WR18 Deckbeam Location?

Posted by Cliff Herring on Nov 20, 2004

Finally getting to the deckbeam installation on my West River 18. In the drawing, the forward edge of the deckbeam is 99 5/8" from the bow and bulkhead #3 (cockpit aft bulkhead)is 133". At these measurements I don't see how the coaming ring will rest on top of the deckbeam and the bulkhead as indicated as it is only 32 1/" inches in length.

Did anyone else run into this? What did you do, relocate the deckbeam aft?

Thanks in advance, Cliff