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Old 10-08-2007, 07:05 AM
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How to I make a deck for my boat? I have made a fibreglas hull, but don't know how to attach a deck. It is for a 80cm 1/20 scale RNLI offshore lifeboat.

I will make the deck from plywood or 1.5mm plastic.

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:30 AM
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hi
what i did was got a 1/8 ply wood turn the boat up side down trace's the boat on it cut on the out side of the line and then sanded to fit and then expony it to the boat ,hope this helps rye
Old 10-08-2007, 08:52 AM
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Plexi Glass makes great decks. Lets say your using 1/8 inch plex for your deck. Glue in deck edges 1/8 down from where you want your deck to be, If its a flush deck then 1/8 from the top. Run them full length and add deck supports. Cut your deck and fit. I fill my seams with Bondo. Bomdo is a polyester resin and adheres to fiberglass real well. Below are a few examples from my Gearing class DD.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:01 AM
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The Gearing looks great! What scale is it?
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:03 AM
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Hey Thanks, Its in 1/4" or 1/48 Scale.
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Loely boat!

Does the anchor grip the lake bed? If so, what material is it? Gravel? Mud?

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If I use plastic/plex, what is the thinnest you would reccomend?

Also, how do you stick to it? (e.g. bollards, cleats, fairleads etc)

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Its amazing how well it really works, Even in a slight breeze. As for the lake bed its all the above, Gravel, Mud, Duck Doo Doo and im sure many other things LOL. I got the anchor from Modelshipway They have really nice Anchors.
Old 10-08-2007, 11:13 AM
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Depending on the Size of your model, I would use either 1/16 or 1/8 Plex. Lightly sand it SOS or wet sand with 400 and then your ready for Paint and Glue, I use CA and that seems to work the best.

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