Aussie Belle

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:52 am

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.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:34 pm

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.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:35 pm

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

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:15 pm

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.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:47 pm

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.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:45 am

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.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby jenko » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:23 am

very nice Jamie

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby ian bell » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:00 am

It's looking good Jamie, I am stagnating on mine.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby billy c » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:45 am

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.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:44 pm

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?

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:52 pm

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.



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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby billy c » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:04 pm

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.
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby mrintense » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:10 pm

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
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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby Aussie » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:14 pm

Forgot the pictures of hatch cut out.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Postby ian bell » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:29 pm

Looking good Jamie ,love the hatch.
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