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Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:51 am
by Torchie
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Starting to redeck my Off Shore. This was supposed to have been finished last fall.......
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Laid the oversized piece on the deck and traced along the underneath for the actual size. Recut the sheet leaving around a quarter of an inch overhang.
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Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:22 am
by Torchie
Can't quite get the hang of posting pics. They load out of order. But here goes anyway.
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Since I don't have a band saw and my hand held jig saw skills are shaky I made a shield to protect the rub rail of the hull.
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Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:28 am
by Torchie
I recut the deck sheet to with in a quarter of an inch of the traced line and screwed the shield to the rub rail.
This allowed me to dress down the decking with a belt sander and not cut into the rub rail.

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:36 am
by Torchie
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Looks good to me.
I will reinstall the decking using a thin coating of Boatlife on the framing.
Then I will contour the top edge of the decking. Sand. Stain ,seal and keep on going....
Torchie.

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:54 am
by LancerBoy
Nice work!

Pretty much the same process I have used on plywood deck replacement on a number of Thompson boats.

Andreas

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:58 am
by Torchie
Thanks Andreas.
Missed the rally again this year. Stayed home to celebrate my wife's birthday and the occasion of having all
the chicks home in the nest. One of these times I will get there. Hopefully those that went will post more pics.
Torchie.

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:51 am
by andre lafrance
thanks for the pictures showing the process for redecking. someday I hope to do the same. i'm just wondering if by "contouring" you meant using a router, sanding block, or some other method on the edges. thanks again...

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:16 am
by Torchie
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Original deck edge.
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Yes Andre by "contouring I mean the top edge of the deck.
I use a folded piece of sandpaper in my hand. Not too high tech but it works for me.
You don't really have to take to much off. Plus since I am redecking the whole boat the contour doesn't have to be an exact
duplicate of the original/
I personally don't like using a router for a job like this as I always seem to tear up the thin plywood.
But that is just me. Others may use one and have great success with it.

The pics show the edge of the original decking(Kind of hard to see) to give you an idea of what you are shooting for.

The other pics shows the freshly stained deck and windshield as of a half hour ago.
Torchie.

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:09 pm
by thegammas
Nice work T,
Can I ask the brand and 'color' of the stain you used?

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:28 pm
by Torchie
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Peter.
I used Z-Spar Standard Mahogany Filler-stain #1095
Now owned and produced bt Pettit.
This is the stain that appears to be accepted as the closest to the original
Thompson color here on the forum.
I like it. Make sure you get the standard as they make a brown and a red Mahogany as well.
Here is a pic of a different spot with one coat of sealer on it. Please excuse the dust....
Torchie.

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:52 pm
by thegammas
Thanks Torchie....

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:11 pm
by andre lafrance
thanks. just what I needed to know...

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:15 pm
by PeterZ
thanks for the photos. I too have to redeck my offshore (1965) someday. Are there any fastners that hold the deck down, or just the boat life caulk? if so, what did you use, nails, screws, .. and how do you cover up the heads?

Also, when you applied the stain, did you seal first, or just apply the filler stain directly to the bare wood? And if you sealed after, was it with CPES or something else?

thanks!!

Regards
Peter

Re: Redecking my Off Shore

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:07 pm
by Torchie
PeterZ wrote:thanks for the photos. I too have to redeck my offshore (1965) someday. Are there any fastners that hold the deck down, or just the boat life caulk? if so, what did you use, nails, screws, .. and how do you cover up the heads?

Also, when you applied the stain, did you seal first, or just apply the filler stain directly to the bare wood? And if you sealed after, was it with CPES or something else?

thanks!!

Regards
Peter


Peter.
Nails were used originaly to hold down the decking as well as the covering boards. (And actualy not as many as you would think). I used a trim nail. Set the nail and then filled the holes with Famowood.
The rail around the bow edge is held down with screws that are then bunged.
I applied the filler stain to the raw wood. Used burlap to wipe it cross grain after it flashed.
The sealer that I am refering to is Petit Old Salem clear sealer. Much like a thinned down varnish. It is fairly thin to penetrate the into the grain.When i first started to work on wooden boats back in the 70's we used to thin the first couple of coats of varnish to achieve the same thing. I believe that most companys still advise that.

If you use CPES you CAN NOT use it before you stain as it seals the grain and you will experience adhesion failure.Hope this helps.
Torchie.