edges together and mitered the tip of the bow. Shorter pieces of rub rail will fit the curve and be easier to bend along the shear line.

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