recoring foredeck and side deck - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 12-16-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
recoring foredeck and side deck

I am going to re-core the foredeck and the side deck of my catalina 27. Wondering do I need to brace the vberth when recoring the deck from the inside? I am going to do it in 3 steps. 1 foredeck /2 port side deck /3 starboard side deck,

Thanks everyone in advance
MarkusM is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 12-16-2012
Oday30!
 
deniseO30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,915
Thanks: 55
Thanked 125 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

Yes! just like in auto restoration plan on bracing, and cross members to keep hull from moving/out and or changes in height of deck and coach house. "If it can move, it will"

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My last project!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My boat is sold!
deniseO30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 14 Old 12-16-2012
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,603
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

What she said.
paulk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 14 Old 12-16-2012
Senior Member
 
deltaten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lancaster Co. PA/ North East, MD
Posts: 778
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Send a message via Yahoo to deltaten
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

Markus;

I have the same task ahead of me with a Watkins 27. My proposed plan it to do it in sections, leaving "strips" here and there; dependent on existing structure, etc....say.. half the fore-deck/starboard, then the opposite side. If yer going to re-core from the inside; does that mean you'll leave the topside deck? If so, you might not need to brace a lot?? Perhaps use cut-to-fit, temporary stringers on the outside of the fore-deck?? Like stringers in the hull, they will maintain the shape and hold the deck from sagging under it's own weight or shifting when removing the underpinning core and sub deck. As in the dreaded "Battens" thread, fit several transverse stringers and one central fore-aft strongback. Judicious use of a few screws and tabs thru the deck will hold. Holes can be filled later. Come to think of it..that's nt a bad idea in my case, too
It won't take much bracing. A 27-whatever doesn't have *that* big of a fore-deck. Do the side decks separately. Taking too much out at once , as Denise said, will lead to twist and collapse.
Is the Vee part of the liner, and is it only tabbed or filleted totally to the hull? Make sure the hull is supported well and evenly. I've used scribed, cardboard cut outs with a plumb and level line, mirror-imaged to maintain even shape in the past. Worked well for me

Best of luck...and keep us posted as ya go.
deltaten is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
Senior Member
 
Lake Superior Sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
Posts: 955
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

What do you plan to recore with, I wonder as I have a 28 Mirage that also needs recore,Have the outer surface removed just haven't decided on balsa,plywood, plastic or what? Got ideas and a supplier?..Dale

Reluctant Lady
Cal 28, 1967
Lake Superior
Where God got it done!
Lake Superior Sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,360
Thanks: 59
Thanked 67 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

Don't recore it from the inside!

Last summer I did some extensive recoring of the deck on my Columbia 43 - from above - about 50 square feet.

It is a big & bad & sticky & itchy enough job without fighting gravity the whole time. Just resign yourself to doing a KiwiGrip coating on the deck when you're done.

If you try to recore from underneath I can almost guarantee you will end up with a substandard bond, at least in some areas and a substandard job overall.

It might even put you off sailing, certainly off working on boats ever again.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
Senior Member
 
deltaten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lancaster Co. PA/ North East, MD
Posts: 778
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Send a message via Yahoo to deltaten
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

Well.. that just put me right off!
deltaten is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
72 C&C Corvette
 
CorvetteGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PHYC
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

I agree with sloopjonb, I did a small portion of my side deck from the under side what a messy , gravitationly challanged job, and that was just a 1' by 3' section. Any thing more, I would go in from the topside and finish with the Kiwi, It hides all kinds after such an operation.. GL
CorvetteGuy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,360
Thanks: 59
Thanked 67 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

Quote:
Originally Posted by deltaten View Post
Well.. that just put me right off!
Don't be put off - it's also very satisfying - just do it from above - Please.

There's a reason why many people regard a soft deck as a deal killer but as long as you're reasonably young & foolish it needn't be.

PM me if you need any tips or advice about the job - it's fresh in my mind - for a few more weeks at least.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 14 Old 12-17-2012
Remember you're a womble
 
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 2,101
Thanks: 10
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: recoring foredeck and side deck

If you need a reminder next summer Jon, let me know, I have some deck you can work on

Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PaulinVictoria is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck recoring Scott Won Gear & Maintenance 13 01-10-2012 10:56 AM
recoring, again. jfdubu Gear & Maintenance 4 06-01-2011 12:07 PM
Deck Recoring Material Perithead Gear & Maintenance 15 02-08-2010 11:53 AM
Side Deck width jimthom General Discussion (sailing related) 8 01-08-2005 09:51 AM
Foredeck repair/recoring help/ideas needed. duffer1960 Gear & Maintenance 2 11-15-2000 06:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome