Aft deck



We build the aft deck the same way like
Marcel Driessen ( thanks for your Info)


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First we made a part off the roll bar.


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Glued it to the back of the canopy frame.


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We will bend a plate of foam (15mm) over the ribs and we sanded the bar the thickness of foam down.

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Put 2 layers of CF cloth over it. This will be the top of the roll-bar. And also a jig for the turtle deck.


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Made with the blue foam a temp base. It will hold the ribs in place and you can screw the aft deck
( in the glue process) to it.

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Ribs finished.

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Made a temp plate to cut down the panels

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With a circle saw made small cuts in the panel.

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Glued the 2 parts together en glued a stiffener on the deck. This will hold it strait.

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Final fit.

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Put micro in the small cuts.

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Glueing the parts together. With the wooden member we adjusted the foam in the right position.
We used big screws, they are screwed into the blue foam.

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Part one finished.

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After one layer of cloth we separated the aft deck and canopy frame with a saw.

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The roll-bar inclusive the aft deck removed.

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Now you have a nice view at the in the start glued roll bar and his 2 layer of CF.

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We made the bar smaller so the 2 layer of CF are now visible. These 2 layers will be connected
by 3 layers wrapped around the bar.

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The original roll-bar is finished, now we put on the front an extra foam bar. This will give extra stiffness and
is also a flange where the canopy is closing on. We wrapped one layer from the upper deck till the lower
side of the vertical flange and none layer from the lower side from the roll-bar to the upper side vertical flange.


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In the canopy frame we will put a rubber. If water is still leaking we made a rail that will prevent
water on the inside.

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Result….really strong enough. Hope we will never need it.

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