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Title: Deck planking issue
Post by: Piemann on April 30, 2009, 03:54:06 PM
Hello all.
I have a question with regard to deck planking.
I am currently building Robert Fultons DEMOLOGOS from 1814. I have completed the hulls to deck level but am a bit stuck with the deck planking.
My question is. Would this vessel have the deck planks joggled into the margin strake or would the strake be laid on top of the planks as a covering board, or even, would she have a margin strake at all as she had no bulwarks. as she has a large expanse of deck I don't want to mess it up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
                                    cheers.....liam......
Title: Re: Deck planking issue
Post by: Bryan Young on April 30, 2009, 04:23:06 PM
Hello all.
I have a question with regard to deck planking.
I am currently building Robert Fultons DEMOLOGOS from 1814. I have completed the hulls to deck level but am a bit stuck with the deck planking.
My question is. Would this vessel have the deck planks joggled into the margin strake or would the strake be laid on top of the planks as a covering board, or even, would she have a margin strake at all as she had no bulwarks. as she has a large expanse of deck I don't want to mess it up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
                                    cheers.....liam......

Margin plank almost certainly...it gives an"edge" to the other planks. Joggling, well in 1814 craftsmanship was high and "joggling" was "just the way it is done" so to speak. Even nowadays a joggled deck plank is considered superior to butt-ended ones. Go for both, it'll look nicer! BY.
Title: Re: Deck planking issue
Post by: Edward Pinniger on April 30, 2009, 09:23:06 PM
Is this the floating gun battery with the paddle wheels in the middle of the hull? (link (http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-f/fulton.htm)) I'd be very interested to see some photos! I don't think I've ever seen a model of this ship before (given that it was the world's first steam warship, it's surprising it isn't better known)

Title: Re: Deck planking issue
Post by: Piemann on May 06, 2009, 06:38:12 PM
yes it is Fultons floating battery. I have been taking photos as I went along and will try and put some on the site. As I am not realy 'Forum Literate' would it be better to post them here or in the gallery?
Title: Re: Deck planking issue
Post by: DickyD on May 06, 2009, 08:24:26 PM
Hi, you need to put your build photos here.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=93.0
Title: Re: Deck planking issue
Post by: YTHANEIDER on May 23, 2009, 10:21:56 AM
just to confuse the issue even more, some yards used a mix of joggled and plain butts for plank ends
the last year to apply this approach that I know of is Alex Noble & Sons of Girvan, which built very high quality wooden fishing vessels into the 1980s since when the yard has built sporadically in steel