Re: Faux Decking
- --- In email@example.com, "Tom Rund" <trund1024@y...> wrote:
> Do you have any pictures of the deck on your Micro?
The only picture I have,and it isn't the best shot,is here in the
files,click on "head jpg";
It is also a very BIG photo so may take some time to load.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Lenihan" <ellengaest@b...>
> > --- In email@example.com, "Tom Rund" <trund1024@y...> wrote:
> > > Has anyone ever tried to replicate a laid deck using just
> > >
> > Tom,
> > I did just that for the foreward well deck on my MICRO.I
> > 3/4" mahogany plywood.1/2",you
> > I do not know the specified thickness of the SNEAKEASY fore
> > but it must be no more then 1/4".This will not leavemuch room for
> > effect you are looking for.
> > However,if the specs call for a thicker decking,like
> > might just be able to pull it off.planks
> > Here is how I would proceed;
> > 1)Measure and cut the plywood to shape
> > 2)Trace out the lines of your plank"seams"
> > 3)Try and imagine how they will end as each "plank" comes to
> > edge of the deck.That is,will you also be drawing in a kingplank
> > covering board to achieve the laid deck"look"? Or will you have a
> > herring bone effect on center with just the nibs cut into the
> > coveringboard? If you avoid either approach and just run the
> > off into thin slices at the edge of the deck,it willmore
> > very nice:-)
> > 4)Once you have settled on a plank layout,cut a kerf no
> > then about 3/16" deep,depending on how thick your deck is.epoxy"glue"
> > 5)Install your deck onto the boat.
> > 6) Completely seal, with epoxy, the kerfs and
> > would use a penetrating sealer epoxy and not the thicker
> > 7)Once the exposed wood inside the kerf stops soaking upthe
> > epoxy sealer,stop adding the epoxy and let this cure.the
> > 8) Once cured,go into each and every kerf with a piece of
> > tightly folded sand paper, no thicker then your kerf, and give a
> > sanding.(a good sanding is when you no longer see the gloss of
> > epoxy)up,go
> > 8)Lay down making tape along the edge of each kerf their
> > length.
> > 9)Lay in a nice bead of either black or white Sikaflex
> > or other similar product.
> > 10) Once all the seams have been"layed",remove the masking
> > tape.
> > 11) Allow the seam compound to fully cure.
> > 12) Using an 80 grit paper,sand your entire deck,paying
> > particular attention to the edges of your seams.
> > 13) Once everthing hase been nicely sanded and cleaned
> > over the deck once more with a couple of coats of epoxy
> > sealer,lightly sanding between coats.
> > 14) Apply about 6 to 10 coats of UV varnish,following the
> > manufacture's instructions to a "T".
> > That's how I did my MICRO's well deck and it has maintained its
> > new look through 10 years of Canadian style seasons.
> > Hope this helps for your SNEAKEASY
> > Sincerely,
> > Peter Lenihan