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Front Deck Build

Post by pbw » 23 Nov 2007, 22:51

Goal: Build front deck from front seat to middle seat. Storage for one battery and baits.

Boat: 1987 Grunman 14 x 38 inch bottom

Supplies:

2x2 wood boards
Simpson Strong tie # rtb22 (I could only find these at home depot)
8x3/4 Self Tapping metal screws
Wood Screws
*will add more later


I'm using the Strong ties to connect the wood to the boats ribs (I'm surprised how strong they are once connected I can stand on one). Once I have all of the stringers installed I'll connect them together.

Current waiting on my drill's battery pack to recharge!



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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 01:20

Cool! I like these step-by-step projects, as someone can always garner some good tips/ideas from them :)
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Post by pbw » 24 Nov 2007, 01:58

Okay I'm calling it a night ran out of brackets! Off to Home depot in the morning. Starting to link them all together!

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If you look at the photo above, in the center of the stringers the previous person cut a tunnel under the middle seat! I'm thinking of boxing this in with some tin or wood/plastic and making a rod holder it could hold 7 ft 2inch of rods!


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Below trying to see how much reinforcing to do for the seat mount.

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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 09:41

Lookin' good! :)

Great idea for rod storage! With the additional room under the new deck you could possibly build-in one or two small storage boxes.
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Post by Jim » 24 Nov 2007, 11:08

Looking good!

Thanks for doing the build in progress picture taking. =D> This will for sure help others out.
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Post by pbw » 24 Nov 2007, 12:02

Jim wrote:
Thanks for doing the build in progress picture taking. =D> This will for sure help others out.
That is my internal goal! When I found tinboats.net I was looking for how-to and ways to do this. I just found a few photos of finished boats with maybe one in progress photo. So! I'm try to document this and then in the end video how stable the boat is after all this.

If I'm doing something wrong or you know a better way let me know. Or If you wonder how I'm doing something let me know I already have two questions I'm going to answer after lunch.
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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 12:10

As an afterthought of my previous post, is there any flotation foam in the boat? If not, maybe you could section-off/use the port/stbd sides under the new deck to fill with foam. Probably wouldn't add any noticable weight all all.
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Post by pbw » 24 Nov 2007, 12:12

Waterwings wrote:As an afterthought of my previous post, is there any flotation foam in the boat? If not, maybe you could section-off/use the port/stbd sides under the new deck to fill with foam. Probably wouldn't add any noticable weight all all.
Only a little under the seats! I'm thinking about doing that, there will be several good places for this when I get the decking structure finished.
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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 12:16

Cool! I would think that the spray-in foam insulation made for sealing cracks at home would work well, as it's high-expansion and would fill-up a void pretty good.
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Post by bassboy1 » 24 Nov 2007, 12:52

Waterwings wrote:Cool! I would think that the spray-in foam insulation made for sealing cracks at home would work well, as it's high-expansion and would fill-up a void pretty good.
Be cheaper to buy some of the 2 part marine foam, and mix and pour it. Priced it out before. Plus, some people say that insulation foam is an open cell, which would absorb water, but I haven't checked that.

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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 12:56

bassboy1 wrote: Be cheaper to buy some of the 2 part marine foam, and mix and pour it. Priced it out before. Plus, some people say that insulation foam is an open cell, which would absorb water, but I haven't checked that.
Good point. Not sure if it's open or closed-cell foam either.
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Post by pbw » 24 Nov 2007, 15:16

Update!

Got some more work done this morning, changed some of the braces around, getting ready to go pickup our new mattress :shock: be back later.

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Its slow moving but progress is moving!
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Post by Waterwings » 24 Nov 2007, 15:22

pbw wrote:Update!

Got some more work done this morning, changed some of the braces around, getting ready to go pickup our new mattress :shock: be back later.
Its slow moving but progress is moving!
Your're putting a mattress in the boat to!? Just kidding! :wink:

Progress is lookin' good! :)
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Post by mtnbasser » 25 Nov 2007, 12:24

i like what your doing there. you going to have 1 heck of a casting deck when your done...

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Post by mtnbasser » 25 Nov 2007, 12:29

you gonna use 3/4 in plywood for the deck? i ended up using 3/4" treated and man its heavy. if yo are garage keeping it, you may be able to get away with non-treated cut down on the weight alot

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