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Old 10-09-2013, 14:35   #1
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Decking Question

I'm having a brain fart. Whats the name of the board that runs on the center line of the deck that the deck planks notch into. Is it herringbone?
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If memory serves, I believe that is called a "King Plank".
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Mary nailed it. (or screwed it in, or epoxyed it down)
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The big wood thingy that has notches in it. Go figure it had a real name
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If memory serves, I believe that is called a "King Plank".
And herringbone is one of the patterns that might be used for the wood deck.
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The big wood thingy that has notches in it. Go figure it had a real name
One of the greatest things about sailing, boats and seamanship that appeals to us obsessive anal types is that absolutely EVERYTHING has a proper name. Makes it harder to make a mistake.

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Re: decking question

Thanks. I did the ceiling in the salon with the king board thingy. Its a pain in the butt and the neck. Thanks again
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And herringbone is one of the patterns that might be used for the wood deck.


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.
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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.
Hey Minaret, in a sprung deck are the planks bent from straight stock or are they sawn to the curved shape? If bent, how do you accomplish that?

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Hey Minaret, in a sprung deck are the planks bent from straight stock or are they sawn to the curved shape? If bent, how do you accomplish that?

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Generally bent from straight stock, hence "sprung". If sawn, you would have short grain if you tried a proper full length plank. It's pretty easy to edge-set the planks on most boats, but time consuming. Which is the point of a laid deck, much quicker to do. Provides a particular look as well.
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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.
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Re: decking question

Ceiling is the vertical surface on the inside of the hull. Overhead is over your head and what you would call a ceiling in a house. If its the bottom side of the deck then its an overhead.
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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.
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dang all the nautical terms. So the the wall is a ceiling and the ceiling is an overhead. In the head its the head overhead? But seriously guys thanks for the help.
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Re: decking question

Minaret,
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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