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Posted by Mac on Jun 4, 2004
Cleetus and Ed.
One thing I've thought MAY have contributed to the problem. While I didn't build a Chessy - I built a Chessy type, with the butt joint at mid coaming etc. My instructions said specifically to start with 5/8" overlap at the butt joint location and work forward. This provided not only at least an inch of excess deck on each side, but about 1 and 1/2" excess off the prow. If I had started at the prow, with minimal overlap I'm sure I would have wound up too narrow at some point further back along the sheers..
Same with the rear deck.
Does CLC suggest the same approach in their instructions?
Just a thought.
In Response to: Re: woopsy-deck by Ed on Jun 3, 2004