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Re: Help w. CH16 deck ins
Posted by Mac on May 26, 2004
Another thought. When I taped my deck, I first used straps (or ropes) about every 2 feet (that's where you can hot glue the blocks) then LOTS of tape. Please make sure each length of tape goes past the centerline and it picked-up by its mate on the other side. Essentially the tape goes completely around the kayak. I started from the cockpit and worked towards the ends.
I built a 19' yak totally witout assistance (just to see if I could). If there was one step where I would ask for another pair of hands - its this one. My deck turned out perfect, but I was as stiff as a plank for two days.
In Response to: Re: Help w. CH16 deck ins by Mac on May 25, 2004