2 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
Firstly I put a big eze cote over all areas that will be unacessable later in the build, whilst waiting cut out another 150 chair backs ( still 50+tables to go)!
located a brass tube in kit for the rudder shaft and put in (but not final height till later).
Still having trouble with the front to the upper deck (the curved one) It did not like its connection to the deck due to no shaping of it as it is curved with a slight sloping back, tried several options without success so will fit later on in the build when upper decks are completed.
I am still a novice boat builder so unsure of when do I paint and when do I fix the deck planking, the supplied building plans show both?
the top side deck panels are set level using supports fitted into precut frames which are a tight fit as I will have to remove them later and 120 top panel supports of which 74 (which block the views from the deck openings )have there tops removed later!
The questions above were then answered as when I put the outer frame of deck 2 was placed in position, it blocked the access to the external corridors was restricted to a single door and external openings! so now working on decking and internal painting, also are reducing the thickness of the mainframes so they do not project any further than the panel supports to make the decking easier
just to finish ,a question, how does a 7cm board block a 9cm gap, this is the current problem for making safe the access to the main hull via the midway entrance?