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Old 02 July 2009, 15:25   #1
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DIY Sundeck

I was very frustrated that the weather was so poor for the IOM weekend and that I was at home thinking that I really should have gone up regardless, I did what all men do when in a sulk, retire to the garage/workshop.

Now Mrs 250kts has expressed that she would like somewhere on the boat to strech out and take in some rays. I looked into obtaining a sundeck from Valiant, who wanted 450+VAT! So a few hours later and some 93, this is what I produced.

Pic 1 = Before
Pic 2 = The first cushion of the anchour locker (to be recovered in the blue)
Pic 3 = Stage two
Pic 4 = The complete deck in position, suitable for two 5'10" persons to lay out

Any or all are easily removed for storage on or off the boat.
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Old 02 July 2009, 16:18   #2
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Very Good

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Old 03 July 2009, 05:02   #3
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Very nice work - can I ask how they are held in ? The only reason far asking is that over about 30knts the rear cushion I have in the bow is 'sucked' up by the pressure of the air coming over the bow, down into the well & back up up over the console. Pulls the poopers rightoff at 40 .......

I have on 2 occasions seen it heading up & back over my left shoulder !
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Ohh, had not thought about that! Only been out briefly with them fitted and only got up to about 25kts. They are a push fit and have no securing as such. Thanks for the info, I will look at this and secure in some way. Would not want a Neilda type incident ..... Being knocked out of the boat by flying sunbed, would be a good one for the accident report!
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Good effort, neat.
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Very neat and tidy.

Is the front box underneath or has it been removed as it looks too tall in pic 3.
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