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Re: no v at cockpit
Posted by LeeG on Mar 25, 2007
With the kayak hull hanging by the sheer clamps put a few pounds of weight in the middle of the keel and loosen a few wires along the keel, if that doesn't do it loosen the wires along the chines and put in a few more pounds. It took about four small bricks on the Chesapeakes I made. It's not necessary to open up gaps along the keeline with wedges, if it was that would imply the panels aren't cut correctly.
The tension in the side panels from the pre-glued sheer clamps will start the bottom panels in a flattish configuration that you have to correct for. The hull doesn't naturally assume the v designated by the bulkheads.
In Response to: no v at cockpit by Al on Mar 24, 2007