Finishing Deck

The masik (25,608 bytes)The coaming and the masik (24,669 bytes)Creating a recess for the deck stringer (16,573 bytes)Scoring before carving. (13,441 bytes)Deck stringer let into masik. (15,584 bytes)
Deck stringer lashed to foot-support deck beam. (15,785 bytes)Forward end of foredeck stringers. (20,311 bytes)Overall view of the foredeck. (25,459 bytes)Detail of lashing deck stringer to the masik. (15,715 bytes)Detail of the foreward end of the rear deck stringer. (10,647 bytes)
A cardboard template for a mid-coaming support. (16,721 bytes)The coaming support roughed out. (13,481 bytes)Coaming support after sculpting. (14,532 bytes)Coaming support from the inside. (10,199 bytes)Overall view of the deck. (24,566 bytes)

I decided I didn't want a traditional small round cockpit, but that does change the engineering a bit. The forces for bracing and rolling are usually taken by the masik, but the longer cockpit meant I move the masik beyond my knees so these forces will now need to be taken by the coaming. On traditional Greenland kayaks, the coaming is often only attached to the boat via the skin. This "free-floating" coaming would not be appropriate for withstanding the rolling forces, so I installed a coaming support.

[Steaming the Ribs | Bending the Coaming |Installing Stringers | Sewing Skin]

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