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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Sea Rover planking
Sea Rover planking
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AlanP
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 385
2nd Dec 2016 20:49  
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Looking for a little help with this, I have done the planking in the cockpit and will be getting round to the planking on the deck soon, but not quite sure how to do it.
There is a bend in the cabin sides (where my best red pencil is pointing) should I use short planks and make a joint at this point, or should I use a plank that will go from stern to bow (all long planks).
Another thing I am unsure of, do I start at the bow or from the stern and along the cabin sides.

All thoughts greatly appreciated

Alan


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onetenor
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 121
3rd Dec 2016 01:32  
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Long planks deffo

tysonyoung
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 2
3rd Dec 2016 09:41  
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Long planks best . Put a king plank down on fore deck first . This helps to keep things the same on both sides. You can start from the toe rail (on both sides) inwards with long planks cutting an angle when it meets the king plank. You will end up with few odd gaps .Planks used on the edge and sand down level is a useful tip. Glue used medium thickness superglue. Have just planked a 5 foot yacht - learnt a lot! -John


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AlanP
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 385
3rd Dec 2016 20:54  
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Thanks for the replies, two for long planks and zero for short planks, what I don't know is what the toe rail is.
Perhaps someone could enlighten me 😀

Alan

tysonyoung
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 2
3rd Dec 2016 22:53  
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Toe rail is the deck edging . It is designed to stop a sailors foot slipping over the edge of a deck , hence the name "toe rail".

Cheers John


John S
AlanP
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 385
4th Dec 2016 21:22  
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Thanks John.
I will resurrect this thread with a photo when the deck planking is finished.
Could be a while though 😀

Alan

AlanP
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 385
17th Apr 2017 21:21  
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Not liking to see a thread unfinished, here are the photos as promised of the finished planking.
Lime planks (Ikea blinds) glued with super glue, black card for caulking, Teak edging, several coats of Halfords spray lacquer, wet and dry in between coats. Final coat rubbed down with 1200 wet and dry then cutting compound, and polished with car polish.

Alan


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John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 74
17th Apr 2017 22:44  
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Looks good!


Happy sailing.

John.
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
29th Apr 2017 20:54  
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That, my friend, is exactly what an old Aerokits model should look like! Very nice finish and the deck looks very good. I have a Sea Rover from Heaven knows when, which was built with a nasty twist, but it will be undone and straightened when I get to it. I love the finish you've got on the blue.
The fittings, not over the top. This is a classy ship! Looking forward to the next one.
Martin