Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Decking Part 1 - Design

Teak decking the fore cabin roof was a job started by Alex Ritchie who very neatly laminated two pieces of 1/4 inch marine ply across the entire area. I picked up where he left off beginning by using a simple laser clamped to the wheelhouse roof to get a definitive centre line.

Using measurements taken from the middle outwards I was able to create a CAD drawing, and from there begin designing the layout based on the original 1908 Simpson Stickland drawings using straight wide planks. 

With all the calculations done I ordered over 100 meters of planned to size teak decking strips from Robbins Timber. Next step being to figure where each one goes according to my calculations..

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