Thursday, February 11, 2010

Troublesome deck

Troublesome deckSo here's another picture of my troublesome deck.

This picture better shows the state the deck is now in.

After Bill Kelleher's comment, I traded several emails with Mark from MFV BF494 'Pansy' and am seriously considering his sage advice.

Basically, Mark says to treat the wood on deck, with a mix of Linseed oil, creosote and white spirit, which will stop the rot. Then only replace that wood which is absolutely necessary.

Also, to pick out the existing calking and re-do that section by section.

I like the idea of focusing on the immediate problems, so saving myself a ton of work.

9 comments:

  1. It will look lovely when it is done. I love wooden decks, all boats should have them. Fran

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  3. The above post was what I got when I linked to the pansy site address in your post sorry!

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  4. D'oh! I did ratchet the spam filterry stuff right up on the blog (the pansy one - http://bf494.co.uk that is!) I was getting huge amounts of trackback referrer type spammy rubbish

    sorry about that, will go add you to the list of 'good guys!'

    as for the deck... for what its worth... that patch there in the pic, I'd rip it all up. Nice square area, no nasty curvy bits at the ends to worry about. be a doddle!

    I've lain awake at night dreaming about having something square to fix!

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  5. Looks like a lot of work ........
    You´re in a pickle in terms of time
    Maybe repair it in the fast way ?
    Sandblasting and Epoxy

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  6. Hi Tim

    The treatment idea sounds good, I treated the entire inside of the Strathspeys hull with industrial grade creosote which is available cheaply and much better than creosote substitute .

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  7. Hi Andrew

    I like the idea it buys me time.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Mark

    Thanks for fixing the link. My plan is to treat everything first, then work from there.

    Treating is quick and relatively inexpensive.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  9. Hi Ib

    I worry about the cost of using epoxy. Also, this could be a problem later...

    Cheers

    Tim

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