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    Alternative Deck Planking
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    Martin555
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    Thats a good tip Joe.
    Thank you.

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    Joe727
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    I do the spacing method as well, but use small diameter metal rod laid down to create the gaps. Easy to remove as I go and doesn't get stuck like wood spacers can. Great subject.
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    redpmg
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    That's pretty close to the method used on the full size decks - except the filler being different of course. Very effective indeed. Wonder if the method would work with scored obeche / laser engraved style - think there might be a problem with marking unless it was varnished first ?
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    Elsrickle
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    The method I use especially on my trawlers is to leave a gap between the planks. The size of depending on the scale, usually I use a piece of thin strip of wood as a spacer. After all decking is down I then smear the whole deck with a dark wood filler making sure it is pushed well into the gap and allow to dry. Then sand it back to the wood. I seal it with 2/3 coats of varnish.
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    Forgot there are two more types - pre lined Obeche can still be found occasionally - have some in various planking widths - also useful for some superstructures - and of course laser engraved planking as used on the build of grandsons Elver............... shops like SLEC should be happy to engrave a plank or two - artwork being dead simple - so if anyone needs a dxf file for that please feel free to request via PM. Don't forget to specify length and width plus the width of the sheet to be engraved..........
    1) Elver laser engraved deck
    2) Top :- remnants Graupner sheeting - Bottom 3 scored Obeche in various widths
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    redpmg
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    A few examples of the alternatives as requested - apologies for taking so long :- not sure what order the pics will come out............ (edit :- reversed it seems)
    9)Pencil Lines /Ply
    8)Pine/Black Card
    7)Billings/Plastic
    6)Pine/Black Card
    5)Mahogany/Obeche
    4)Mahogany /White Paper
    3)Old Graupner Decking
    2)Billings/Pencil Edging (Deck)
    1)Billings/Pencil Edging No 2
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    redpmg
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    Good one thanks - forgot it also comes in black - might just have a piece in the scrap box . Funny how memory fades with age.......
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    mturpin013
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    for your wider calking you can use black plasticard it comes in various thicknesses
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222296445697
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    redpmg
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    Will do Ron - have to clean most of the models first - not been used for a while and mostly in a state of disrepair having been shipped to UK and back plus 8 local moves....
    So perhaps over the weekend.
    The 1/1 shots are a little more difficult as I was only able to get aboard a trawler being refurbished some time ago and watch the re caulking being done. Did not have a camera with unfortunately. Hard to get a decent shot on the currently working ones with the deck clutter/grime from sardines etc until they are pulled up on the slipway and cleaned which is quite infrequently. There is also only one F/B cruiser here at the moment which has a utilitarian non slip deck as its used for fishing charters. Will see what can be done when visiting Hout Bay in a few weeks time where there are a lot more boats (3 hour drive away)
    As a matter of interest a friend there has two WW2 Miami Crash Boats one of which he is currently re-furbishing and two 60's Ford class SDB's all being ex SAN. He runs a tour boat to Seal Island off Hout Bay. Its a steel hull 82' long based on the hull lines of the 63' Miami's with a different superstructure which he built himself, takes about 120 Pax at 15 or so knots with two V16 Detroit Diesels at max 900rpm. (He was in a hurry to complete so used the spare set of Miami shafts & props which would twist like a pretzel at anything over that). Its featured in his ad. The other pics being the start of the Miami refurbishment.
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    Could you post some photos of these various techniques of planking you have used along with examples from the actual full size boats? Most helpful, thanks.
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