Making templates this week for the plywood deck, hopefully as per the plan conceived in October. Using reel of 4' wide paper. The local print works discards the last 10 yd or so of an old reel at change-over; fortunately it's the same width as a sheet of ply....
Laying over the deck and creasing over edges, it's quite easy to form a template which are then cut out to lay over the sheets of ply.
A slight deviation from the plan for the side decks; originally I planned 8' lengths, but by mistake / accident / subconscious inspiration, did 4' lengths. This means less is lost accommodating the curve of the cabin side over a 4' length than an 8' length:
All other templates fit exactly as planned (barely disguised smugness...)
Earlier during the week, after 6 months pondering, made the decision to go plastic. The ply needs to be epoxied to the sub-deck and fixed. It was a toss up between screws or nylon brads. Screws are simple, but require removal and subsequent hole repair. In addition you need to be absolutely sure there are no voids left in this filling process to avoid future rot possibilities.
Nylon brads are fire-and-forget; they don't rust, sod up planes or other edged tools and don't need to be removed - but they need a special pneumatic nail gun (which I don't have) and cost an arm and a leg.
I now walk with a limp.
Awaiting delivery of newer compressor to use gun now...