Composite Craft – Making the Deck…..

Have you seen the way that decks are moulded?  It always struck me as counter intuitive that they are done upside down …  I don’t know why I’d have that notion – stupid really, but that’s the way it’s done.




If you think back to making jellies in moulds as a kid, you’ll very quickly work out that a complex shape like a deck mould is very clever if you to make  in one piece. I would guess that there are all sorts of trade-offs and come to think of it, my Ovi X has a two piece deck moulding – there is a kind of foredeck slot that must be bonded on last.


These three photos are all from Charles to give us some idea of how this part of the carbon boat project came together.

All photos © Charles Apthorp

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