📝 HMS Repulse.Hull strengthening and deck support.
Having had a short break from building for various reasons today I finally managed to remove all the remaining sheet decking thank goodness 😅.
Next I removed all the old component housings from within the hull and carefully sanded the upper lip of the hull to start taking the wooden supports so the deck will sit nicely.
One of the problems I previously identified is coming true as you can clearly see in the picture showing the deck resting on the stern support that the hull has opened up and I am going to have to put in quite a few crossmembers to reduce the evident gaps. I will get the side supports in all the way to the bow and tackle the crossmembers in due course.
Much bigger job than I thought it would be, in fact almost bigger than building from new, but I like a challenge.
The last photo if they come out in the correct order is of some of the old decking.
Now,I know I asked a while ago and had a good response from a few of you, but can anyone suggest where I can get this decking.The planks are 2mm in width approx 1/8”.
I have spent hours searching the globe and really am struggling although I can find some in the states.
Any help once again would really be appreciated.
So, moving on for now, and once again thank you for all your messages.