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slatted deck construction
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Hi,I would like to get your opinions on how best to construct slatted decks, in particular, how to attach the gratings to the bearers.I have seen various examples:- some just used wood screws with…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Gamble on Tuesday.

Hull alignment and crossbeam position
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I had to dismantle my Tiki 46 and lift the crossbeams in order to change the pinholes on the crossbeams according to the design. Those crossbeams had pintight holes before, and in addition where…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john james Mar 18, 2015.

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Brandon Gamble replied to Cute Helles's discussion slatted deck construction
"This method is fine and will be fairly strong but its a lot of extra work. Two things to consider one is that regardless of the fastener you use the epoxy needs to protect the wood for the full depth and beneath the fastener to effectively prevent…"
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Ricardo Aráoz replied to Cute Helles's discussion slatted deck construction
"It may sound crazy, but what if you make a 10mm dado in the bearer so as to fit each grating and then you fix them with rope? Easy to see if it has a problem, easy to fix, easy to do. If you would want to do some more work just make sliding dovetail…"
Feb 14
Robert Hughes replied to Cute Helles's discussion slatted deck construction
"Carefully wipe the screw threads with a very thin coating of grease to make them easier to remove"
Feb 4
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slatted deck construction

Hi,I would like to get your opinions on how best to construct slatted decks, in particular, how to attach the gratings to the bearers.I have seen various examples:- some just used wood screws with countersunk heads, flush with the grating surface. - others use wood screws and burry them into the gratings with a wood plug on top.- others use machine screws screwed into exact fit holes in the bearers, with heads either flush to grating surface or burried with wood plug.All of the above have the…See More
Feb 2
Cute Helles replied to maxim jurgens's discussion Wharram charter business in Thailand for sale
"Hi, is this offer still active?"
Jan 20

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I own a Wharram, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 46
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Taiwan, Taipei

I currently live in Taiwan, but the boat is in Langkawi, Malaysia. in 2012, I will either sail to the the other side, the gulf of Thailand, or to Indonesia. I will decide once i am near Singapore (;~=))

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At 7:41am on December 2, 2011, Ann and Neville Clement said…

We have an asymetrical light air sail on Peace IV which we bought from Jeckyls in Britain.  It works fine but I cannot say what the dinensions are because we have never measured it and I doubt that it is anywhere near as big as Chris J says it is.  We have a snuffer sock that also works well.  We attach the tack of the sail to a shackle that joins a pair of lines that we can adjust to move the tack from the port side of the bow to the starboard side.  These lines run through blocks we have tied to the bows and from there to the aft end of the forward mast case where we have some jam cleats.  The sheets for the sail run outside everything to blocks well aft and from there to the usual jib sheet winches.  It is a fun sail in very light airs but I must be reminded to take it down as winds strengthen! 

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