German S-100 Class Schnellboot (Fast Boat)



The SBoot Deck


There are two decks on this beast, one at the front (the foredeck) and a much larger one at the rear ( the aftdeck), I decided that they should look planked as I have one photo that shows it planked, however this photo is of a boat that was almost certainly re-fitted after the war as many of these boats were.

Tthe aft deck has two layers, a sub layer on which I have marked all the fitting details and the top planked layer which I haven't marked except for the planking because you may not want to fit it out as the same boat as me.


The aft deck temporarily in place with the mid superstructure in place. I have allowed small holes for the stancions along the sides.


There are a couple of joins in this deck as it is very long, the sub deck joins and top deck joins are in different places.


Before we can fit the deck we need to file down the top edge of the planking where it will meet the deck.


Using a fairly rough "bastard" file, file the tops of the planks level with the deck edge timber.


This shows the stern sub deck in place, there is a removable hatch above the steering gear that was on the original boats. I made a sub frame under this to make a well for the hatch to fit in and to join the rear sub deck to the sections in front of it. I originally cut this sub deck into two halves but it can be in one piece.


This shows the subframe from below (as well as the joiner to glue the two halves together).



This shows the stern deck hatch fitted into the sub deck frame which obviously goes under the decking. This hatch is great as it gives us access to the steering gear but it shouldn't need to come off very often if at all.




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