Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Cockpit Coaming finished

I managed to get the rim steamed round and glued.
Here is the process I went through to get to finish it


The first was to find what the length and width of the ring
is going to be. This is of my hips plus som fingers for the width,
and the length was the opening between the cockpit beams plus some
to aid getting in/out and bending back when I start rolling :)


Next up the form this I made from some planks
and 4 x 2's. And a strap to assist with the bending.


This is the main ring after its been steamed and
bent and clamped.


And finally after I got the outer rim in place, I then glued it
and here it is after some sanding.


And then it was time for some holes to be used when sewing the
coaming to the covering cloth.

Next up adding some of the vanish that I am going to cover the
covering cloth with. And then time to cover the frame :)



4 comments:

Fredrik said...

Ser snyggt ut. Ask?

Rob said...

Tack, jo den är gjort i ask.

John-Egil said...

Hei!
Liker bloggen din. Har planer om å starte samme prosjekt til høsten og trenger kanskje noen tips.

Rob said...

Hej John-egil,
det bästa tips jag kan ger dig är att köpa någon eller båda böcker som jag nämna här:
http://robskayak.blogspot.com/2008/05/start-of-something-long.html

Sedan är det att sätta igång att samla material det var det som ta mest tid att hitta bra trä, tyg osv.
Lycka till med bygge.

/Rob