Week 17 This week second set of decking

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The deck goes on easily enough.  As before, I applied glue very carefully so it didn't get glued to the hull, and weighed it does with weights.  The deck beam, part 74, has gone AWOL, but I think the structure is strong enough without it.  I'll fit it later if it emerges.

The beam and deck house are glued on next. 

The instructions say to make sure the top of the deck house is flush with the top of the wall piece.  However, they clearly aren't easily made flush.  I'm going to leave it as is for now.  I can either sand down the top, or build up the wall at a later date.  Whichever needs doing.  However, it may be some time before we get the sides and find out !

Afternote : Leave the deckhouse top 1mm proud of the wall piece. This is to allow the deck that will be fitted in week 74 to lay flush with this deck.

The deck pieces go on next.  I made them parallel to the side of the deck, with the sticky out bit, indicated by an arrow, flush with the deck.

Then the smaller wall pieces went on.  Make sure that these are square to the deck.


Things left to do

Issue 5 : Deck supports to fix.
Issue 6 : Fit keel pieces and deck supports.
Issue 10 : Deck support to add.
Issue 11 : Deck supports to add.

Take me back to the week 16

Take me to week 18