Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Foredeck curvature
Posted by Dave Houser on Mar 5, 2005
I install decks nailless. The trick is to get the deck located with straps then close trim off the deck overhang as you tape the edge down with stretch tape. I use 3M Scotch standard weight clear plastic packing tape (the glue comes off with the tape). The overhanging deck cantillever will lever additional curve into the deck if not removed.
Putting blocks or a 2x4 cut on one side to match the deck curve will help inctrease clamping force to hold the deck down on the front deck beam or bulkhead.
In Response to: Re: Foredeck curvature by Niels G. Mortensen on Mar 5, 2005