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Re: planning to buy: steel hull / wooden deck

Brent, sure, steel-on-steel is better structurally but for various reasons it isn't always what people need or want. Timber deck planks should be at least as thick as they are wide and sealed at the edges, not underneath. Here's a picture for you:

Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
A wooden deck on a steel hull is a big mistake and a huge maintenance problem down the road. With wood swelling and shrinking , and steel stable, there is no bedding compound in the world which will keep it tight forever.
Wrong again: It's called "Jeffery's No.2 Deck Glue". Amazing stuff.

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