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Floor Boards

An other piece to replace were the floor boards

Built from teak these floor boards arch and bend. The are held down with 2 brass couplings.

6 pieces of teak and 4 pieces of white oak.

I bent the oak supports to match the hull. They are not perfect but good enough. The little tension when pressed and latched in is nice.

I used a spaced board template that had the screw holes pre-drilled. The oak strips are fastened with 2 miniature brass square head screws.

The old and the new

The brass latches are mounted on the ribs and on the floor boards.