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Old 11-09-2013, 11:41   #16
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your first attachment is named "albacore-new-deck-half-layed". I assume you will admit your own contradiction of terms? Should not the name therefore be "...half-sprung"? Or in keeping with your own tense violation, "springed"?


Spring, sprang, sprung; it's not my pic. Just pulled it off the web to illustrate my point.
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Thanks again. So, I have (or will have soon when its done) a sprung board ceiling. Its quarter sawed clear red oak and the king board is walnut.
One thing I learned about oak... especially red oak.. is that water stains it black real fast. If you are going to use it (it's heavy too!), I would seal the back and face with varnish or whatever your chosen finish is... including the cut ends before installation. I did an overhead in white cedar once and actually numbered each board, removed them from the boat, laid them on sawhorses and sprayed spar varnish in several coats on... spraying varnish with an airless sprayer worked amazingly well.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:55   #18
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your first attachment is named "albacore-new-deck-half-layed". I assume you will admit your own contradiction of terms? Should not the name therefore be "...half-sprung"? Or in keeping with your own tense violation, "springed"?
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One thing I learned about oak... especially red oak.. is that water stains it black real fast. If you are going to use it (it's heavy too!), I would seal the back and face with varnish or whatever your chosen finish is... including the cut ends before installation. I did an overhead in white cedar once and actually numbered each board, removed them from the boat, laid them on sawhorses and sprayed spar varnish in several coats on... spraying varnish with an airless sprayer worked amazingly well.

I wasn't gonna say anything. Good advice. Red oak is not usually used on boats for good reason.
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Hi Mary, yes I knew the name, that comment was me just being cheeky . I once thought seriously about learning to be a wooden boat builder.
Ditto, Cap'n. I've been known to be a little cheeky myself.

Hmm...do you think there is a part of the boat called the "cheeky"?
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Thanks again for the tips.
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Ditto, Cap'n. I've been known to be a little cheeky myself.

Hmm...do you think there is a part of the boat called the "cheeky"?
Certainly "cheeks" are a common wooden structural member. So I suppose your boat could be "cheeky".
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A deck is either laid or sprung. A notched kingplank is in a sprung deck (ie curved planks), in a laid deck (ie straight planks parallel to the centerline), the notches are cut into the covering boards instead (outboardmost plank, so named because they cover the sheer clamp and the deck carlins on the inboard side). Most quality boats have sprung decks, laid decking is sort of a traditional/workboat thing.

Herringbone is a pattern used in parquet flooring. Unlikely to be used on a deck.
I know it isn't popular anymore but on page 350 of From a Bare Hull '83 edition is a photo of a herringboned foredeck but it doesn't use a king plank.
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What do ya know! I now have even more things to dislike about Teak decks!! Even a old fart like me, that almost grew up on a boat, can't keep up with all that! All I remember about work boat decks is, us young guys had to do the oiling of them on the hottest day's of summer, while our dad's spent some time in local watering hole !!!
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