Floor in the cabin

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Ericiniowa, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Ericiniowa
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    I've been hired to complete cabin of 35' steel hulled sailboat. I'm presently installing the floor. The first layer of 1/2 A/C pine plywood is going fine. I plan to finish the floor in quartered white oak. Question; what techniques are used to build up the removable panels of the finished floor?
     
  2. Nick.K
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    Lost traveller in Ireland stops to ask farmer the way, after a long pause, farmer replies 'well I wouldn't be starting from here'
     
  3. Ericiniowa
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    Thanks Nick. Your a helpful fella-arncha!
     
  4. Ericiniowa
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    Found out the boat is a 50'. Not a 35'.
     
  5. Steve W
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    Huh, how would you not realize that the first time you laid eyes on it?
     
  6. Ericiniowa
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    Here's the deal. It's the first boat I've worked on in a few years, and its in warehouse. It looked pretty damn big to me but I misunderstood the owner when he told me the length. I know, stupid mistake, but I eventually would have figured it out!!
     
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    While you are clarifying length, what does "build up the removable panels" mean ?

    Are you trying to fill in existing holes ?
     

  8. AndySGray
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    How is it framed? steel or wood

    Why did you choose the AC grade - was it availability - Is the A face going downwards, and you figured it would be easier to seal it, with the C upmost to be Oak 'planked'.

    Is this a new hull or a refit - Are there clues about 'hatches' and panels from the old bearers or do you have the NAs plans?
     
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