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Re: Strip: Installing forward bulkhead without a h

: Hi Ancient Kayaker,
: What I initially did was hot glued strip stubs on the sides and
: bottom of the hull when the deck was off, to be a kind of a back
: stop for the bulkhead, which worked perfectly BUT I could not
: fit in properly to do the glueing. I could have glued the
: bulkhead in place on the hull portion before putting on the deck
: BUT I would encounter the same problem after installing the
: deck. Underneath the deck portion of the bulkhead would still
: have to be glued in place.

I use hot glue too for the initial bonding, then I create a filet and then fiberglass tape them in place.

Do it long enough and you get used to working while wedged into tight spaces .

Bill H.