Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cockpit Recess

I decided to go a little "fancy" here. I didn't want to lay up a zillion little strips like last year, and I was out of cove-and-bead material anyway.

I made the cockpit rim first, and traced a cutout. I had the idea  of making a plywood insert, but it was too hard to bend & shape to the hole. 
This is what I went for instead-a whole bunch of horizontal strips. It was fairly easy.
After all those little strips were in place, I sanded it all down, cut out a rough opening, and fiberglassed inside & out. It takes out the across-the-boat curve, but there is still a considerable fore-and-aft curve near the back of the cockpit.

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