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Re: Strip: break away forms
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: Hi Gary,
: Not sure what kayak you're building,but if it's a Guillemot, then I
: 've just experienced the same problem.I could'nt find any
: offsets to give me the profile above the break line on those
: forms,so I just made up my own lines.Basically I figured
: (rightly or wrongly) that all you're doing is providing a
: support for the strips until you're ready to cut the cockpit
: recess out,so I made "my" lines on form 8 an extention
: of forms 6 and 7;and the new lines on forms 9 and 10 were
: projected from forms 11 and 12.I've just finished stripping this
: kayak ( my first) and didn't have any problems in this area.I
: hope this helps.Mark.

I have been following this thread and, as yet, not completely understanding the problem. I am building the Guillemot L so - my experience. The 'break off sections of forms are to allow cutting the cockpit out without them being in the way. I could not see why it really made any difference where this 'break-off' line was located as long as it was below cockpit cut-out level. I cut the tops off of forms 8-9-10-11, cut a strip of wood equal to my saw blade thickness and hot glued this spacer and the form tops back in place. I stripped, stapled and glued the deck. Removed the staples and tapped the break off sections out of the boat and cut the cockpit opening.

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