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Old 23 May 2008, 04:40   #1
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Oh dear. This may take some time.

Well, I'm back.
Back with a bit of a problem.

The photos below are of my deck, or rather what is left of it.
Please feel free to give advice, LOL or just generally take the mickey.
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Old 23 May 2008, 05:07   #2
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Have the Mice in West Sussex developed a taste for decks then?

Or have the Moles gone all sophisticated?

Good luck, you know where to come if you need any help.

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Old 23 May 2008, 05:35   #3
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Interesting. I was up at Porters a few weeks ago and they had a 6.5 in there having it's deck replaced. Are Porter's known for suffering dodgy decks?
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Old 23 May 2008, 05:44   #4
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Thanks mate.

It looks very much like an attack of dry rot.
The ply is bone dry inside despite the bilge being full of water.
No sign of any fungus though.

Chain drilling with a 3.25" hole saw is a very satisfying thing to do.


Don't forget 21/6.
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Old 23 May 2008, 05:50   #5
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Interesting. I was up at Porters a few weeks ago and they had a 6.5 in there having it's deck replaced. Are Porter's known for suffering dodgy decks?
Hi Tim.

Knowing the history of my Porter, I am not supprised that there are a few iffy bits. It went into the mould as a BWM and came out a Porter.
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Oops.

That's a bummer.

Whole deck out. Put new one in doing it properly. You know it makes sense!

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On the calender already.
And have a pass-out from She who must be obeyed

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Old 23 May 2008, 06:38   #8
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Whole deck out. Put new one in doing it properly. You know it makes sense!
I'm sharpening my angle grinder as we speak. Watch this space.
What grade of diamond blade do you recomend?

I can now do a couple of well overdue mods while I am at it.
1) Better breather on the fuel tank to prevent blow-back when filling.
2) Loose the deck well, now that it is fitted with trunks.
3) Thicker (18mm) decking.
4) Move console forwards (and perhaps replace with a better design)
5) Position seats better/ more room at the back.
6) Raise deck forward of console for bigger anchor well/warp locker.

etcetera etcetera.................
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Old 23 May 2008, 07:15   #9
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'Rebuild' would be more appropriate than 'repair' then?
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There would be a lot of fungus there if it was true dry-rot. Looks like a clasic case of a general brown rot (wet rot) which has now dried out somewhat.

Either that, or they made it out of 'only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate'
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