Now that winter is over, and as soon as I slather on another couple of coats of epoxy to fill the weave on the deck, I'll be turning my attention to the coaming on my Wood Duck 12.
The manual isn't quite clear on the procedure. Would it be better to assemble it off the boat and then clamp it on or to build it up on the boat? I can see pros and cons for both. Off the boat it would be easier to sand, but I fear that it would be difficult to bend to the contour of the deck during final installation.
The picture in the manual appears to show the coaming, with spacers, upside down with thickened epoxy being applied for final installation. I'm trying to visualize doing it that way, and in my mind I'm seeing the assembly of coaming and spacer halves come apart, or at least askew, when flipped over to put it in place.
If it is better to assemble it directly on the deck, should I do it one layer at a time and allow to cure between layers?
What I'd like, if anyone out there has the time and inclination, is a step by step breakdown of the procedure.
I've come this far and don't want to screw it up now. Thanks in advance.