Just finishing up my first build, WD14, and had a coaming question...is the lip for the skirt really needed on a wood duck?
I mean, this is the cadillac of kayak's as far as space goes, and I'm really just a recreational pond and small lake paddler (fishing) and don't envision ever rolling this thing unless completely by accident..
I custom made my coaming ring out of thin strips of cherry, glued and clamped on a form I made from a sheet of old plywood and some drywall screws..I laminated the strips 5 thick (about 3/4") and the finished ring is 3/4" high...I was going to layer thinner strips around the top for the coaming lip, but then wondered if I really need to do that at all...
BTW..the cherry coaming is already epoxied onto the boat and looks awesome! came out really nice...and was EASY to do..I have NOT fiberglassed over it yet, though.
Am I missing a major advantage of the coaming lip, or does it really not matter? I'd be apt to just round over the ring and finish the way it is now..
BTW...just finished my first greenland style paddle, and that came out pretty nice as well...almost time to put it in a pond :)