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ashley needham15/08/2017 09:35:34
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Larry that is a trifle annoying. I have a few bits of veneer on the pontoon boat lifting now. It is not that bad, and if I wanted to I could do these bits as sections without too much trouble, I am keeping an eye on it.

​Did you use wet`n`dry to sand, or just paper??


harry smith 115/08/2017 11:47:45
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Hi Ashley

Wet n Dry , same as the stern with no lifting.

I tried a small knife under the edge and lifting it up and getting glue in with the back of the knife.

It worked on part of it, but, I think I am push in SH-T up HILL !!!

I will see what it looks like tomorrow.


harry smith 116/08/2017 02:52:03
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Well Gentleman, it's a total failure and so I am removing the whole deck planking and starting again.

Different glue and with Jarrah timber veneer main outer planking.

Will require a joint down the centre, but, this will be covered with a brass strip.

Also using the brass strip for the original engine hatch.


ashley needham16/08/2017 19:14:58
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As I was making the initial veneer layers really really wet with the wet`n`dry I did wonder, after a few coats of varnish, that the water might be detrimental to the glue....

​IF I were to do any more varnish/veneering, I think I might do three coats of varnish before wet`n`dry-ing. Perhaps this goes against established practice, but...


harry smith 126/08/2017 12:29:27
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new planking 3.jpgnew planking 2.jpgHi Allglue

I removed all the deck planking and started with different wood.

Found a darker wood veneer (Australian Jarrah) for the outer planking, but, staying with the Blackwood and Huon pine on the inside straight planking.

Still have a bit more planking to go!!!

Harrynew planking 1.jpg

ashley needham26/08/2017 17:42:49
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All the deck planking?? ALL of it?? You brave man, you like to make work eh?


harry smith 127/08/2017 05:37:42
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Hi Ashley

I did not have any more of the outer veneer and I did not think I could just replace and leave the rest.

I am good, but, not that good !!!!

It was easier to start again.


harry smith 128/08/2017 11:13:08
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Hi All

Finally finished the deck planking, for the second time!!!

The glue destructions maximum drying 24 hours, I will wait 48 hours with the boat in the nice warm house.

I hope the wife does not see it !!!

My test piece as come up great with only three coats of spray vanish( British paints clear).

The brass strip in the middle of the dark Jarrah looks the goods!!!!


harry smith 102/09/2017 10:53:23
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new stern deck.jpgnew centre deck.jpgHi All

Well guys the planking finished and started vanishing.

Harrynew bow deck.jpg

harry smith 105/09/2017 09:51:22
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new deck vanished 4.jpgnew deck vanished 3.jpgnew deck vanished 2.jpgHi All

Finished vanishing the deck, I think it looks better than the first lot !!!!!!

A nice Royal Pipa blue for the bottom next .

Harrynew deck vanished 1.jpg

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