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Old 03-11-2009, 11:17   #16
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And a bit of a head swimming path for thoes of us that dont speak Chippi..

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Old 03-11-2009, 15:33   #17
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You are getting some good answers here. I zorched out looking for them last nite. Most of my books are lost for some reason after the last move and what I have left deals with steel or glass construction.

I would say put in the ceiling when you do the refit. It will keep the chain off the planking itself, there by keeping the planks from wanting to pull their fasteners. A ceiling attached to the ribs reverses the force so that the chain is pushing against the ceiling and thus against the ribs.


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Old 03-11-2009, 16:09   #18
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All I would add to Sabre's suggestion is to leave narrow gaps between the ceiling planks to allow ventilation to the hull planks. Small gaps though, its amazing how those chain links get hocked and bind up in the gaps.
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Old 03-11-2009, 16:59   #19
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Yep, not much chance of planks moving with the C-Flex. Hell, I could cut out some planks and she'd never notice. I would but she wouldn't. We started using the air hammer on those old bolts holding the deck beams to the shelf today. I ended up using the multitool to cut the bolts by sliding the blade between the shelf and beams and then hammering the remains down and out. Most of the deck beams are bad at the inner ends due to iron sickness and will be replaced. the clamps next to the cockpit are bad as well but easily replaced. I'll do a video of the process tomorrow for y'all to enjoy.

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