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Date Posted: - Monday - 02/11/08 - 9:36pm
Author: Randall
Subject: The inside slats
In reply to: rreeves 's message, "REPORT #4--Replacing shims and scarfs" on - Monday - 02/11/08 - 1:48am

For those of you who've done this job, did you replace the interior mahogany slats? If so, how? Seems it could easily be a messy job. Weight them down with sandbags? Sit on them overnight? Mine were only glued in place, no other fasteners.

If not reinstalled, how did you account for the 1/4 inch of depth they add to the bulkhead at the coachroof frame and around the splashboard shoulder where they are tucked under? What's weird is that they AREN'T part of the companionway hatch frame assembly, so if left off, some type of spacer has to be added to that top frame and shoulder or else the companionway hatch will be off by 1/4 inch.

I don't want to put them back as they are nothing but decoration, but most if not all came off in good condition, so am mulling...

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[> [> [> Slats -- Mark(AEOLUS), - Tuesday - 02/12/08 - 3:59pm

Nice weekend job Randall. Looks like you could start restoring 31's for a living. I did replace my slats as some had some rot and I couldn't match what I salvaged, so made new ones. You're right about the 1/4" difference as well as glued only. Since they have to be glued up before the bulkhead is installed you can control the gluing process to some degree. And since they aren't structural it doesn't take much to hold them in place. Keep at it.

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[> [> [> [> Randall, You're Awesome! -- Brett, - Wednesday - 02/13/08 - 3:04am

To those of you that asked for and waited on a reply from me at the beginning of this thread - I’m sorry. I hurt my back at work (lifeflight paramedic) and have been out since. I have not been on this board since my last post and have been VERY limited in what I can do at the boat.

However, Randall seems to have compiled all the answers and info into an awesome package with great pictures. THANK YOU, once again, for the step by step instructions – it makes my life so much easier. I agree with the previous poster who said that you should compile all of your info in to a “Mariner Restoration Guide”.

My project is going pretty slow – but I still have a very optimistic goal of sailing her late spring…. I can dream anyway.

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[> [> [> [> [> Thanks Brett! -- Randall, - Monday - 02/18/08 - 12:36pm

Thanks for the compliment, Brett. Sorry to hear about your back.

Hey, what's the name of your Mariner? Is she posted on the MOA site?

Would still like to see photos of your project. I find it really helpful to see other approaches.

Dream on, Brother! Spring is comin'.


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