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Capt Podge

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #150 on: May 20, 2020, 09:39:57 pm »

Well, finally got the deck planking on - it's a bit of a mess but, following up on comments/suggestions, it should all clean up nicely %)
hope so anyway...

so here's a couple of progress shots, followed by the completion of planking ones.

Have fun, but stay safe everyone.

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #151 on: May 20, 2020, 10:44:37 pm »


Well done Ray I know darn well that wasn't easy, you have my admiration for sticking with it.  :-))




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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #152 on: May 20, 2020, 11:04:38 pm »

Cheers Joe, your moral support is most welcome.
Next time I do any deck planking I'm going to try and come up with some sort of plank 'puller' to try and avoid using pins.  ok2


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #153 on: May 30, 2020, 06:42:47 pm »

I don't know how I missed this post but I did - Ray I think its come out great and bending wood like that so thats its symmetrical is very tricky.  Top job mate whens the next update?

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #154 on: May 30, 2020, 07:01:05 pm »

Hi ya Mark, thank you for the compliments.
I've literally just finished scraping the Port side deck planking - looks reasonable to me - further update and a couple of photos probably tomorrow.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #155 on: May 31, 2020, 05:58:27 pm »

Here we are to date:-

Just 4 photos, giving an indication of the task....

Hope to get the Stbd side scraped off in the next day or two, then it'll be a good clean up, followed by staining (walnut) and varnishing.

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2020, 06:10:49 pm »


Very nice Ray, there is a subtle difference on the port side in the photos anyway, but, and this is in no way a criticism do you not think Walnut is a bit too dark, the deck looks ok as is , maybe a sealer.




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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #157 on: May 31, 2020, 08:16:45 pm »

All comments are welcome Joe.
I actually thought along those lines last night. I think it may be prudent to carry out another couple of test pieces, this time with the mahogany incorporated so as to make a comparison. Got to get the remainder of the stbd side scraped back first though - it's tedious but no doubt worth it in the end.  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #158 on: May 31, 2020, 08:52:36 pm »

Hi Ray

I agree with Joe. The colour as is stands is similar to most full sized boats and the contrast with mahogany always looks good .

Out of interest what's the reason for scraping rather than sanding?

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #159 on: May 31, 2020, 09:17:48 pm »

Hi ya Chris, initially I thought the deck should be a deep, dark colour with a good covering of varnish but, on reflection and having Joe and yourself onboard, my thoughts are now changing. Plus, of course, the wooden decks on these boats would naturally fade to a sort of yellow / white.
My thanks to you both for your input and this will also help save me a bit of time.


I tried sanding the deck at first but I found that it was sort of dragging the stains into the wood grain so I switched to scraping with a Stanley knife blade. It is a bit tedious but gives a cleaner finish.
I just wonder if I've perhaps been using too rough a grit of sandpaper?


Still, I'm nearly finished now so I'll crack on with the scraping then give it a good clean up.  :-))


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Ray.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #160 on: June 01, 2020, 08:52:09 am »


Your efforts will be rewarded Ray, the reason I say Walnut would be a bit on the dark side is just about all ships/boats have Teak decking that is left untreated and weathers to a light grey colour, Teak is used mainly because it doesn't rot and doesn't need a treatment of any kind, Though I do remember a boat owner at Camper & Nicholson insisting on using Teak oil on his deck a practice he soon stopped when he found the deck got very slippery when wet, I'm not suggesting we leave our decks untreated though, being very thin wood it will require a sealer, I would suggest a thinned clear Mat polyurethane that's what I'll use on mine always assuming I manage to bend them darn "planks"  %%


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #161 on: June 01, 2020, 09:11:01 am »

Hiya Joe, yeah, I was just wondering what to seal the deck with.
I did think about maybe just 2 or 3 coats of ronseal satin varnish - but would that be good enough and would it need renewing every couple of years?


... think I'll take your suggestion on.  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #162 on: June 01, 2020, 10:22:44 am »


I've used International Schooner tung oil varnish on the deck of my Huntsman 28. I know it's not correct, but I wanted one model with a high gloss finish, so put several thick coats on. That's on birch ply and gives a lovely mellow honey colour.


I put a thin coat on the laser etched planking on another model and that looks about right. The shine can be taken off using fine wet and dry etc. I've got to use it on my other models as it's quite a big tin!

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #163 on: June 29, 2020, 06:27:33 pm »

Just checking you are OK Ray, been nearly a month since we heard from you.  :o


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #164 on: June 30, 2020, 09:40:41 pm »

Hi Joe, this is my first visit to the workshop since the 1st of June. I managed to get 4 coats of varnish applied to the deck, after which I seemed to have no real urge to continue - must have been the thought of making all those window frames - however, I'm back now and I'll try to get on with it.
I'll be making some deck planking for the cockpit tonight and put a few pictures up tomorrow.
Oh, and thank you for your concern mate. I'm still in good health.  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #165 on: June 30, 2020, 10:31:07 pm »

Hi Ray, you go at your own pace mate, just pleased to hear you are ok in this uncertain time.   :-))


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