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Old 04-16-2014, 12:00 AM   #201
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Yes, those are temporary stanchions and a high polished 1 1/4" stainless is going back. I'm losing the bronze.
I kinda like the Trawler Trash look of cheap lumberyard wood scraps!

Seriously, nice work, Stretch! What a huge job.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:26 AM   #202
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I kinda like the Trawler Trash look of cheap lumberyard wood scraps!

I am on facebook and several people said they wanted to see pictures of my work. I posted this picture yesterday just before posting it here and someone who owned a Grand Banks asked if those were my permanent stanchions.

I had to laugh

That's why I mentioned it here.

They are functional and they are keeping the termites away from the teak rails.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #203
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The top deck pieces are now epoxied in place screwed and permanent. All that is left is the last 8 feet of side deck.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #204
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Today I am going to secure the bulwarks I cut from the deck back to the new deck down to within a few feet of the end of the new section. This way I can cut the last 8 feet of bulwarks off the old deck and start removing that section. I like to keep the bulwarks supported and in place.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:26 AM   #205
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I have finally removed the last 8' of teak deck from the boat. This last section was the hardest and the subdeck plywood was divided between the best and worse on the boat. What I found was when they installed the bulwarks on the boat they hadn't filled the deck seams yet and at the outside edge there was a 1/2 width piece od teak decking. The bulwarks fit right over the seam and covered it about 1/8th inch. It made a wide open trench for water to get below the teak and rot the subdeck plywood.

Also, food for mold and such so right beside our bed behind the nice teak wall was black mold growing on the inside of the hull. the rest of the subdeck was a bear to remove because it was good and the nails were holding well.

It's cleaned, 2 gallons of bleach later, sealed with CPES and ready for new paint.

I'm so glad the deck has been removed and I only have 8' of sub and 10' of top decking to do.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:57 AM   #206
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As you can see, britework is next. This is the last remains of the 10 yr varnish I used. My wife sAYS IT WAS 1998 when I put it on. I think she's right too. That means it lasted long after 10 years and I have places where it looks great still.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #207
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I guess this is what's called "getting to the home, Stretch(!)"

Keep at it and keep the photos coming.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:18 PM   #208
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Looking great, Stretch! What a herculean task you've accomplished.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:29 PM   #209
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Keep at it man nice work. This thread has been an excellant motivator for those who think they can't ever get it done.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #210
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I got another section of top deck installed today. There was a lot of detail work to do and now I'm past the engine room. I already have the top deck pieces cut out and ready to install tomorrow.

The rectangle holes are engine room vents and they will be built up and covered with a clam shell so no water can enter the engine room.

Yes, those aer temporary stanchions and a high polished 1 1/4" stainless is goig back. I'm losing the bronze.
Oh yeah what you gonna do with the old bronze stanchions?
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If those old stanchions have cleats on them I sure would be interested!
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:53 PM   #212
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The last section of the starboard side deck is now painted with epoxy high gloss top coat. This is the subdeck and the underside. It goes over a portion of our bed in the aft cabin and also a cabinet.

When it's installed I'll laminate the top deck sections then cover this side with glass cloth. The fat lady is warming up.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:52 AM   #213
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If those old stanchions have cleats on them I sure would be interested!
There are no cleats on any of them. Sorry.
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I primed the aft side cabinet and some of the pieces are shown here with the sliding door's back side I also primed. Tomorrow I should be able to apply the epoxy top coat and have everything ready for me to install the last piece of sub deck Wednesday.

I was cleaning the port side cabinet which is under the port side deck and I touched the sub deck to see how warm it was. It was barely warmer than the ambient temp. This is with only glass cloth and epoxy covering the deck. When it's white non skid I think it might be cooler than ambient temp.
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Today ended up being a very windy day and the top coat collected some dust.

Hey, natural nonskid.

It's inside a cabinet pieces anyway.
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Great job Cap, keep up the good work
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Keep going man ,looks good. We are both closing in our projects . Time to go boating .
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The last subdeck piece is now screwed and glued in place. At this point the deck is covered and sealed and much stronger than the original deck. I have the top layer of deck left to do and I'll have that done either today or tomorrow. Then I will lay two layers of heavy glass cloth down with epoxy.

I couldn't resist adding some grafitti
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I took a much needed time off but still did some work on attaching the bulwarks. I'm in the last stages of applying fiberglass cloth over the starboard deck. When that is finished I'll start with the finishing stage of this project.

Here is where I am at the moment.
1. I purchased a 4' x 6' piece of the non skid mold that I will make the sections from.

2. I found and purchased epoxy gel coat in high gloss white. It's a two part slow cure self leveling two to one system which can be either rolled on or sprayed. This product is awesome!! I can't wait to use it to finish the deck. It can be either left as is or painted over. I'll leave it for now as the owner assured me it won't yellow or have UV breakdown for at least 11 years. Then I can scratch and paint.

I'll be working on a slower schedule as I complete the deck and possibly only three days a week. The gel coat needs three days for a complete cure and I'm working with that as well as the Admiral wants to spend some weekends aboard and it has to be spotless when she comes down.

Thanks for listening and I'll be back.
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Good job, important to take some time off.
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