Learning the make-up and specifications of each of these boat material choices is akin to reading the opening chapter in a chemical engineering text book.
material Strip requirements kayak
Spreading it out on the boat gives you more working time. After sanding the wood should be smooth and free of any splinters or snags. A little thumb-dent creates a spot to get a finger under the edge to open the hatch. Assembling the sill in place on the deck assures that the finished piece matches the slight curve of the deck.
Composite/Glass Construction Kayaks
Now comes the actual fitting. Back in step 2 I planed a bevel along the edge of the first strip I installed on the hull. I want to control the mess from the fill coat, so I apply another strip of blue tape and fold up the bottom as a drip edge.