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installing new sideplanks

Post by allanguhl » Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 pm

When I start installing side planks do I need to use 5200 on the edges of the planks when I install the new planks ?

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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by maritimeclassics » Tue May 29, 2018 7:25 am

We don't, you don't want any to be visible when you sand and then stain the hull. You can see the 5200 in the seams and the stain won't stick to it.
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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by allanguhl » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:56 am

Right now I have my boat up side down on the trailer and just finishing the bottom,when I start putting on new side planks can I leave the boat the way it is ? or is it better to flip it right side up ?

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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 am

We try to plank the sides when the boat is upside down. It is also much easier to fair the hull in the upside down position.
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1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1947 30' Wilber Ketchum Launch
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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by allanguhl » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:40 pm

When Installing new side planks do I need to use any kind of Adhesive/Sealant to secure the plank to the Battens or can I just screw the planks to the new Battens ?

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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by Captain Nemo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm

You should bed the side planks w/ something. I would use a old school bedding compound like Dolfinite, but that's just how I roll. Some may use boat life or Sikaflex or something along those lines.
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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:52 am

We use 5200 to bed the side planks and new bronze fasteners. You only want to do this one time and you want to lessen the plank seams showing up through the varnish. Build it solid and strong.
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1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Sportsman
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
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1947 30' Wilber Ketchum Launch
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Re: installing new sideplanks

Post by joanroy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 pm

I’m more of a traditional type Dolfinite fan. You can use 5200, but if you ever have to remove a plank for repair you’ll regret it. Best of luck with your restoration.

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