Swim Deck Project

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Lance F28
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Swim Deck Project

Post by Lance F28 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:37 am

I recently completed my swim deck project and wanted to share a few pics. I made a jig from 3/4" plywood to shape the deck to the curve of my transom. Then I clamped the 3/4"x2" red oak strips in place dry to number and mark the center line and cut outs. Then I took it apart and made the cuts for the drain cut outs but left the length to run wild.

Then I glued, clamped and screwed each piece using Tightbond Waterproof wood glue and stainless steel screws. I sealed the bottom side with fiber glass resin because the bottom will be hard to maintain. The top is planed, routed, sanded, stained and sealed with marine grade spar varnish. I have new stainless steel brackets and need to schedule the shop at the marina to haul the boat out so I can install.
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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Jimmy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:09 pm

Looks awesome. Hope the varnish lasts.
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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Lance F28 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 am

Thanks Jimmy, I hope it last too. I have a covered slip so it will not be exposed to the sun except when we are out using the boat and I plan to watch it pretty close and re-apply at least once a year.

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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by oil&water » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 am

That is an incredible job. It will look great behind your Trojan!
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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Lance F28 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Thanks Oil&Water I think it turned out good. I'm working on the wood transom ladder and will add it this weekend. Then I'll start the back wall of the cabin, door, window trim and other wood items.
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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Captrichc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 am

Looks amazing . Did you have a hard time bending the strips

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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Merchdoor » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 pm

Wow. Not sure how long it took to make but the end result turned out beautiful. Great job.

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Re: Swim Deck Project

Post by Captrichc » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm

I have a question.. was there a swim platform before you installed this? So what I'm asking was the hardware installed already. I'm looking to install a swim platform on mine but need to completely install from scratch.

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