Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Bending the deck
Posted by CLC on Jul 6, 2006
Not sure Bill meant that he had scarfed the cockpit area joints together, rather that he had scarfed the bow tip on as prescribed.
For the forward deck I recommend A) a helper and B) two tie-down straps, one over the deckbeam, and one over the forward bulkhead. For that pesky area between forward bulkhead and bow, have your helper press down firmly on the overhanging deck. This will create the necessary deck radius.
Not to flog the old video, but it does have a good section on Chesapeake kayak deck installation.
Kayak Building Video
In Response to: Bending the deck by Bill Lapcevic on Jul 6, 2006