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by miracle
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

found another hole 3 x 3 , here we go again :mrgreen:
by miracle
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

just been rechecking the ply deck thickness and it seems i have got it totally wrong, ive been trying to fit 6mm ply ,which is not that flexible, when actually the ply decks on the miracle are thinner and very light and flexible, any idea folks as to the exact thickness of ply decks on the miracle s...
by miracle
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

Try using a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade in it. Slower and much more controllable. Tidy finish on ply Alternatively you can get downward cutting blades for those of us who are so spatially inept that we don't understand upside down shapes. the cutting is fine ,im using a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade ...
by miracle
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

one word trying to fit the decks , FRUSTRATING
by miracle
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

first deck cut out and ready to go on , not the best fit , took ages to mark it out and still got it slightly wrong , getting a good line with a jigsaw is not easy considering ive never used one before, anyway , up close its not great , but at a distance on a rainy day will pass.
by miracle
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

P.S which poses another question ive still been pondering ,seat and secure the decks with wood glue or epoxy , im 60/40 in favour of epoxy . However taking a deck off if a repair is needed id imagine could be troublesome if it is done with epoxy.
by miracle
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

Re: cutting out plywood decks

It's easier than you think - providing you are renewing the outer gunwhales you only need the centre foredeck join and the small join on the side decks to be precise. Try and use the factory edge of the ply sheet for the foredeck join. Plane a slight undercut angle down its length so with the curve...
by miracle
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: cutting out plywood decks
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

cutting out plywood decks

cutting out the plywood deck shapes ready for fitting on a miracle

which tool , jigsaw, dremel type tool , or other ?

its more tricky than i thought , has to be spot on first time
by miracle
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 11465

Re: miracle restoration

inside the bow tank , ply was a bit worn in places on the bow strap bit, fibre glass and epoxy fixed it very well , plenty of epoxy to seal her up and strengthen ,looks a bit rough , painting tomorrow, decks go on soon, happy chap today http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/racinggreen4/IMAG0283_...
by miracle
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: chucking it about a bit , splendid
Replies: 1
Views: 2372

chucking it about a bit , splendid

by miracle
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 11465

Re: miracle restoration

open wide sir, just a small cavity to fill :mrgreen:

dab of glue to seal the wood on the inside , access by screwdriver only.
the rest filled with marine epoxy, sanded flush and then small glass and epoxy patch to cover.

come back next week for more episodes in the D.I.Y boat dentist.
by miracle
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 11465

Re: miracle restoration

found another bit of nasty soft ply on hull :( , scraped out just caught it in time :shock: , epoxy at the ready , waiting for it to dry out :D

im feeling more like a dentist at the minute :mrgreen:
by miracle
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle rubbing strip
Replies: 8
Views: 4242

Re: miracle rubbing strip

I normally use sapele on miracle gunwhales. Mind you mainly because the timber yard across the road from my workshop lets me dig through their offcut pile and there is usually a few bits the right size there. It also does the job well which is a bonus. opted for sapele , should be fitted next week ...
by miracle
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9015

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

Glad to help. More room to move in the garage now, just got to move on five motorbikes and a van and I will be able to get a boat in! Edit to add; Wife says its six motorbikes - she's been looking again. Woman are like hawks ,they never miss anything , i like your idea of camouflaging another bike ...
by miracle
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9015

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

I'm off out sailing today but will hunt them out later or tomorrow and let you know what I've got. I can't promise anything but how many do you need? I think I have some with fairleads and some without I will get onto it and let you know. Edit to add, I have three the same as the ones in your pictu...