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Pratique 35 steel kit sailboat project of Peter Weston

Page 8 - Deck & Cabin

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

It is a big benefit to have some heavy equipment available to provide muscle. Here a forklift is being used to lift the foredeck plates up onto the hull.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

The foredeck in position and ready to be pulled down onto the deck beams.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Foredeck plates pulled down against camber of deck beams.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Same stage from another angle.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

This view shows how the deck was pulled down against the beams so that it would lie as a fair surface. The tie-down straps apply the pressure to pull the plate against the beams, the timber battens spread the pressure along the plate edges.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Same stage, looking from below.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

The completed foredeck.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Cabin and sidedeck.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Cabin front fitted.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Deck and cabin plating near completion.

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